We're silent on suicidal feelings

One in three people would not talk to anyone if they were feeling suicidal, research has suggested.

The survey, carried out for the Samaritans by YouGov, found that 37pc of men and 28pc of women would not confide in someone if they felt driven to kill themselves.

The charity said that last year a fifth of calls it received were from people having suicidal feelings, whereas 43pc of emails and 52pc of text messages were about that topic.

Dictator to be extradited

France is to extradite former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega, his lawyer said.

Yves Leberquier said French prime minister Francois Fillon signed the extradition on July 6 and Noriega was notified last week. A Panamanian official said his government had not been informed.

Noriega, Panama's military dictator from 1983 to 1989, was imprisoned in the US after being deposed in a 1989 US invasion. He was sent to France last year to face money laundering charges, where he was sentenced to seven years.

Obama marks 9/11 anniversary

US president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend events in New York City, Pennsylvania, and Washington next month to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The attacks killed nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Centre in lower Manhattan, at the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

A spokesman said Mr Obama would pay tribute to those who died and honour those who responded on the day and who have served in harm's way in the decade since.

Sheen drops watch lawsuit

A judge has granted Charlie Sheen's request to dismiss a lawsuit filed against a woman who locked herself in the bathroom of a New York hotel room that the actor left in tatters, court records show.

Sheen claimed Capri Anderson locked herself in the bathroom of the Plaza Hotel because she had taken one of his watches worth $165,000. His lawsuit had sought reimbursement.