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SINGAPORE - Singapore's youth suicide rate showed little sign of dropping in 2013 as a charity group Wednesday blamed a widening "disconnect" with family members in the prosperous, hi-tech city state. 

View of Singapore, where the city-state had a suicide rate of 9.29 per 100,000 people in 2013

The number of people below the age of 30 who took their own lives held steady at 100, from 101 in 2012, the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) said in a statement -- still nearly double the figure of 58 in 2011.

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