French prosecutor opens probe after woman's suicide live on Periscope

The young woman was watched by users of the live video-streaming app when she jumped into the path of a Paris suburban commuter train.

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French officials have opened an investigation after a distraught young woman recorded herself on Periscope, the live video-streaming app, describing her despair and then killing herself by jumping in front of a commuter train in suburban Paris, reports The New York Times.