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National / Crime & Legal Dec 12, 2016

Woman's leg slashed on Tokyo commuter train

A woman was injured when her leg was slashed with a sharp object on a packed commuter train in Tokyo on Monday, the police said. The 40-year-old victim, who was on her way to work, suffered an injury to her left thigh that will take ...

World Jan 7, 2016

German minister says deportations possible in Cologne case

Asylum seekers could be deported if they're found to have participated in a string of New Year's sexual assaults in Cologne, Germany's justice minister said Thursday. Police say witnesses have described the perpetrators as being of "Arab or North African origin," but there's little solid ...

World / Crime & Legal Dec 31, 2014

Two Boston police officers attacked by teenagers

Two Boston police officers were hospitalized after they were attacked by six teenagers related to a person they were arresting, authorities said Tuesday. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said the officers, a woman and a man, were "pretty banged up" in Monday's attack but recovering. ...

National / Social Issues Aug 1, 2014

Sumida schools confront assaults on the homeless

Elementary and junior high schools in Sumida Ward, Tokyo, have embarked on a new program to address a jump in violence against homeless people in the area. One of the sessions took place July 10 at Hikifune Elementary School, where two homeless men who introduced ...