Boko Haram hits Northeast Nigeria town for second time in week

World Jan 9, 2015

Boko Haram hits Northeast Nigeria town for second time in week

Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram attacked the northeastern town of Baga for the second time in a week, leaving bodies littering the streets, an official said. Unconfirmed estimates by victims' relatives put the death toll from violence in and around Baga on Thursday and ...

Palestinians kill four in Jerusalem synagogue attack

World Nov 19, 2014

Palestinians kill four in Jerusalem synagogue attack

Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such incident in six years in the holy city. Three of the victims held dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship and ...

Rockets fired at Israel from Lebanon; fire returned

World Jul 22, 2014

Rockets fired at Israel from Lebanon; fire returned

Rockets were fired at Israel from southern Lebanon on Monday, drawing retaliatory artillery fire from Israeli forces, Lebanese security officials and the Israeli army said, in the third such rocket attack from Lebanon since Friday. An Israeli police spokeswoman said there was no immediate word ...

Xi orders terrorism crackdown after deadly rail station attack

World Mar 2, 2014

Xi orders terrorism crackdown after deadly rail station attack

China's President Xi Jinping ordered a crackdown on "violent terrorist activities" after 33 people died when knife-wielding assailants rampaged through a train station in a southwestern city Saturday. Local authority officials in Kunming said evidence at the scene showed it was a terrorist attack orchestrated ...

If U.S. comes calling, will Abe back Syria strike?

National Sep 12, 2013

If U.S. comes calling, will Abe back Syria strike?

by Mizuho Aoki

With a comprehensive attempt under way to find a diplomatic solution in Syria, punitive U.S. military strikes planned for its alleged use of chemical weapons last month have been postponed after appearing imminent just a few days ago. But if Washington decides to ignore the ...

Boar rampage leaves eight hurt in Hyogo town

National Apr 6, 2013

Boar rampage leaves eight hurt in Hyogo town

A large wild boar went on a rampage Thursday in Taishi, Hyogo Prefecture, leaving eight people, mostly senior citizens, injured. A 62-year-old woman was severely injured after being bit by the animal in her leg and stomach, while a schoolgirl, 13, and six residents in ...