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VIOLENCE

WORLD / Crime & Legal
May 2, 2015
Baltimore homicide charges could face swift initial court test
The chief Baltimore prosecutor, who came out swinging on Friday with charges against six police officers in the death of a 25-year-old man, could be quickly asked to disclose some of the potential evidence she has collected.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 29, 2015
Woman seen slapping teen for rioting in Baltimore cheered as 'Mom of Year'
A woman captured on video slapping her teenage son for taking part in the Baltimore riots, a reprimand that went viral online on Tuesday, won praise from the city's police commissioner and was heralded on social media as "Mom of the Year."
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Apr 29, 2015
Baltimore: a U.S. city of haves and have-nots
In the 1950s Baltimore was the sixth-largest city in the United States with a peak population of nearly 950,000. Now the riot-hit metropolis ranks 26th on that measure and scores as one of the less equal American cities when measured by income and educational achievement.
Japan Times
LIFE
Apr 18, 2015
State of the reunion: Evaluating the Hague pact's success
As most parents know, there is nothing quite so life changing as having children. Imagine the pain a parent feels, then, if their children are taken from them. Now imagine the shock a parent feels if the person who abducted their children was their own spouse, a trusted partner who fled the country and...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / NATURAL SELECTIONS
Apr 18, 2015
On the pleasing violence of fairy tales
Traditional fairy tales are so steeped in blood it's astonishing that children didn't all grow up to become deranged in days gone by. Take, for example, the popular Japanese fable "Shita-kiri Suzume" (literally, "Tongue-Cut Sparrow"), which tells the tale of a kind old man, his avaricious wife and an...
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 12, 2015
Iraqi leader to seek arms with deferred payment on U.S. visit
Iraq's prime minister will seek President Barack Obama's help to acquire billions of dollars in drones and other U.S. arms to fight the Islamic State group during a U.S. visit this week, a senior Iraqi official said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 4, 2015
New Kyushu museum breaks taboo with POW vivisection display
A new museum in Fukuoka uses its grand opening to finally address the infamous live dissections of U.S. prisoners of war at Kyushu University's medical school.
WORLD
Apr 4, 2015
Iraqi prime minister orders arrest of gangs looting in Tikrit
Sunni politicians said looting raged out of control in Tikrit on Friday, hours after Iraq's prime minister called on security forces to arrest anyone breaking the law after the city had been wrested back from Islamic State militants.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 24, 2015
Iraq request for U.S.-led Tikrit airstrikes "imminent": diplomat
Iraq's request to the U.S.-led coalition for airstrikes in the campaign to retake Tikrit from Islamic State insurgents is "imminent," a senior diplomat from a Western nation that is part of the coalition said Tuesday.
WORLD
Mar 23, 2015
Syrian insurgents 'mimicking ruthlessness' of army, rights group says
Insurgent groups in Syria have carried out scores of indiscriminate attacks that have killed and maimed civilians in violation of the laws of war, a Human Rights Watch report said on Monday.
WORLD
Mar 23, 2015
Tunisian president says third suspect in museum attack on the run
Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi said on Sunday that a third gunman involved in an attack that killed 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, at a Tunis museum last week was on the run.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 22, 2015
Attacks on Islamic State militants highlight bubbling anger with group
Almost two years since Islamic State militants started taking territory to form their so-called caliphate, residents of a Syrian town are showing how people are now fighting back.
WORLD
Mar 22, 2015
Nine British medical students believed to have traveled to Syria
Nine British medical students have traveled to Syria, apparently to work in hospitals controlled by Islamic State, Britain's Observer newspaper reported Saturday.
WORLD
Mar 22, 2015
Tunisia arrests more than 20 in crackdown since museum attack
Tunisian authorities have arrested more than 20 suspected militants in a nationwide security crackdown since gunmen killed 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, in Wednesday's attack in the capital, the government said.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 19, 2015
Stalking cases in Japan hit record high for third year in a row
The number of reported stalking cases rose 8.2 percent last year to 22,823, a record high for the third consecutive year, the National Police Agency said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 18, 2015
Sumida son given 17 years for his role in Amagasaki killings
The second son of alleged criminal matriarch Miyoko Sumida was sentenced to 17 years in jail on Wednesday for his part in a spate of bizarre deaths linked to the family.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Mar 18, 2015
Altercation, death threats at Indian school before aging nun was raped
In the days before the rape of an elderly nun in an armed assault that has shaken India, death threats and extortion attempts had already shattered the peace at her Convent of Jesus and Mary school, police and school officials say.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 11, 2015
South Korea police boost security for Japanese envoy
South Korean police have strengthened security measures for Japanese Ambassador Koro Bessho following last week's knife attack on U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert, the country's top police officer said Wednesday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 11, 2015
Mugging of reporter is caught on camera in South Africa
Two men, one armed with a gun, were caught on camera late Tuesday mugging a South African journalist as he prepared for a live television report on Zambian President Edgar Lungu's hospital treatment.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 10, 2015
U.S. ambassador to South Korea leaves hospital after knife attack
The U.S. ambassador to South Korea left a Seoul hospital Tuesday, five days after he was slashed by a knife-wielding Korean nationalist with a history of violent protest, causing wounds that required 80 stitches to the envoy's face.

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