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VIOLENCE

Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 3, 2015
Iraqi forces try to seal off Islamic State around Tikrit
Thousands of Iraqi soldiers and Shiite militiamen sought to seal off Islamic State fighters in Tikrit and nearby towns on Tuesday, the second day of Iraq's biggest offensive yet against a stronghold of the radical Sunni Islamist militants.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Feb 24, 2015
In soldiers' rescue, Turkey plays off warring sides in Syria
By extracting dozens of its soldiers surrounded by Islamist fighters in Syria, Turkey has warded off a potential crisis and shown its ability to maneuver between rival warring parties, including the Islamic State group.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 22, 2015
Nigerian military announces recapture of Baga from Boko Haram militants
Nigerian forces backed by airstrikes seized the northeastern border town of Baga from Islamist group Boko Haram on Saturday, the military said, a significant victory in an offensive against an insurgency affecting four African states.
JAPAN
Feb 21, 2015
Another Japanese temporarily held by Kurds in northern Iraq
The Foreign Ministry said Saturday another Japanese national was temporarily detained as a suspicious person by authorities in northern Iraq's Kurdish autonomous zone earlier this month.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 19, 2015
Fierce crackdown on dissent no laughing matter in Egypt
When President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said people should not moan about Egypt because it was not like war-ravaged Iraq or Syria, his remark gave birth to a joke: New Egyptian passports should read "The Country not like Iraq or Syria."
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 19, 2015
Volunteers bled and led U.S. entry into World War I
Missing from chapters on World War I in most U.S. textbooks is the name of Edward Mandell Stone, a 27-year-old Harvard graduate from Chicago who made history with his death as a machine gunner in France 100 years ago this month.
COMMUNITY / How-tos / LIFELINES
Feb 15, 2015
Nationality no barrier for spouses seeking protection from violence
An American resident writes: 'My husband hasn't done much physically yet, but he has threatened to kill me on one occasion. Is it possible to file a restraining order?'
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 12, 2015
Widow of Paris gunman reportedly in Islamic State territory
A magazine run by the Islamic State militant organization has published an interview with the French widow of a Paris hostage taker, its first official claim that Hayat Boumeddiene is in their territory, which spans parts of Syria and Iraq.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Feb 12, 2015
Afghan Taliban smuggling drugs and gems like mafia: U.N. report
Afghanistan's Taliban Islamist movement is increasingly financed by criminal enterprises including heroin laboratories, illegal ruby and emerald mines and kidnapping, making negotiated peace harder, according to a report for the U.N. Security Council.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 7, 2015
Woman shot in hip during Cambodian purse-snatching attempt
A Japanese woman traveling in Cambodia was injured by a gunshot Friday in Phnom Penh after drive-by robbers attempted to take her purse, a police officer said.
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Feb 5, 2015
Former Russian rebel leader makes Putin look cautious
Vladimir Putin's critics say he went too far on Ukraine. The former Russian agent who helped trigger the conflict says his biggest mistake was not going far enough.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 4, 2015
Grenades cheaper than Coca-Cola menace the Central African Republic
As Capt. Victor leads a team of Spanish special forces on a night patrol in the capital of the Central African Republic, Bangui, one thing worries him most: Chinese-made hand grenades that sell for less than a soft drink.
WORLD
Feb 3, 2015
Russia, Ukraine in indirect talks to reopen key Black Sea air corridor: report
Russia and Ukraine are holding indirect talks to reopen a key international air corridor over the Black Sea to commercial flights as part of a plan that could give Ukraine much-needed overflight fees and ease congestion on other crowded air routes, according to five sources familiar with the matter.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 31, 2015
Texas Governor to declare Feb. 2 'Chris Kyle Day' in honor of 'American Sniper'
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday he would officially declare Feb. 2 "Chris Kyle Day" in the state, in honor of the late U.S. Navy Seal sharpshooter portrayed in the film "American Sniper."
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 31, 2015
Islamic State militants attack Kurdish outposts across Iraq
Islamic State militants struck at Kurdish forces southwest of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, while bombs in Kirkuk, Baghdad, Samarra and Ramadi killed at least 27 people.
WORLD
Jan 26, 2015
Past horrors haunt a Polish town
Bogumila recalls how as a small girl growing up in the Polish town of Oswiecim she saw prisoners beaten by Nazi guards and watched with her mother the distant glow of the crematorium fires of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 26, 2015
Survivor detailed camp life in his book
In a little leather book, the kind some men used to use to list lovers, Holocaust survivor Hy Abrams keeps the names that still haunt him: Auschwitz, Plaszow, Mauthausen, Melk and Ebensee.
WORLD
Jan 21, 2015
Briton who faked own death in Syria admits terrorism offenses
A Briton who fought with an Islamist group in Syria and then faked his own death in the hope of being able to return home undetected has admitted to terrorism offenses in a London court.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 13, 2015
Some New York police use chokehold as first response, inspector general finds
A new inspector general blasted the New York City Police Department for failing to punish officers who used banned chokeholds on citizens, sometimes as a first response in a confrontation.
WORLD
Jan 12, 2015
Veteran Algerian militant hails Paris killings
Veteran Algerian militant and former al-Qaida fighter Mokhtar Belmokhtar praised a deadly assault on a French satirical newspaper and urged Muslims in the West to carry out similar attacks, a monitoring service said Monday.

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