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VIOLENCE

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.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jan 12, 2015
Home of H.K. media tycoon Lai firebombed
The home and former offices of Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, an outspoken critic of Beijing who also played a prominent role in large prodemocracy protests last month, were firebombed early Monday, a spokesman said.
WORLD
Jan 11, 2015
From T-shirts to aprons, 'Je suis Charlie' sells online
Paris AFP-JIJI
WORLD
Jan 7, 2015
Mexico says drug cartel forced members to eat human hearts as show of loyalty
A vicious Mexican drug gang forced some members to eat the hearts of murder victims as part of a gruesome initiation rite to root out infiltrators, a government security official said on Tuesday, citing witness testimony.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 6, 2015
U.S. charges developer, vet in Gambia coup bid
Federal prosecutors Monday charged a Texas businessman who allegedly wanted to be the president of Gambia with conspiring with a former U.S. Army sergeant and others to orchestrate a deadly coup attempt in the tiny African nation last week.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 30, 2014
Their nation in pieces, Iraqis ponder what comes next
The machine gun poking out from between a framed portrait of a Shiite imam and a stuffed toy Minnie Mouse was trained on anyone who approached the checkpoint.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 30, 2014
Iraqi security forces recapture large sections of town north of Baghdad
Iraqi security forces and pro-government militias wrested control of large parts of the Tigris River town of Dhuluiya from Islamic State fighters on Monday, police and army sources said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Dec 29, 2014
Sharia law forces gays into hiding in Indonesia's Aceh
Overwhelmed by fear, members of the main gay rights group in the Indonesian town of Banda Aceh started burning piles of documents outside their headquarters in late October, worried that the Sharia police would raid them at any moment.
WORLD
Dec 29, 2014
Crude bomb kills woman in India's high-tech capital
A crude bomb exploded outside a busy restaurant in India's high-tech capital of Bangalore, killing a woman and wounding a man, police said.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 22, 2014
Jihadists lose religious credibility
The horrific massacre of 132 boys at their school in Peshawar, Pakistan, embodies a new trend in Islamist terrorism that has emerged this year: Jihadis seem unconcernd with justifying their actions by Shariah law.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 17, 2014
Pakistani pupils recall narrow escapes, carnage in Taliban slaughter at Peshawar school
Tuesday began like any other morning in Pakistan's Army Public School in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Students pored over their books. Teachers ruffled through their notes and gave lectures.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 10, 2014
CIA misled Congress about brutal, ineffective terrorist interrogations, Senate report finds
The CIA misled Congress and White House officials about its interrogations of terror suspects and mismanaged a program that was far more brutal and less effective than publicly portrayed, according to a report by Democrats on the Senate intelligence committee.
WORLD
Dec 8, 2014
Canadian, British embassies in Cairo closed due to security concerns
Canada's Embassy in Cairo was closed Monday until further notice because of security concerns, an official answering its emergency telephone line said, the second diplomatic mission to shut its doors this week.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 6, 2014
Bill Cosby's Walk of Fame star vandalized with word 'rapist'
Comedian Bill Cosby's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was vandalized on Friday with the word "rapist" written over it, after numerous women came forward in recent weeks alleging Cosby had sexually assaulted them in incidents dating back decades.
WORLD
Dec 2, 2014
Kurds deny Canadian-Israeli woman captured by Islamic State militants
A Kurdish official in Syria denied Monday previous reports that Canadian-Israeli Gill Rosenberg was captured by militants from the Islamic State group and a Facebook message on her page read "I'm totally safe and secure."
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 1, 2014
Afghan forces ill-equipped to fight
Afghan district police chief Ahmadullah Anwari only has enough grenades to hand out three to each checkpoint in an area of Helmand province swarming with Taliban insurgents who launch almost daily attacks on security forces.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 1, 2014
Kabul police chief quits after Taliban attack
Kabul's police chief, Gen. Zahir Zahir, has resigned after Taliban gunmen killed three members of a South African family in the capital, while officials said Afghan forces had ousted insurgents trying to seize former U.S. and British base Camp Bastion in the south.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 30, 2014
Egyptian court drops case against Mubarak over 2011 killings
An Egyptian court has dropped its case against former President Hosni Mubarak over the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising that ended his 30-year rule and symbolized hopes for a new era of political openness and accountability.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 27, 2014
Merkel hits diplomatic dead end with Putin
After nine months of non-stop German diplomacy to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, Chancellor Angela Merkel decided in mid-November that a change of tack was needed.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 26, 2014
In Ferguson, a riot foreseen but not avoided
It was a riot everyone saw coming. For three months police and protesters had drilled separately to prepare for the worst if the grand jury decided not to indict white policeman Darren Wilson for the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown.

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