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VIOLENCE

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.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 25, 2014
U.S. senator calls for declaration of war against Islamic State
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, a possible Republican candidate for president in 2016, is calling for a formal declaration of war against Islamic State militants who control parts of Iraq and Syria, the New York Times reported Monday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Nov 24, 2014
For many young British Muslims, tug of peace is stronger than pull of war
For some British Muslims, the path to jihad and the path to peaceful aid work can traverse much of the same terrain.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 22, 2014
Canadians plan to fight Islamic State
Several former Canadian soldiers plan to join Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants in the coming weeks, with at least one already in Iraq, Canadian media reported Friday, bolstering the ranks of foreigners fighting alongside the Kurds.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 22, 2014
Newtown massacre shooter indulged dark obsessions online: report
By the time Adam Lanza massacred 26 children and adults at a Connecticut school two years ago, he was living in nearly complete isolation, communicating with no one except an online network of people obsessed with mass murder, a report released on Friday said.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 18, 2014
Iran sending funds via China bank to elite Quds force, report says
There is no trace of Shenzhen Lanhao Days Electronic Technology Co. Ltd. at its listed address in the beige and pink-tiled "Fragrant Villa" apartment complex in this southern Chinese city. The building's managers say they've never heard of it.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 16, 2014
In Iraq, Iranian masters behind feared Shiite militias
Among the thousands of militia fighters who flocked to northern Iraq to battle the extremist Islamic State group over the summer was Qais al-Khazali.
JAPAN
Nov 13, 2014
Survey suggests 141 children may be missing in Japan
Welfare authorities are unable to confirm the whereabouts of 141 children who were registered with municipalities, including four infants whose cases were given high-alert status.
WORLD
Nov 12, 2014
Turbulent path for Syrian Kurd fighters' 'first foreign female recruit'
A Canadian-born immigrant to Israel has become the first foreign woman to join Kurds battling Islamic State in Syria, a Kurdish source said on Tuesday, as details surfaced of the volunteer's turbulent past.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 8, 2014
Obama to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq as advisers, trainers
President Barack Obama has approved sending up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq, roughly doubling the number of U.S. forces on the ground to advise and retrain Iraqis in their battle against the militant group Islamic State, U.S. officials said on Friday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 5, 2014
Man who attacked AKB48 members with saw pleads guilty
A 24-year-old man who attacked two members of the idol group AKB48 with a saw at a May event in Iwate Prefecture pleaded guilty at the first session of his trial, but used unusually colloquial language when responding to a question from the presiding judge.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Oct 30, 2014
Assad's warnings start to ring true as Syrian strife arrives at Turkey's doorstep
When Sunni rebels rose up against Syria's Bashar Assad in 2011, Turkey reclassified its protege as a pariah, expecting him to lose power within months and join the autocrats of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen on the scrap heap of the Arab Spring.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 29, 2014
Violence at Burkina Faso rallies protesting leader's plan to extend 27-year-rule rule
Police fired tear gas at rock-throwing protesters after tens of thousands marched through Burkina Faso's capital on Tuesday calling for President Blaise Compaore to scrap plans to change term limits to stay in power.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 28, 2014
Iraqis defy breakup of nation by sending aid to neighboring town
On one side of a bombed out street in Duloaiya, a black flag marks the territory of Islamic State. On the other, Shiite militia snipers perch on the roof of a school, their sights trained on the Sunni extremists.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 27, 2014
Suicide bomber in Iraq kills 27 Shiite militiamen near Baghdad
A suicide bomber killed at least 27 Shiite militiamen on the outskirts of the Iraqi town of Jurf al-Sakhar on Monday after security forces pushed Islamic State militants out of the area over the weekend, army and police sources said.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 27, 2014
After victory in key Iraqi town, Shiite militias take revenge
After helping government forces break the Islamic State's grip over a strategic town just south of Baghdad on Saturday, Shiite militias decided it was time for payback.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 27, 2014
Toronto holds disaster drill following last week's attacks by local radicals
About 100 police, firefighters and other emergency workers held a disaster-response drill in downtown Toronto's deserted financial district Sunday following a week that saw two soldiers killed on Canadian soil.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 26, 2014
Iraqi Army, Shiite militias push Islamic State out of key southern towns; Kurds make gains in north
Iraqi government forces and Shiite militias seized control of the strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from the Islamic State group Saturday and Kurdish fighters made gains in the north after heavy coalition airstrikes against the Sunni militants.
EDITORIALS
Oct 25, 2014
School bullying on the increase
Bullying and violence increased in Japanese schools, particularly for younger students, in fiscal 2013, although better reporting of incidents explains some of the increase over the previous year.
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 21, 2014
Cell transplant allows paralyzed man to walk again
A Bulgarian man who was paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack can now walk with the aid of a frame after receiving pioneering transplant treatment using cells from his nose.

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