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VIOLENCE

Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 6, 2014
Islamic State guides Egyptian militants, expanding its influence
The Islamic State, fighting to redraw the map of the Middle East, has been coaching Egypt's most dangerous militant group, complicating efforts to stabilize the biggest Arab nation.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 31, 2014
Islamic State militants behead captive Lebanese soldier
Islamic State militants beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured by hard-line Syrian Islamists when they seized a Lebanese border town for a few days in August, a video posted on social media showed on Saturday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 25, 2014
Britain says it's close to identifying beheading suspect
Britain is close to identifying a suspected British national shown beheading American journalist James Foley in a video released by Islamic State militants last week, the British ambassador to the United States said on Sunday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 24, 2014
Britain plans new laws to tackle home-grown jihadists
Britain said on Saturday it planned tougher laws to deal with British Islamist militants after Islamic State (IS) fighters in the Middle East released a video showing a suspected Briton beheading U.S. journalist James Foley.
WORLD / Society
Aug 24, 2014
U.K. Muslims lash out at 'jihadi cool' after beheading
A British Muslim leader has called for action to tackle a jihadi subculture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U.S. journalist James Foley in Syria.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 23, 2014
Shiite militiamen kill dozens of Iraqi Sunnis in mosque shooting
Iraqi Shiite militiamen machine-gunned minority Sunni Muslims in a village mosque on Friday, killing dozens just as Baghdad is trying to build a cross-community government to fight Sunni militants whose rise has alarmed Western powers.
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 21, 2014
Malaysian militants inspired by the Islamic State plotted bomb attack on Carlsberg brewery
Suspected Malaysian militants loyal to the extremist Islamic State movement bought bomb-making material ahead of a proposed attack on a Carlsberg brewery near the capital, Kuala Lumpur, a top anti-terrorism official said.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Aug 21, 2014
Are Islamic State's anti-U.S. threats mere bluster?
Islamic State's beheading of a U.S. journalist and its threat to "destroy the American cross" suggests it has gained enough confidence seizing large areas of Iraq and Syria to take aim at American targets despite the risks.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 21, 2014
In case of slain journalist Foley, negotiations, silence — then a chilling warning
After months of silence from the captors of American journalist James Foley, his family received a chilling message on the night of Aug. 13: Foley would be executed in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes on the militant group Islamic State.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Aug 20, 2014
In riot-hit Ferguson, traffic fines boost tension and budget
When calm and order is finally restored to Ferguson, Missouri, the city's leaders may find little room to maneuver to resolve an issue that has long inflamed racial tensions: traffic tickets.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Aug 20, 2014
As Missouri violence flares, fingers point to outsiders
As darkness fell on Ferguson, Missouri, the crowd of several hundred people protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen quickly and radically changed.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 20, 2014
Missouri racial violence recalls apartheid, U.N. rights chief says
Clashes between police and protesters in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson are reminiscent of the racial violence spawned by apartheid in her native South Africa, the top U.N. human rights official said in an interview Tuesday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 20, 2014
U.S. views on Missouri shooting vary starkly by race: poll
U.S. blacks are twice as likely as whites to view the fatal Missouri shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer through the lens of race, according to a nationwide poll released on Monday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 19, 2014
Family sues school over son's suicide
The parents of a high school student who leaped to his death after an allegedly violent dressing down in class are suing the school.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 19, 2014
Two California youths accused of plotting high school shooting spree
Police in the Los Angeles suburb of South Pasadena said Monday they had thwarted a mass shooting plot with the arrest of two teenagers who were conspiring to kill several staffers and as many fellow students as possible at their high school.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 17, 2014
Ukraine rebels gearing up for eastern counterstrike
Pro-Russian separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine are receiving new armored vehicles and fighters trained in Russia, and plan to launch a major counteroffensive against government forces, a rebel leader said in a video released on Saturday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 17, 2014
Islamic State executed 700 from Syrian tribe
The Islamic State militant group has executed 700 members of a tribe it has been battling in eastern Syria during the past two weeks, the majority of them civilians, a human rights monitoring group and activists said on Saturday.
JAPAN
Aug 15, 2014
Teacher in Shizuoka reportedly urged student to commit suicide
A teacher at an elementary school in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, is facing discipline for abusive treatment of one of his pupils that allegedly included urging him to commit suicide.
WORLD
Aug 14, 2014
U.S. military team lands on Iraq's Mount Sinjar where Yazidis are trapped
A team of U.S. military and humanitarian aid personnel landed on Iraq's Mount Sinjar early on Wednesday to assess how to evacuate thousands of civilians under siege from Islamic State fighters, a U.S. official said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Aug 12, 2014
Power struggle on Baghdad streets as Iraq nominates new leader
Iraq's president named a new prime minister to end Nouri al-Maliki's eight-year rule on Monday, but the veteran leader refused to go after deploying militias and special forces on the streets, creating a dangerous political showdown in Baghdad.

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