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VIOLENCE

Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
May 24, 2014
Gunman kills six in drive-by shooting in California college town
A lone gunman sprayed bullets from a car in a drive-by shooting in a southern California college town, killing at least six people before his car crashed and he was found dead inside, authorities said on Saturday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 23, 2014
A 'reluctant' leader, army chief Prayuth takes center stage in Thai political drama
Just months before his retirement, Thai Army chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha has taken on a responsibility he may much rather have dodged.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 21, 2014
China's MCC says four workers killed in Vietnam unrest
Metallurgical Corp. of China Ltd (MCC) said on Wednesday four of its employees working on a construction project in Vietnam were killed and 126 injured during anti-China protests last week over a disputed area in the South China Sea.
WORLD
May 18, 2014
Children in targeted city defiant in face of Boko Haram
It is like schools the world over: ebullient children hurtle up and down the stairway as teachers try to keep some semblance of order. There are satchels and lunch boxes, colorful art, rows of wooden desks carved with graffiti by pupils. There is also a school motto: "Knowledge for success." This is...
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 18, 2014
Vietnam stops anti-Chinese protests after riots
Vietnam flooded major cities with police to avert protests against China on Sunday in the wake of rare and deadly rioting in industrial parks that deepened a tense standoff with Beijing over sovereignty in the South China Sea.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
May 17, 2014
Xinjiang attack suspects arrested
Chinese police have arrested seven people suspected of involvement in an attack and bombing at a train station last month in the western city of Urumqi, the Global Times newspaper reported Saturday.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 14, 2014
Kiev forces suffer heaviest losses yet as separatists ambush, kill troops
Pro-Russian separatists ambushed Ukrainian troops on Tuesday, killing seven, in the heaviest loss of life for government forces in a single clash since Kiev sent soldiers to put down a rebellion in the country's east.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 11, 2014
U.S. first lady uses bully pulpit to push concerns about girls
Michelle Obama has taken the unique step of delivering her husband's weekly presidential address to express outrage at the recent kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls.
WORLD
May 11, 2014
Face of terrorist group has cheated death to taunt authorities
Abubakar Shekau, of the radical Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram — the man who has claimed responsibility for abducting schoolgirls in the town of Chibok — is, in a loose sense, a leader of a guerrilla group with limited hierarchy and several factions.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 11, 2014
Grisly Nigeria attacks finally catch attention of the globe
The gunmen stormed in just as dawn broke over the school in a remote village in northeastern Nigeria. There were around two dozen of them, and, survivors later recounted, they worked quickly, methodically and with unflinching brutality.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 9, 2014
Women go medieval as Dark Age combat-fest turns politically correct
For the first time, two women are now free to whack each other with swords until one of them falls down in internationally sanctioned competition. This is progress.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 5, 2014
Australian billionaire Packer in Bondi Beach street brawl with longtime friend
Billionaire Australian gaming mogul James Packer was seen brawling on a Bondi Beach street with a fellow businessman, David Gyngell, a lifelong friend, former best man and chief executive of the Nine Entertainment Group, media reported on Monday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 2, 2014
China militants show new daring
A bombing in western China that killed three people and wounded 79 on Wednesday has raised concerns about the apparent sophistication and daring of the attack, which possibly was timed to coincide with a visit to the heavily Muslim region by President Xi Jinping.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 1, 2014
China says three killed in attack at Xinjiang train station
Three people were killed and 79 wounded in a bomb and knife attack at a train station in the far western region of China on Wednesday, state media said, as President Xi Jinping was wrapping up a visit to the area.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 30, 2014
Injuries reported after explosion in capital of China's Xinjiang region
An explosion at a railway station in Urumqi, the capital of China's restive far western region of Xinjiang, on Wednesday injured some people, state media said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 30, 2014
Iraqis vote as spasm of violence hits nation
Iraqis headed to the polls on Wednesday in their first national election since U.S. forces withdrew from the country in 2011, as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki seeks a third term amid rising violence.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 17, 2014
Putin warns against force in Ukraine, says trust with U.S. shattered
Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine's leaders on Thursday of committing a "grave crime" by using the army to try to quell unrest in the east of the country, and did not rule out sending in Russian troops.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Apr 9, 2014
Poll success puts Afghans on track — for now
In a nation more associated with calamity than consensus, the initial results of Saturday's Afghan presidential election are startling.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Mar 21, 2014
Images testify to atrocities in Iraq
The video shows a male corpse lying in the dirt, one end of a rope tied around his legs, the other fastened to the back of an armored Humvee.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 20, 2014
Stalking cases soared to all-time high in '13
The number of recorded stalking cases rises to 21,089 in 2013, hitting an all-time high for the second straight year and topping 20,000 for the first time.

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