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VIOLENCE

Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Feb 28, 2014
Alienated Crimea defies Ukraine's new order
Waving the Russian flag and chanting "Russia! Russia!" protesters in Crimea have become the last major bastion of resistance to Ukraine's new rulers.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Feb 27, 2014
Status as benefactor and folk hero made 'El Chapo' elusive prey
Alfonso Lara says the only person who could keep him safe from crime was the most notorious drug lord in the world.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 25, 2014
Moscow slams 'armed mutiny,' says it will not deal with Kiev's new leaders
Moscow says it will not deal with those who led an 'armed mutiny' against Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovich, who was elected in 2010, and said it now fears for the lives of its citizens, notably in the Russian-speaking east and Crimea on the Black Sea.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 25, 2014
Yanukovych 'planned to use troops to crush protesters'
Before he was ousted as Ukraine president, Viktor Yanukovych drew up plans to use thousands of troops to crush the protests that eventually toppled him, according to a leaked document published online.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 21, 2014
Russia ponders next steps over conflict next door
A Ukrainian protester lobs a burning gasoline bomb into a doorway. A police officer writhes in agony on the ground. Smoke and flames rise from burning barricades in Kiev.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 21, 2014
Western city of Lviv declares independence
Opponents of Ukraine's president declared political autonomy in the major western city of Lviv on Wednesday after a night of violence that saw protesters seize public buildings and force police to surrender.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 21, 2014
Obama's 'red line' on Ukraine draws derision
President Barack Obama's stern warning to Ukrainian officials Wednesday was the closest thing to a "red line" moment he has had since his threat in 2012 to act against the Syrian government if it deployed chemical weapons.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jan 16, 2014
Swallows' Balentien released on bail
Tokyo Yakult Swallows slugger Wladimir Balentien, who last year broke the Japanese home runs record, was released on bail on Wednesday following his arrest on charges of domestic violence.
JAPAN
Jan 3, 2014
Domestic violence law bolstered; dates exempt
A revision to the domestic violence law takes effect, providing a little more protection by including victims of violence involving couples who live together.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Jan 2, 2014
Political power struggle behind South Sudan crisis
U.S. and African officials seeking to mediate an end to South Sudan's bloodshed are, in effect, trying to repair rifts in the very liberation movement that they supported for years.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Dec 31, 2013
Bombings bode ill for Olympic security
President Vladimir Putin's daring bid to host the Winter Olympics in the politically dicey Caucasus Mountains may not pay off as he hopes.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 25, 2013
Car bomb kills 15, injures scores in northern Egypt
A car packed with explosives detonated outside a security headquarters building in this city north of Cairo early Tuesday, killing 15 people and wounding more than 130 in one of the deadliest militant attacks in Egypt in years.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Dec 24, 2013
Why world's newest country is nearing civil war
It was considered one of the world's great successes when South Sudan became an independent nation on July 9, 2011. After many unhappy years as a region of Sudan, the new country declared its independence with crucial support from the outside world, particularly the United States.
JAPAN
Dec 18, 2013
Record number of teachers reprimanded for corporal punishment in 2012
A record 2,253 public school teachers were reprimanded for corporal punishment nationwide in the 2012 academic year — up nearly sixfold from the previous year, the education ministry said Tuesday.
JAPAN
Dec 10, 2013
Reports of school bullying in Japan up 180%
The number of reported cases of school bullying surged to 198,108 last year, 2.8 times more than the roughly 70,000 cases reported the year before, the education ministry says.
WORLD
Dec 10, 2013
Media overexposure to violence worse than being there
After the Boston Marathon bombings, people who spent six hours a day scouring media for updates were more traumatized than those who were there, a U.S. study suggested Monday.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Dec 7, 2013
Mandela saved nation from race war
To fully appreciate what former South African President Nelson Mandela was able to accomplish, it is necessary to harken back to the South Africa he found when he emerged from prison in 1990, and what the country was like in those critical four years between his release and his election to the presidency...
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 25, 2013
Brazilians wary over renewed mass beach robberies
Rio de Janeiro
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 24, 2013
Police, mine officials met before Marikana killings
On Aug. 16, 2012, the summertime sun streamed through the leafy canopy of central London's Green Park and into the windows of the headquarters of platinum mine company Lonmin PLC. But 8,800 km away there was a chill in the air as the company's biggest South African mine became a frenzy of activity.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 3, 2013
U.S. judge mulls video of paralyzed man's murder suspect ID through blinks
Five days after Melvin Nathaniel Pate was shot in the face, he was immobile in a hospital bed, hooked up to a ventilator with a tube down his throat, wires emanating from his body and a brace restraining movement of his head.

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