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VIOLENCE

Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 25, 2019
Indian cities rush to ban 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' game over fear of creating 'psychopaths'
India doesn't have much of a history with popular computer games, unlike the U.S. or Japan. But now one of the industry's kill-or-be-killed titles has become a smash hit — and the backlash from the country's traditionalists is ferocious.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 24, 2019
As violence escalates, attack by ethnic militia on central Mali villages leaves 115 dead
An attack by members of an ethnic militia on three villages in central Mali claimed 115 lives, the latest clash in an increasingly violent conflict that is fueled by Islamist extremism.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 23, 2019
U.S.-backed forces in Syria declare Islamic State defeated and 'caliphate' eliminated
The Islamic State group has been defeated at its final shred of territory of Baghouz in Syria, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday, announcing the end of its self-declared "caliphate" that once spanned a third of Iraq and Syria.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 19, 2019
Tokyo residents mourn victims of New Zealand mosque shootings
About two dozen Muslim residents of Japan huddled together Tuesday afternoon outside the New Zealand Embassy in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward at a vigil for the victims of last week's mosque shootings in Christchurch.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 11, 2019
Two men seriously injured in shooting at Osaka gambling den; suspect at large
Two men were seriously injured early Monday at a members-only gambling venue in the city of Osaka's Minami entertainment district, police said.
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Feb 27, 2019
U.K. actress Helena Bonham Carter joins rally protesting violence against women
British actress Helena Bonham Carter called on Tuesday for women globally to unite against sexual harassment, the latest in a group of U.K. celebrities and campaigners to join a rally pushing for a global law to end abuse in the workplace.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 23, 2019
'I was like a prisoner': Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong recall beatings
Two sisters from Saudi Arabia who fled the conservative kingdom and have been hiding out in Hong Kong for nearly six months said they did so to escape beatings at the hands of their brothers and father.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 20, 2019
Climate change an 'imminent' security threat fueling violence and terrorism, risk experts say
Climate change threats — from worsening water shortages in Iraq and Pakistan to harsher hurricanes in the Caribbean — are a growing security risk and require concerted action to ensure they don't spark new violence, security experts warned Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 7, 2019
Police reported record-high 80,104 cases of suspected child abuse across Japan in 2018
An investigative source said the rise in the figures can be partly attributed to heightened awareness among citizens leading to an increase in people reporting.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 6, 2019
Rohingya refugee women take on new roles as workers and learners amid 'forced societal change'
On a blue mat in their mud-and-bamboo home in the middle of the world's largest refugee settlement, Mohammad Selim is pacing his 9-year-old daughter Nasima Akter on her taekwondo drill.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 1, 2019
Nagoya court rules against man accused of domestic violence based solely on wife's account
On Thursday a high court rejected a claim by a man that he had been wrongly certified as a perpetrator of domestic violence, overturning a lower court order for his former wife and local authorities to pay damages for inappropriate certification.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 1, 2019
Man arrested after leading police to corpse of missing 19-year-old Tokyo student
A 35-year-old man was arrested Thursday after the exhumation of a body, confirmed later to be that of a missing 19-year-old female university student, east of Tokyo.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 27, 2019
Threatening letters possibly containing toxic materials and demanding money sent to Japanese firms
Nine firms, including drugmakers and a newspaper publisher, have received threatening letters demanding money and containing a white powdery substance believed to be highly poisonous cyanide.
WORLD
Nov 24, 2018
Rights groups urge European countries to scrap 'outdated, harmful' rape laws
European countries must overhaul "outdated" laws that let rapists off the hook and perpetuate a culture of victim-blaming, rights groups said Saturday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 17, 2018
U.N. committee strongly condemns Myanmar's persecution of Rohingya; Japan abstains from vote
A United Nations committee on Friday endorsed a resolution turning up the heat on Myanmar over the persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 15, 2018
Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic violence
Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles with U.S. President Donald Trump, was arrested in Los Angeles on Wednesday on suspicion of domestic violence, a police spokesman said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 9, 2018
Truck full of gas cylinders set on fire and three stabbed in Australia terror attack
A man set fire to a pickup truck laden with gas cylinders in the centre of the Australian city of Melbourne on Friday and stabbed three people, killing one, before he was shot by police in what they called a terrorist attack.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 2, 2018
Two stabbed in catering staff fight at Sony Music U.K. headquarters
Sony Music said two of its catering staff had been involved in a violent altercation at its U.K. head office in central London on Friday after police reported two people had been stabbed.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 30, 2018
U.S. political violence starts at the very top
Every U.S. president deploys violence on a vast scale. How on Earth can they act surprised when ordinary citizens follow their example?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 30, 2018
America's midterm elections turn menacing
With the approach of crucial congressional and state elections, no one should be surprised that domestic terrorism has emerged from the ranks of U.S. President Donald Trump's hyper-partisan supporters.

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