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VIOLENCE

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.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 29, 2018
Turkey demands truth over Jamal Khashoggi killing as Saudi prosecutor visits
Turkey called on Monday for the full truth surrounding the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to be revealed, as Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor held talks in Istanbul.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 29, 2018
Halloween revelers overturn small truck near famed Shibuya 'scramble crossing' in Tokyo
Separately, five people were arrested for alleged groping or similar offenses over the weekend, police said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 29, 2018
Trump allies reject link of his rhetoric to increased violence
Allies of President Donald Trump rejected any link between harsh political rhetoric and a rise in violence in the U.S., even as President Barack Obama's homeland security chief said changing the "toxic" political environment must start at the top.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 27, 2018
Several hurt in suspected tear gas incident near Tokyo's Shinjuku Station
Several people were injured Friday after a man sprayed chemical compounds appearing to be tear gas near JR Shinjuku Station in Tokyo, police said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 14, 2018
Myanmar's Suu Kyi at World Economic Forum defends jailing of two Reuters journalists
Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday the jailing of two Reuters journalists had nothing to do with freedom of expression and they can appeal against their seven-year sentences.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 10, 2018
Gunmen attack headquarters of Libya's National Oil Corp.
Several armed men attacked the headquarters of the National Oil Corp. (NOC) in the Libyan capital Monday and several blasts could be heard, a witness said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Sep 6, 2018
Despite reform efforts, Native American females face high rates of crime, violence and disappearance
For generations, Native American women have been victimized at astonishing rates, with federal figures showing that more than half have encountered sexual and domestic violence at some point during their lives — even amid a wave of efforts aimed at reducing such crimes.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 27, 2018
Myanmar generals had 'genocidal intent' against Rohingya, must face justice: U.N. report
Myanmar's military carried out mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with "genocidal intent" and the commander-in-chief and five generals should be prosecuted for orchestrating the gravest crimes under law, U.N. investigators said Monday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 20, 2018
No injuries reported after shots fired at U.S. embassy in Turkish capital
Several gunshots were fired early Monday morning from a vehicle at the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, causing no casualties, police and the embassy spokesperson said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Aug 13, 2018
Arrested and killed: Inside the Bangladesh prime minister's war on drugs
Bangladesh police arrested Riazul Islam as he was walking home from his in-laws' house. At 3:15 a.m., he was shot dead in a sandy field beside a set of railroad tracks north of Dhaka.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 27, 2018
Wife of Nepalese man who died during interrogation sues state, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
The wife of a 39-year-old Nepalese man who died in March last year while being interrogated by prosecutors filed a lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court on Friday, demanding about ¥7 million in damages from the central government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 26, 2018
Survivors and bereaved mark second anniversary of Sagamihara massacre
A former care worker killed 19 residents of the facility and injured 26 others in 2016, shocking the nation.
WORLD
Jul 22, 2018
Gunmen shoot 11 taxi drivers dead in South Africa ambush
Gunmen shot dead 11 taxi drivers returning to Johannesburg from the funeral of a colleague in Kwa-Zulu Natal on Saturday, a police spokesman said Sunday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 21, 2018
Thai secretary to Myanmar's Rohingya panel quits, citing lack of progress
The Thai secretary to an international panel set up by Myanmar to advise on the Rohingya crisis has quit his post, dealing another blow to the credibility of a body meant to demonstrate the government's commitment to resolving the issue.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jul 13, 2018
Toronto boosts police presence amid 'potential risk to safety' and spike in gun violence, shooting deaths
Toronto was under heavier-than-usual police protection on Thursday due to an unspecific "potential risk to safety" in Canada's largest city, police said without providing details.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jul 11, 2018
WMD, political violence threats prompt most to think world is more dangerous than two years ago: survey
Most people think the world is more dangerous today than it was two years ago as concerns rise over politically motivated violence and weapons of mass destruction, according to a survey released on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 28, 2018
Toyama shooting highlights need to revamp safety measures at schools
Tuesday's shocking incident in Toyama Prefecture, which left a police officer and an elementary school security guard dead, has highlighted the need for schools to rethink their response to such attacks because current countermeasures do not account for intrusions by gun-wielding assailants.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 27, 2018
'Things have not changed': Mother of gang rape victim backs India's rank as 'most dangerous for women'
The mother of a female student who was gang raped and killed on a Delhi bus more than five years ago supported a Thomson Reuters Foundation poll of experts on Wednesday that ranked India as the world's most dangerous country for women.

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