April 26, Monday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. Japan’s main ruling Liberal Democratic Party failed to win any of the three seats up for grabs in parliamentary elections on Sunday, the first national elections since Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide took office in September last year.
2.India hit a record high in daily coronavirus infections on Monday with more than 350,000 new cases. 3. A Swedish think tank says world military spending rose to almost 2 trillion dollars last year despite the coronavirus pandemic.