January 18, Tuesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.New Zealand’s government has confirmed two deaths on volcano-ravaged Tonga and postponed delivery of relief supplies due to volcanic ash on an airport runway. New Zealand’s government on Tuesday said Tongan police reported that two people had died. One of the victims was a Tongan national, and the other a 50-year-old British woman who was swept away by a tsunami.
2.Japan’s Defense Ministry says it believes the ballistic missiles North Korea launched on Monday were a solid-fuel, short-range type that Pyongyang last tested in March 2020.
3.A suspected drone attack targeting an oil facility in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, has killed three people. Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility. The UAE backs forces fighting the rebels.