April 4, Monday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.Ukrainian authorities say they’re investigating potential war crimes after hundreds of civilians were found dead in the suburbs of Kyiv. But Russia is denying the allegations. Ukraine has retaken the region around the capital from Russian forces. Officials say when Ukrainian troops moved into the town of Bucha, they found civilians dead in the streets. The town’s mayor told Reuters that some had their hands and feet bound and had been shot at close range.
2.Hong Kong’s incumbent leader says she will not seek a second term. Carrie Lam was Hong Kong’s chief executive when massive pro-democracy protests led China to impose a sweeping national security law in the city. Lam told reporters she has decided to focus on her family.
3.The US Ambassador to the United Nations has announced an additional 50 million dollars in aid to Moldova to help the country accommodate displaced Ukrainians.