April 13, Wednesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Mr. Yamaguchi Hiroaki

1.The total number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 500 million, with the number of associated deaths exceeding 6.18 million.
2.Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has seen cities destroyed and thousands of civilians, including many children, killed. Millions more have fled. Now, US President Joe Biden says these attacks amount to “genocide.”
3.British newspaper The Times has reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed about 150 officials of the Federal Security Bureau and arrested some of them. The newspaper said the FSB had provided the Kremlin with misinformation about the situation in Ukraine before the invasion.