August 12, Friday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1.US Attorney General Merrick Garland has confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation searched the Florida resort home of former President Donald Trump. The top US law enforcement officer told reporters on Thursday that he had personally authorized the decision to order the search. Trump had earlier said that his Mar-a-Lago estate was raided by FBI agents on Monday.
2.Japanese weather officials are forecasting more heavy rain in the northeastern prefectures of Aomori and Akita. The Meteorological Agency says a low-pressure system approaching northern Japan brought developed rain clouds over the two prefectures overnight into Friday.
3.The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency has called for cooperation from Russia and Ukraine to allow its inspectors access to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, following a recent series of shellings there.