August 15, Monday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.People in Japan are observing a solemn anniversary this Monday. On August 15, 1945, a statement from Emperor Showa was broadcast on the radio, announcing that the country had surrendered in World War Two. Nearly eight decades later, Japan marks the end of that war… and prays for peace. Japan’s government holds a ceremony in Tokyo every year to remember the approximately 3.1 million people who died in the war.
2.Ukraine’s deputy prime minister has called on people in the southern region of Kherson to evacuate as the government expects fighting against Russian forces there to drag on. Iryna Vereshchuk made the appeal on Sunday, saying a hard winter is coming. She said the government needs to save the residents from the cold and the Russian invaders.
3.Monday marks one year since the Taliban retook power in Afghanistan. But Taliban rulers remain under growing international criticism for restricting the rights of girls and women. The Islamist group took over the capital, Kabul, on August 15, 2021 amid the withdrawal of US forces from the country.