April 21, Friday, 2023

1. A paramilitary group clashing with Sudan’s armed forces says it has agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire on humanitarian grounds. It comes after almost a week of fighting that the United Nations says has killed at least 330 people and injured thousands.
2. Japan’s Environmental Ministry says the country’s greenhouse gas emissions in fiscal 2021 increased from the previous year for the first time since fiscal 2013.
3.The Tokyo District Court has handed down suspended sentences to three former officials of a business suit retailer for their involvement in a bribery scandal related to the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. This is the first ruling in connection with the scandal.