April 3, Wednesday, 2024

1. Taiwanese authorities say seven people have died and 736 have been injured in a strong earthquake that occurred off the eastern coast of Taiwan at around 7:58 a.m. local time on Wednesday. They added that 77 people are trapped inside collapsed buildings.
2. US President Joe Biden has sharply criticized Israel over the deaths of several members of an international non-profit organization. He said it has not done enough to protect aid workers and civilians in the Gaza Strip. The World Central Kitchen said on Tuesday that seven of its members were killed in an Israeli airstrike.
3. Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and Indonesia’s president-elect Prabowo Subianto have agreed to increase cooperation on a wide range of issues, including national security. Prabowo, who is currently defense minister, is visiting Japan for the first time since he won Indonesia’s presidential election in February.