April 4, 2022: Mass killings in Bucha, Sacramento shooting, Carrie Lam, Imran Khan, Orban victory


April 4, 2022: Civilian killings near Kyiv, Sacramento shooting, Carrie Lam, Imran Khan, Hungary elections

1. Global outrage spread on Monday at civilian killings in north Ukraine, including evidence of bound bodies shot at close range and a mass grave found in areas retaken from Russian troops, as fighting raged on in the country’s south and east.

2. Sacramento police said that multiple shooters were involved in early morning violence in which six people were killed and 12 were wounded but the suspects remain at large.

3. Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam, who has governed the global financial hub through the unprecedented upheaval of anti-government protests and COVID-19, said on Monday she will not seek a second five-year term of office.

4. Pakistan’s top court began hearing arguments on Monday on the legality of Prime Minister Imran Khan calling a general election after his party blocked a no-confidence vote and he dissolved parliament to prevent an opposition attempt to oust him.

5. Hungary’s nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban scored a fourth consecutive landslide win in Sunday’s election, as voters endorsed his ambition of a conservative, “illiberal” state and shrugged off concerns over Budapest’s close ties with Moscow.



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Robert Dunfee