News Headlines - 24 April 2021

Indonesia navy declares lost sub with 53 aboard sunk - The Mainichi

Indonesia's navy on Saturday declared its missing submarine had sunk and cracked open after finding items from the vessel over the past two days, apparently ending hope of finding any of the 53 crew members alive.
Military chief Hadi Tjahjanto said the presence of an oil slick as well as debris near the site where the submarine last dove Wednesday off the island of Bali were clear proof the KRI Nanggala 402 had sunk. Indonesian officials earlier considered the vessel to be only missing, but said the submarine's oxygen supply would have run out early Saturday.

Warrants issued in Myanmar for 26, mostly members of parallel gov't - The Mainichi

The Myanmar military issued arrest warrants Friday for 26 people, mostly members of a parallel government formed by the pro-democracy movement and ethnic minority groups, state TV reported Thursday night.
The warrants were issued for 24 ministers and deputy ministers of the National Unity Government and two officials of the former ruling party, the National League for Democracy, according to the report.

Toyota to develop hydrogen engine to achieve carbon neutrality

Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday it will develop a hydrogen engine for mass production as the Japanese government and businesses are aiming to make the country carbon emission neutral by 2050.
To collect data for the development, Toyota will become the world's first automaker to take part in motor races with a vehicle using the engine that only burns hydrogen and does not emit carbon dioxide.
The mechanism of hydrogen engines is almost the same as that of gasoline engines, and most of the components for gasoline engines can be diverted, said Toyota, which has already developed a series of environment friendly cars including electric and fuel cell vehicles.

Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan announces his resignation to enable snap polls

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan resigned on Sunday while staying on in a caretaker capacity, setting the stage for a June 20 parliamentary election aimed at defusing a protracted political crisis.
Pashinyan has faced calls to stand down since his November signing of a Russian-brokered peace agreement with Azerbaijan that ended a war between the two arch-foes for control of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

France opens terrorism probe in police station stabbing

French authorities opened a terrorism investigation and detained three people after a police official was stabbed to death inside a police station outside Paris. Officers shot and killed the attacker at the scene Friday, authorities said.
The attack stunned the quiet residential neighborhood near the famed historic chateau of Rambouillet, and prompted renewed French government promises to fight extremism and protect police.