August 2, Wednesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Mick Corliss and Ms. Emma Howard

1. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has urged North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs.
2. A U.S. government official has suggested that most areas of the United States may be within the range of an intercontinental ballistic missile North Korea said it launched on Friday.
3. The Chinese military has started operations at its first overseas support base in the eastern African country of Djibouti.