September 18, Monday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. Japan’s government and ruling parties are in the final stages of coordinating a plan to hold a general election next month.
2. Severe tropical storm Talim is moving northward in northern Japan, packing strong winds and torrential rains.
3. The United Nations says Myanmar’s minority Rohingya Muslims continue to flee the western state of Rakhine, due to the conflict between Rohingya militants and security forces.