October 8, Sunday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1. With just 2 days to go before the start of official campaigning for Japan’s Lower House election, it is becoming increasingly likely that the three-way race will play out in most single-seat constituencies nationwide.
2. Russian demonstrators staged nationwide protests against President Vladimir Putin on his 65th birthday.
3. Police in London say that a car accident near the Natural History Museum on Saturday that injured 11 people were not related to terrorism.