December 3, Sunday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1. North Korea has accused the United States of escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula ahead of a regular U.S.-South Korea joint military exercise from Monday.
2. Nigerian police say suicide bombings in a northeastern town have killed at least 13 people and injured more than 50 others.
3. A large cyclone has left 20 people dead in India and neighboring Sri Lanka.