December 30, Saturday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

1. A series of attacks targeting Christians near the Egyptian capital, Cairo, have left at least 9 people dead and 4 others injured.
2. Palestinian protesters have clashed with Israeli forces during the latest “Day of Rage” rallies. 461 people were reportedly injured.
3. Japanese travelers are crowding highways, train stations and airports as they head to their hometowns and leisure spots for year-end and New Year holidays.