February 20, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

1. A fighter jet from the U.S. Misawa Airbase in northern Japan developed an engine fire on Tuesday morning and offloaded fuel tanks into a lake.
2. Syria’s state-run television reports that the country’s government will deploy troops to help Kurdish forces repel a Turkish offensive.
3. The United Nations Children’s Fund has warned that Pakistan is home to the highest newborn mortality rates in the world.