May 19, Saturday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. More than 100 people have reportedly died when a Boeing 737 passenger plane crashed just after taking off from an airport in the Cuban capital, Havana.
  2. Ten people were killed and 10 others were injured in a shooting at a high school in the U.S. state of Texas.
  3. The families of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea have asked the government to step up efforts to secure the return of their loved ones.