1. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has dismissed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s remarks on the possible return of 2 of the 4 Russian-held islands at the center of a long-running territorial dispute.
  2. Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for 5 suspects in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
  3. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, 7 U.N. peacekeepers have died during a joint operation against rebel forces in the country’s east.