February 22, Friday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Ms. Sara Mcdonald

  1. Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency says its Hayabusa 2 space probe has successfully landed on the asteroid Ryugu in its first attempt to collect rock samples there.
  2. Authorities are assessing the damage from a magnitude 5.8 earthquake that struck Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido on Thursday night.
  3. The U.S. government says it is ready to extend economic assistance to North Korea if the country commits to complete denuclearization.