October 20, Sunday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1. The Japanese government says Typhoon Hagibis’ damage to farming, forestry and fisheries has reached 57 billion yen, or about 527 million dollars.

2. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he hopes Russian President Vladimir Putin will mediate to resolve the situation in northern Syria.

3. The British prime minister has asked the European Union for another delay to the country’s planned departure from the bloc.