November 16, Saturday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

1. Hong Kong police are intensifying criticism of student protesters, saying some universities in the territory have become bases for the rioters.

2. A senior U.S. State Department official says Washington is trying to persuade South Korea to reverse its decision to end an intelligence-gathering pact with Japan.

3. A Japanese university team researching Nazca Lines in Peru have discovered an additional 143 geoglyphs.