1. A Japanese government task force in charge of drawing up decommissioning policies for the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says the removal of fuel debris will start with the No.2 reactor in 2021.

2. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged governments around the globe to step up their efforts to tackle global warming.

3. The protest movement in Hong Kong appears to be regaining momentum after the U.S. passed legislation that supports human rights and democracy in the territory.