December 8, Sunday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1. The body of a Japanese doctor and humanitarian who was shot dead in Afghanistan is expected to arrive in Japan on Saturday.

2. North Korea says it conducted a test “of great significance” at its Sohae satellite launching ground.

3. A winner of this year’s Noble Prize in Chemistry, Akira Yoshino, says he believes his award will inspire young researchers.