December 9, Monday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Emma Howard

1. Large crowds of anti-government protesters have marched through Hong Kong over the weekend just before the sixth-month anniversary of the beginning of the current series of protests.

2. A plane carrying the body of Tetsu Nakamura, a Japanese doctor and humanitarian worker who was fatally shot in Afghanistan, arrived at his hometown Fukuoka.

3. The Japanese government says it is closely monitoring North Korea for further provocative actions following the announcement it had carried out a test “of great significance” at a rocket launch site.