January 31, Friday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Emma Howard

  1. Authorities in China now say 213 people have died after contracting the coronavirus, while the number of confirmed infections has surged past 9,600.
  2. The U.S. Department of State has revealed that it has imposed new sanctions on Iran’s nuclear organization and the organization’s chief officer.
  3. The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says it has become difficult to conduct another robot survey inside the containment vessel of one of the most crippled reactors by March.