1. Typhoon Maysak is moving northward after lashing Japan’s southern prefecture of Okinawa.
  2. In the race to choose the new leader of Japan’s main governing Liberal Democratic Party, support for Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide appears to be widening. The winner of the election will take over from Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, when he resigns to deal with health issues.
  3. Lebanon’s president has appointed the country’s ambassador to Germany, Mustapha Adib, as the next prime minister.