1.Japan’s main ruling party has elected Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide its new leader. The 71-year-old politician is virtually assured to succeed Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, who announced last month his intention to step down to deal with his health.

2.Afghanistan’s government and the Taliban have begun a first-ever round of ceasefire talks in Qatar.

3.Japanese tennis star Osaka Naomi has won the women’s singles title at the U.S. Open.