February 25, Saturday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

1. Malaysian police are looking into how the highly toxic VX nerve agent was acquired to murder Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
2. A U.S. research group says recent activities by North Korea suggest on-going preparations for a new nuclear test.
3. The White House has banned CNN, The New York Times and some other media organizations from attending a briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer.