March 12, Sunday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1. NHK has learned Indonesia’s intelligence agency believes one of 4 North Korean suspects in the killing of Kim Jong Nam was previously a diplomat at the embassy in Jakarta.
2. The Dutch government has prevented Turkey’s foreign minister from visiting the Netherlands to address Turkish voters there.
3. Twin bombs believed to be targeted at Shia Muslim pilgrims have exploded in the Syrian capital. The nation’s state-run news agency quotes police as saying 33 people were killed.