March 31, Friday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradan and Ms. Mariko Kojima

1. South Korean prosecutors have arrested former president Park Geun-hye after receiving court approval for an arrest warrant.
2. The governments of Malaysia and North Korea have announced an agreement relating to the body of Kim Jong Nam.
3. Iraqi authorities suspect the Islamic State militant group carried out a suicide truck bombing in Baghdad that killed at least 17 people.