April 5, Wednesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Mick Corliss and Ms. Mariko Kojima

1. U.S. and South Korean military officials say the missile fired by North Korea on Wednesday appears to be the same type as the medium-range ballistic missile the North test-fired in February.
2. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has condemned North Korea’s firing of a ballistic missile earlier on Wednesday.
3. A non-governmental organization working in war-ravaged Syria says a deadly nerve agent such as sarin was likely used in a recent air strike.