October 11, Wednesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Mick Corliss and Ms. Emma Howard

1. A U.S. naval ship has sailed close to islands claimed by China in the South China Sea.
2. The Spanish government has rejected Catalonia’s move to delay the implementation of a declaration of independence to give dialogue a chance.
3. Shinmoe-dake, a volcano in the Kirishima mountain range in southwestern Japan, erupted on Wednesday. Officials are warning that a bigger eruption could follow, urging people to stay away.