October 15, Sunday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1. Sunday marks 15 years since 5 Japanese nationals abducted by North Korean agents returned home.
2. Wildfires in northern California have left 40 people confirmed dead and forced about 100,000 people to evacuate.
3. Syrian government forces have retaken one of the last strongholds of the Islamic State group.