October 21, Saturday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

1. Interior ministers from the Group of 7 nations have agreed to work together to prevent the potential spread of terrorism by foreign fighters of the Islamic State militant group.
2. Armed insurgents have reportedly killed at least 14 Egyptian policemen in a gun fight in a desert west of Cairo.
3. Japanese voters head to the polls on Sunday for the Lower House election.