November 18, Saturday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

1. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono will visit Bangladesh and pledge financial aid for Rohingya refugees in the country.
2. China’s presidential envoy has met with a close aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. They are thought to have discussed the North’s nuclear and missile programs.
3. Iraqi government forces say they have recaptured the final piece of the Islamic State militant group’s self-proclaimed caliphate in the country.