February 4, Sunday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1. A group of Japanese athletes has left for South Korea ahead of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
2. A Russian warplane has been shot down in northern Syria and its pilot has been killed.
3. Judicial authorities in Iran are cracking down on women protesting against obligatory wearing of headscarves known as hijabs.