July 20, Saturday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. Japan’s Meteorological Agency has issued an emergency warning for extremely heavy rain in parts of Nagasaki Prefecture, southwestern Japan.
  2. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps says it has seized a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, for what it described as a violation of international maritime regulations.
  3. China’s state-run television says a massive explosion at a gasification plant in the central province of Henan has left at least 10 people dead and five others missing, with 19 people seriously injured.