September 16. Monday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa and Ms. Emma Howard

  1. Protests continue in Hong Kong even after its government scrapped a controversial bill that would have allowed suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial.
  2. U.S. President Donald Trump says his administration is ready to respond to Saturday’s attacks on two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia.
  3. Two cities in southern Chiba Prefecture have issued evacuation advisories to tens of thousands of residents due to possible mudslides.