October 25, Friday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Emma Howard

  1. Weather officials in Japan are forecasting localized torrential rainfalls in eastern and northern Japan and are warning of flooding in areas hard-hit by Typhoon Hagibis.
  2. Japan’s industry minister Isshu Sugawara has resigned over reports of a possible electoral law violation.
  3. The European Parliament has awarded its annual human rights prize to jailed economist Ilham Tohti for his work to defend ethnic Uighur minority.