October 29, Tuesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1. Japan’s first U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Sadako Ogata, has died at the age of 92.

2. Members of the British Parliament have rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s motion for a general election in December.

3. U.S. defense officials remain on alert in relation to the Islamic State militant group, as President Donald Trump credited the death of its leader to his own leadership.