October 30, Wednesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Michael Rhys and Ms. Eriko Kojima

1. Britain is set to hold a general election after lawmakers backed a bill calling for a vote.

2. Turkish security forces have reportedly detained 43 people suspected of links with the Islamic State militant group and of plotting terror attacks.

3. A funeral for former U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Sadako Ogata has been held at a church in Tokyo.