January 13, Monday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara

  1. Iraq’s defense ministry says rockets hit a base hosting U.S. forces, wounding four local soldiers.
  2. Japan’s prime minister has met Saudi Arabia’s crown prince to discuss ways to ease political tension in the Middle East.
  3. Airlines have cancelled some flights to and from the Philippines and the nearby island of Guam as ash spews into the air from a volcano near Manila.