January 17, Friday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Mr. Raja Pradhan

  1. Friday marks 25 years since the devastating earthquake that struck Hyogo Prefecture and nearby areas in western Japan, leaving 6,434 people dead.
  2. China’s GDP growth has fallen to its slowest pace in 29 years, after a two-year-long trade dispute with the U.S.
  3. Authorities in the Chinese city of Wuhan have announced the second death from pneumonia suspected to have been caused by a new coronavirus.