1. U.S. Senator Kamala Harris has delivered her first speech as presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate, saying the United States has a chance to choose a better future for the country in November.
  2. Efforts to retrieve oil leaked from a Japanese bulk carrier continue along the coast of Mauritius. The government of Mauritius called on the international community for emergency assistance such as sending experts. Local volunteers are working hard to clear the oil.
  3. Researchers developing a COVID-19 vaccine for U.S. and German firms say clinical trials show increases in the amount of antibodies that weaken the functions of the virus in people who received the shot.


August 13, Thursday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa