October 20, Wednesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1.Mount Aso in the western Japanese prefecture of Kumamoto has erupted. Authorities have raised the alert level. They are asking everyone nearby to be vigilant. Mount Aso is one of the country’s most active volcanos.
2.North Korea says it has successfully test-fired a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile, or SLBM. Analysts say the missile could be the mini-SLBM that was recently showcased at an arms exhibition in Pyongyang.
3.The United Nations Security Council has decided to hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss North Korea’s most recent missile launch. This comes after North Korea announced that it successfully test-launched a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile on Tuesday.