August 1. Tuesday, 2023

1. A large and very strong typhoon is approaching Japan’s southern prefecture of Okinawa. Officials are calling on people to be on the alert for violent winds, storm surges and high waves. Japan’s Meteorological Agency says that as of 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Typhoon Khanun was estimated to be at sea 130 kilometers south-southeast of the prefectural capital of Naha City. It was moving west-northwest at a speed of 15 kilometers per hour.
2. Myanmar’s military says it has pardoned ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi for some of the offenses she was convicted of. The announcement was made through state media on Tuesday. Aung San Suu Kyi was found guilty of 19 charges, including corruption, in unofficial trials, which in total resulted in a prison sentence of 33 years. The military says it has canceled the sentences for five of the offences. 3. Drones again flew into Russia’s capital of Moscow early Tuesday. The Russian defense ministry says Ukraine attempted to attack Moscow and its suburban areas with three drones on Tuesday. It says one of the unmanned aircraft crashed in a business district of high-rise office towers.