October 11, Wednesday, 2023

1. The International Atomic Energy Agency says a team of experts from countries including China will visit Japan next week to collect samples of seawater, deposits and fish from the vicinity of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The plant’s operator began the second round of the release of treated and diluted water from the damaged plant last week. 2. At least 2,100 people have been killed in fighting between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas as violence escalates in and around the Gaza Strip. While Israel bombards Gaza with airstrikes, Hamas continues to launch rockets toward Israel.
3. China’s Foreign Ministry says the country will host the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing on Tuesday and Wednesday next week. Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to visit China for the first time since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last year and hod a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines.