January 30, Tuesday, 2024

1. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said he sees “some real hope” in negotiations for a pause in fighting between Israel and Hamas, and the release of hostages held by the Islamic group.
2. Japan’s transport ministry has started an onsite inspection of a Toyota Motor subsidiary for what has been termed “irregularities” in engine certification tests.
3. People in areas affected by the powerful earthquake in central Japan on New Year’s Day are being advised to be on the lookout for avalanches and landslides, due to hugely fluctuating temperatures.