May 12, Wednesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. The United Nations Security Council is to hold an emergency session on Wednesday to address Israeli-Palestinian violence.
2. With just two months to go, the head of the International Olympic Committee has reiterated that the Tokyo Games will be held safely amid the coronavirus pandemic. But two prominent Japanese tennis stars have expressed concerns.
3. A Japanese Cabinet minister tasked with tackling loneliness is likely to hold talks with his British counterpart, amid the coronavirus pandemic.