May 13, Thursday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. U.S. President Joe Biden has expressed hope that the violence between the Israelis and Palestinians will end soon, after a phone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 2. A number of anti-coup protesters in Myanmar have reportedly taken up arms to confront the military. 3. A union of hospital doctors in Japan has urged the government to cancel this summer’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics due to the coronavirus pandemic.