May 26, Thursday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.US media say the 18-year-old gunman who attacked an elementary school in the state of Texas on Tuesday had been bullied at school for a speech impairment. Salvador Ramos, who was a student of a local high school, broke into an elementary school in Uvalde and shot to death 19 children and two teachers.
2.The mayor of Hiroshima says he decided not to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the annual ceremony marking the US atomic bombing of the city to ensure the event can be held smoothly. Matsui Kazumi explained the reason for not inviting Putin at a news conference on Thursday.
3.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has asked for more military aid, saying his country’s forces are far outnumbered by Russian troops and military equipment in some eastern regions.