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5 things you need to know this morning: May 11, 2021

Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.

Five things you need to know

1. Teenager arrested after mass shooting at Russian school

Nine people have been killed, including seven children, after a shooting at a school in Russia. Another 21 people were injured in the attack in Kazan, police said. A 19-year-old has been arrested.

2. Rockets fired into Israel from Gaza as violence continues

The violence in Israel and Palestine has continued through the night after weeks of disorder. More than 300 rockets designed to kill civilians have been launched into Israel from Gaza, while Israel has attacked 150 targets in Gaza.

3. Corporations and celebrities attack Golden Globes

Media corporations and celebrities are rounding on the Golden Globes after claiming it has a lack of diversity. NBC, WarnerMedia, Netflix, Amazon and Tom Cruise are among the firms and magnates to attack the awards.

4. Ancient skeleton belonged to man on Vesuvius rescue mission, researchers say

An ancient skeleton found at Herculaneum in the 1980s probably belonged to a senior officer in the rescue mission dispatched after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, archaeologists have said. "Skeleton No. 26" is believed to be what's left of a man aged between 40 and 45 who was thrown to the ground by the eruption.

5. China population growth slowing

China's population is growing at its slowest level in decades, government data suggest. The country's Communist Party announced the results from a once-in-a-decade census today.



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