Morning news brief: Israel-Hamas violence, Xinjiang tragedy, and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 13, 2021, 09:08 AM IST


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The Israeli military and Hamas militants in Gaza continue to exchange rocket fire and airstrikes. Meanwhile, a report has revealed the birth rates in the Uyghur community in the Xinjiang region have seen an alarming decline, pointing towards the inhumane practices being forced upon the minority community by the Chinese government.

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The death toll in Gaza rose to 65 Palestinians, including 16 children and five women, according to Gaza`s Health Ministry. At least 365 people have been wounded, including 86 children and 39 women. 

Observing an increase in climate-harming emissions, Elon Musk’s electric car company, Tesla, has decided to temporary suspend payment for cars with bitcoin.