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5 things you need to know this morning: May 11, 2022

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

Five things you need to know

1. Musk says he would reverse 'stupid' decision to ban Trump from Twitter

Elon Musk has said he will lift Donald Trump's Twitter ban if he is successful in his bid to buy the social media platform. Musk said the decision to remove the then-head of the US government from Twitter was "morally wrong" and "stupid."

2. Slight easing of inflation in US

Inflation has eased slightly in the US, but still remains unusually high. The rate of price increases in April was 8.3 per cent, the Labor Department said, down from 8.5 per cent in March.

3. Israel blamed after journalist killed in Palestine

A Palestinian-American journalist has been killed while reporting for state-owned Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera. The network claimed that Sherine Abu Aqla was "deliberately" shot by Israeli troops in the Palestinian city of Jenin.

4. Baby formula shortage in US worrying parents

A shortage of baby formula in the US is causing worry among parents. Major retailers south of the border are reporting that 40 per cent of their formula products are out of stock, with the shortages now beginning to have an effect in Canada.

5. UK and Sweden sign mutual defence deal

The UK and Sweden have signed a mutual defence pact. It means that if one of the countries is attacked, the other will provide military help.

And lastly...

In happier news, a passenger with no flying experience has safely landed a plane in Florida after the pilot became incapacitated. Guided by air traffic control, the passengers brought the single-engine plane down smoothly at Palm Beach International Airport.

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