1. Israel has procured tens of thousands of tents for Palestinian civilians it intends to evacuate from Rafah in the coming weeks ahead a promised assault on the city.

2. Iran and Pakistan called on the United Nations Security Council to take action against Israel.

3. President Joe Biden will sign a bill into law that provides billions of dollars of new aid to Ukraine for its war with Russia.

4. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Shanghai with US-China ties on a steadier footing, but with a daunting array of unresolved issues.

5. Russian security services detained one of Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu's deputies on suspicion of taking major bribes.

6. A made-in-China EV will hit US dealers this summer offering power and efficiency similar to the Tesla Model Y, but for about $8,000 less.