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5 things you need to know this morning: July 4, 2022

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

Five things you need to know

1. Man arrested after shooting at mall

A 22-year-old man has been charged with murdering three people after he was arrested following a shooting at a Copenhagen shopping mall. Police said the man has mental health problems and was not "motivated by gender or anything else."

2. Putin orders more attacks after capturing city

Russian forces have been told by President Vladimir Putin to continue their offensive in Ukraine after they captured the city of Lysychansk. Russia now controls the entirety of Ukraine's Luhansk region.

3. Several dead after glacier collapse causes avalanche

Several people have been killed after a glacier collapsed in the Italian Alps. Officials said more than a dozen people remain missing.

4. Body camera footage released after man shot 60 times

Police in Ohio have released body camera footage showing a man being shot dead by officers. Jayland Walker is accused of firing at police before being hit 60 times by pursuing officers.

5. Protesters slow down highways in UK amid soaring gas prices

Protesters in the UK are staging "drive-slow" demonstrations on the country's highways in an effort to persuade the government to cut taxes on fuel. Convoys of vehicles are slowing down traffic to protest against soaring gas prices, which are now at about $3 a litre.

And lastly...

In happier news, the world's largest species of water lily has been "discovered" – after hiding in plain sight for nearly two centuries. The giant plant, named Victoria boliviana, was found in London's Royal Botanic Gardens, where it has been mistakenly identified as a different species.



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