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5 things you need to know this morning: Oct. 21, 2021

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

Five things you need to know

1. Trump to launch social media platform

Former US President Donald Trump has announced plans to launch his own social media network. It will be named "TRUTH Social."

2. Nurse guilty of murdering 4 patients

An American nurse has been found guilty of murdering four patients. William Davis, from Texas, injected the patients with air after they had undergone heart surgery.

3. Pig's kidney successfully transplanted into human patient, surgeons say

Surgeons have claimed they have successfully transplanted a pig's kidney into a human patient. The surgeons, who performed the operation in New York, said it could solve organ shortages.

4. Protest over Netflix Chappelle show

Around 100 people have protested outside Netflix's headquarters after the airing of a popular comedian's show on the streaming service. The small group of activists said renowned comic Dave Chappelle had told unpleasant jokes about transgender people and should be taken off Netflix.

5. Human remains found in search for murdered woman's fiancé

Police investigating the murder of Gabby Petito have found human remains while searching for her fiancé in Florida. Brian Laundrie's personal items were also found, police said.

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