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Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
Five things you need to know
Dozens of people – most of them children – have been killed at a pre-school daycare in Thailand. Police said the suspect was a former officer who was fired in June for drug use.
A gunman attacked a child care center in Thailand and then fired from his car as he fled, killing more than 30 people, including two dozen children. The gunman, a former police officer, later killed his wife and child before taking his own life. https://t.co/KwWcc9EBg3— The Associated Press (@AP) October 6, 2022
The mayor of a Mexican town has been assassinated in a mass shooting, police have said. At least 17 other people were killed alongside Mayor Conrado Mendoza Almeda.
Hong Kong has pledged to give away 500,000 plane tickets in a bit to boost its tourist industry. It comes as the famous city attempts to return to pre-COVID-19 levels of tourism.
Hong Kong to give away 500,000 airline tickets next year as part of global campaign to revive tourism https://t.co/s3z0abSF2h— South China Morning Post (@SCMPNews) October 5, 2022
The World Health Organization has issued a global alert after four cough syrup products were linked to the deaths of 66 children. The syrups, made in India by Maiden Pharmaceuticals, could be responsible for acute kidney injuries, the WHO said.
Investigation into cough syrup after 66 children die in The Gambia https://t.co/q5p7P9S5oN— Sky News (@SkyNews) October 6, 2022
The UK could experience blackouts during peak usage hours this winter if gas supplies run low, the firm that manages the country's power grid has said. It comes as a consequence of Britain's heavy reliance on foreign gas supplies, which are now limited due to the fallout from the Russia-Ukraine war.
Homes in the UK face three-hour power cuts this winter in the worst case scenario if gas supplies run low, National Grid says https://t.co/Ya22Ejr1Fq— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) October 6, 2022
In happier news, the world's portliest bears have been competing to win the Alaska's annual Fat Bear Week. Otis, the winner of a record four titles, is one of the favourites to take the crown this year.
fat bear week— NPR (@NPR) October 4, 2022
*banging fists on table*
fat beAR WEEK
FAT BEAR WEEKhttps://t.co/a3Q4wclJbF
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