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Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
Five things you need to know
A traditionalist conservative has claimed victory following an election in Italy. Giorgia Meloni has been labelled a far-right populist by many liberal politicians and media outlets because of her scepticism of the European Union and opposition to illegal migration from Africa.
Over a dozen people have been killed and more than 20 injured after a gunman opened fire at a Russian school. Vladimir Putin's spokesman said the president is "mourning" after the massacre.
BREAKING: 13 people killed, including 7 children, and at least 21 wounded in Russia school shooting, investigators say. https://t.co/eCW2lsIByt— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 26, 2022
Pop star Rihanna has been announced as the headline act for the Super Bowl half-time show in February. The NFL's head of music said Rihanna is a "once in a generation artist who has been a cultural force throughout her career."
Rihanna Confirmed for Super Bowl Halftime Show https://t.co/08qDqhbDAE— Variety (@Variety) September 25, 2022
Pound sterling fell to a record low against the US dollar earlier today as world markets continued to react negatively to a tax-cutting budget announced by the British government on Friday. The currency briefly fell to $1.03, down from $1.40 in May and over $2 back in 2007.
The pound has slumped to its lowest level against the dollar since decimalisation in 1971 https://t.co/xb1CexZIdF— LBC (@LBC) September 26, 2022
A world chess champion who has made veiled accusations of cheating against a fellow player has said he will say more "very soon." Magnus Carlsen was recently defeated by Hans Niemann in a major upset.
Magnus Carlsen faces backlash from FIDE over one-move resignation: 'Better ways to handle this situation' https://t.co/snNtxIRcaH— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 26, 2022
In lighter news, one of NASA's probes is set to crash into an asteroid. The mission – known as Dart – is designed to see how hard it would be to stop a large rock from hitting Earth.
NASA's DART spacecraft is due to reach the asteroid Didymos today. Once there, the spacecraft will smash into the asteroid in an attempt to change its orbit, in the first real-world test of Earth's planetary defence capabilities https://t.co/36Vcck94Gx— New Scientist (@newscientist) September 26, 2022
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