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Five things you need to know
Donald Trump's home in Florida has been searched by the FBI, according to the former president. Trump said the unprecedented raid signalled "dark times for our nation."
FBI agents spent much of Monday at former Pres. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, executing a legal search warrant related to a DOJ investigation into claims he mishandled records that should have been preserved by law, sources say. pic.twitter.com/Ry1NCvu2d6— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) August 9, 2022
Fans and friends are paying tribute to Olivia Newton-John after the Australian actress died at the age of 73. John Travolta, who starred with her in the musical Grease, said she "made all of our lives so much better."
Facebook parent company Meta has announced changes to popular messaging app WhatsApp. Users will soon be able to leave group chats without alerting other members and block screenshots on "View Once" messages.
A New York health official has said there could be hundreds – or even thousands – of undiagnosed polio cases in the state. Last month it was announced that an unvaccinated man was paralyzed by the virus in New York.
US doctor issues warning of many undiagnosed polio cases https://t.co/tDXol5C8h2— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) August 9, 2022
At least eight people have died and a dozen been hurt after flooding in Seoul. The South Korean capital experienced heavy downpours on Monday that flooded metro stations and caused blackouts.
Some of the heaviest rain in decades swamped South Korea’s Seoul region, turning streets into car-clogged rivers and sending floods into subway stations. At least eight people were killed — some by drowning in their homes — and more rain was forecast. https://t.co/c4e16b0qMX— The Associated Press (@AP) August 9, 2022
In happier news, a dirt path in Bolivia known as "Death Road" has now become a haven for wildlife after an alternative route was opened in 2007. Many wild birds and mammals are flourishing along the road, on which hundreds of people died between 1999 and 2003.
This perilous route through the Bolivian Andes is marked by narrow lanes, sharp turns and deadly cliffs. But after Bolivia opened an alternate route connecting the capital to the Amazon rainforest, this 'Death Road' has seen a return of native wildlife https://t.co/ETUpa7TvfH pic.twitter.com/HlhetFutxv— Reuters (@Reuters) August 8, 2022