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5 things you need to know this morning: Jan. 12, 2022

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

Five things you need to know

1. Queen's son to face civil trial in US over sex abuse claims

Prince Andrew has failed in his attempt to have a sexual assault case dismissed by a New York judge. The Queen's son has been accused of abusing Virginia Giuffre when she was 17.

2. US inflation hits 40-year high

Inflation in the US is at its highest level for almost 40 years. Price increases for the likes of cars and food have helped push the rate up to seven per cent.

3. Newborn saved after being abandoned in -20ºC weather

A baby found abandoned in -20ºC weather is doing well, officials have said. The newborn was found on Orthodox Christmas Day outside the city of Novosibirsk in Russia.

4. TikTok most downloaded app as people spend average of 4.8 hours a day on phones

A monitoring firm has found that people spend an average of 4.8 hours a day on their phones. TikTok was found to be the most downloaded app worldwide, according to App Annie.

5. Aussie newsreaders attack Djokovic in leaked video

An Australian news channel is investigating after an expletive-laden video featuring two of their anchors was leaked. The video shows the Channel 7 journalists commenting on the case of Novak Djokovic, the tennis star battling to stay in Australia despite not being vaccinated against COVID-19.



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