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5 things you need to know this morning: Nov. 24, 2022

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

Five things you need to know

1. Cat breaks longevity record

An ancient feline has broken the world record for longevity. Flossie, a 26-year-old who lives in London, has been confirmed as the world's oldest cat by Guinness World Records.

2. China records highest number of COVID-19 cases since pandemic began

China has recorded its highest number of daily COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in 2019. There were 31,527 cases recorded on Wednesday.

3. Taliban whips people in stadium for 'sins'

Over a dozen people have been flogged in front of thousands of spectators at a stadium in Afghanistan. The Taliban said the punished individuals were guilty of homosexuality, adultery and robbery.

4. Fight erupts in Sierra Leone parliament

The Sierra Leonean parliament has descended into a brawl during a debate on the country's electoral system. The government supports proportional representation, while the opposition rejects it.

5. Celtic gold stolen from museum

An ancient hoard of Celtic gold has been stolen in a nine-minute raid on a museum. The hundreds of coins, which were held in Bavaria, are estimated to be worth about $2.2 million, though their value as artefacts of European heritage is said to be beyond measure.

And lastly...

In happier gold news, scientists have said coins found in Transylvania three centuries ago prove that a Roman emperor previously claimed to be a fictional character was in fact the real deal. According to researchers, the currency depicting Sponsian was in circulation two millennia ago.

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