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5 things you need to know this morning: Nov. 7, 2018

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

Five things you need to know

1. Thai soccer team rescued from cave reunite for emotional thank you

The Thai soccer team that was stuck in a cave for more than two weeks were reunited with the British diving team who had a hand in rescuing them. The diver received an award for outstanding bravery at the Pride of Britain Awards in London.

2. “Single-use” named word of the year by Collins Dictionary

This year there has been plenty of awareness surrounding the issue of plastic pollution, prompting many establishments to take actions such as getting rid of plastic straws. Due to the rise in popularity of the issue, Collins Dictionary has chosen the word “single-use” as its word of the year.

3. At least 6 people dead after several buildings in Marseille collapse

Tragedy struck in the french city of Marseille. Two buildings collapsed on Monday morning, and so far rescuers have recovered the bodies of six people. According to reports, it was known that the buildings had major structural problems. Rescue operations are still underway.

4. Ryanair fires employees from “staged photo”

The budget airline Ryanair has confirmed that the six employees involved in what they called a fake photo have been let go. The photo was of the crew sleeping on the floor of an airport in Spain after becoming stranded due to storms. The airline was heavily criticised for not putting the crew members in hotels. Ryanair has denied the reports of the photo being real, saying the employees were fired for “gross misconduct.”

5. Vet saves a swan on his way to a radio interview in Dublin

An adorable and heart warming video is circulating on social media after a vet spotted a swan in a crisis on his way to a radio interview and decided to take matters into his own hands, Noel Fitzpatrick saw the swan stuck in the middle of the road, and guided the confused bird back to safety, giving the camera a nice thumbs up before slipping his jacket back on for his interview.

Notable birthdays (Via Famous Birthdays)

Lorde (22), David Guetta (51), Algee Smith (24), Tinie Tempah (30).

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