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Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
Five things you need to know
Michael Jordan's shoes have sold for US$1.47 million at auction – a new record. He wore the Nike Air Ships during his first season with the Chicago Bulls in 1984.
A pair of Michael Jordan’s shoes from 1984 sold for almost $1.5 million at Sotheby’s, setting a record high price for sneakers at auction. https://t.co/sMkGC8wu7B— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 24, 2021
Alec Baldwin was pointing a revolver at a camera during a rehearsal when he shot and killed a cinematographer, court documents have claimed. Halyna Hutchins was killed and director Joel Souza was hurt during the incident in New Mexico.
The shot that killed a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set last week was fired as actor Alec Baldwin was practicing drawing his gun, according to the director who was injured in the shooting, court documents show. https://t.co/n7LsVcpJKy— CNN (@CNN) October 25, 2021
Tributes are being paid to actor James Michael Tyler, who has died at the age of 59. The performer was best known for his role as Gunther in Friends.
James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther in ‘Friends’ sitcom, dies at 59 https://t.co/BUl1zMOXRK— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 25, 2021
The Beijing Marathon has been postponed due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in China. It comes amid warnings from the country's top health officials that new outbreaks of the Delta variant of the virus are occurring across China.
China’s Delta outbreak prompts postponement of Beijing marathon https://t.co/p0I85P5F02— South China Morning Post (@SCMPNews) October 25, 2021
The UN has warned that millions of Afghans are at risk of starvation this winter. Nearly 23 million people could be affected, the World Food Programme said.
‘Children are going to die. People are going to starve. Things are going to get a lot worse’: World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley tells @Reuters as Afghanistan verges on collapse https://t.co/T3b0bYAgdf pic.twitter.com/xezsSHlFG2— Reuters (@Reuters) October 25, 2021