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5 things you need to know this morning: Oct. 25, 2021

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

Five things you need to know

1. Michael Jordan's Nike Air Ships set record at auction

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.

2. Baldwin was pointing gun at camera before fatal shooting on set, documents say

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.

3. Friends, fans and family mourn actor James Michael Tyler

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.

4. Beijing Marathon postponed amid COVID-19 outbreaks in China

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.

5. Millions of Afghans face starvation, UN warns

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.

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