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5 things you need to know this morning: Oct. 8, 2019

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

Five things you need to know

1. The Playstation 5 will be released at the end of 2020

You may not have your Christmas wish list ready for this year, but if you’re a gamer you can already get a head start on next year’s. Sony has confirmed that the Playstation 5 will be released at the end of 2020, just in time for the holidays. It hasn’t been confirmed what the new system will look like, but there is an image of a reported leak floating around.

2. Hundreds of people arrested during Extinction Rebellion protests

Bridges were shut down around the world during Monday’s Extinction Rebellion protests and a lot of people found themselves arrested as a result. Nearly 300 of those arrests came in London, while dozens more were also arrested in Amsterdam, Vienna, Madrid, New York City, Sydney and Wellington.

3. Thai waterfall kills 11 elephants

A sad story has surfaced out of Thailand, where a dangerous waterfall has resulted in nearly a dozen elephant deaths. Six of the elephants fell to their deaths after trying to save each other from the slippery and notorious waterfall. When officials went to investigate, they unfortunately found the bodies of five more elephants at the bottom of the falls.

4. Rare sighting of humpback whale reported in Thames River

On a brighter note, people walked along the Thames River were treated to a rare sight on Monday. A humpback whale was spotted swimming up the Thames River, which brought many people down to the river to try and catch a glimpse for themselves.

5. Another typhoon is headed for Japan

The powerful Typhoon Hagibis is expected to hit southern Japan on Saturday, bringing severe winds and heavy rain with it. It could affect a pair of major sporting events in the country this weekend, as the Rugby World Cup and an F1 race are both threatened by the inclement weather. No decisions on potentially postponing World Cup games or the F1 race have been made yet.

Notable Birthdays (via Famous Birthdays)

Bruno Mars (35), Bella Thorne (23), Nick Cannon (40), Matt Dmaon (50), RL Stine (77), Chevy Chase (77), Travis Pastrana (37), Jesse Jackson (79)

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