Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
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.
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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.
So far 280 people have been arrested as part of the Extinction Rebellion protests which continue to bring Westminster to a standstill. Section 14 notices were handed out to people sleeping in tents with the only place they can now officially demonstrate being Trafalgar Square pic.twitter.com/sctN7QOuXJ— Amanda Nunn (@AmandaNunnC5) October 8, 2019
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.
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.
ZSL is working with British Divers Life Marine Rescue and Port of London Authority to provide expertise on the humpback whale that has been sighted in the River Thames this morning. It is hoped the whale makes its way back safely to the sea very soon. https://t.co/zKx09aYKUM— ZSL (@OfficialZSL) October 7, 2019
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.
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