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5 things you need to know this morning: Jan. 28, 2022

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

Five things you need to know

1. Biden warns of Russian attack on Ukraine next month

US President Joe Biden has warned that Russia could invade Ukraine next month. Biden told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky there is a "distinct possibility" his country will be attacked by its belligerent neighbour in February.

2. Minnie Mouse gets a makeover

Minnie Mouse will soon be ditching her dress and replacing it with a pantsuit. The fictional rodent's new attire has been designed by Stella McCartney.

3. US bans Chinese firm over national security concerns

The US has banned another Chinese firm from operating in the country. This time China Unicom has had its authorization revoked by the Federal Communications Commissions, which cited "significant" concerns about national security.

4. TikTok to fight Holocaust denial content

TikTok has pledged to do more to remove content denying the Holocaust. UNESCO said 17 per cent of Holocaust content on the app either distorted or denied events.

5. Pope Francis denounces 'falsified' COVID-19 news

Pope Francis has denounced "falsified" news about COVID-19, attacking the "distortion of reality based on fear." But the pontiff also said it was important to "respect the doubts" that people raise.

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