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5 things you need to know this morning: June 16, 2021

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

Five things you need to know

1. Putin and Biden meet in Geneva

Presidents Biden and Putin have met in Geneva amid tensions between the US and Russia. Biden recently said the Russian head of state was a "killer."

2. Airbnb pays woman $7M after rape at rental property, reports say

Airbnb has paid a tourist $7 million after she said she was raped at a rental property listed on the website, American media are claiming. The crime is alleged to have occurred on New Year's Eve in 2015 in New York City.

3. China admits damage at nuclear plant

China has admitted that fuel rods at a nuclear power plant in the country have been damaged, but said no radioactive material has leaked out of the facility.

4. Gone Girl actress dies after being hit by e-scooter

American actress Lisa Banes has died after being hit by an e-scooter. The Gone Girl star, who was 65, was on a crosswalk in New York City when she was struck. Police said there have been no arrests.

5. Huge spider webs emerge in Australia

Parts of the Australian landscape have been covered in spider webs after recent flooding. The webs appeared after heavy rains in Victoria's Gippsland region.

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