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5 things you need to know this morning: Nov. 29, 2022

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

Five things you need to know

1. Stowaways spend 11 days on ship's rudder

Three stowaways have been found sitting on the rudder of a ship travelling from Nigeria to Spain. The ship's voyage took 11 days.

2. Hundreds of anglers rescued after ice platform breaks away

Hundreds of people have been rescued after becoming stranded on a large chuck of ice in a Minnesota lake. Police said the anglers ended up being surrounded by nearly 30 metres of open water after the ice they were standing on split and drifted off.

3. Smith attempts to explain Chris Rock assault

Actor Will Smith has attempted to explain why he assaulted comedian Chris Rock during the Oscars ceremony in March. The Men in Black star said he "lost it" because he was "going through something that night."

4. Pope accused of 'perversion'

Russia has accused the Pope of "perversion" after he said certain ethnic groups fighting in Ukraine are more cruel than others. Pope Francis said Chechens and Buryats, who have acquired a fearsome reputation in the war, are the "cruellest" soldiers on the battlefield.

5. All monks at Buddhist temple test positive for meth

A Buddhist temple in Thailand has been left without any monks after all its holy men were removed for testing positive for drugs. Four monks, including the abbot, had taken methamphetamine, officials said.

And lastly...

In happier news, NASA has said its Orion capsule has travelled further from Earth than any other spacecraft designed for transporting human. The vessel – which was about 430,000 kilometres from home on Monday – is not carrying people, but is expected to do so in two years.



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