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Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
Five things you need to know
Three stowaways have been found sitting on the rudder of a ship travelling from Nigeria to Spain. The ship's voyage took 11 days.
Three men have been rescued and taken to hospitals after spending 11 days on the rudder of an oil tanker as it sailed from Nigeria to Spain's Canary Islands. https://t.co/d3JXIgtJn7— AP Europe (@AP_Europe) November 29, 2022
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.
About 100 people fishing on a frozen lake in Minnesota rescued after a large chunk of the ice broke off, leaving them stranded. https://t.co/x7FL6cPVza— ABC News (@ABC) November 29, 2022
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."
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.
‘Racist’ interview with Pope Francis causes fury in Russia https://t.co/XGDyYforkp— The Guardian (@guardian) November 29, 2022
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.
Bad abbot: A Buddhist temple in central Thailand has been left without monks after all its holy men failed drug tests and were defrocked, a local official said. https://t.co/KY2wXoMlj4— RTÉ News (@rtenews) November 29, 2022
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.
Even though @NASA_Orion is uncrewed, that doesn't mean the spacecraft is empty.— NASA (@NASA) November 28, 2022
Commander Moonikin Campos is taking over the @NASAArtemis Twitter account from lunar orbit. Soon, the spacecraft will hit its maximum distance from Earth — over 270,000 miles! https://t.co/cSYiaqYUA4 https://t.co/dTeBxrwAsJ