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5 things you need to know this morning: Aug. 9, 2022

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

Five things you need to know

1. Trump warns of 'dark times' as FBI raid his home

Donald Trump's home in Florida has been searched by the FBI, according to the former president. Trump said the unprecedented raid signalled "dark times for our nation."

2. Travolta among mourners as Olivia Newton-John dies at 73

Fans and friends are paying tribute to Olivia Newton-John after the Australian actress died at the age of 73. John Travolta, who starred with her in the musical Grease, said she "made all of our lives so much better."

3. WhatsApp to allow secret group exit

Facebook parent company Meta has announced changes to popular messaging app WhatsApp. Users will soon be able to leave group chats without alerting other members and block screenshots on "View Once" messages.

4. New York doctor warns of undiagnosed polio cases

A New York health official has said there could be hundreds – or even thousands – of undiagnosed polio cases in the state. Last month it was announced that an unvaccinated man was paralyzed by the virus in New York.

5. Several dead, dozen hurt after flooding in Seoul

At least eight people have died and a dozen been hurt after flooding in Seoul. The South Korean capital experienced heavy downpours on Monday that flooded metro stations and caused blackouts.

And lastly...

In happier news, a dirt path in Bolivia known as "Death Road" has now become a haven for wildlife after an alternative route was opened in 2007. Many wild birds and mammals are flourishing along the road, on which hundreds of people died between 1999 and 2003.

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