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5 things you need to know this morning: Jan. 17, 2022

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

Five things you need to know

1. Tongans waiting for news after tsunami

Tongans around the world are waiting eagerly for news of their homeland after a volcano triggered a tsunami in the Pacific on Saturday. Communications are crippled on the islands.

2. Investigation identifies man thought to have betrayed Anne Frank

A new investigation has identified a man suspected of giving up Anne Frank to the Nazis. The research pointed to Arnold van den Bergh, a fellow Jew living in Amsterdam during the German occupation.

3. Djokovic back home after Australia deportation

Tennis star Novak Djokovic has arrived back in his native Serbia after being deported from Australia. The world number one's presence in Australia sparked rancour among politicians because he has not been vaccinated against COVID-19.

4. Beijing officials tell residents not to order international packages after COVID-19 case

Officials in Beijing have recommended that residents stop ordering packages from overseas. It comes after a woman in the city was reportedly infected with COVID-19 after opening a parcel.

5. World's richest doubled their wealth during COVID-19 pandemic, report claims

The richest people in the world have doubled their collective wealth during the COVID-19 pandemic, a charity report has claimed. Oxfam said the research shows there are serious problems with the world economic system.





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