Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
Five things you need to know
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.
Two women were swept to their deaths in Peru some 6,000 miles from an undersea volcanic eruption so powerful that it churned waters halfway across the globe. But on Sunday, there was little word from Tonga, which is just 40 miles from the explosion. https://t.co/7DytdlET3f— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 17, 2022
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.
Surprise suspect in Anne Frank's betrayal discoveredhttps://t.co/biHyR4QTqU— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) January 17, 2022
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.
BREAKING: A plane carrying tennis star Novak Djokovic has landed in his native Serbia after he was deported from Australia for not being vaccinated against COVID-19. https://t.co/SUUH72cA6T— The Associated Press (@AP) January 17, 2022
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.
Beijing city urges end to overseas deliveries over Omicron https://t.co/aCSwYtf29g— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) January 17, 2022
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.
Billionaires added $5 trillion to their fortunes during the pandemic, according to Oxfam, exacerbating economic inequality as the pandemic pushed millions of people around the world into povertyhttps://t.co/wp3wP1CXcl— CNN (@CNN) January 17, 2022