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5 things you need to know today

5 things you need to know today

Switzer Daily
24 January 2020
  1. Flags across NSW will fly at half-mast today in commemoration of the three American air crew members who died when their C-130 large air tanker crashed in southern NSW on Thursday. Commissioner Fitzsimmons described the three men killed in the crash as "remarkable individuals, well-known, highly respected and regarded as part of the Coulson's Aviation family."

  2. The Doomsday clock has moved from two minutes to midnight to 100 seconds to midnight. Rachel Bronson, president and CEO of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, said: “We are now expressing how close the world is to catastrophe in seconds — not hours, or even minutes. We now face a true emergency — an absolutely unacceptable state of world affairs that has eliminated any margin for error or further delay.”

  3. China have restricted movement in multiple cities after shutting down the city of Wahun, with a population of 11 million people. Meanwhile, eight other countries have reported patients with the virus — all either residents of Wuhan or recent visitors to the city.

  4. Donald Trump has tweeted 131 times between 12am and 4.46pm ET, according to Factbase, creating a new record for the tweet-loving President. Most of Trump’s retweets on Wednesday included arguments in his defence in the impeachment trial.

  5. The Dow Jones was down 26.18 points (0.090%) to 29,160.09, the S&P 500 was up 3.76 points (0.11%) to 3,325.51 and Nasdaq climbed 18.71 points (0.20%) to 9,402.48

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