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5 things you need to know this morning: Aug. 3, 2021

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

Five things you need to know

1. Entire population of Wuhan to be tested for COVID-19

The entire population of the Chinese city of Wuhan will be tested for COVID-19 after seven people tested positive for the virus, authorities have said. COVID-19 was first detected in the city in 2019.

2. New York Governor grilled for 11 hours in sexual harassment probe

Controversial New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was reportedly grilled by investigators for 11 hours last month as part of a sexual harassment probe. Cuomo, once a darling of the Democratic Party, saw his political light fade after allegedly covering up care home COVID-19 deaths and being accused by several women of sexual harassment.

3. Cave art was created by Neanderthals, study claims

Neanderthals were smarter than we previously thought, a new study has claimed. The research attributes red marks in a cave to the species, which was a close relative of humans.

4. John Cleese looking for a place to stay in Canada

Monty Python star John Cleese has asked for a place to stay in Canada. The veteran comic is making a movie and needs somewhere to rent in Hunstville, Ont.

5. Shares fall after Chinese state media brands online games 'electronic drugs'

A state-controlled media outlet in China has called online games "electronic drugs" – prompting a dramatic fall in some shares. Tencent and NetEase both saw their stock prices tumble by more than 10% after the remark in Economic Information Daily.

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