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5 things you need to know this morning: July 6, 2022

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

Five things you need to know

1. Santana says he 'forgot to eat and drink' before stage collapse

US guitarist Carlos Santana has said he was dehydrated when he collapsed on stage at a concert in Michigan on Tuesday. Santana, 74, later said he "forgot to eat and drink water" before the show.

2. Zimbabwe turns to gold coins and US dollar in inflation fight

Zimbabwe has announced it will introduce gold coins this month in an attempt to curb soaring inflation. The country, which has an estimated inflation rate of 190 per cent, said it will also make the US dollar legal tender for five years.

3. Millions raised for boy, 2, whose parents were killed in shooting

Millions of dollars have been raised for a two-year-old boy whose parents were murdered during the July 4 parade shooting near Chicago. Aiden McCarthy, who was not hurt, was found wandering alone after the shooting.

4. UK PM pledges to 'keep going' despite dozens of resignations

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has insisted he will remain in power despite dozens of ministers and aides resigning in protest at his behaviour. The premier said he had a "colossal mandate" and will "keep going," but his critics have accused him of being dishonest and unfit to lead.

5. 'Friends' co-creator regrets language used to describe character's father

The co-creator of successful 1990s sitcom Friends has said it was a "mistake" to refer to Chandler Bing's father as his father. Marta Kauffman said Chandler's father was transgender and therefore should have been referred to differently.

And lastly...

In happier developments, researchers have some potentially good news for part-time exercisers. American scientists have found that people who engage in a burst of activity on the weekend could benefit as much as those who spread out their exercise over the week.

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