Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
Five things you need to know
A gigantic black hole at the centre of our galaxy has been pictured for the first time. Sagittarius A* is four million times the mass of our sun.
A global network of telescopes has captured the extreme environment surrounding the supermassive black hole in our cosmic backyard https://t.co/JIY0GtbjrG— National Geographic (@NatGeo) May 12, 2022
Ukrainian prosecutors are investigating footage said to show Russian soldiers killing civilians near Kyiv. Russian forces have been accused of committing a multitude of war crimes in Ukraine.
Russian soldiers caught on camera shooting unarmed Ukrainian civilians in the back in footage seen by the BBC https://t.co/RipvjvQBDW— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) May 12, 2022
More than a million people in the US have now died with COVID-19, the White House has said. It's the highest official death toll in the world, though the World Health Organization said other countries are likely to have suffered many more deaths.
Biden to address global Covid summit as US death toll nears 1 million – live https://t.co/lGsnt9RV04— The Guardian (@guardian) May 12, 2022
Apple is no longer the world's most valuable company. Saudi Arabian oil and gas giant Aramco – now worth over US$2.4 trillion – has leapfrogged the Californian tech firm as technology stocks dip and oil prices surge.
Oil giant Saudi Aramco is now the world's most valuable company, bumping Apple from the top spot https://t.co/HqVZryjhnf— Business Insider (@BusinessInsider) May 12, 2022
An Adidas ad campaign featuring bare breasts has been banned in the UK over concerns it could cause offence. The German company said the campaign – designed to sell sports bras – showed "just how diverse breasts are."
Ads for Adidas sports bras that featured women's bare breasts have been banned in the UK— Bloomberg UK (@BloombergUK) May 11, 2022
The Advertising Standards Authority received 24 complaints that the ads reduced women "to body parts"https://t.co/c1mNbfaRYn
An appropriately named Great Dane has been officially acknowledged as the world's tallest dog. Guinness World Records said Zeus, who lives in Texas, stands at 3 ft 5.18 in.
World's tallest dog is 7 feet on hind legs. He likes to sit on laps. via washingtonpost https://t.co/1OB2REpS4T— Jeffrey Levin 🇺🇦 (@jilevin) May 12, 2022