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5 things you need to know this morning: Oct. 4, 2022

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

Five things you need to know

1. North Korea fires missile over Japan

North Korea has fired a missile over Japan, prompting fear and fury in Tokyo and Washington. The missile travelled 4,500 kilometres before crashing into the Pacific Ocean.

2. Florida death toll now close to 100: reports

The death toll from Hurricane Ian has grown to nearly 100 in Florida, according to reports. The devastating storm caused immense damage to some coastal areas in the Sunshine State.

3. EU lawmakers vote to force tech firms to use same charging cable

Members of the European Union's parliament have voted to force tech firms to use the same type of charging cable for all their devices. It means smartphones and tablets – including those made by Apple, which insists on using its own cable – will have to use a USB-C charger from 2024.

4. Ukraine's president joins condemnation of Elon Musk's peace plan

Ukraine's president has joined a chorus of angry voices denouncing Elon Musk for suggesting the country negotiate a compromise with Russia to end the war. Musk said Ukraine should acknowledge the loss of Crimea and agree to genuine referenda in the Donbas in order to avert the potential of nuclear war.

5. HBO attacked for poor lighting once again

HBO has been under fire once again for what some viewers said was poor lighting in a George R. R. Martin-inspired TV show. This time fans complained about dark scenes in House of Dragon, a spin-off of Game of Thrones, which was also attacked for lighting decisions.

And lastly...

In lighter news, a confused coyote has achieved fame after finding itself in the school toilets at a school in California. The canine has been nicknamed "Wile E" after its hapless adventure.

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