Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
Five things you need to know
Angelina Jolie has accused her ex-husband Brad Pitt of drunkly attacking her and their children while on a private jet. Pitt, who is locked in a legal wrangle with Jolie, denies the claims.
Angelina Jolie alleges physical abuse by Brad Pitt in countersuit https://t.co/7wuy1RrkrI— The Guardian (@guardian) October 4, 2022
A telescope in Chile has captured images of the asteroid that NASA crashed a probe into last week. The photographs show that the asteroid has left a trail of debris in its wake stretching thousands of kilometres.
After NASA's DART spacecraft smashed into the asteroid Dimorphos, debris stretched into an enormous tail 10,000 km long https://t.co/9mArTyjz2w— New Scientist (@newscientist) October 5, 2022
Russia has said the US's decision to send yet more military equipment to Ukraine has increased the risk of a "direct military clash" between the two nuclear powers. Russia's ambassador to the US said the Americans' actions represent an "immediate threat" to Moscow.
US announces $625m military aid for Ukraine, Russia warns of risk https://t.co/XmMICesDLH— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) October 5, 2022
The South Korean military has issued an apology after one of its missiles failed to launch during a drill with American forces. Officials said there were no casualties when the weapon exploded and burned up overnight.
A malfunctioned missile hit land near a military base in Gangneung, South Korea, during a joint live-fire drill by South Korea and the United States in response to North Korea’s latest missile launch. pic.twitter.com/RgbXqXAM5x— South China Morning Post (@SCMPNews) October 5, 2022
Activists have reacted with confusion and disgust after Egypt announced that Coca-Cola will sponsor this year's COP27 UN climate talks. Coca-Cola has long been attacked for its contribution to global plastic pollution.
The company is ranked as the world’s top plastic polluter, yet Coca-Cola has signed a deal with Egypt to sponsor this year’s upcoming climate talks, #COP27, taking place in Cairo in November. pic.twitter.com/row138FpQF— DW Global Ideas & Environment (@dw_environment) October 5, 2022
In happier news, scientists in Spain have announced that a humble worm could be the key to ridding the world of one of the worst forms of plastic pollution. The wax worm's saliva is capable of breaking down polyethylene, according to the researchers.
'Revolutionary discovery': Enzymes in wax worm saliva breaks down plastic within HOURS https://t.co/rF1eIGAG2h— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) October 5, 2022