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5 things you need to know this morning: Sept. 21, 2022

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

Five things you need to know

1. Putin calls up 300,000 reservists for Ukraine war

Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that military reservists will be called up to fight in Ukraine. The country's defence minister said 300,000 troops will be mobilized.

2. Riots in Iran after woman reportedly killed by state security

There have been riots in Iran after a woman was reportedly killed by security forces for breaking laws on what women can wear. Tuesday marked the fifth successive day of unrest in the country, with protesters filmed burning their hijabs.

3. Kids' uniforms contain 'forever chemicals,' study shows

Some uniforms for school kids in the US and Canada contain high levels of "forever chemicals," according to a new study. Researchers said the PFAS chemicals in some items of clothing are linked to obesity, fertility issues and asthma.

4. US expert panel says all adults should be screened for anxiety and depression

An expert panel backed by the US government has recommended that all adults under 65 should be screened for anxiety disorders. The US Preventive Services Task Force also said adults should be screened for depression.

5. Hundreds more whales stranded in separate incident in Australia

Another, and far worse, mass stranding incident has occurred in Tasmania. This time more than 200 whales – thought to be pilot whales – have been found trapped at the entrance to Macquarie Harbour.

And lastly...

In happier news, the recently launched James Webb telescope has sent back stunning new images of the planet Neptune. The majestic ice giant can be seen in spectacular detail, with even its rings visible.



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