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5 things you need to know this morning: Nov. 20, 2023

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

Five things you need to know

1. Outsider wins Argentina election, promises huge cut to government spending

A dog-loving, rock-singing, chainsaw-wielding economist and tantric sex instructor has won the Argentine presidential election. Libertarian candidate Javier Milei, famous for his media rants and mop of dark hair, won 56 per cent of the vote, according to the latest count.

Far-right candidate Javier Milei won a convincing victory in Argentina’s presidential election, with a promise to sharply cut government spending and tackle the country’s worst economic crisis in decades.

— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) November 20, 2023

2. Shakira pays fine, avoids jail in tax fraud case

Shakira has agreed a deal with Spanish prosecutors after she was accused of tax fraud. The Colombian singer has paid an $11.26 million fine, though prosecutors had wanted her to serve eight years in jail and pay a $35.73 million penalty.

Shakira reaches deal to avoid 8 years in prison, maintains innocence in tax fraud case

— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 20, 2023

3. Emissions of top 1% equal to bottom 66%, report claims

The world's top one per cent of earners are responsible for more carbon emissions than the lowest 66 per cent, according to a new Oxfam report. Those with incomes of $192,000 a year – about 77 million people – accounted for 16 per cent of all CO2 emissions in 2019, the study claims.

Richest 1% 'emit as much CO2 as poorest two-thirds of planet'


— Sky News (@SkyNews) November 20, 2023

4. Red wine headache mystery solved, scientists claim

Scientists in the US think they have found the answer to why some people suffer a headache from red wine despite drinking other types of alcohol without problems. Boffins at the University of California said a compound in red grapes can disrupt the way the body metabolizes alcohol.

Scientists say mystery of how red wine headaches occur may be solved

— Guardian news (@guardiannews) November 20, 2023

5. Morgan Wallen wins big at Billboard Music Awards

A country singer who was ostracized after being recorded on camera using an offensive word has triumphed at the Billboard Music Awards. Morgan Wallen won 11 awards, including top male artist, two years after finding himself at the centre of a furore over his language.

Disgraced country star sweeps Billboard awards

— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) November 20, 2023

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