Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
Five things you need to know
International socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has offered to renounce her French and British citizenships in exchange for bail in the US. She is accused of helping child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein procure and exploit young girls for sex. Maxwell's lawyers said she has no desire to leave the US, where she also has citizenship.
Ghislaine Maxwell offered to renounce her British and French citizenship and put her assets into a monitored account as she tried for a third time to get released on bail. https://t.co/P7elQukNzp— ABC News (@ABC) February 24, 2021
Rescuers have saved 28 stranded pilot whales from a notorious New Zealand beach. Sadly, however, at least 15 of the mammals were found dead. Wildlife officials said some of the rescued whales are at risk of beaching themselves again and so must be monitored.
New Zealand: Pilot whales refloated at stranding spot https://t.co/9rlcpMf6MD— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) February 24, 2021
A landslide in Italy has dislodged hundreds of coffins at a 100-year-old cliffside cemetery, causing many to slip into the sea. Two chapels were also destroyed during the disaster near Genoa. The mayor of the affected village, Camogli, said it was an "unimaginable catastrophe."
A landslide in Camogli, Italy has caused a cliff-top cemetery to crash 48 metres into the ocean below, sending 200 coffins floating into the sea.— The Weather Network (@weathernetwork) February 24, 2021
A fresh accusation of sexual misconduct has been made against American fashion designer Alexander Wang. A 21-year-old man – Keaton Bullen – said he was assaulted by Wang at a New York club in 2019. Wang has previously denied claims made against him by 11 other men.
The 21-year-old is among others accusing Alexander Wang of sexual misconduct https://t.co/Lk3L3QJwsO— Evening Standard (@EveningStandard) February 24, 2021
A man in China has been ordered to pay compensation to his wife for housework in a divorce ruling. She is now set to receive 50,000 yuan – about $9,700 – for the work she performed during her five-year marriage to the man. The man filed for divorce last year.
A landmark ruling in China has triggered an intense debate about the value of domestic work after a Beijing divorce court ruled that a woman should receive about $7,700 for "household labor" following a split from her husband. https://t.co/Bxx6fZVy25— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 24, 2021