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5 things you need to know this morning: Dec. 8, 2023

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

Five things you need to know

1. Musk says Disney CEO should be fired

Elon Musk has said Disney CEO Bob Iger should be fired, adding: "Walt Disney is turning in his grave over what Bob has done to his company." It comes after the X/Twitter boss urged Iger to stop advertising on the likes of Facebook following the publication of a report criticizing content that appears on the social media site.

2. Buffalo Bills coach apologizes for using 9/11 attacks as example of teamwork

Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott has said he regrets using terrorists who carried out 9/11 as an example of a team coming together and "being on the same page." McDermott said he "immediately apologized" to his players after the remark, which he made at a training camp in 2019.

3. Australian man, 23, dies after being buried in sand

A 23-year-old Australian man has died after being buried in sand on a beach. Josh Taylor reportedly fell into a hole that had been dug so a pig could be roasted.

4. Hunter Biden faces 17 years in jails after new indictment

Hunter Biden faces up to 17 years in jail after he was charged with evading US$1.4 million in taxes. Biden, who is the son of President Joe Biden, has claimed the nine-count indictment is politically motivated.

5. Former chief of Israel's army loses son in Gaza fighting

The former chief of Israel's army is said to be "brokenhearted" after his child died fighting in Gaza. Gadi Eisenkot's son, Master Sergeant Gal Eisenkot, died in hospital after being injured in a tunnel explosion.

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