While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, April 5 edition

Kenya police parade Shebab corpses through massacre town as militants issue new threat

Police on Saturday paraded the naked corpses of Somali Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab gunmen who slaughtered almost 150 people in one of Kenya’s worst massacres, hours after the militants threatened “another bloodbath”.

Five men have been arrested in connection with Thursday’s attack, where the gunmen staged a one-day seige at the university in the northeastern town of Garissa.

Earlier on Saturday, the Shebab warned of a “long, gruesome war” unless Kenya withdrew its troops from Somalia.

Meanwhile, President Uhuru Kenyatta declared three days of national mourning.

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Fidel Castro makes first public appearance in 14 months

Cuba's former president and revolutionary icon Fidel Castro has made his first public appearance in 14 months, local media reported Saturday.

The state-run newspaper Granma said Castro had this week met with a Venezuelan delegation that had been invited to the communist island.

Granma published four photographs on its website of the 88-year-old Castro seated inside a bus or van and shaking the hands of supporters leaning in through the vehicle's windows.

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Three arrested after mass brawl breaks out in New York casino

Three people were arrested after a large brawl captured on video that broke out in a New York City casino, police said on Saturday.

As many as two dozen people were involved in the fight late on Friday at Resorts World Casino in Queens, which was packed with hundreds of people out for a night of gaming, said a spokesman for the New York City Police Department said.

An argument between two groups of people escalated into a full-scale brawl, police said, and video posted on YouTube from the melee shows chairs being thrown and people striking one another as they run through the casino's food court area.

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Football: Chelsea survive 60m wonder goal to stretch lead

Leaders Chelsea conceded one of the great Premier League goals but still had too much for Stoke City as they consolidated top spot with a 2-1 home victory on Saturday.

Eden Hazard's 39th-minute penalty rewarded the home side for almost complete domination but they went in at halftime level after Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam equalised out of the blue with a spectacular 60m shot.

Taking possession well inside his own half, the Scotland international looked up to see Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois had strayed off his line.

Even so, it initially seemed nothing more than a reckless gamble when Adam shaped to shoot, yet his incredible drive from 60m out arrowed over Courtois, who could only help the ball into the net as he back-pedalled in a futile attempt to prevent the wonder-goal.

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Football: Arsenal hit top gear but Wenger still ruing slow start

Ten wins in 11 Premier League matches is title-winning form but ultimately it will probably prove in vain for an Arsenal side paying dearly for misfiring at the start of the season.

Saturday's thumping 4-1 victory over Liverpool sent Arsenal into second place, four points behind Chelsea who have two games in hand of the surging Gunners.

With Chelsea still to face Arsenal at the Emirates, as well as Manchester United and Liverpool, it is not beyond the realms of possibility that a title dogfight could develop in the closing weeks of the season.

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