While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, May 16 edition

Boston bomber Tsarnaev sentenced to death

A US jury on Friday sentenced 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, one of the worst assaults on American soil since the Sept 11, 2001 attacks.

It took the jury more than 14 hours to choose death on six of 17 capital counts for the Muslim former university student of Chechen descent who came to the United States as a child and became a citizen.

Their only other option was life without the possibility of release in America’s toughest “super-max” prison in Colorado, which some have dubbed the “Alcatraz of the Rockies.”

Three people were killed and 264 others wounded, including 17 who lost limbs, in the twin blasts near the finish line at the northeastern city’s popular marathon.

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Britain jails two Libyan soldiers who raped man on night out

Two Libyan soldiers who were in Britain on a training course were sentenced to 12 years in jail on Friday after being found guilty of raping a drunken man after a night out.

A jury in Cambridge in eastern England found Moktar Ali Saad Mahmoud, 33, and Ibrahim Abugtila, 23, guilty of rape, and aiding and abetting each other in raping the man in October last year.

The court was told that the pair had acted like "hunting dogs" in tracking down their victim, aged in his twenties.

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Football: Mourinho rules out joining rivals in transfer bidding wars

Jose Mourinho fears the forthcoming transfer window will be dominated by inflated prices and insists Chelsea will not get dragged into a bidding war for any of their targets.

Mourinho believes the determination of a number of major clubs to strengthen their squads will drive prices up.

He says Chelsea, who signed Brazilian starlet Nathan this week, can afford to take a more cautious approach.

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The Edge fails to see the edge as he falls off stage in U2 concert kickoff

U2 guitarist The Edge apparently did not see the part of the stage that is his own namesake as he tumbled on the first night of the veteran Irish rockers' tour.

A fan's video that made the rounds online showed The Edge strumming to I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For on Thursday night as he paced toward a stage set up in the centre of the arena in Vancouver.

Then he suddenly tumbled off the right of the walkway, to gasps from the audience, as Bono's voice could still be heard singing the song's chorus.

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Chef Jamie Oliver urges compulsory food lessons worldwide

Aboard an open-top London bus circling Britain's parliament, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is educating children about healthy eating, and revealing plans to take his campaign to the home of the gourmets.

"The most dangerous thing for our communities is when children don't know what a potato is, or a tomato, and that exists all over Europe," he explained on board the red battle bus.

His audience of schoolchildren, some dressed as onions and bananas, lapped up the message and vocally backed the chef's petition calling on all Group of 20 countries to make food education compulsory, chanting "sign it, share it!"

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