While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, May 3 edition

Prince William and Kate show off newborn princess

Cradled in her mother’s arms, Britain’s new sleeping princess was welcomed into the outside world Saturday with joyous cheers, a forest of camera phones and a sea of flags.

It was both a traditional and very 21st-century moment as Prince William and his wife Kate emerged from the Lindo Wing doors at St Mary’s Hospital in London.

Several hundred cheering well-wishers crammed behind barricades on the streets around the private hospital wing, screaming with delight as the beaming couple emerged.

Wearing a lemon and white floral summery dress, a smiling Kate cradled her daughter in her right arm, the baby wrapped in a white blanket and wearing a white bonnet.

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Thousands rally in Baltimore over Freddie Gray death

Thousands of people called for justice in Baltimore on Saturday in new demonstrations a day after six police were charged over the death of an African-American man in their custody.

Many cheered the surprise convictions of the officers – three of them black. They face a range of charges, including second-degree murder and manslaughter.

The Maryland National Guard said on Twitter it had nearly 3,000 soldiers and airmen ready to help “keep the peace” in the city.

But in contrast to the violence and looting that flared after Freddie Gray’s funeral on Monday, there was a festive atmosphere in Baltimore, as demonstrators – white and black – gathered at City Hall, the focal point of rallies in recent days.

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Last MH17 crash remains arrive in Netherlands

A flight carrying the last remains of Dutch victims killed in last year's MH17 plane crash in rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine arrived in the Netherlands on Saturday.

The Dutch air force C-130 plane landed shortly before 4pm (10pm Singapore time) at the Eindhoven air force base carrying seven coffins, live video on Dutch news website nu.nl showed.

All 298 passengers and crew on board the Malaysia Airlines jetliner - the majority of them Dutch - died when the plane was shot down on July 17 last year.

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Boxing: 'Fight of the century' ready to rumble

Years of debate and months of hype will reach a climax when Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather step into the ring in Las Vegas for the most eagerly anticipated boxing match in recent memory.

The long-awaited bout, which has been more than five years in the making, has transcended the traditional boxing scene, catapulting the sport back into the public consciousness and promising to rewrite the record books as the most lucrative fight of all time.

The breathtaking figures - a possible US$200 million payday for the unbeaten American Mayweather and an estimated US$100 million bonanza for Philippine icon Pacquiao - have intensified the spotlight on a fight between two of the greatest fighters of their generation.

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Football: Ronaldo hat-trick keeps Madrid in touch with eight-goal Barca

A Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick maintained Real Madrid's La Liga title aspirations as they ended Sevilla's 34-game unbeaten run at home with a 3-2 win on Saturday.

Victory kept the European champions just two points behind Barcelona with three games to play after Luis Suarez scored his first hat-trick for the Catalans in a 8-0 humiliation of relegated Cordoba.

Ronaldo's 29th Madrid hat-trick took him onto 42 La Liga goals for the campaign, two ahead of Lionel Messi who netted twice as Barca condemned Cordoba to relegation in embarrassing fashion.

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