While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, June 29 edition

Crisis-hit Greece imposes capital controls, bank holiday

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced Sunday that the country's crisis-hit banks will be shut on Monday and capital controls imposed to prevent withdrawals, after cash machines ran dry.

The emergency measures were agreed at a cabinet meeting after a gathering of Greece's systemic stability council, called after Eurogroup eurozone finance ministers refused to extend its bailout beyond Tuesday, sparking default fears over an IMF loan repayment due the same day.

The European Central Bank (ECB) subsequently left its Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) financial lifeline for Greek banks unchanged on Sunday.


Tunisia to boost security, arm tourist police after beach massacre

Tunisia said Sunday it would arm tourism police and deploy hundreds of reinforcements as authorities moved to boost security after an extremist gunned down 38 people at a seaside resort.

Police on horseback and quad bikes patrolled the beach at Port El Kantaoui north of Sousse where the worst jihadist attack in Tunisia's history took place on Friday.

On Monday, interior ministers from Britain - the country hardest hit - France and Germany will visit the seaside Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel south of Tunis where killings took place.


Istanbul police use teargas to break up Gay Pride parade

Riot police in Istanbul used teargas and fired rubber pellets to disperse thousands of participants in the city's Gay Pride march after some began chanting slogans against the president, a reporter said.

The scene turned violent when participants - many brandishing rainbow flags - denounced "the fascism" of the conservative President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Police then began to forcefully break up the crowd, with some officers firing rubber pellets into the crowd.


Second New York prison escapee shot and captured

A convicted murderer who escaped from a maximum-security New York prison three weeks ago has been shot and captured, authorities and media said Sunday, two days after his fellow escapee was shot dead.

David Sweat was wounded just three kilometres south of the Canadian border and taken to the hospital, several television networks reported, citing unnamed law enforcement sources.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) confirmed on Twitter that Sweat had been captured.


Jurassic World still king of North America box office

The dinosaurs of Jurassic World stayed atop the cinematic food chain this weekend, snapping up another US$54.2 million to keep Pixar's Inside Out in second place at the North American box office, estimates showed Sunday.

Jurassic World completed its third weekend in US and Canadian cinemas with an overall haul of US$500 million, shattering US and worldwide records, according to initial figures from Exhibitor Relations.

The fourth film in the popular "Jurassic Park" series, "Jurassic World" returns to the island featured in the first instalment. It follows an experiment to create an especially mean dinosaur and, unsurprisingly, things quickly go awry.