While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Sept 14 edition

Fifteen babies and children among 34 dead in new migrant tragedy off Greece

At least 34 people, among them 15 babies and children, drowned when their overcrowded boat capsized in high winds off a Greek island on Sunday, the latest migrant tragedy at sea.

The latest deaths came as Athens angrily defended its handling of the mounting refugee crisis in Europe and appealed for more help.

Four babies and 11 young children - six boys and five girls - were among those on the stricken wooden boat when it sank off the island of Farmakonisi, Athens News Agency reported.


Germany reinstates border controls over refugee surge

Germany reintroduced border controls on Sunday after admitting it could no longer cope with a record influx of migrants and refugees, raising the stakes ahead of a key EU meeting on sharing the burden of the crisis across the bloc.

Within hours of Berlin's shock announcement German officers began carrying out the first passport checks near the border with Austria, an AFP journalist saw.

As night fell, police in fluorescent vests stopped all cars and pedestrians at the Freilassing crossing in Bavaria, with three Syrian migrants who were on foot told to remain on the side of the road.


Clashes rock Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound

Muslims and Israeli police clashed at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday hours before the start of the Jewish New Year, the latest violence over access to the site sacred to both faiths.

The clashes came with tensions running high after Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon last week outlawed two Muslim groups that confront Jewish visitors to the compound.

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas condemned what he called an Israeli police "attack" at the site, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said authorities must prevent rioting there.


Tennis: Swiss vet Martina Hingis and India's Sania Mirza win US Open women's doubles title

Wimbledon champions Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza captured their second consecutive Grand Slam women's doubles crown Sunday, defeating Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3, 6-3 in the US Open final.

India's Mirza and Swiss veteran Hingis did not drop a set in becoming the first top-seeded duo to win the US Open women's doubles title since Cara Black and Liezel Huber won the 2008 crown.

"It has been a great year for us," Mirza said. "To win Wimbledon was a great year. Then to come back and back it up to win the US Open, we feel like we're a really solid team. And we came through again today."


Victoria Beckham says she would love to dress presidential candidate Hillary Clinton

Victoria Beckham sent a high-energy collection of print and colour inspired by urban surf down the New York runway Sunday and said she would love to dress Hillary Clinton.

The mother of four, wife of retired football legend David Beckham and former Spice Girl, has cemented her place in the fashion industry by designing beautiful clothes that flatter women of every shape and size.

Her show on day four of New York fashion week saw David sit front row, effortlessly handsome in a tan suit and buttoned white shirt, next to eldest son Brooklyn and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.