While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, April 20 edition

Italy calls for emergency EU summit on migrant crisis after latest migrant boat tragedy

Italy on Sunday called for an emergency summit of European Union leaders following the latest migrant boat tragedy in the Mediterranean.

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Rome would be seeking the extraordinary meeting after up to 700 people were feared to have drowned when a boat carrying them towards Italy capsized off Libya.

"We are working to ensure this meeting can be held by the end of the week. It has to be a priority," Renzi told a press conference, describing the people smuggling behind the migrant crisis as a "scourge" that Europe had to address.

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Oklahoma City victims remembered 20 years after bombing killed 168, including 19 children

Hundreds of people gathered at the site of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing to remember the 168 men, women and children killed when a truck stuffed with tons of explosives blew up at a downtown federal building.

Former President Bill Clinton was among the dignitaries Sunday who addressed the crowd outside the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.

"Oklahoma City, you had to choose to redeem your terrible losses by having to begin again," said Clinton, who was in his first term in office at the time of the attack, one of the deadliest of its kind ever staged on US soil.

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The Golden Era tops Hong Kong Film Awards

The Golden Era, a biopic of an acclaimed Chinese writer in the 1930s, on Sunday won praise from the city's prestigious film academy, scooping five prizes including best movie at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

The three-hour drama tells the story of renowned novelist Xiao Hong, whose short life battered by disease and political unrest was set against her literary success.

In the ceremony at the southern Chinese city's harbourside Cultural Centre, the film snapped up the awards for best costume and make up, best cinematography and best art direction, as well as best director for Ann Hui On-wah.

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Football: Harry Kane strikes as Tottenham Hotspur beat Newcastle, eye Europe

Harry Kane made it 20 goals for the Premier League season as he capped a 3-1 win for Tottenham Hotspur away to Newcastle United on Sunday that kept the London club in the hunt for European football.

Newcastle, still not safe from the threat of relegation, had to contend with their lowest Premier League crowd of the season as a result of a planned protest against owner Mike Ashley and those home fans who did turn up witnessed the club's sixth straight league defeat.

The Magpies threatened to stop the rot when Jack Colback cancelled out Nacer Chadli's 30th-minute opener just after half-time.

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Football: Eight Corinthians fans shot dead in Brazil

Eight football fans were gunned down ahead of a semi-final match at the Corinthians fan club headquarters in Sao Paulo, police and local media reported Sunday.

A Sao Paulo military police spokesman said seven people were shot dead at the Corinthians' fan headquarters Saturday night and another later died in hospital.

The shooting was confirmed by a Corinthians club official.

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