While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Feb 15 edition

Civilian dead, three police hurt in shooting at Copenhagen Islam debate

An unidentified gunman killed at least one person and wounded three police officers after opening fire Saturday on a cultural centre in Copenhagen hosting a debate on Islam and free speech.

Swedish artist Lars Vilks – the author of controversial Prophet Muhammad cartoons that sparked worldwide protests in 2007 – was among those at the debate targeted by the gunman who then fled the scene.

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt described the assault as “a terrorist attack” as Danish televion showed the windows of the Krudttonden cultural centre pock-marked by multiple bullet holes.

Read more here

Outcry in Turkey as young woman murdered after attempted rape

Women's rights activists in Turkey took to the streets on Saturday in protest at the murder of a young woman after she resisted an alleged attempt to rape her, local media reported.

Hundreds of women gathered in Istanbul's Taksim square chanting slogans such as "You will never walk alone!".

Police on Friday discovered the burned body of 20-year-old Ozgecan Aslan in a riverbed in southern Turkey.

Read more here

Indonesia will stop sending its women to work as maids overseas, says Jokowi

President Joko Widodo said Indonesia will stop sending its women to work as maids overseas to preserve the country's dignity - and is working on a target to enforce this.

"I have given Manpower Minister a target to come up with a clear roadmap on when we can stop sending female domestic workers. We should have pride and dignity," he said in a speech at the Hanura party's national congress in Solo, Central Java, late on Friday night.

Mr Joko, who visited Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines last week, said he felt ashamed and upset when discussing the issue with Malaysia.

Read more here

Football: Ronaldo slump not a concern, says Ancelotti

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says he is not worried by Cristiano Ronaldo's recent sharp drop in form as the holders prepare to play at Schalke 04 in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Ronaldo made a blistering start to the season and looked well on the way to breaking the record for La Liga goals in one campaign of 50 set by Barcelona forward Lionel Messi in 2011-12.

However, the Portugal captain has only managed four goals since the turn of the year and Saturday's blank in Real's 2-0 win at home to Deportivo La Coruna means he has failed to score in three consecutive La Liga matches for the first time since February 2011.

Read more here

Iranian dissident director Jafar Panahi wins Berlin film fest Golden Bear top prize for Taxi

Iranian dissident director Jafar Panahi won the Golden Bear top prize at the 65th Berlin film festival Saturday for Taxi, his third movie made in defiance of an official ban.

Panahi, who is outlawed from travelling abroad and was absent from the festival, appears on screen in the film as a Teheran cab driver, swapping stories with the denizens of his city.

A mounted dashboard camera allowed him to film in secret, away - at first - from the prying eyes of the Islamic state's authorities.

Read more here