While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, June 2 edition

Singaporean, American missing in Yemen reach Oman, host of 'secret' US talks

A Singaporean and an American who had been missing in war-ravaged Yemen were found and taken to neighbouring Oman on Monday, the sultanate's official ONA news agency reported, as the Americans held talked with the Iran-backed rebels.

The announcement came as a US official said that an American citizen who had been held in the war-torn country had been freed and sent to Oman where he was met by the US ambassador, and where talks were being held between the Americans and the Iran-backed Houthis.

News of the release of the American identified as journalist Casey Coombs came as Omani state media reported that a Singaporean had also arrived in the sultanate on his way home.

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US high court backs Muslim woman denied job at Abercrombie because of headscarf

The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in favour of a Muslim woman who claimed she was denied a sales job with fashion retailers Abercrombie & Fitch as a teen because of her headscarf.

By an 8-1 vote, the high court sided with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a federal government agency that sued Abercrombie on behalf of Samantha Elauf, on the grounds she was discriminated against because of the firm's dress code.

The court, in an opinion written by Justice Antonin Scalia, said Elauf only needed to show that her need for an accommodation was a motivating factor in the employer's decision.

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'Call me Caitlyn': Former Olympian Jenner debuts post-Bruce look on Vanity Fair cover

Caitlyn Jenner, the Olympic decathlon champion formerly known as Bruce who is transitioning to life as a woman, on Monday unveiled her new name and look in a sexy pose on the cover of Vanity Fair.

"I'm so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self," Jenner wrote in her first tweet, after the magazine released the picture by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz.

"Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can't wait for you to get to know her/me," added the 65-year-old, sporting a cream-coloured strapless bodysuit and long brown hair for Vanity Fair's July issue.

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Seas face biodiversity shakeup even under UN goal of limiting global warming to 2 C

The oceans will undergo a dramatic turnover in biodiversity even if the UN meets its goal of limiting of global warming to two degrees Celsius, scientists said Monday (June 1).

Species that need cooler waters will migrate or become extinct, to be replaced by ones that can survive in warmer seas - with major consequences for fisheries.

"If climate change is not tackled quickly, it will lead to a massive reorganisation of marine biodiversity on a planet-wide scale," said France's National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), whose scientists took part in the investigation.

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Tennis: Novak Djokovic eases into blockbuster quarter-final against Rafael Nadal

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will clash in a French Open quarter-final blockbuster on Wednesday in one of the sport's most-eagerly awaited clashes of recent times.

World number one and top seed Djokovic eased into the last eight on Monday with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 win over France's Richard Gasquet.

Defending champion Nadal, seeking a 10th Roland Garros crown, saw off unseeded American Jack Sock, 6-3, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2.

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