While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, June 7 edition

Bangladesh, India sign historic land boundary agreement

India and Bangladesh on Saturday signed an agreement to simplify their 4,000km border and clarify the identities of 52,000 living in enclaves, over four decades after the neighbours first tried to untangle complex territorial rights set down in 1713.

Under the deal, signed in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka, the two countries will swop 200 tiny enclaves, most of them close to the official border. Their inhabitants have been deprived of public services and are living in squalid conditions.

Established by a treaty between two former princely states, the 106 Indian enclaves in Bangladesh and 92 Bangladeshi enclaves in India are islands of foreign territory inside each country.


Russian scientists stage rare anti-government demonstration

Russian scientists staged a rare anti-government demonstration on Saturday as fears mount that they will be next in the line of fire after Kremlin crackdowns on the media, rights activists and the opposition.

Several thousand protesters, including scientists and intellectuals, took to the streets of Moscow to express fears for the future of scientific research, which is becoming mired in red tape and mismanagement.

Prominent opposition figures including top activist Alexei Navalny joined the rally.


Two convicted killers escape from New York maximum security prison

Two inmates convicted of murder escaped from New York state's biggest maximum security prison by cutting through cell walls, prompting a major manhunt, authorities said on Saturday.

Richard Matt and David Sweat sneaked out of the all-male Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York State Police said in an alert.

Hours later, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Twitter that he was cancelling a scheduled appearance at the Belmont Stakes horse race to instead travel to the prison.


Tennis: Serena wins 20th Grand Slam in Paris

Serena Williams won her 20th Grand Slam title and third French Open crown at Roland Garros on Saturday, clawing her way back from a break down in the last set to defeat Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-7 (2/7), 6-2.

It what was a disjointed affair, the 33-year-old American was coasting to a straight-sets win, a set and 4-1 up against the Czech 13th seed, playing in her first Grand Slam final at the age of 28.

But a combination of serving woes for Williams and some top play from Safarova forced a third set, the fifth of the tournament for the American.


Football: Suarez, Neymar strike to seal Barca's treble with 3-1 win over Juventus

Luis Suarez and Neymar scored second half goals to give Barcelona a 3-1 Champions League final victory over Juventus on Saturday and make the Spaniards the first team to twice win the European treble.

Luis Enrique capped his first season as Barcelona's head coach by matching Pep Guardiola's feat from the 2008/09 season, when the Catalans captured the European, Spanish league and cup titles.

An early goal by Barca's Ivan Rakitic was cancelled out by Juventus' ex-Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, who equalised on 55 minutes.


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