While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, May 10 edition

Home Team's Nepal force returns to waiting arms of 300 family members at Changi

Home Team officers returned home late Saturday night to a heartfelt welcome after spending two weeks carrying out rescue operations in earthquake-hit Nepal.

The contingent - comprising 60 officers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force and 66 from the Singapore Police Force - is the largest the Home Team has deployed for an overseas disaster-relief mission.

Their plane touched down at 11.45pm at Changi Airport, where around 300 family members were waiting.

Among the police contingent were Nepalese Gurkha officers, who provided valuable help as they spoke the language and were more familiar with the terrain.

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Diplomats, including Malaysia's envoy, speak of Pakistan helicopter crash terror

Three ambassadors to Pakistan who survived a helicopter crash that killed seven people have described the terrifying moment the aircraft span out of control before slamming into the ground and catching fire.

Testimonies of diplomats on board from Malaysia, Argentina and the Netherlands released by the Pakistan Air Force on Saturday also unequivocally bolstered government and eyewitness statements that the disaster was an accident rather than an act of terrorism.

Malaysia's envoy Hasrul Sani Mujtabar (above) - who was himself injured in the crash - described how the journey had gone to plan until they were due to land at their destination in the northern Gilgit-Baltistan region.

The helicopter was one of three carrying a delegation of ambassadors to inspect projects on a three-day trip to the region, where they were set to meet with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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London protesters scuffle with police at anti-Cameron rally

Protesters threw bottles, cans and smoke bombs at riot police in central London on Saturday in a demonstration against the re-election of Britain's Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron.

Scuffles broke out when the demonstrators, blaring hooters, banging pots and chanting obscenities, confronted lines of police outside the gate leading to the Prime Minister's Downing Street residence.

At one point a bicycle was hurled at police.

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Football: Barcelona on brink of Liga title after Real draw

Barcelona are just one win away from a 23rd La Liga title after Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty (above) in Real Madrid's 2-2 draw at home to Valencia on Saturday.

The league leaders are four points clear with two games to play after earlier claiming a comfortable 2-0 win over David Moyes's Real Sociedad thanks to goals from Neymar and Pedro Rodriguez.

Barcelona can now seal the title when they travel to reigning champions Atletico Madrid next Sunday should a potential players' strike due for the weekend be called off.

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Golf: Tough day for Tiger at TPC Sawgrass

Former world No. 1 Tiger Woods slipped further down the Players Championship leaderboard on Saturday with a third-round 75 that included double bogeys on two par-five holes.

The 14-time major champion, now ranked 125th in the world, had never before had two double bogeys at par-fives in the same round, and the disappointed superstar departed the course without discussing his day.

After making the cut with a birdie at the last hole on Friday, Woods was in trouble early at the par-five second, where his tee shot hit a tree and the ground barely 100 yards out from the tee. He was in a bunker with his third shot and over the green with his fourth en route to a double bogey.

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