While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, April 27 edition

Prince left no will to vast estate, sister tells court

Prince’s sister said on Tuesday (April 26) that the pop icon left behind no will as she sought an administrator to oversee one of the most legendary estates in the music world.

The court filing by sister Tyka Nelson showed a desire for an orderly process after the sudden death of Prince, who was estimated to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars and kept vaults with an untold number of unreleased songs.

Nelson, in a petition to a court in Carver County, Minnesota in the suburbs of Minneapolis-St. Paul, said that Prince was survived by no spouse, children or parents.  She is his only surviving full sibling, but there are five surviving half-siblings who were all listed as heirs.


Chile reburies Nobel-winning poet Pablo Neruda

Chile reburied Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda's remains on Tuesday (April 26) after exhuming them to determine whether he was assassinated by late dictator Augusto Pinochet's regime - a mystery that still lingers.

Three years after they were disinterred to be tested for traces of poison, a casket bearing Neruda's remains was buried at his former home in the resort town of Isla Negra, facing the Pacific ocean in line with his last wishes.

Neruda, a celebrated poet, politician, diplomat and bohemian, died in 1973 aged 69, just days after Pinochet, then the head of the Chilean army, overthrew Socialist president Salvador Allende in a bloody coup.


Iraq reports first bird flu outbreaks in 10 years

Iraq this week reported six outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu that happened from mid-December to early February, its first occurrence of the disease in nearly 10 years, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday (April 26).

Nearly 720,000 birds died as a result of the outbreaks which were mostly on farms, the Paris-based OIE said, citing information from Iraq's agriculture ministry. Of these 77,101 birds died of the virus and the others were killed in protective culls.

Outbreaks were found in different parts of the country, from a town near the border with Turkey to one north of Baghdad and two farms further south in the province of Al Qadisiyah.


Olympics: Syrian amputee carries Rio 2016 flame through Athens refugee camp

A Syrian amputee swimmer ran with the Olympic flame through a refugee camp in Athens on Tuesday (April 26) to highlight the plight of the million people who fled their homes for Europe since last year.

Greece has been the main entry point into Europe since 2015 for the influx of refugees and migrants from conflict-ridden or poor countries in the Middle East and beyond.

Ibrahim al-Hussein, who has been granted asylum in Greece, crossed the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece on a rubber boat in 2014 after having lost part of his leg in a bombing in Syria.


Football: No Ronaldo, no goals as Man City, Real Madrid draw

Champions League top-scorer Cristiano Ronaldo was a frustrated spectator as his Real Madrid side played out a slow-burning 0-0 draw at Manchester City in Tuesday's (April 26) semi-final first leg.

Injury prevented the Portuguese superstar from adding to his 16-goal tally and in his absence the visitors were unable to convert the handful of chances they created, with a sensational late Joe Hart save to deny Pepe the closest either side came to a goal at the Etihad Stadium.

As an occasion, City's first semi-final appearance in the competition was a let-down, but by preventing Madrid from notching an away goal they safeguarded their hopes of reaching the final ahead of next week's return leg at the Bernabeu.