While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, April 30 edition

Brussels suspect 'dumped metro bomb in toilet'

A Swedish suspect in the Brussels and Paris attacks has told investigators that he dumped the explosives that he carried onto the Belgian capital's metro system into the toilet, reports said on Friday (April 29).

Osama Krayem, 23, doused the home-made TATP explosive that he had carried into Maalbeek metro station with water before trying to dispose of it in the lavatory of the apartment where the attackers were based, La Libre Belgique newspaper said.

It said investigators thought his claims were "credible" as TATP, the favoured choice of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group as it can be made from readily available chemicals, is in crystal form and dissolves in water.


Oil rig helicopter crashes off Norwegian coast, 13 presumed dead

A helicopter ferrying passengers from a Norwegian oil platform crashed in the North Sea on Friday (April 29), killing at least 11 of the 13 people on board, rescue officials said.

The 11 passengers and two crew on the flight from the Gullfaks B oil platform, operated by Statoil, were all Norwegian except for one British and one Italian national, according to the Rescue Coordination Centre for Southern Norway.

"The helicopter is completely destroyed," it said. After several hours searching for survivors, 11 bodies were found and the remaining two people were presumed dead.


Protesters target Donald Trump speech to California Republicans

Protests erupted on Friday (April 29) outside the venue where US presidential candidate Donald Trump was speaking to a group of California Republicans, a day after a demonstration against the former reality TV star turned ugly.

About 300 people gathered outside the convention in Burlingame, south of San Francisco. Protesters, who held signs and Mexican flags, at one point rushed towards security gates, and police officers had their batons out.

News cameras caught images of Trump, guarded by security officials, hopping a barrier and walking toward a back entrance of the hotel for his speech to the California Republican convention. Protesters were blocking traffic.


First US Zika-related death in Puerto Rico

The first death related to the mosquito-borne Zika virus infection on US soil was reported on Friday (April 29) in the US territory of Puerto Rico, health authorities said.

"The patient died of complications related to severe thrombocytopenia," a condition related to a low number of platelets in the blood, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

"Although Zika virus-associated deaths are rare, the first identified death in Puerto Rico highlights the possibility of severe cases, as well as the need for continued outreach to raise health care providers' awareness of complications that might lead to severe disease or death."


Football: Manager Claudio Ranieri wants the bells to ring out for Leicester City

After a season straight out of the fevered imagination of a movie scriptwriter, Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri is asking his men to seal their "once in a lifetime" Premier League triumph on Sunday (May 1) with a Hollywood flourish at Old Trafford.

At the storied home of Manchester United, fittingly also known as "The Theatre of Dreams", unsung Leicester, whose story has captured a nation's imagination, will lift their first-ever top flight title with a win.

"Now is the real chance to win the title. Once in the life," said a smiling Ranieri, who knows that three points in their three remaining games would be enough but that winning at one of football's great cathedrals would make it storybook perfect.