While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Aug 21 edition

Brother of Syrian boy pictured in Aleppo dies of his wounds

The older brother of the Syrian boy whose image, dazed and bloodied after an air strike, shocked people around the world, has died in Aleppo from wounds sustained in the same incident, a war monitor and a witness said.

Ali Daqneesh, 10, was wounded in Wednesday's air strike, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based monitoring group, and a witness who was present at the time of the death along with the boys' father. He had internal bleeding and organ damage, doctors told the witness.

His younger brother, five-year-old Omran Daqneesh, was pictured in the back of an ambulance after being pulled from the rubble, with an expression of incomprehension on his dust- and blood-caked face.


Australian athletes detained in Rio for tampering with IDs to watch basketball

Nine Australian Olympic athletes were detained overnight and fined for tampering with their identity cards to be able to watch their home country's basketball semi-final, officials said.

The athletes "had tampered credentials" to get into the arena where Australia was facing Serbia in the basketball at the Olympic Park late on Friday, Rio police said in a statement.

They included members of the cycling, rugby, archery, hockey and rowing teams, the Australian Olympic team said in a statement.


Olympics: China's Chen Long defeats world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei to win badminton gold

Lee Chong Wei suffered heartbreak at the Olympics again as he found himself falling at the final hurdle for the third straight Games.

The world's No. 1 shuttler was beaten by No. 2 Chen Long of China 21-18, 21-18.

This is Lee's third straight silver medal at the Olympics, having been beaten twice before by China's Lin Dan, who finished fourth after being shocked 15-21, 21-10, 21-17 by Denmark's Viktor Axelsen in the bronze-medal play-off.


NBA's James Harden visits Man United's Paul Pogba before trip to Paris

NBA superstar James Harden met up with "buddy" Paul Pogba in Manchester to watch his match against Southampton before an Adidas marketing trip to Paris.

Harden posted pictures of him meeting up with Pogba at Old Trafford with the new Manchester United recruit signing his jersey.

"Pogba is one of my guys. He is a great football player. Yesterday has been an amazing experience for me. Going to the Manchester game, watching Pogba, watching Zlatan, just... I had a great time."


Football: Burnley stun Liverpool 2-0 with classy double

Promoted Burnley enjoyed their first win on the club's return to top flight after strikers Sam Vokes and Andre Gray produced superb first-half goals to give them a 2-0 Premier League win over Liverpool.

Fans at Turf Moor had barely settled in their seats when Vokes beat goalkeeper Simon Mignolet with a rasping shot on the turn in the second minute after Gray found him on the edge of the penalty area.

Gray celebrated his first Premier League goal, cutting inside two markers and unleashing a crisp low shot from 18 metres which beat Mignolet at the near post after excellent work from Belgium midfielder Steven Defour.