While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Aug 28 edition

Relative of Charlie Hebdo killer held on terror-linked charges

The brother-in-law of one of the militants who attacked French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo last year faced terrorism charges for allegedly trying to join Islamic State fighters in Syria, a judicial source said.

Twenty-year-old French student Mourad Hamyd was charged by an anti-terrorism judge in Paris with "associating with terrorists" and held in custody.

Hamyd, whose sister Izzana was married to Charlie Hebdo gunman Cherif Kouachi, had been sent back to France on Friday from Bulgaria where he had tried to cross the border into Turkey in late July. But Turkish officials handed him over to Bulgarian border authorities.


Canadian friends find out they were switched at birth

After living 41 years as friends, two indigenous Canadians have confirmed that they were switched at birth.

Recent DNA tests showed that one man was raised by the biological mother of the other, news confirmed by a Manitoba indigenous politician, Eric Robinson, the province's former minister of indigenous affairs.

The mistake is the second case of the government-managed Norway House Indian hospital - exchanging babies at birth in a village of some 5,000 residents located more than 450km north of Winnipeg by air.


Football: Rashford strikes late to extend United's perfect start

Marcus Rashford extended Manchester United's 100 per cent start to the Premier League season with a dramatic strike two minutes into stoppage time to seal a 1-0 win at Hull City.

Teenage forward Rashford, left out of the starting line-up for each of United's opening three matches, made his case for greater involvement as he came on as a substitute to convert Wayne Rooney's low cross from close range.

Up to that point, it looked like being an evening of frustration for Jose Mourinho's team, but they leave the KCOM Stadium in second place in the table behind leaders Chelsea only on goals scored.


Football: Chelsea take pole position, Arsenal end winless run

Chelsea swept to the top of the Premier League with a 3-0 victory over Burnley, while Arsenal won 3-1 at Watford to ease the pressure on Arsene Wenger.

After a dismal title defence last season, Chelsea look revitalised under new manager Antonio Conte and the Italian was able to celebrate his third successive win after the most emphatic display of his brief reign.

Second-placed Manchester United are behind Chelsea only on goals scored after Marcus Rashford struck deep into second-half stoppage time to snatch a 1-0 win at Hull City.


Formula One: Hamilton ready for slog from back of the field

Lewis Hamilton is preparing for a tough Sunday slog in sweltering conditions as he bids to claw his way through the field at the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix.

The Mercedes driver will start from the last row or the pit lane after being hit with a 55-place grid penalty for exceeding his permitted allocation of engine-related components with three power-unit changes this weekend.

Nico Rosberg seized pole position for Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix with a lap that was only just fast enough to guarantee him top spot at the end of a close-run qualifying session.