While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Dec 6 edition

Knifeman screaming 'this is for Syria' slashes man's throat at busy London Tube station: Report

A knifeman slashed a man's throat at a busy London tube station shouting "this is for Syria" before being Tasered by the police, according to reports.

The suspect attacked the man at Leytonstone underground station shortly after 7pm (3am on Sunday Singapore time).

Eyewitnesses claimed the man shouted "this is for Syria" and "all of your blood will be spilled" during the terrifying attack, Britain's Daily Mail said.


Myanmar's ex-dictator sees Suu Kyi as country's 'future leader' - relative

Myanmar's former dictator sees erstwhile foe Aung San Suu Kyi as the country's "future leader"and has pledged to support her even though she is currently barred by the constitution from becoming president, his grandson said on Saturday.

Than Shwe, who headed a military junta until he stepped down in 2011 and who many believe remains powerful behind the scenes, made the remarks during secret talks with the democracy icon on Friday, his grandson, Nay Shwe Thway Aung, said.

"It is the truth that she will become the future leader of the country," Than Shwe was quoted as saying by his grandson at the meeting with Suu Kyi, the first between the two. "I will support her with all of my efforts," Nay Shwe Thway Aung quoted Than Shwe as saying in a statement posted on Facebook late on Saturday.


Football: Mourinho revises aims after Bournemouth shock

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said a top-six Premier League finish may be the best his side can hope for after an eighth defeat of the campaign against Bournemouth on Saturday.

Substitute Glenn Murray's 82nd-minute header at Stamford Bridge condemned Chelsea to a 1-0 loss that left them three points above the relegation zone and 14 points adrift of the Champions League places.

Mourinho had previously insisted that Chelsea were still capable of breaking into the top four, but he admitted that he might have to revise his objectives after the champions' latest abject result.


Football: Mahrez fires Leicester top, as Stoke submerge City

Riyad Mahrez scored a hat-trick as Leicester City won 3-0 at Swansea City on Saturday to recapture the Premier League summit from Manchester City, who crashed to defeat at Stoke City.

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy was bidding to equal Jimmy Dunne's 83-year-old English top-flight record by scoring for the 12th game running, but it was Mahrez who stole the show at the Liberty Stadium.

The Algerian winger took his tally for the campaign to 10 goals, putting him joint-second behind 14-goal Vardy in the scoring charts and lifting Claudio Ranieri's men two points clear at the top of the standings.


Kim Kardashian, Kanye West welcome baby boy

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West announced on Saturday the birth of their second child, a baby boy.

"He's here!" Kardashian wrote in a Twitter post, which linked to a page exclaiming "Kanye and I welcome our new baby boy!"

The latest addition to the West family was born in the morning and "mother and son are doing well" according to the page, which showed a picture of the celebrity parents' hands intertwined.