While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Feb 26 edition

A car is pictured in front of a business building in Heidelberg, western Germany, where a man ploughed into pedestrians on Feb 25, 2017.
A car is pictured in front of a business building in Heidelberg, western Germany, where a man ploughed into pedestrians on Feb 25, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

One dead after man drives into crowd in German town

A 73-year-old German man died in hospital after being seriously injured when a man drove into a crowd outside a bakery in the southwestern town of Heidelberg, police and prosecutors said in a joint statement.

Police said the two people other people who were injured – a 32-year-old Austrian man and a 29-year-old woman from Bosnia and Herzegovina – received hospital treatment but were later discharged.

A police spokesman said there were no signs that it was a terrorist attack.

“There are no indications of a terrorist background,” spokesman David Faulhaber said, adding that he could not comment on the possible motives for the attack.


Teams seal off scene of Kim Jong Nam killing, sweep terminal for toxins

Civil defence personnel in hazmat suits sealed off the scene of the airport assassination of Kim Jong-Nam early on Sunday to sweep the site for toxins – almost two weeks after he was killed with a lethal nerve agent.

Teams equipped with gas masks and specialised detection machinery descended on Kuala Lumpur international airport’s terminal two, accompanied by forensic experts and officials from Malaysia’s Atomic Energy Licensing Board.

Large sections of the terminal’s departures hall were cordoned off with police tape in preparation for a 75-minute sweep for traces of the highly potent toxin as a few curious onlookers watched.


Hard rock icons Guns N' Roses shine in Singapore despite less-than-stellar sound

Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose called us "Changi" but it's okay, we forgive him because he together with his reunited band mates, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan, tore through a scorching set in their first-ever gig in Singapore at the Changi Exhibition Centre on Saturday night.

All the GNR trademarks were on full display during the two hour and 45 minute set - Rose's screeching wail and hip-swaying moves, Slash's top hat and slithering solos and McKagan's low slung bass and frequent runs across the massive stage.

The setlist was classic GNR - the bulk of them came from the iconic 1987 debut Appetite For Destruction and 1991 double release Use Your Illusion I and II, as well as a smattering of covers including Bob Dylan's Knockin' On Heaven's Door and Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here.


Football: Vardy denies rift with axed Ranieri

Jamie Vardy has slammed claims a breakdown in his relationship with Claudio Ranieri played a key role in the Leicester manager's shock sacking.

Just hours after Leicester dropped into the relegation zone ahead of their clash with Liverpool on Monday, England striker Vardy took to Instagram to defend himself.

"I must have written and deleted my words to this post a stupid amount of times. I owed Claudio to find the right and appropriate words. Claudio has and always will have my complete respect," he wrote.


Football: Chelsea go 11 points clear, Leicester into bottom three

Chelsea surged 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League as Pedro inspired a 3-1 win over Swansea, while Leicester's gloom deepened as the troubled champions plunged into the relegation zone.

Antonio Conte's leaders won for the 17th time in their last 20 league games to push them a step closer to the title.

Cesc Fabregas, restored to the team in place of Nemanja Matic, was making his 300th Premier League appearance and the former Arsenal star marked the milestone in the 19th minute with his 46th goal in the competition.