While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Feb 27 edition

Madonna arrives by private jet for first concert in Singapore

Queen of Pop Madonna arrived by private jet shortly before midnight for her first concert here at the National Stadium on Sunday.

An entourage of about 12 MPVs and three Mercedes had arrived earlier on Friday night at Changi's CIP Terminal, which is for private jet passengers.

She was expected to stay at Capella Singapore on Sentosa, according to reports.


Gianni Infantino elected new Fifa president

Swiss soccer executive Gianni Infantino vowed to lead Fifa, the sport’s world governing body, out of years of corruption and scandal after being elected president to succeed Sepp Blatter.

“We will restore the image of Fifa and the respect of Fifa, and everyone in the world will be proud of us,” the 45-year-old law graduate, for the last seven years general secretary of Europe’s governing body Uefa, told an extraordinary Fifa Congress in Zurich.


Former Republican candidate Chris Christie backs Donald Trump in White House race

Former White House contender Chris Christie formally backed Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, becoming the first major party figure to endorse the billionaire.

"There is no one who is better prepared to provide America with the strong leadership that it needs both at home and around the world than Donald Trump," said the New Jersey governor, speaking alongside the real estate mogul in Fort Worth, Texas.

Christie pulled out of the White House race two weeks ago, after a dismal showing in the nomination contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, where he finished 10th and sixth, respectively.


US Air Force unveils picture of new stealth bomber


The US Air Force unveiled the first image of its next-generation bomber that will replace antique B-52s first developed during the Cold War.

The all-black plane has a distinctive, zigzagging shape and a super-low profile that will make it hard to spot on radar, and bears more than a passing resemblance to the Air Force's B-2 bomber, which is also made by Northrop Grumman.

The new stealth bomber has yet to be built, so Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James displayed an artist's rendering at an Orlando event.


Tennis: Federer skips US, will return to action in Monte Carlo

Former world number one Roger Federer revealed that he will return to action at the Monte Carlo Masters in April as he continues to recover from knee surgery.

The 34-year-old Swiss star underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus sustained the day after his semi-final defeat to Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open in January and had been expected to be sidelined for a month.

But world number three Federer said Friday that he will skip the Indian Wells Masters in March and return to action in Monte Carlo at the start of the claycourt season.