While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, July 11 edition

Euro 2016: Portugal beat France 1-0 in extra time to win championship

Cristiano Ronaldo was stretchered off in tears but an extra-time goal by Eder saw Portugal beat hosts France 1-0 in Sunday’s Euro 2016 final to win their first major tournament.

The victim of a heavy challenge by Dimitri Payet, Ronaldo went off in the first half, but returned to the touchline to see Lille striker Eder settle the game with a low 25-yard strike at Stade de France.

Twelve years after losing 1-0 to Greece as hosts of Euro 2004, Portugal inflicted the same fate on France, who were seeking a cathartic victory eight months on from the Paris attacks that left 130 people dead.


Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claims victory in parliamentary vote

 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed victory Sunday for his ruling coalition in parliamentary elections, which came despite lukewarm public support for his economic policies and wariness over amending the country's pacifist constitution.

Abe, in power since late 2012, has yet to achieve a strong recovery in the world's third-largest economy through unconventional measures centred on massive easy money and other steps - so-called Abenomics.

Voters have also expressed misgivings about his cherished dream of making changes to the country's constitution, imposed by the United States after Japan's defeat in World War II and which prohibits it from waging war.


Dallas shooter planned larger attacks, police say, as unrest continues around US

The Dallas gunman is thought to have been plotting a major bomb attack, authorities said Sunday after 200 were arrested in a new night of protests over police violence against blacks.

Anger around America over the deaths of two black men at the hands of police last week - the stated reason for the black Dallas gunman's deadly rampage targeting white officers - showed no signs of abating with a prominent Black Lives Matter activist among those arrested.

US President Barack Obama cautioned protesting Americans against casting all police as racially biased, as the White House announced he would travel to Dallas Tuesday to address an inter-faith memorial service.


Tennis: Masterful Andy Murray roars to second Wimbledon title

Britain's Andy Murray clinched a second Wimbledon title and third Grand Slam crown Sunday when he downed misfiring Milos Raonic of Canada 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/2).

The 29-year-old world number two added the 2016 trophy to his 2013 triumph at the All England Club and his 2012 US Open breakthrough.

Appearing in his 11th final at the majors, but his first against an opponent other than Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, the Scot put on a Centre Court masterclass.


Secret Life of Pets fetches big earnings, sinks Dory

 After a three-week reign, the beloved fish Dory's top box office spot has gone to the dogs - literally.

The Secret Life of Pets racked up an impressive US$103.2 million ( S$139 million) in its debut weekend, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations, raking in five times the earnings of its closest competition to nab first place.

It was the third-biggest premiere for an animated film, behind Finding Dory and Minions.