While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, July 2 edition

Gunmen take hostages at cafe in Bangladesh capital's diplomatic quarter

Gunmen stormed a restaurant popular with expatriates in the diplomatic quarter of the Bangladeshi capital and took about 20 people hostage, including several foreigners, in an attack claimed by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

The Islamist militant group said more than 20 people had been killed, although police have so far confirmed the deaths of two policemen.

In the latest flare-up of Islamist militant violence to hit the South Asian nation, police said eight to nine gunmen attacked the Holey Artisan restaurant in the upscale Gulshan area of Dhaka.


DVD player found in Tesla car in May crash - officials

A digital video disc player was found in the Tesla car that was on autopilot when it crashed and killed the driver in Florida in May, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

Meanwhile, a lawyer for a truck driver involved in the accident with the Tesla, said his investigators had spoken to a witness who said the DVD player was playing a "Harry Potter" video after the accident, but he was unable to verify that beyond the witness account.

Officials said that a DVD player was found in the Tesla.


Brexit vote shakes London property market

The Brexit vote could cool London's superheated property market, with some professionals already noting signs of a slowdown, though Gulf investors have signalled their interest is so far undimmed.

After a slump in 2008 during the global financial crisis, the sector recovered, first tentatively and then at full pelt, with average prices this year reaching 54 per cent higher than their pre-crisis peak.

But cracks were already starting to appear before Britain's shock vote on June 23 to leave the European Union, and these are now being magnified by fears of the economic fall-out and uncertainty that follows.


Euro 2016: Wales stun Belgium 3-1 to reach semi-finals

Hal Robson-Kanu scored a sensational goal as Wales came from behind to stun Belgium 3-1 in Friday’s Euro 2016 quarter-final in Lille and reach their first major tournament semi-final.

Radja Nainggolan gave Belgium a 13th-minute lead, but Ashley Williams equalised before a dazzling strike from Robson-Kanu and a late header by substitute Sam Vokes earned Wales a historic victory.

Wales talisman Gareth Bale will now go head-to-head with his Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo when the tournament’s last British representatives face Portugal in Lyon on Wednesday.


Tennis: Djokovic saved by rain as Querrey takes two-set lead

Novak Djokovic was teetering on the brink of a stunning Wimbledon exit when rain and bad light forced play to be abandoned for the day with the defending champion trailing by two sets against Sam Querrey.

Djokovic, who holds all four Grand Slam titles at present, was 7-6 (8/6), 6-1 down when he retreated to the locker room facing his earliest Wimbledon exit since a second round loss in 2008.

Djokovic is bidding for a third successive Wimbledon title and a rare calendar Grand Slam, but the world number one may have been spared one of the most embarrassing defeats of his glittering career by the bad weather on Court One.