While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, July 23 edition

Gunmen kill at least 8 in Munich shopping mall, shooters on the run

Gunmen attacked a busy mall in the German city of Munich, killing at least eight people and sending shoppers running for their lives from what police said was a terrorist attack.

Authorities told the public to get off the streets as the city – Germany’s third biggest – went into lockdown with transport halted and highways sealed off.

A police spokesman said three gunmen were on the run after the initial shooting subsided. The city was placed under a state of emergency as police hunted for them.


Boris Johnson tells UN Brexit is not isolationism

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visited the United Nations to deliver the message that Britain's vote to leave the European Union did not signal a turn toward isolationism.

Johnson, who led the Brexit campaign, rejected comparisons between his political views and those of US presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has vowed to put "America first."

"I would draw a very, very strong contrast between Brexit and any kind of isolationism," said the former London mayor who was appointed last week. "Brexit means us being more outward-looking, more engaged, more enthusiastic and committed on the world stage than ever before."


Zika found in sperm after record 93 days: Report

The Zika virus has been found alive in a man's sperm after a record 93 days, according to a new report that adds to the many unknowns surrounding the foetus-harming bug.

The 27-year-old Frenchman's semen tested positive for Zika in March this year, three months after he experienced symptoms of an infection picked up while travelling in Thailand last October and November.

The previous longest recorded virus survival in semen was 62 days after the onset of symptoms.


Football: Mourinho's United stunned 4-1 by Dortmund in China

New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho saw his side get off to a poor start on their tour of China when they lost 4-1 to Borussia Dortmund.

Temperatures of 35 deg C at the 8pm kick-off time in Shanghai meant the International Champions Cup match was largely played at a pedestrian pace with frequent breaks to take on water.

Mourinho did not include Wayne Rooney, opting to give his captain more time to get fit after only joining the squad earlier in the week after Euro 2016.


Football: Liverpool snap up Dutch ace Wijnaldum from Magpies

Dutch international Georginio Wijnaldum's eye-catching performances for Newcastle in their failed battle against relegation last season saw Premier League giants Liverpool sign him for a reported £25 million (S$44million).

The 25-year-old, who scored 11 goals in 38 Premier League appearances for the Magpies last term after signing from PSV Eindhoven, said he was delighted to be joining such a historic club.

"I'm really excited because Liverpool is a big club with a great history and it's always a dream to play for as big a club as Liverpool," he told the Liverpool website.