While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, July 24 edition

Munich mall killer was quiet boy obsessed with killing sprees

Neighbours have remembered Munich mall killer David Ali Sonboly as a quiet, helpful boy, but a more complex picture has emerged of a bullied teen who had spent many hours researching killing sprees.

The 18-year-old German-Iranian, who committed suicide after murdering nine people in a bloody rampage on Friday, also loved playing violent video games and had been an admirer of another German teenager who shot dead 15 people at his school near Stuttgart in 2009.

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Sonboly may have hacked into a girl's Facebook account and posted information about a fake McDonald's promotion, to lure victims to the fast-food outlet where he first opened fire.


Kaine wows rally on first day as Clinton running mate

Tim Kaine made a big splash in his first appearance as Hillary Clinton’s running mate for the White House, savaging Donald Trump’s foreign policy ideas as dangerous and wowing a Miami crowd with fluent Spanish.

Kaine, a 58-year-old senator from the battleground state of Virginia, won many a cheer and laugh and frequent applause as he addressed a campaign rally one day after being tapped for the Democratic ticket.

Clinton beamed as she sat behind Kaine during his rousing and well-delivered speech, after introducing the political veteran as the antithesis of the Republican ticket of Trump and Mike Pence.


Pokemon Go fans accidentally wander over US-Canada border

There are no borders in the world of Pokemon Go.

But two young fans of the hit smartphone game were so preoccupied with catching cartoon monsters that they wandered across the US-Canada border in real life.

US Border Patrol agents spotted the pair illegally walking from Canada into the US.


Formula One: Rosberg keeps Hungary pole after stewards probe

Nico Rosberg will keep pole position for Sunday’s Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix after coming under investigation for not slowing down enough for the yellow flags that cost title rival Lewis Hamilton a shot at top spot.

A spin for McLaren’s Fernando Alonso brought out the yellow flags in the dying seconds of a marathon rain-delayed qualifying session.

Hamilton, on his final flying lap, came upon Alonso’s, car which was sideways and partially on the track, and had to abort his run. The Briton was already on provisional pole and going faster than Rosberg at that point.


Warner premieres Wonder Woman trailer

Warner Brothers gave fans a sneak peek at the upcoming Wonder Woman, showing the hotly-anticipated film's first official trailer at San Diego Comic-Con.

The preview opens with the Amazonian heroine, played by Gal Gadot, leaning over Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) after he has washed up on a beach.

"You're a man?" she asks him, and he replies: "Yeah, do I not look like one?"