While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, July 28 edition

Tour bus crashes going down Genting leaving driver dead, 15 injured

A tour bus carrying 27 people skidded and landed on its side during its descent down Genting Highlands, killing one and injuring 15 others.

Sin Chew Daily reported that the incident happened around 7pm on Wednesday (July 27) at the foot of the highlands near the police checkpoint.

The bus driver, a Perak native in his 50s, lost control of the vehicle and was crushed to death at the scene.


French media pull attackers' photos over 'glorification' fears

Several major media outlets in France said Wednesday they would no longer use photographs of killers responsible for terror attacks to avoid giving them "posthumous glorification".

The country's two global news broadcasters RFI and France 24, as well as its biggest rolling television news channel BFMTV, said they would stop showing images of the attackers.

The public Arab-language radio station Monte Carlo Doualiya followed suit.


Hillary Clinton camp says Donald Trump encouraging foreign espionage

Hillary Clinton's campaign on Wednesday lashed out at Donald Trump for encouraging Russia to trawl the former secretary of state's emails, describing his comments as a "national security issue".

"This has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged "a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent," said top Clinton advisor Jake Sullivan."This has gone from being a matter of curiosity, and a matter of politics, to being a national security issue."

Trump, who is expected soon to receive his first government intelligence briefing, suggested Wednesday that Russia could help find emails known to have been deleted from Clinton's private server when she was secretary of state on the grounds they were personal.


US Federal Reserve keeps rates unchanged, says risks to outlook reduced

The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but said near-term risks to the US economic outlook had diminished, opening the door to a resumption of monetary policy tightening this year.

The US central bank said the economy had expanded at a moderate rate and job gains were strong in June. It added that household spending also had been "growing strongly", and pointed to an increase in labour utilization.

While Fed policymakers said they continued to closely monitor inflation data and global economic and financial developments, they indicated less worry about possible shocks that could push the US economy off course.


Twilight's Kristen Stewart tells Elle UK she's 'really in love with my girlfriend'

American actress Kristen Stewart, who played the love interest of Robert Pattinson in the Twilight movie series and subsequently in real life, is for the first time speaking publicly of her current love interest - another woman.

Stewart, 26, spoke with the British edition of ELLE magazine in an interview to be published in its September issue which hits newstands on Aug 3 about her on-again, off-again year-long relationship with visual effects producer Alicia Cargile.

"... I'm just really in love with my girlfriend," she said. "We've broken up a couple of times and gotten back together, and this time I was like, 'Finally, I can feel again.'"