While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, July 4 edition

Singaporean dies after plunging down Kulai waterfall while trying to save 7-year-old daughter

 A 47-year-old Singaporean died after plunging down the Gunung Pulai waterfall in Kulai on Sunday (July 3) afternoon.

Kulai Fire and Rescue Department chief Mohd Zainuddin Khairi said the deceased was identified as David Cho Kah Loong.

He said Mr Cho, his wife Chua Soon Hoon, 46, and their daughter Rachael, seven, went to the waterfall - a popular spot among locals and Singaporeans - for a picnic.


Turkish court remands 13 in jail over Istanbul airport attack

A Turkish court on Sunday (July 3) remanded 13 alleged Islamic State militants in custody pending trial in connection with suicide bombings at Istanbul's main airport last Tuesday that claimed 45 lives.

The 13 included three foreigners, Dogan, a private news agency said.

Three militants opened fire outside Ataturk airport's international arrivals terminal on Tuesday night before two of them entered the building and blew themselves up. A third militant detonated his explosives at the entrance.


Canadian PM Justin Trudeau says Canada exploring gender-neutral identity cards

Canada is exploring the use of gender-neutral options on identity cards, Justin Trudeau told a television station on Sunday (July 3) as he became the first Canadian prime minister to march in a gay pride parade.

Trudeau, who participated in the downtown Toronto parade along with other politicians, did not give details, saying only the government was exploring the "best way" and studying other jurisdictions. "That's part of the great arc of history sweeping towards justice," he told CP24.

Last week, the Canadian province of Ontario said it would allow the use of a third gender indicator, X, for driver's licences, which are commonly used in North America to provide identification. Countries including Australia, New Zealand and Nepal already allow the use of the X gender indicator.


Tennis: Serena grabs 300th Slam win, Kyrgios sets up Murray duel

 Serena Williams needed just 51 minutes to clinch the 300th Grand Slam win of her career on Sunday as the defending champion made the Wimbledon last 16.

The 34-year-old American brushed aside Germany's world number 43 Annika Beck 6-3, 6-0 on the back of 25 winners and seven aces and goes on to face long-time Russian rival Svetlana Kuznetsova.

"I thought it was good. I still want to get out to a little bit of a faster start but I was really focused and calm," said Williams, who is just six wins short of Martina Navratilova's Open era record of 306 Slam wins.


Euro 2016: France hammer Iceland to book Germany showdown

Olivier Giroud scored two goals and set up another as the Euro 2016 hosts France thrashed Iceland 5-2 on Sunday to set up a semi-final clash against world champions Germany.

Giroud fired France ahead after just 12 minutes at a rain-drenched Stade de France with Paul Pogba then heading in his first goal of the tournament to double the hosts' lead.

Dimitri Payet struck two minutes before half-time to put France in complete control and Antoine Griezmann raced clear to add a fourth to round out France's first-half blitz.