While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, July 6 edition

FBI recommends no criminal charges over Clinton e-mails

The FBI recommended that no charges be brought over Hillary Clinton’s e-mail use while secretary of state, taking a weight off the presumptive Democratic nominee as she campaigned with Barack Obama for the first time.

But the FBI’s assessment, which found that Clinton was “extremely careless” in sending classified information via her personal e-mail account, is far from the complete exoneration she had hoped for as she rallies Democrats in her showdown with Republican Donald Trump.

She and Obama arrived in Charlotte, North Carolina aboard Air Force One (above) for the first in a series of high-profile rallies that Clinton hopes will energise voters, particularly minorities who remain enamoured with the outgoing president, in crucial battleground states where the November election will be decided.


Theresa May wins first round of contest to pick Britain's Brexit leader

Theresa May emerged on top after the first round of voting for Britain’s next leader as MPs cast their initial ballots in the contest to replace David Cameron.

The home secretary received 165 votes from her fellow Conservative lawmakers, followed by previously untipped junior energy minister Andrea Leadsom in second place on 66 votes.

Right-winger Liam Fox became the first candidate to be eliminated from the race after coming last in the contest with 16 votes. Fourth-place candidate Stephen Crabb later dropped out and said he was backing May.


Three-decade study confirms saturated fats are bad for health

Saturated fats in butter, lard and red meat raise the risk of early death, but replacing these with fats like olive oil can offer substantial health benefits, a three-decade study confirmed.

The research involving more than 120,000 people was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine.

Among the key findings of the study were that people who ate more saturated and trans fats had higher mortality rates than those who consumed the same number of calories from carbohydrates.


EgyptAir voice recorder indicates attempt to put out fire

Audio from the flight deck voice recorder of EgyptAir MS804 indicates an attempt to put out a fire on board the jet before it crashed into the Mediterranean, sources on the investigation committee said.

The Airbus A320 plunged into the eastern Mediterranean en route from Paris to Cairo on May 19. All 66 people on board were killed. The cause of the crash remains unknown.

Earlier analysis of the plane’s flight data recorder showed there had been smoke in the lavatory and avionics bay, while recovered wreckage from the jet’s front section showed signs of high temperature damage and soot.


Tennis: Serena batters Pavlyuchenkova to join Venus in Wimbledon semis

Serena Williams battered Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4 6-4 at Wimbledon to join sister Venus in the semi-finals and said she was surprised and delighted the pair were still competing at the top of their sport.

The defending champion, seeking an elusive 22nd grand slam to equal Steffi Graf’s open-era record, showed no sign of slowing down against 25-year-old Russian Pavlyuchenkova as they exchanged explosive groundstrokes.

Although Venus, 36, and Serena, 34, are the oldest women in the women’s singles, the latter said they did not discuss retirement. They would know when the time came.