While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, June 13 edition

50 killed in shooting at Florida gay nightclub, state of emergency declared: Reports

A state of emergency has been declared in Florida after a gunman opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando early Sunday (June 12), killing 50 people and injuring 53 in the worst mass shooting in US history.

Police killed the shooter, who was identified as Omar Mateen, 29, a Florida resident and US citizen who was the son of immigrants from Afghanistan.

Mateen called 911 on Sunday morning and made comments saying he supported the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, officials said.


Bomb blast in central Beirut targets bank: Minister

A bomb exploded outside the headquarters of Lebanese Blom Bank in central Beirut on Sunday (June 12), causing damage but no fatalities, the country's interior minister said.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility.

The Lebanese banking sector has been at the centre of an escalating crisis since the United States passed a law targeting the finances of Hezbollah. The powerful Shi'ite Muslim group has launched verbal attacks on the central bank over the implementation of the act in Lebanon.


Safe corridor allows 4,000 to flee Iraq's Fallujah

The Iraqi army has established a safe corridor that has allowed 4,000 Fallujah residents to flee the jihadist-held city in 24 hours, the Norwegian Refugee Council said on Sunday (June 12).

The safe passage leads to the southwest of Fallujah, along a road where the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) killed at least 18 members of two families trying to flee on Friday.

"The army opened a safe corridor for families fleeing from Fallujah through Al-Salam intersection," an officer with the Joint Operations Command supervising the fight against ISIS said.


Formula One: Lewis Hamilton wins in Canada, dedicates victory to Muhammad Ali

Lewis Hamilton secured his second straight victory of the season and his fifth on his favourite circuit on Sunday (June 12) when he revived his title defence with a memorable triumph at the Canadian Grand Prix.

The 31-year-old Briton, who ended seven winless months with his victory in Monaco last month, delivered a gutsy and well-judged drive in his Mercedes to recover from a poor start and finish ahead of Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari.

Finn Valtteri Bottas repeated his success of 2015 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve when he claimed the Williams team's first podium finish of the season in third place.


Football: Bastian Schweinsteiger seals German win over Ukraine

World champions Germany were bailed out by goalkeeper Manuel Neuer as goals by Shkodran Mustafi and Bastian Schweinsteiger secured a 2-0 win over Ukraine in their Euro 2016 opener in Lille.

Valencia defender Mustafi powered home the opener from Toni Kroos's free-kick after just 19 minutes of Sunday's game.

And Schweinsteiger wrapped up the win in injury time, moments after coming off the bench.