While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, June 14 edition

Obama says no evidence Orlando attack was 'directed' from abroad

President Barack Obama said on Monday there was no evidence that the massacre of 49 people in a Florida nightclub was directed from abroad or was part of a larger plot.

After being briefed on America's most deadly mass shooting in modern times by top security aides, President Obama said "we don't yet know" the shooter's motivations.

Mr Obama said 29-year-old Omar Mateen did appear to have been "inspired by various extremist information that was disseminated over the Internet". He added: "At this stage we see no clear evidence that he was directed externally."


'Body shaming' ads banned from London transport

Adverts that are likely to cause people to have "body confidence issues" will be banned from London's public transport network from next month, mayor Sadiq Khan announced on Monday.

The new rules will apply to the estimated 12,000 adverts that appear each year on the network run by Transport for London (TfL), a local government body, which includes the Underground, buses, trams and trains.

TfL's advertising estate is the most valuable in the world and is expected to generate more than £1.5 billion (S$2.89 billion) in revenue by the end of 2025, the mayor's office said in a statement.


Euro 2016: Sweden fightback holds Ireland after Hoolahan beauty

Wes Hoolahan's brilliant finish was not enough to give the Republic of Ireland a winning start to Euro 2016 as Ciaran Clark's own goal ensured a 1-1 draw with Sweden on Monday.

Hoolahan met Seamus Coleman's flighted ball with a controlled first-time strike three minutes into the second half at the Stade de France to give Ireland a lead they fully deserved.

However, having been kept quiet for long spells by the Irish defence, Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic created the equaliser in the 71st minute when his cutback was turned into his own net by Aston Villa defender Clark.


Apple showcases new tvOS and watchOS at developers' conference

Apple on Monday gave a preview of its next generation of operating systems for its computers, mobile devices, TV set-top box and smartwatch at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

During a two-hour keynote address held at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Apple's executives - from CEO Tim Cook to software chief Craig Federighi - took turns to unveil its software roadmap for the coming year.

The new iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3 and tvOS will be available in September.


Trump would 'suspend immigration' from nations with terror history

White House hopeful Donald Trump vowed on Monday to "suspend immigration" from nations with links to terror attacks targeting the United States or its allies, one day after a Florida nightclub massacre.

"When I'm elected, I will suspend immigration from areas of the world where there is a proven history of terrorism against the United States, Europe or our allies, until we fully understand how to end these threats," Trump said during a national security speech in New Hampshire.

"We cannot continue to allow thousands upon thousands of people to pour into our country, many of whom have the same thought process as this savage killer." Trump rapped his likely opponent in the US presidential race, Democrat Hillary Clinton, by saying she is pushing to expand immigration and the nation's refugee program to allow more Syrians into the United States.