While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, June 15 edition

Seddique Mateen, father of Omar Mateen, grabs a photographer's lens at his home in Port Saint Lucie, Florida,  June 14, 2016.
Seddique Mateen, father of Omar Mateen, grabs a photographer's lens at his home in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, June 14, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

'I'm next. I'm dead.' - Orlando shooting survivor recounts horror

Lying wounded on the floor of Pulse nightclub, with a gunman continuing to fire bullets into the motionless bodies of patrons all around him, Angel Colon thought it was his turn to die.

With three bullets in his leg - shattered as desperate clubgoers trampled him - he was unable to run to safety.

Then, the gunman shoots the already wounded Colon twice more, but somehow, the survivor said, "by the glory of God, he shoots towards my head but it hits my hand". "Then he shoots me again and it hits the side of my hip," he recalled.

Colon was careful not to give away the fact that - despite having a half-dozen bullets lodged in his body - he was not dead. "I had no reaction. I was just prepared to just stay there laying down so he won't know that I'm alive," he said in an interview on Tuesday (June 14).


Police fatally shoot armed hostage-taker at Texas Walmart

An armed man who held two people hostage in an Amarillo, Texas, Walmart store was shot and killed by officers, while the hostages in the incident were unharmed, police said.

Amarillo police described the case in the Texas panhandle city as workplace-related violence and said the suspect was shot by its Swat unit.

The man fired a shot when he entered the store and took two people hostage.


Russians steal research on Donald Trump in hack of US Democratic Party

Hackers believed to be working for the Russian government broke into the Democratic National Committee’s computer network, spied on internal communications and accessed research on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, the committee and security experts said.

Two separate groups entered the DNC’s system, and one read e-mail and chat communications for nearly a year before being detected, according to the committee and CrowdStrike, the cyber firm that helped clean up the breach.

Russian spies also targeted the networks of Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, as well as the computers of some Republican political action committees, the Washington Post quoted US officials as saying, although details were not available.


Football: Dunga fired as Brazil coach

Brazil fired Dunga as coach, the national football confederation (CBF) said, two days after his side failed to get past the group stages of the Centenary Copa America.

The Brazilians drew 0-0 with Ecuador and beat Haiti 7-1 but were beaten 1-0 by Peru to exit the competition at the group stages for the first time since 1987.

Dunga, who was in his second spell as Brazil coach, was fired after a meeting at the CBF in Rio de Janeiro.


Football: Euro debutants Iceland hold Portugal to shock draw

Rank outsiders Iceland enjoyed a superb big-stage debut as they clinched a shock 1-1 draw against Euro 2016 Group F favourites Portugal.

It was a miserable evening for Portugal’s top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo even though he equalled Luis Figo’s record of 127 appearances for his country.

Iceland produced a typically industrious performance on their debut in a major tournament with winger Birkir Bjarnason cancelling out Nani’s first-half opener.