While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, June 16 edition

Main locations of EgyptAir wreckage identified by deep ocean vessel

The main locations of wreckage from the EgyptAir jet that crashed in the eastern Mediterranean last month have been identified by a deep ocean search vessel, the Egyptian-led investigation committee said.

The John Lethbridge, a search boat contracted by the Egyptian government, is working against the clock to locate the “black boxes” that investigators say will help explain why Flight MS804 crashed on May 19, killing all 66 people on board.

Signals from the flight data recorders needed to track them down on the seabed are expected to expire on June 24.


Boy’s body found after alligator attack at Florida Disney resort - CNN

Police using boats, divers and a helicopter recovered the body of a two-year-old boy after an alligator dragged him into a lagoon in front of his family during a vacation at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, CNN reported citing an unnamed source.

The child was snatched as he played at the water’s edge on Tuesday night, despite his parents’ efforts to save him, by an alligator believed to be between 1.2m and 2m long.

Wildlife officials had earlier caught and killed five alligators from the lagoon to examine them for traces of the boy but found no evidence they were involved.


Donald Trump backs surveillance of mosques despite criticism of rhetoric

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called for surveillance of mosques as part of US law enforcement efforts to prevent terrorism, and stood by his remarks on banning Muslim immigrants, which others in his party have criticised.

Trump repeated his call for a temporary ban on the entry of Muslims into the United States after a US-born Muslim, the son of Afghan immigrants, fatally shot 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando early on Sunday.

The New York real estate developer said that while the Florida gunman was born in the United States, "his parents weren't and his ideas weren't born here."


Fed leaves interest rates unchanged, signals two hikes this year

The Federal Reserve kept US interest rates unchanged and signalled it still planned two hikes this year, although a slowing economic growth path for 2016 and 2017 prompted a downgrade in where the US central bank thought rates would peak.

Even this year’s rates projection was less secure than previously, however. Six of the Fed’s 17 individual forecasts from governors and regional Fed presidents projected just one hike this year, compared with one such outlook when the forecasts were last issued three months ago.

“We are quite uncertain about where rates are heading in the longer term,” Fed chairman Janet Yellen told a news conference after the rate decision. She added that Britain's upcoming "Brexit" referendum on membership of the EU had influenced the decision.


Euro 2016: France beat Albania to reach last 16

Antoine Griezmann struck late on before Dimitri Payet added a second in injury time as hosts France secured their ticket to the last 16 of Euro 2016 with a 2-0 win over Albania.

France began their bid for a first European Championship title in 16 years with a nervous 2-1 win over Romania last Friday.

But despite creating a host of scoring chances against the Balkan minnows in a stirring second half, it took Atletico Madrid striker Griezmann to rescue a pale version of Les Bleus with a 90th-minute header at the Stade Velodrome.