While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, June 2 edition

Murder-suicide kills two at UCLA, shuts down campus

A murder-suicide killed two people at the University of California, Los Angeles, shutting down the campus for two hours as officers in camouflage and tactical gear responded to reports of a shooting.

“A homicide and a suicide occurred,” Los Angeles police chief Charlie Beck told reporters near the scene, saying a gun was recovered at the scene.

“It appears to be entirely contained,” he said. “There are no suspects outstanding and no continuing threat to UCLA’s campus.”

Both victims were male, officials said, without offering further details.


Al-Shabaab car bomber strikes hotel in Somali capital, at least 15 dead

A suicide car bomber crashed into a gate outside a hotel frequented by lawmakers in the centre of the Somali capital of Mogadishu and the attack was followed by gunfire, killing 15 people, police said.

Police said among the dead were two lawmakers.

“Lawmakers Mohamud Mohamed and Abdullahi Jamac died in the hotel. They lived in it,” Major Ibrahim Hassan, a police officer, told Reuters.


Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg streams live chat with men in space

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg took the leading social network on a new journey, with a live-streamed chat with astronauts on the International Space Station.

In a Facebook Live video broadcast shown at the Nasa page of the social network, Zuckerberg praised the work going on at the station and launched a few questions, some submitted to him online.

Zuckerberg effused that while Facebook's mission has long been to connected everyone in the world, "connecting folks who are out in space is about as extreme and cool as it gets."


Tennis: Murray, Wawrinka set up semi-final duel as Djokovic hits US$100 million

Andy Murray and defending champion Stan Wawrinka set up a mouthwatering French Open semi-final duel as Novak Djokovic became the first player to smash the US$100 million (S$138 million) prize money barrier.

Second seed Murray reached the semi-finals in Paris for a fourth time by battling back to defeat the last home hope Richard Gasquet 5-7, 7-6 (7/3), 6-0, 6-2.

Wawrinka, the 31-year-old third seed, became the oldest man since 1985 to reach the semi-finals with a 6-2, 6-1, 7-6 (9/7) win over Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas.


Movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger charged by elephant

Action movie star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had a real-life adventure in Africa when he was on a safari vehicle that was charged by an elephant.

"Some of us had to change our pants," he said on his Twitter feed after he posted a 30-second video of the brief encounter.

The elephant appeared in front of the vehicle and then walked off the road, circled the truck and then charged it from behind, ears flapping, as the vehicle picked up speed and pulled away.