While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, June 21 edition

Policeman wounded after shots fired during struggle with suspect at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

A policeman was shot in the hand and foot last evening at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital while struggling with a suspect.

The 31-year-old officer had been escorting a 24-year-old Singaporean man, who had been arrested earlier and was brought to the hospital after complaining of chest pains.

It is believed that when the officer's colleague stepped out of a private room they were in, the suspect attempted to escape.

According to one report, he grabbed the officer's revolver, discharging three shots.


Three dead, 34 injured as car rams crowd in Austria's Graz

Three people including a four-year-old boy were killed and 34 others injured Saturday when a “mentally unbalanced” man drove a 4x4 into a pedestrian street thronging with shoppers in the southern Austrian city of Graz, police said.

Witnesses said the green SUV was travelling at over 100kmh when it hurtled onto Herrengasse, one of the main shopping streets in the Alpine country’s second largest city.

The 26-year-old Austrian driver has been detained and described as a “mentally unbalanced” man.


Website of Charleston shooting suspect surfaces with alleged 'manifesto' for murders

A website apparently created by Dylann Roof emerged on Saturday in which the accused Charleston church shooter rails against African Americans and appears in photographs with guns and burning the US flag.

It came to light as a mournful vigil Friday for nine black worshippers killed at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church gave way to anger and scheduled protests in Charleston and the state capital Columbia. The church reopened, meanwhile, three days after the bloodbath.

A rambling 2,500-word manifesto on the website, laced with racist lingo and spelling errors, does not bear the 21-year-old’s name. But its first-person style, its title – “Last Rhodesian” – and references to Charleston and apartheid South Africa suggested he was its author.


Italy dishes up world record with 1.5km pizza

Italy beat the world record for the longest ever pizza on Saturday, serving up a sizzling margherita over 1.5km long at Milan's 2015 Expo.

Guinness World Records judge Lorenzo Veltri handed Italy the crown for a 1,595.45m long masterpiece made with 1,500kg of tomatoes, more than 1.5 tonnes of mozzarella and a river of extra-virgin olive oil.

The 80 chefs from all over Italy who took part in the creation snatched the title from Spain, which had held the record with a pizza 1,141.5m long.


Golf: Player slams US Open Chambers Bay course as 'one of the worst I've ever seen'

Gary Player has blasted the USGA for bringing the US Open to Chambers Bay saying many of the players are happy to shake the sand off their shoes and head home after missing the cut.

The South African great pulled no punches in an interview with the Golf Channel as the nine-time major winner described Chambers Bay as "one of the worst golf courses I've ever seen".

Player said the quirky links-style Chambers Bay course, carved out of a hill overlooking the scenic Puget Sound, had too many gimmicky greens, dramatic elevation changes and slippery fescue slopes that have taken its toll on the caddies and spectators.

"This has been the most unpleasant golf tournament I've seen in my life," he said.