While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, June 22 edition

Pakistan heatwave death toll climbs to 122: officials

A heatwave in Pakistan's largest city Karachi and other districts of southern Sindh province has killed at least 122 people, health officials said Sunday.

"Since Saturday 114 people have died in Karachi and eight others (have died) in three districts of Sindh," provincial health secretary Saeed Mangnejo said.

He said the provincial government had imposed a state of emergency at all hospitals, cancelling leave for doctors and other medical staff and increasing stocks of medical supplies.

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Pope says weapons manufacturers can't call themselves Christian

People who manufacture weapons or invest in weapons industries are hypocrites if they call themselves Christian, Pope Francis said on Sunday.

Francis issued his toughest condemnation to date of the weapons industry at a rally of thousands of young people at the end of the first day of his trip to the Italian city of Turin.

"If you trust only men you have lost," he told the young people in a long, rambling talk about war, trust and politics after putting aside his prepared address.

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Charleston massacre church reopens in triumph over 'the Devil'

The historic black church in South Carolina where a white gunman murdered nine African Americans held its first service since the massacre on Sunday, an emotional gathering celebrating the lives of those slain.

Hundreds of congregants, some tearful, packed the Emanuel African American Episcopal Church for a service led by visiting clergy because the congregation's pastor was among those killed by a young white supremacist said to have been trying to ignite a race war.

The service offered the still-grieving community of Charleston the opportunity to mark what many argued was its triumph in thwarting the shooter's aim to foment hatred.

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 Football: Kyah Simon on target as Aussies dump Brazil out of World Cup

 A second-half goal from substitute Kyah Simon put Australia through to the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup on Sunday at the expense of star-studded Brazil.

Simon got the breakthrough after 80 minutes in wet and windy conditions in Moncton against the 2007 runners-up captained by former five-time world player of the year Marta.

Both teams fought to break through with scoring opportunities rare in a tight first half with Marta, Andressina and Formiga all missing the target for the seventh-ranked Brazilians.

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Jurassic World nips Pixar at US box office, continues to devour records

These are the weekends that record-breaking summers are made of.

The North American box office sizzled as Disney and Pixar's Inside Out and Universal's Jurassic World duked it out at the multiplexes. After shattering records for domestic and international debuts, Jurassic World became only the second film in history to top US$100 million (S$133 million) in two separate weekends.

The dinosaur sequel nabbed first place with a massive US$102 million, pushing its domestic total to US$398.2 million. Jurassic World has now passed Jurassic Park (US$357.1 million) as the highest-grossing domestic release in the franchise's history when not adjusted for inflation.

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