While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, June 27 edition

Scotland rollercoaster crash injures 11: Police

Eleven people, including nine children, were injured on Sunday (June 26) when a rollercoaster crashed at a theme park in Scotland, police and media reports said.

Images posted on social media showed a mangled carriage and a number of people trapped upside down in their seats in the Tsunami ride at M&D’s amusement park near Glasgow.

The ride had been full when it derailed, according to eyewitnesses at the park, which was evacuated after the accident according to its website.


Pride parade steps off in New York under Orlando’s shadow

Millions of people draped in the rainbow hues of LGBT pride turned out for an annual parade through New York on Sunday (June 26), two weeks after a mass shooting in a Florida nightclub stirred fear and solidarity among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

A subdued but angry mood dominated as marchers stepped off at noon near the Empire State Building in midtown Manhattan en route to Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn, the birthplace of the gay rights movement.

It was the first of a string of parades on Sunday in US cities such as Chicago, Seattle and San Francisco. Police had stepped up security to counter any threats and reassure wary parade-goers.


Rio mayor delivers last major Olympic Park installation

Rio de Janeiro's mayor handed a still not entirely finished cycling arena to organisers on Sunday (June 26), inaugurating the last major installation in the Olympic Park just over a month before the summer games begin.

Organising committee representatives said temporary installations and decorations would be completed in coming days, and colored fabric covered up pieces that were not quite finished.

Rio de Janeiro will host South America's first ever Olympics in the middle of a state financial crisis, a health scare over the Zika virus, an investigation of corruption on Olympic contracts and impeachment proceedings against suspended President Dilma Rousseff.


Euro 2016: Slick Germany ease into Euro quarter-finals

Jerome Boateng scored his first international goal to set Germany on their way to a 3-0 win against Slovakia at Euro 2016 on Sunday (June 26) as the world champions cruised into the quarter-finals.

Boateng opened his account eight minutes into his 63rd international appearance and Joachim Loew's side never looked back against outclassed opponents.

Mesut Ozil had a penalty saved soon after but Julian Draxler set up Mario Gomez to double the lead two minutes before half-time and the impressive Draxler then completed the scoring just after the hour mark.


Euro 2016: Griezmann double sends France into last eight

Hosts France came from behind to beat 10-man Ireland 2-1 and reach the Euro 2016 quarter-finals after two second-half strikes from forward Antoine Griezmann at Parc OL on Sunday (June 26).

A tactical switch from coach Didier Deschamps at the break revitalised the French, who struggled to find their feet early on after conceding a Robbie Brady penalty in the second minute, the fastest goal in the 2016 tournament.

France will play either England or Iceland at the Stade de France next Sunday.