While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, June 29 edition

At least 28 killed, many wounded in suicide attack at Istanbul airport

Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the entrance to the main international airport in Istanbul, killing 28 people and wounding dozens more, the provincial governor said.

Police fired shots to try to stop two of the attackers just before they reached a security checkpoint at the arrivals hall at Ataturk airport, Europe’s third-busiest, but they blew themselves up, a second Turkish official said.

Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin told reporters that 28 people had been killed and around 60 wounded. Several witnesses reported two explosions but Sahin said authorities believed there may have been three suicide bombers.


Ikea recalls 36 million chests, dressers after six deaths

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea Group is recalling almost 36 million chests and dressers in the United States and Canada that have been linked to the deaths of six children, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The furnishings can topple over if they are not anchored securely to walls, posing a threat to children, the commission said in a statement.

The recall covers six models of Malm chests or dressers manufactured from 2002 to 2016, as well as about 100 other families of chests or dressers, it said.


Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn loses no-confidence vote as Brexit crisis deepens

Britain’s Brexit political crisis deepened when lawmakers in the opposition Labour Party passed a motion of no confidence in its leader Jeremy Corbyn by an overwhelming margin, but Corbyn said he would not resign.

In the non-binding vote, Labour lawmakers voted 172 to 40 against Corbyn, the 67-year old left-wing activist behind a socialist rebranding of Britain’s main opposition party.

The motion was tabled in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union and backed by many who felt Corbyn had not campaigned hard enough to keep the country inside the EU and that he would not be able to win a future national election.


Euro 2016: I didn't see England defeat coming, says Hodgson

England's now ex-coach Roy Hodgson cut a bewildered figure as he appeared before the press following his team's humiliating Euro 2016 elimination by Iceland, a defeat he said he hadn't seen coming.

"My emotions are obvious ones. I am really disappointed. I didn't see the defeat coming," said Hodgson of the 2-1 loss in Nice in the last 16. "Nothing in the first three games here gave me any indication that we would play as poorly as we did."

Facing reporters at England's media centre in Chantilly, north of Paris, Hodgson had begun by admitting: "I don't really know what I'm doing here. I thought my statement last night was sufficient."


Game Of Thrones season six finale scores record ratings

Hit fantasy TV show Game Of Thrones pulled in nearly nine million viewers, its highest one-day audience figures ever, for the season six finale broadcast on HBO.

Nielsen said 8.9 million people watched the 10th and final episode of the latest season, either live or on playback on Sunday.

Season six was the first time the show largely moved past the source material from the books.