While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, June 4 edition

British police rushed to an incident on London Bridge after witnesses said a van ploughed into pedestrians.
British police rushed to an incident on London Bridge after witnesses said a van ploughed into pedestrians.PHOTO: TWITTER / @ATA_MEMZ

British police rush to London Bridge after reports of van hitting pedestrians

British police rushed to an incident on London Bridge after witnesses said a van ploughed into pedestrians.

Police said they were dealing with an incident but gave no further details. A Reuters reporter near the scene said she saw 10 police cars rushing towards London Bridge.

A witness told the BBC she saw a speeding white van veering into pedestrians. The witness said the van hit five to six people.

Sky News said the van incident had been followed by a stabbing attack and a witness told Reuters she saw three people who appeared to have their throats cut.

London’s transport authority said London Bridge rail station had been closed at the request of the police.


'President Trump believes the climate is changing' says UN ambassador Nikki Haley

US President Donald Trump "believes the climate is changing," US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said, after Trump's decision to take the United States out of the Paris climate accord sparked dismay across the world.

"President Trump believes the climate is changing and he believes pollutants are part of the equation," Haley said during an excerpt of a CNN interview released on Saturday. The interview will be broadcast on CNN's State Of The Union on Sunday.

Trump "knows that it's changing and that the US has to be responsible for it and that's what we're going to do," Haley said.


Donald Trump to hit the road for a jobs-focused reset in tough week

President Donald Trump will hit the road next week to ramp up his long-promised plan to overhaul the nation’s ageing airports, roads and railways, a push that could energise his supporters and distract from political intrigue in Washington.

The infrastructure push – which will include a trip to Cincinnati, Ohio – comes as the White House seeks to refocus attention on core promises to boost jobs and the economy made by Trump last year during his campaign for office.

Those pledges have been eclipsed by the political furore over Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 US election.


Football: Ronaldo double drives Real Madrid to Champions League win over Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 in a superb Champions League final full of attacking verve and brilliant goals, as the Spaniards won the title for the third time in four years and 12th in all.

Ronaldo swept in a neat opener after 20 minutes but Mario Mandzukic hit a deserved equaliser for the Italian champions with a spectacular effort seven minutes later.

Real, however, took command in the second half and a long-range deflected effort by Casemiro after 60 minutes, a neat finish by the irrepressible Ronaldo and an 89th minute tap-in for substitute Marco Asensio settled one of the most entertaining finals of recent years.


Darts: Singapore duo continue fairy tale run in World Cup, reach q-finals after 2-1 win over Spain

The darts duo of Paul Lim and Harith Lim have made history for Singapore after they qualified for the quarter-finals of the World Cup of Darts.

The Singaporean pair defeated Spain's Antonio Alcinas and Cristo Reyes 2-1 to reach the last-eight of the £250,000 (S$445,000) tournament in Frankfurt, Germany.

Paul beat Alcinas 4-0 in the opening leg before Harith lost 1-4 to Reyes to leave the match finely balanced at 1-1. In the deciding doubles leg, Paul and Harith cruised to a 4-0 win.