While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, March 30 edition

Donald Trump campaign manager charged with battery against journalist

Donald Trump’s campaign manager was charged with battery against a journalist on Tuesday (March 29), roiling the Republican front-runner’s campaign for president.

Campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is accused of grabbing the arm of a reporter for the conservative website Breitbart at a campaign event in Florida on March 8 as she tried to ask the candidate questions.

“Mr. Lewandowski is absolutely innocent of this charge. He will enter a plea of not guilty and looks forward to his day in court. He is completely confident that he will be exonerated,” the Trump campaign said in a statement.


Brazil's biggest party quits coalition, isolating Dilma Rousseff

Brazil's largest party announced on Tuesday (March 29) it is leaving President Dilma Rousseff's governing coalition and pulling its members from her government, a departure that cripples her fight against impeachment proceedings in Congress.

The Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB) decided at a leadership meeting that its six remaining ministers in Rousseff's Cabinet and all other party members with government appointments must resign or face ethics proceedings.

Under Brazil's presidential system, Rousseff will continue in office but the break sharply raises the odds she will be impeached by Congress in a matter of months, which would put Vice President Michel Temer, leader of the PMDB, in the presidential seat.


Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke dies at 69

Actress and singer Patty Duke, who won an Oscar at age 16 for her portrayal of deaf-blind political activist Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker,” died on Tuesday (March 29). She was 69.

“This morning, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, matriarch and the exquisite artist, humanitarian, and champion for mental health Anna Patty Duke Pearce closed her eyes, quieted her pain and ascended to a beautiful place,” her son, the actor and director Sean Astin, said in a statement.

“We celebrate the infinite love and compassion she shared through her work and throughout her life. Her work endures.”


Brussels airport delays reopening as Belgium lowers attacks toll to 32

Bomb-damaged Brussels airport said it would not reopen on Wednesday (March 30) after all following drills to test resuming partial services, as Belgium lowered the death toll from last week's attacks to 32.

The airport has been closed since twin bombings wrecked the departure hall exactly a week ago, in coordinated suicide attacks that were claimed by the Islamic State group and which also struck Maalbeek metro station in central Brussels.

A total of 32 people were killed in Belgium's worst-ever terror attacks, the government said, down from an earlier toll of 35 following confusion between two lists of people who had died at the scene and in hospital.


Sleep tight and don't let the sharks bite at Paris aquarium

The house rules are clear: No swimming at night, keep your head and feet in the bedroom at all times, and avoid watching "Jaws" beforehand. It might put you off the sharks circling your bed.

A room with a very special view - 35 of the much feared creatures - is up for grabs at the Paris Aquarium for those looking for a night's sleep with a difference.

Submerged in a 10-metre-deep aquarium with just a see-through wall separating guests from the sharks swimming in 3 million litres of water, the cylinder-shaped room for two, with a round-shaped bed occupying most of the space, is not for the faint-hearted.