While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, May 16 edition

Football: Man Utd-Bournemouth match to be played on Tuesday after EPL finale abandoned following bomb scare

Army experts blew up a suspect device at Old Trafford on Sunday (May 15) after tens of thousands of fans were evacuated ahead of Manchester United’s final English Premier League game of the season.

Amid a nerve-jangling scare with much of Europe on alert for militant attacks, police said the package “wasn’t viable” and had been an “incredibly lifelike explosive device”.

The “code red” alert was signalled by police just 20 minutes before the scheduled start of the game between United and Bournemouth.  A club employee found what was described as a mobile phone attached to gas pipes during a routine sweep of the northwest corner of Old Trafford, a source said.


Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte vows to kill criminals

Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte vowed Sunday (May 15) to reintroduce capital punishment and give security forces "shoot-to-kill" orders in a devastating war on crime.

In his first press conference since winning the May 9 elections in a landslide, the tough-talking mayor of southern Davao city warned his campaign threats to kill were not rhetoric.

"What I will do is urge Congress to restore (the) death penalty by hanging," Duterte, 71, told a press conference in Davao.


Google faces record 3 billion euro EU antitrust fine: Telegraph

Google faces a record antitrust fine of around 3 billion euros (S$4.7 billion) from the European Commission in the coming weeks, the British newspaper Sunday Telegraph said.

The European Union has accused Google of promoting its shopping service in Internet searches at the expense of rival services in a case that has dragged on since late 2010.

Several people familiar with the matter told Reuters last month they believed that after three failed attempts at a compromise in the past six years Google now had no plans to try to settle the allegations unless the EU watchdog changed its stance.


Football: Newcastle stun Spurs 5-1 to dump them in third behind Arsenal, City end fourth

Tottenham Hotspur fluffed their last-day lines with a 5-1 defeat at relegated, 10-man Newcastle that left them third in the English Premier League, behind bitter north London rivals Arsenal, who thrashed bottom side Aston Villa 4-0.

The Magpies' swashbuckling performance - with two goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and one from Aleksandar Mitrovic, sent off in the 67th minute for a bad foul on Kyle Walker - may have gone some way to persuading Rafa Benitez to stay on as their manager in the Championship.

Erik Lamela pulled one back for Spurs on the hour when they were 0-2 down but Newcastle recovered their two-goal lead with a Wijnaldum penalty for a Jan Vertonghen foul on the busy Moussa Sissoko, a thorn in the visiting defence.


Formula One: Hamilton, Rosberg escape punishment after crash

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg escaped punishment for their collision on the opening lap of Sunday's (May 15) spectacular Spanish Grand Prix won by Dutch teenager Max Verstappen of Red Bull.

The two Mercedes drivers collided at Turn Four of the Circuit de Catalunya as they scrapped for the lead and, after making contact, both ended up in a gravel trap.

A stewards inquiry followed the collision and, after interviewing both drivers and reviewing the evidence, it was deemed no action was required as the crash was "a racing incident".