While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, May 17 edition

Governments seek rules for Paris climate deal; temperatures soar

Governments began work on Monday on a rule book to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming, with the United Nations (UN) urging stronger action after a string of record-smashing monthly temperatures.

NASA said at the weekend that last month was the warmest April in statistics dating back to the 19th century, the seventh month in a row to break temperature records.

The meeting of government experts is the first since 195 nations reached a deal in Paris in December to limit climate change by shifting from fossil fuels to green energies by 2100.


Divers find ancient Roman cargo from 1,600-year-old shipwreck in Israel

Archaeologists in Israel have recovered bronze statues and thousands of coins from a merchant ship that sank off the Mediterranean coast some 1,600 years ago during the late Roman period.

The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said two divers had made the discovery several weeks ago in the ancient harbour of Caesarea in the eastern Mediterranean.

Successive dives recovered a haul including a bronze lamp depicting the image of sun god Sol, a figure of moon goddess Luna, fragments of life-size bronze cast statues as well as two lumps of thousands of coins.


Football: Tens of thousands celebrate at Leicester City's trophy parade

As many as 100,000 people thronged the streets of Leicester on Monday afternoon for a victory parade to celebrate Leicester City's Premier League title win.

The club's players wave to crowds on open-top buses that made their way through the city centre, from Jubilee Square to Victoria Park.

The Foxes were handed the coveted trophy after their final home game against Everton on May 7, capping a season where the team performed beyond anyone's expectations in what has been described as a Cinderella story. It is the first time the club has been named champions of England.


Twitter to stop counting photos and links in 140-character limit

Twitter will soon stop counting photos and links in their 140-character limit for tweets, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The change could happen in the next two weeks, said the person who asked not to be named because the decision is not yet public. Links currently take up 23 characters, even after Twitter automatically shortens them. The company declined to comment.

It is one step in a larger plan to give users more flexibility on the site. Chief executive officer Jack Dorsey said in January that the company was looking for new ways to display text on Twitter, and would experiment based on how the people use the service. For example, some people tweet screenshots of longer text in articles, or send many tweets one after the other to tell a story.


Football: Security firm boss takes blame for Man Utd bomb scare

The head of a security firm on Monday accepted "full responsiblity" for accidentally leaving behind a dummy bomb that caused Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium to be evacuated.

Chris Reid, managing director of Security Search Management and Solutions, said he was "devastated" by the blunder, which left United facing a multi-million-pound bill.

"This mistake is entirely mine," an emotional Reid told reporters outside his southeast London home. "I have to take full responsibility for leaving a training item behind on Wednesday." The fake device, an imitation pipe bomb attached to a mobile phone, was discovered minutes before kick-off in United's final Premier League game of the season against Bournemouth on Sunday.