While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, May 20 edition

EgyptAir flight MS804: Confusion over whether plane wreckage has been found

EgyptAir has retracted its claim that wreckage from missing Flight MS804 has been found.

“We stand corrected,” airline vice-president Ahmed Adel told CNN, adding that the wreckage “is not our aircraft”.

The retraction now puts EgyptAir in line with Greek officials, who had earlier cast doubt on the claim by Egyptian authorities.


Clinton calls Trump too unsteady, not qualified to be president

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton pivoted to a general election matchup against Republican candidate Donald Trump, saying he is dangerously unpredictable and not qualified to be president.

Confident that she is finally close to defeating US Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont for the Democratic nomination, Clinton turned heavy fire on Trump, who has been running about even with her in national polls of voters looking ahead to the Nov 8 presidential election.

"I know hard this job is, and I know we need steadiness, as well as strength and smarts in it, and I have concluded that he is not qualified to be president of the United States," Clinton said.


Tennis: Roger Federer withdraws from French Open

Roger Federer withdrew from the French Open after failing to recover from a back injury, bringing to an end the 17-time major winner’s run of 65 consecutive Grand Slams.

“I regret to announce that I have made the decision not to play in this year’s French Open,” the 2009 Roland Garros champion wrote on his Facebook page.

“I have been making steady progress with my overall fitness, but I am still not 100% and feel I might be taking an unnecessary risk by playing in this event before I am really ready.”


Badminton: South Korea upset China to move into Thomas Cup semis

Son Wan-Ho led South Korea in dashing the Chinese men's dream of reclaiming the Thomas Cup, upsetting the tournament favourites in a shocking 3-1 quarter-final upset in Kunshan.

China were forced to fight back from a deficit early at the world badminton championship after top ranked Chen Long dropped a nail-biting one hour and 27 minute match to ninth ranked Son.

"He did well and was more patient today," Chen told reporters following the 12-21, 21-16, 15-21 loss. "I didn't do well because I think too much."


Adele named songwriter of the year at Britain's Ivor Novellos

British singer Adele added to her list of many accolades, winning Songwriter of the Year at Britain's Ivor Novello Awards.

The 28-year-old, whose latest album, 25, shot up the charts around the world upon its release last year, received her third Ivor Novello - a music industry award recognising British and Irish song writing and composing.

However, Adele, who has several Grammy and Brit awards as well as an Oscar to her name, did not make it to the glitzy luncheon ceremony in London, where Blur's Damon Albarn picked up a Lifetime Achievement award.