While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, May 27 edition

Trump lays claim to Republican presidential nomination

White House hopeful Donald Trump claimed victory in the Republican nomination race, while shrugging off criticism from the man he aims to replace, President Barack Obama, who blasted the billionaire’s ignorance and arrogant attitude.

Trump vaulted past the threshold of 1,237 needed to win the party’s primary race when a group of unbound delegates from North Dakota said they would back him.

The accomplishment caps an extraordinary rise by a political neophyte whose campaign was widely derided as a distraction and a publicity stunt last June, when Trump announced his candidacy.


Superbug that resists all known medications found in US for first time

A superbug resistant to all known medications has been found in the United States for the first time, raising new concern about the dwindling effectiveness of antibiotics.

The case involves a 49-year-old woman in Pennsylvania whose urinary tract infection tested positive for a strain of E. coli that is resistant to the antibiotic of last resort for such infections, known as colistin.

"It was an old antibiotic, but it was the only one left for what I call nightmare bacteria," a family of germs known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, said Thomas Frieden, chief of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.


Deep-water search for EgyptAir black boxes to start 'in coming days': France's BEA

Deep-water search operations to locate the wreckage and black boxes of the EgyptAir plane that plunged into the Mediterranean last week will start in the coming days, France's BEA air safety agency said.

"A deep-water search campaign will begin in the coming days with the arrival in the accident area of the French navy surveillance vessel La Place," said the BEA, which is working alongside the Egyptian authorities to investigate the May 19 crash.

All 66 people on board the flight from Paris to Cairo were killed. Investigators are still searching for the Airbus A320's two black boxes on the seabed as they seek answers as to why the aircraft went down.


Football: Jose Mourinho agrees to become Manchester United manager – reports

Jose Mourinho has agreed to become the new manager of Manchester United, according to British media reports.

Mourinho has been in negotiations with United since Louis van Gaal’s sacking on Monday and it is understood an agreement is now in place for the former Chelsea manager to take charge at Old Trafford.

The 53-year-old is reportedly yet to sign a contract, but official confirmation from United is expected by Friday (May 27) after the deal was delayed due to discussions over Mourinho’s image rights.


Microsoft-Facebook laying trans-Atlantic Internet line

Microsoft and Facebook announced they will work together to lay a high-speed Internet cable across the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

A new, sub-sea "Marea" cable was expected to be completed by late 2017, with the aim of meeting growing demand by the tech companies' customers for fast, reliable data connections.

Marea will be the highest-capacity sub-sea cable ever crossing the Atlantic, with an expected capacity of some 160 terabytes per second of data, according to the companies.