While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, May 29 edition

One dead, several injured as lightning storms hit Europe

One man was killed and several people, including children, were injured as lightning strikes hit parts of Europe, including a park in Paris and a football pitch in Germany.

In southern Poland, a man in his forties was killed when he was struck by lightning as he descended the Babia Gora mountain, local media said.

In Germany, more than 30 people were taken to hospital in the western village of Hoppstaedten when lightning struck the pitch at the end of a children’s football match.

In Paris, 11 people, eight of them children, were injured when lightning struck as they were celebrating a birthday party in Parc Monceau in the city’s north-west.


Brazil arrests first suspect after shocking gang-rape video

Brazilian police said they had arrested the first of more than 30 suspects wanted over the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl whose attackers posted a graphic video online showing the aftermath of their brutal attack.

The arrest came as some 70 military police fanned out across a slum west of Rio de Janeiro in a huge operation to apprehend those suspected of taking part in the assault that has shocked Brazil.

The detained suspect, who was not identified, was being interrogated, said police, who vowed to bring the other alleged attackers to justice.


Far-left German MP hit with cream pie in protest at stance on refugees

A prominent member of Germany's far-left Linke party was hit in the face with a chocolate cream pie in an attack claimed by a self-styled "anti-fascist" group protesting her stance on refugees.

Sahra Wagenknecht, who has advocated putting a limit on the number of refugees Germany should accept, is the second German politician to be attacked with a dessert this year over her position on asylum-seekers.

Wagenknecht was sitting in the front row during the opening speech at a party congress when a young man stopped in front of her and threw the creamy pie in her face, before shouting what sounded like slogans.


Formula One: Daniel Ricciardo secures his maiden pole and tactical advantage

A beaming Daniel Ricciardo secured his maiden career pole position and a clear tactical advantage when he produced a stunning fastest lap for Red Bull in Saturday's incident-packed qualifying session for Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix.

The 26-year-old Australian, driving with supreme aplomb, mastered the unforgiving barrier-lined Monte Carlo street circuit with a best lap in one minute and 13.622 seconds, a time he set using a set of "super soft" tyres, considered to be more durable and less adhesive than the "ultra softs" used by his rivals.

It was enough to beat both Mercedes drivers comprehensively, championship leader German Nico Rosberg winding up second, behind him by 0.291 seconds, and defending three-time champion Briton Lewis Hamilton third, after suffering more engine problems that restricted his running in Q3.


Football: Diame stunner sends Hull back into Premier League

Hull City hit the promotion jackpot as Mohamed Diame’s stunning strike sent them back to the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship play-off final.

Exactly 370 days after being relegated from the Premier League, Steve Bruce’s side sealed their third promotion to the top flight in nine seasons thanks to Senegal midfielder Diame’s moment of magic at Wembley.

Diame’s majestic second-half winner means Hull will bank the huge cash windfall due to Premier League clubs as a result of the new television contracts that kick in next season.