While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, May 4 edition

Football: Atletico oust Bayern to reach Champions League final

Atletico Madrid reached the Champions League final for the second time in three seasons on Tuesday (May 3), going through on away goals after a 2-1 defeat at Bayern Munich, in which both sides missed a penalty, with the tie finishing 2-2 on aggregate.

Atletico will face either city rivals Real Madrid, who beat them in the 2014 final, or Manchester City, who will be meeting in the second semi-final on Wednesday. The Spanish side also spoiled Bayern's treble chances after they won the first leg 1-0 last week.

Bayern took the lead with a Xabi Alonso goal in the 31st minute but Atletico levelled through Antoine Griezmann's seventh goal of the competition in the 54th. Robert Lewandowski set up a dramatic finale with his 74th minute goal but it was not enough.


Trump links Ted Cruz's father to JFK's assassin; Cruz calls Trump a 'pathological liar'

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump alleged on Tuesday (May 3) that White House rival Ted Cruz's father was with John F. Kennedy's killer shortly before the US president was assassinated, prompting Mr Cruz to brand the Republican frontrunner a "pathological liar."

The startling allegation, and Mr Cruz's full-throated retort, occurred on the morning of a crucial primary election in Indiana where Mr Trump is seeking to land a knockout blow against his chief challenger for their party's nomination.

Mr Trump, parroting a recent story by the National Enquirer tabloid, took to Fox News to say the Texas senator's father Rafael Cruz, an immigrant from Cuba, was "with Lee Harvey Oswald" before the assassination.


ISIS may be making chemical weapons, warns watchdog

There are "extremely worrying" signs that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) may be making its own chemical weapons and may have used them already in Iraq and Syria, a global watchdog said on Tuesday (May 3).

The head of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Mr Ahmet Uzumcu, said his body's fact-finding teams have found evidence of the use of sulphur mustard in attacks in the two countries.

"Although they could not attribute this to Daesh... there are strong suspicions that they may have used it (chemical weapons)," Mr Uzumcu told AFP, using the alternative name for the jihadist group.


Kerry warns Assad of 'repercussions' over Syria truce violations

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday (May 3) of "repercussions" if his regime flouts a new ceasefire being negotiated with Moscow for the battered city of Aleppo.

"If Assad does not adhere to this, there will clearly be repercussions and one of them may be the total destruction of the ceasefire and they go back to war," Mr Kerry told reporters.

"I don't think that Russia wants that. I don't think that Assad is going to benefit from that," he said.


Israeli ringleader gets life for burning alive Palestinian teen

An Israeli court on Tuesday (May 3) handed down a life sentence to the ringleader of a Jewish gang that kidnapped, beat and burned alive a Palestinian teenager in 2014.

Yosef Haim Ben-David, 31, was sentenced for killing 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir, and was also given 20 years for other crimes.

He was also told to pay 150,000 shekels (S$54,000) to Abu Khdeir's family.