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

John Kasich, Trump’s last Republican rival, exits US presidential race

Ohio Governor John Kasich announced he was suspending his US presidential campaign, leaving billionaire Donald Trump as the last Republican candidate and the party’s presumptive nominee.

“As I suspend my campaign today, I have renewed faith – deeper faith – that the Lord will show me the way forward,” the low-polling Kasich told supporters in Ohio, ending his effort to block Trump from becoming the party’s 2016 standard-bearer.

Mr Kasich cancelled a scheduled press conference in Washington, DC earlier on Wednesday, announcing instead that he would make a statement in Columbus, Ohio in the evening.


Addiction specialist rushed to see Prince before death

A specialist in painkiller addiction was rushing to see Prince before the music legend’s death but arrived too late, a lawyer for the doctor said.

Howard Kornfeld, who treats people with addictions to opioids, had been due to see Prince at his Minnesota compound on April 22, a day after the pop star died, his lawyer William Mauzy said.

The account of the lawyer, who was confirming a report in the Star Tribune newspaper of Minneapolis, is the biggest signal yet that painkillers may have played a role in Prince’s death.


YouTube planning online TV service - report

YouTube is working on a paid subscription service called Unplugged that would offer customers a bundle of cable TV channels streamed over the Internet, people familiar with the plan said.

The project, for which YouTube has already overhauled its technical architecture, is one of the online video giant's biggest priorities and is slated to debut as soon as 2017, one of the people said.

YouTube executives have discussed these plans with most major media companies, including Comcast's NBCUniversal, Viacom, Twenty-First Century Fox and CBS, but have yet to secure any rights, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private.


World's biggest rough diamond to be auctioned in London

"Lesedi la Rona," the largest gem-quality rough diamond discovered in more than 100 years, will be auctioned in London next month and is expected to sell for US$70 million (S$95 million), international auction house Sotheby's said.

Ahead of the auction on June 29, the 1,190-carat diamond - its name in Botswana's Tswana language translates as "Our Light" - was on display at Sotheby's New York headquarters.

Unearthed in Botswana in November 2015 by Canadian mining company Lucara Diamond, the gigantic gem is about the size of a tennis ball and is believed to be between 2.5 billion to more than three billion years old.


Football: Real Madrid tame Manchester City to reach Champions League final

Real Madrid reached their 14th European Cup final and ended Manchester City's hopes of a maiden title after securing a 1-0 victory in the second leg of their Champions League last four clash.

Zinedine Zidane's side will face city rivals Atletico in the final for the second time in three seasons after a first-half own goal from Fernando was enough to secure a narrow win that barely reflected Real's dominant display.

After last week's goalless first leg stalemate, Madrid, chasing a record-extending 11th European title, opened the scoring after 20 minutes when Gareth Bale's cross was deflected into the top corner by the City defender.