While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, May 6 edition

Donald Trump hires finance chief as campaign goes national

Donald Trump names a former Goldman Sachs partner as his new finance chairman, as the presumptive Republican nominee seeks to raise US$1 billion (S$1.3 billion) for his November showdown with likely Democratic standardbearer Hillary Clinton.

Steven Mnuchin, chairman and chief executive of private investment firm Dune Capital Management, "brings unprecedented experience and expertise to a fund-raising operation that will benefit the Republican Party and ultimately defeat Hillary Clinton," Trump said in a statement.

The campaign said Mnuchin has previously worked with Trump "in a business capacity."


Pop icon Prince secretly donated thousands to Afghan orphans, says charity

Prince was famous worldwide for his music and extravagant outfits, but he was also a secret philanthropist in war-torn Afghanistan, quietly donating thousands to Scout masters caring for young orphans, a charity told AFP.

The pop icon, who died suddenly last month at the age of 57, gave tens of thousands of dollars to Physiotherapy and Rehabilitative Support for Afghanistan (Parsa), an NGO supporting vulnerable women and children, according to its executive director.

His donations, facilitated by Seattle philanthropist Betty Tisdale, have funded training for 100 Scout masters now caring for some 2,000 children including orphans, the charity's Marnie Gustavson said.


Tennis: Immature Tomic not committed enough - Djokovic

World number one Novak Djokovic has encouraged troubled Australian star Bernard Tomic to take his profession more seriously after he spectacularly gave up in losing to Fabio Fognini at the Madrid Masters.

Tomic held his racquet the wrong way round and made no attempt to return Fognini's serve in bowing out in the first round in the Spanish capital on Tuesday.

However, he compounded his behaviour with outspoken comments claiming he didn't need to care about losing given the wealth he had amassed already in his short career.


Canadian wildfire explodes in size, forces more evacuations

A catastrophic wildfire that has forced all 88,000 residents to flee Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, exploded tenfold in size on Thursday, cutting off evacuees in camps and shelters north of the city.

The out-of-control blaze has burned down entire neighborhoods of Fort McMurray in Canada's energy heartland and forced a precautionary shutdown of some oil production, driving up global oil prices.

Three days after the residents were ordered to leave Fort McMurray, firefighters were still battling to protect homes, businesses and other structures from the flames. More than 1,600 structures, including hundreds of homes, have been destroyed.


Football: Daniel Sturridge sends Liverpool into Europa League final

Daniel Sturridge was involved in all three goals as Liverpool impressively beat Villarreal 3-0 at Anfield to set up a Europa League final date with holders Sevilla.

Trailing 1-0 from the first leg, Liverpool levelled the tie when Bruno Soriano put through his own goal under pressure from Sturridge, who scored the second goal in the 63rd minute before helping to tee up Adam Lallana for a late strike that completed a 3-1 aggregate win.

It took Liverpool into their first continental final since the 2006-07 Champions League, preserving Jurgen Klopp's hopes of finishing his first season as manager with both a trophy and a place in Europe's elite competition next season.