While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, May 7 edition

Sadiq Khan becomes first Muslim mayor of London after bitter campaign

Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver, became London’s first Muslim mayor, seeing off a Conservative challenger who attempted to link him to extremism.

The vote pitted Khan, 45, who grew up in public housing in inner city London, against Conservative Zac Goldsmith, 41, the son of a billionaire financier.

The Labour lawmaker replaces Conservative Boris Johnson, who has run the city of 8.6 million people for eight years.


Suspect arrested in Washington-area shootings that killed three

Police arrested a man on Friday suspected in three shootings over two days in the Washington, DC suburbs that killed three and wounded three.

Eulalio Sevilla Tordil, 62, a police officer with the US Department of Homeland Security, was arrested near the shopping centre where the second of Friday’s two shootings took place, police said.

He had been suspected of killing his wife and shooting a bystander on Thursday in Prince George’s County, Maryland.


Obama swipes at Donald Trump: ‘This is not a reality show’

US President Barack Obama warned on Friday that occupying the Oval Office “is not a reality show”, in a swipe at outspoken Republican candidate Donald Trump who is vying to replace him in the White House.

Asked about Trump at a media briefing in the White House, Obama called on the press and public to weigh past statements by the Republican but did not point to any specific issues or remarks.

“This is not entertainment,” Obama said, a reference to Trump’s television background. “This is not a reality show. This is a contest for the presidency of the United States,” he said.


Swimming: Yip Pin Xiu breaks 50m backstroke world record for second time at Euro C'ships

National para-swimmer Yip Pin Xiu cracked her own world record in the 50m backstroke S2 on Friday (Saturday morning, Singapore time) at the IPC Swimming European Open Championships, shaving time off a mark she had bettered just two days earlier.

The 24-year-old clocked 1min 0.64sec in Funchal, Portugal, improving on the 1:01.39 posted during the first half of the 100m event.

She was followed by Norway's Ingrid Thunem, who clocked 1:06.53 for a new S1 world record and Alexandra Agafonova of Russia, who was next with 1:06.75.


Formula One: Hamilton trusts Mercedes '1,000 per cent'

Lewis Hamilton said Friday he trusted his Mercedes outfit "1,000 per cent" as he warned fans not to get caught up in talk of the world champions conspiring against him in favour of teammate Nico Rosberg.

Rosberg has won all four races this season - and the last seven in total - while triple world champion Hamilton has been bedevilled by mechanical problems and currently lies 43 points behind the German in second place in the standings.

"Dear All, I want you to know how grateful I am for all of your support. I'd like to ask that you please trust in my team, as I do," Hamilton wrote on Facebook. "This is my family. These guys have been the greatest, hardest working people for me, and that is why I am now 3x World Champion."