While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Nov 27 edition

People celebrate the death of Fidel Castro in the Little Havana district of Miami, Florida, Nov 26, 2016.
People celebrate the death of Fidel Castro in the Little Havana district of Miami, Florida, Nov 26, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Party in Miami after Fidel Castro's death

Cuban-Americans poured onto the streets of Miami early on Saturday to cries of "Cuba Libre!" and "Freedom! Freedom!" celebrating the death of their nemesis Fidel Castro.

Revellers - many exiled by Havana's communist regime - honked car horns, banged on pots and drums, and danced, cried, and waved Cuban flags in a crush of communal euphoria.

Castro died late on Friday, his brother Cuban President Raul Castro announced on national television around midnight. In Miami - home to the largest concentration of Cuban-Americans in the United States - the news spread quickly and with fervour.

"It's sad that one finds joy in the death of a person - but that person should never have been born," said Pablo Arencibia, 67, a teacher who fled Cuba 20 years ago.


Clinton campaign to take part in state election recounts - lawyer

Hillary Clinton's election campaign said it would join in a recount of votes in the state of Wisconsin although it has not seen any irregularities so far in the White House contest won by Donald Trump.

Marc Erik Elias, an election lawyer for the Democratic candidate, said in a post on Medium.com that the campaign would also participate in recounts in the closely contested states of Michigan and Pennsylvania if they are arranged.

Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, won Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin by just over 100,000 votes. The razor-thin victories in those states pushed him above the 270 votes needed for victory in the Electoral College.

Green Party candidate Jill Stein has requested a recount in Wisconsin and has announced her intention to also seek recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania.


Motor racing: Hamilton on pole for F1 title showdown, Rosberg second

Lewis Hamilton lapped in a league of his own to seize pole position for the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix but Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg remained championship favourite with second place on the grid.

Rosberg has a 12-point lead and can afford to let Hamilton win Sunday’s day-to-night race, knowing a podium finish at Yas Marina will bring him a first Formula One championship to match Finnish father Keke’s 1982 triumph.

Hamilton, who now has 61 career pole positions and 12 for the season as well as four in a row, has to be in the top three to have a chance of becoming Britain’s first four-times world champion.


Football: Moses downs Spurs to lead Chelsea back to summit

Chelsea stormed back from behind to end Tottenham Hotspur's unbeaten Premier League record with a 2-1 victory that propelled Antonio Conte's soaring side back into top spot.

Chelsea had seen Liverpool and Manchester City steal past them earlier in the day and fell behind in the 11th minute when Christian Eriksen became the first player to score past them in seven games.

But Pedro Rodriguez's glorious curler and a Victor Moses tap-in either side of half-time gave Chelsea a seventh successive win - their longest such run within one season since January to April 2007.


Taiwan glitters as stars come together for Golden Horse Awards

Two actresses shared the top honours for Best Actress, as some of the biggest stars in Chinese-language cinema gathered in Taipei for this year's Golden Horse film awards.

Chinese actresses Zhou Dongyu and Ma Sichun won for the film Soul Mate. The Best Actor award went to Fan Wei for Mr No Problem, and Best Director to Feng Xiaogang, director of I Am Not Madame Bovary.

The renowned director from China had won the Best Leading Actor award in 2015 for his performance in the film Mr Six.

The last award of the night went to The Summer Is Gone for Best Film. The black-and-white drama about a boy's last summer vacation before he enters junior high school by Chinese director Zhang Dalei pipped hot favourite Godspeed, which picked up only one award among its eight nominations.