While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Nov 28 edition

At least 3 injured in shooting near Colorado Springs abortion clinic

Police on Friday swarmed an area around a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs, where a gunman opened fire, injuring three officers and an undetermined number of civilians, police and hospital officials said.

City police said in a Twitter message about two hours after the shooting was first reported that the situation remained unstable, contrary to an ABC News report, attributed to a police commander, that the suspect was thought to have been “contained.”

“This is an active situation,” a police department spokeswoman, Lieutenant Catherine Buckley, told CNN, adding that law enforcement had yet to confirm the gunman’s location.


Drowned Aylan's family to be admitted to Canada

Some surviving relatives of drowned Kurdish toddler Aylan Kurdi, whose beached corpse became a global symbol of the Syrian refugee crisis, will be admitted to Canada, broadcaster CBC reported  on Friday.

The three-year-old died after his family, sheltering in Turkey from the war in Syria, decided to make a desperate bid to reach Greece in a flimsy inflatable boat.

The sight of Aylan's body, face down on the Turkish shore, was captured by news photographers and galvanized public opinion around the world as hundreds of thousands of refugees arrived in Europe.


Sean Connery's wife ordered to stand trial in Spain fraud case

Sean Connery's wife has been ordered to stand trial in Spain for her alleged part in a multi-million-euro fraud that could see her jailed for more than two years, judicial authorities said.

Micheline Roquebrune, wife of the 85-year-old film star best known for his portrayal of James Bond, could also be fined €23 million (S$34 million) if found guilty of involvement in an alleged operation that defrauded the state, the Supreme Court of the southern region of Andalucia said.

The case is part of the so-called "Goldfinger" investigation into "an urban development operation linked to a plot of land in which the villa of the Connery's was located," the court added on Thursday.


Switzerland's super rich getting richer: Report

Morose economic growth and a turbulent stock market have not stopped Switzerland's super rich from getting a lot richer this year, a report showed on Friday.

In its annual analysis of the fortunes of Switzerland's 300 richest people, the Bilan magazine said the exclusive club, including the likes of rock and soul legend Tina Turner, have swelled their combined wealth by six billion Swiss francs (S$8.2 billion) to reach a record 595 billion Swiss francs.

Topping the list for the 14th year in a row, was the family of Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad, who this year count an accumulated fortune of between 44 and 45 billion Swiss francs (around S$60 billion) - two billion more than last year.


Tennis: Britain level with Belgium in Davis Cup final

Top players Andy Murray and David Goffin both won their opening singles for Britain and Belgium in the Davis Cup final in Ghent on Friday (Nov 27), but in contrasting styles.

While Murray swept aside the challenge of Ruben Bemelmans 6-3, 6-2, 7-5, Goffin had to claw his way back from the brink of defeat to edge British newcomer Kyle Edmund 3-6, 1-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-0.

With the final tied at 1-1, the focus will now switch to Saturday’s potentially decisive doubles when Murray will link up once again with older brother Jamie, before taking on Goffin in the first of Sunday’s reverse singles.