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

EU sees three million migrants arriving by 2017

Three million migrants fleeing war and poverty are seen entering the EU by 2017 in a development likely to have a marginal positive impact on the economy, the European Commission said Thursday.

In its first ever assessment of the economic effect of Europe's biggest migration crisis since World War II, the Commission said the influx could boost gross domestic product by 0.2 to 0.3 per cent.

EU economic commissioner Pierre Moscovici said the "weak but positive" economic effect of the migrants could help offset growing hostility towards them.


Mum and dad both work in nearly half of US families: Study

In nearly half of American families, two parents work outside the home, creating a better financial cushion but a sometimes precarious work-life balance, a new US study found.

Forty-one per cent of working mothers said that being a parent has hampered their career advancement, while just 20 per cent of working fathers said the same.

And in households where both parents work full time, many couples also said a large share of day-to-day parenting responsibilities falls to the mother.


Belgian airline to fly Egypt tourists home... without luggage

Belgian airline Jetair said on Thursday it will send three planes to Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh to repatriate tourists, but without their luggage, following the crash of a Russian passenger jet that took off from the resort.

After halting a flight that was due to leave Brussels for Sharm el-Sheikh earlier Thursday, Jetair said that three flights due to leave on Friday, Saturday and Sunday would depart, without outbound passengers.

The airline said it would do "everything possible" to get passengers' bags back.


Football: Ibe guides Liverpool past Rubin, Celtic lose again

Jordan Ibe scored a fine goal to hand Liverpool a crucial 1-0 victory over Rubin Kazan in the Europa League on Thursday, as Celtic flopped once again to leave their hopes in tatters.

After three successive draws, Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp was hoping his team could carry over the momentum from Saturday's Premier League 3-1 win over Chelsea when they travelled to Russia.

And they did not disappoint, dominating for much of the match and Ibe's 53rd-minute strike ensuring a first away win in Europe in three years against a side that has in the past claimed the scalps of Chelsea, Tottenham and Wigan.


Justin Bieber can't face listening to ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez's album

Justin Bieber, not generally known for his reticence, says he can't bring himself to listen to the new album by former girlfriend Selena Gomez.

Gomez last month topped the charts with Revival, whose lead single Good For You boasts of looking so temptingly beautiful that it will "make you never want to leave".

Bieber, 21, who split with the fellow former teen star last year, told Billboard magazine that he has not listened to Revival because "I know I had a lot of play in that one."