While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Oct 11 edition

Corpses, desperation litter site of Ankara peace rally

The square in front of Ankara's central train station was to have been the venue for a peace rally attracting people from different leftist and Kurdish groups.

But at 10.04am, everything changed, in a moment that will mark Turkey forever.

The area was plunged into scenes of unimaginable horror as two suspected suicide bombers carried out the deadliest attack in the history of modern Turkey, killing at least 95 people.


Syria, migrant crisis coverage wins war correspondents prizes

France's prestigious Bayeux-Calvados award for war correspondents on Saturday honoured journalists covering conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, as well as Europe's worst migrant crisis since World War II.

Two of the awards went to correspondents covering the Islamic State group's game plan and its atrocities.

The text category award went to German Der Spiegels' Christoph Reuter, who wrote an in-depth story on the shadowy mastermind of ISIS' strategy in Syria and Iraq.


Formula One: Crash victim Sainz intent to race, Vettel wants answers

Carlos Sainz says he feels sore but still wants to take part in Sunday's Russian Grand Prix after escaping unhurt from a massive high-speed crash during Saturday's final practice.

As Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel led calls for an explanation of the accident and the barriers' failure to prevent Sainz ramming his car beneath them in the collision, the Spanish driver sat up in his hospital bed and told his compatriots he was unhurt.

The 21-year-old, who lost control of his Toro Rosso car under braking at more than 300kmh and then skewed into the wall at Turn 13, told Spanish TV in a video message that he felt fine and wanted to race.


Rugby: Laidlaw sends Scots into World Cup last eight, ends Japan dream

A match-winning try by Greig Laidlaw carried Scotland into the World Cup quarter-finals with a nail-biting 36-33 victory over Samoa on Saturday and ended Japan’s hopes of a historic place in the last eight.

The Scotland captain had kept Scotland in the game until his try with five penalties and contributed a match total of 26 points – a personal Test best for him.

His converted try lifted Scotland to 36-24 with five minutes to play and although Samoa came back with a late try of their own they could not close the gap.


Hollywood star LaBeouf arrested for public intoxication: Police


Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf, who starred in the blockbuster Transformers movies, has been arrested for being intoxicated in public, Texas police said.

The 29-year-old, who has had brushes with the law before, was arrested on Friday evening in Austin, police said, in a terse statement that included a mugshot of the actor in a simple blue T-shirt and sporting a scruffy beard.

The TMZ celebrity website quoted witnesses as saying that LaBeouf was arrested outside a bar and had allegedly ignored police orders after jaywalking in front of them, while behaving in an erratic manner.