While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Oct 4 edition

'Full investigation' into Afghan hospital bombing: Pentagon chief

A “full investigation” is under way into a deadly bombing at a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz, Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Saturday, amid wide speculation that the incident was the result of a US air strike.

Carter said that “US forces in support of Afghan Security Forces were operating nearby, as were Taleban fighters.”

The bombing killed 16 people, including nine staff from the Doctors Without Borders nonprofit, known by its French acronym MSF.


Oregon school shooter committed suicide: Police

The gunman who killed his English professor and eight others at an Oregon community college committed suicide after a shootout with police who were on the scene within five minutes and exchanged fire with him almost immediately, authorities said.

Investigators had previously said the 26-year-old shooter was killed by the officers who raced to the rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, which ranks as the deadliest among dozens of US mass shootings in the past two years.

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin told a news conference on Saturday the state medical examiner had determined that the gunman, Christopher Harper-Mercer, took his own life.


Vatican sacks gay priest after highly public coming out

The Vatican on Saturday dismissed a Polish priest from his Holy See job after he came out as gay and called for changes in Catholic teachings against homosexual activity on the eve of a major Church meeting on the family.

Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa, a theologian, had worked at the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican’s doctrinal arm, since 2003, and taught theology at pontifical universities in Rome, which have also dismissed him.

Charamsa, 43, told Italy’s Corriere della Sera newspaper and Polish media that he was gay and had a partner.


Football: 'If you want to sack me, sack me' - Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho admitted that he risked the sack after a 3-1 home defeat by Southampton on Saturday left the Premier League champions 10 points off the pace.

“If the club wants to sack me, they have to sack me, because I am not running away,” Mourinho told Sky Sports in an extraordinary post-match interview at Stamford Bridge.

“It is a crucial moment in the history of this club because if the club sacks me, they sack the best manager this club had and the message is bad results and the manager is guilty."


Rugby: Japan crush Samoa to keep quarter-final dreams alive

Japan rekindled the belief and the fire that helped them stun South Africa to crush rudderless and ragged Samoa 26-5 on Saturday and stay in contention for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.

A dominant performance from Eddie Jones’ side left the Brave Blossoms with hope of reaching the last eight for the first time as they head into their final Pool B match against the United States next Sunday.