While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Sept 16 edition

Hillary Clinton gives a thumbs up as she boards her campaign plane in White Plains, New York, on Sept 15, 2016.
Hillary Clinton gives a thumbs up as she boards her campaign plane in White Plains, New York, on Sept 15, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

Hillary Clinton returns to tightening White House race

Hillary Clinton returned to the campaign fray in a tightening race against Republican Donald Trump, who released new details of his physical fitness in response to the health scare that sidelined his rival.

Seeking to turn the page after her poorly handled bout with pneumonia, Clinton was headed to North Carolina and then the US capital Washington as she resumed the White House race after a three-day convalescence.

“Welcome back to ‘Stronger Together,’” the Democratic nominee quipped cheerily to reporters on board her campaign plane.

Asked how she was feeling, the 68-year-old former secretary of state replied: “I am doing great, thank you so much!”


US announces formal recall of Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of around one million Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones plagued by incidents of batteries bursting into flames.

The move by the US safety agency formalises the recall under way in 10 countries after reports of faulty batteries that caused some handsets to explode during charging.

In the United States, there have been 92 reports of batteries overheating, including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage, including fires in cars and a garage, the commission said in a notice.


Football: Mourinho rocked on Europa return as Feyenoord down Man United

Jose Mourinho's reluctant return to the Europa League ended in embarrassment as Tonny Vilhena fired Feyenoord to a 1-0 win over Manchester United in their Group A opener.

For a man with a keen eye for his position in the football hierarchy, competing in the Europa League for the first time in 13 years was an unappetising prospect for Mourinho and his players seemed equally uninspired as a much-changed United line-up succumbed to Vilhena's late strike at De Kuip.

It was United's second consecutive defeat after Saturday's painful loss to bitter rivals Manchester City in the Premier League and Mourinho will hope his decision to make eight changes against Feyenoord is rewarded with a victory when they return to domestic action at Watford on Sunday.


Lady Gaga says new album Joanne is a tribute to family roots

Lady Gaga said her new album will be named after her late aunt and explore her family heritage.

The superstar, revealing details of her first contemporary pop album in three years, said it will be called Joanne and come out on Oct 21.

Joanne was the name of a paternal aunt who died at age 19 after struggles with lupus.


Grime artist Skepta beats Bowie to prestigious Mercury music prize

Grime hip-hop artist Skepta was awarded Britain's prestigious Mercury Prize for his album Konnichiwa in recognition of a resurgent home-grown genre.

As he presented the prize, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker paid tribute to late rock legend David Bowie who had been tipped to win a posthumous award for Blackstar, released just days before his death in January.

"We as a jury decided that if David Bowie was looking down on the Hammersmith Apollo tonight he would want the 2016 Hyundai Mercury Prize to go to Skepta," Cocker said in a ceremony at the London venue.