Man arrives in Honolulu after two months lost at sea

A 29-year-old Colombian man who had been lost at sea for 2 months arrived safely in Honolulu on 4 May, after he was rescued in the south-eastern Pacific by a merchant ship. He was spotted by a China-bound cargo vessel, the Panama-flagged Nikkei Verde, on 26 April, and was transferred to a US Coast Guard vessel off Honolulu, according to the US Coast Guard. May 6, 2016

Texas: Four-alarm fire destroys Houston warehouse

A four-alarm fire destroyed a warehouse while causing a west Houston neighbourhood to be locked down on 5 May. A fire started in a home before it spread to A-1 Custom Packaging’s warehouse, according to local news reports. May 6, 2016

58 People in Sheffield want Elmo as their MP

A man in an Elmo costume got 58 votes in the Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough by-election on 5 May. The New Fathers 4 Justice campaigner Bobby Smith was standing for the Give Me Back Elmo Party in the by-election won by Labour candidate Gill Furniss, who was the wife of former MP Harry Harpham. May 6, 2016

Doping: IAAF needs to regain the trust of clean athletes

International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe said on 5 May that his organisation needs to regain the trust of clean athletes. The sport has been rocked by allegations of corruption and bribery, with fans and sponsors deserting track and field. May 5, 2016