While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, April 13 edition

Hillary Clinton announces her 2016 White House run via social media and online video

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton formally launched her second presidential bid with a video on her website, putting her forward as a champion of everyday Americans.

The 2-minute video was a stark contrast from the stodgy one that she used in her 2008 campaign. While the previous video focused on her speaking to the camera while seated in her living room, Sunday's version takes the focus of the candidate.

The clip is dominated by a series of normal Americans getting back on their feet after the global financial crisis.

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One killed, 150 hurt in Kenya stampede after power cable blast sparks fears of terror attack

A panicked student was killed and 150 more were hurt in a stampede on Sunday when an electrical blast sparked fears of a new Islamist attack on a Kenyan university campus.

Some students jumped from as high as the fifth floor of a hostel at the University of Nairobi campus after the pre-dawn explosion, vice-chancellor Peter Mbithi said.

"It was total chaos because we thought now it is our turn after Garissa," student Michael Njuguna was quoted by Kenyan media as saying.

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Seven-year-old British boy killed when he falls off cliff in French Alps while skiing

A seven-year-old British boy who died when he fell off a steep 98 metre cliff after straying off piste in the French Alps had been skiing with his family, and not on his own as previously thought.

The family were making their last descent of the mountain late Friday when the mother stopped to stop to help the boy's sister who had fallen, Michel Ollagnon, police commander for the southeastern town of Bonneville, said.

The British press on Sunday named the boy as Carwyn Scott-Howell from Wales who had been on holiday with his family in the resort of Flaine in France's Haute Savoie region.

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Football: Manchester United thrash neighbours Man City to cement third spot

Manchester United dealt Manchester City's Champions League qualification hopes another blow by storming back from behind to trounce their derby rivals 4-2 in the Premier League on Sunday.

Sergio Aguero gave City an eighth-minute lead at a blustery Old Trafford, but United hit back through Ashley Young, Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata and Chris Smalling to register a sixth successive league win.

Aguero claimed another goal at the death - his 100th in City's colours - but it was too late to prevent United ending a sequence of four consecutive defeats against their neighbours.

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Game of Thrones episodes leak on the Internet: HBO

Already the most pirated show in television history, HBO's fantasy epic Games of Thrones was hit by a new leak Sunday just hours before the premiere of its hotly-anticipated fifth season.

With the start of the new series due to air simultaneously at 0100 GMT (9 am Singapore time) Monday in 170 countries, eager but unscrupulous fans were already downloading four leaked episodes.

"Sadly, it seems the leaked four episodes of the upcoming season of Game of Thrones originated from within a group approved by HBO to receive them. We're actively assessing how this breach occurred," the cable TV network said.

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