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

New party to seek vote on possible Hong Kong independence

 Student leaders behind Hong Kong's 2014 pro-democracy protests launched a new political party on Sunday (April 11) and said it would campaign for a referendum to decide the city's future - including possible independence.

The semi-autonomous Chinese city is self-governing and retains many freedoms not seen on the mainland. But Beijing sees the concept of eventual independence as unthinkable.

Joshua Wong, 19, who announced the launch of the Demosisto party, was at the forefront of the mass rallies which brought parts of the city to a standstill as residents called for fully free elections for future leaders.


Keiko Fujimori tops Peru first-round vote: exit polls

 Keiko Fujimori, daughter of an ex-president jailed for massacres, won Peru’s first-round presidential vote on Sunday (April 10) but not by enough to avoid a runoff in June, exit polls showed. 

Fujimori won 37.8 per cent of the vote according to a survey by Ipsos and 39.1 per cent according to another pollster, CPI – short of the majority needed to win outright. 

Her two nearest rivals were virtually tied in second place in the Ipsos poll with 20.9 per cent for center-right candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and 20.3 per cent for left-wing lawmaker Veronika Mendoza.  CPI gave Kuczynski a thin lead in second place with 19.7 per cent to 18.8 per cent for Mendoza. 


Prince William and Kate enjoy cricket and Bollywood on India tour

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate played cricket with children and mingled with Bollywood superstars at a glittering gala dinner as they began their tour of India in style Sunday.

During an action-packed first day of their week-long visit to the subcontinent the royal couple displayed handy batting skills on Mumbai's Oval Maidan in front of Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.

Kate, wearing a long pink and green printed tunic dress by Indian designer Anita Dongre, connected well with a few shots while William even smashed a six, albeit with a tennis ball and a very short boundary.


Football: Tottenham Hotspur stun Manchester United with six-minute blitz to win 3-0

Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela struck in six second-half minutes as Tottenham Hotspur swamped Manchester United 3-0 on Sunday to keep Premier League leaders Leicester City in sight.

A game delayed half an hour by United's late arrival due to traffic congestion burst to life in the 70th minute with three rapid-fire goals that allowed Spurs to trim Leicester's advantage back to seven points.

Leicester, 2-0 winners at Sunderland earlier in the day, remain overwhelming favourites for the title, but Spurs' display showed that Mauricio Pochettino's side will not give up without a fight.


Football: Ranieri's tears of joy as Leicester eye EPL crown after 2-0 win over Sunderland

An emotional Claudio Ranieri hailed his side's "solid" victory after his Premier League leaders won 2-0 away to Sunderland to maintain their push for title.

Two second-half goals from Jamie Vardy belied how hard the Foxes had to struggle against the relegation-threatened Black Cats and after the England striker put the result beyond doubt in stoppage-time it appeared Ranieri was crying tears of joy.

"We knew it would be tough, it is normal because Sunderland are fighting to be safe, but I am very happy for the three points," Leicester manager Ranieri told the BBC.