While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, April 17 edition

Tens of thousands in London march against PM, austerity

Tens of thousands of people marched through London on Saturday (April 16) in protest against government spending cuts, with some activists demanding Prime Minister David Cameron's resignation over his family's offshore finances.

Demonstrators converged on Trafalgar Square calling for more investment in the health service, housing, education and public sector pay, while some held up banners saying "Ditch Dodgy Dave" and "Cameron Must Go - Tories Out!"

The protest, which also included demands to protect Britain's troubled steel industry, was planned long before Cameron's admission last week that he once held shares in his late father's offshore investment fund.


Mexican army makes rare apology over woman's torture

The Mexican army made a rare public apology on Saturday (April 16) over a scandal in which two soldiers and a policewoman tortured a terrified woman in a video that went viral.

It is just the latest allegation of abuse committed by security forces in Mexico, who are often accused of violent acts against civilians, including murder.

General Salvador Cienfuegos, the defense minister, read out the apology before 26,000 soldiers assembled at a military base in Mexico City.


Internet abuzz after quantum computing lesson by Canada's Justin Trudeau

The Internet was abuzz with praise for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday (April 16) after clips showing him schooling a reporter on quantum computing went viral.

While political opponents learned a lesson about underestimating the photogenic Trudeau, 44, during last year's surprise electoral upset, the unnamed reporter fell into the same trap during an event at a Canadian university on Friday when he jokingly tested the former teacher's knowledge.

Trudeau's explanation on quantum computing generated cheers and applause from the room and set social media abuzz.


Football: Former European champions Villa relegated after losing 0-1 to Man United

Aston Villa's unbroken 28-year stint in English football's top flight ended on Saturday, when they were beaten 1-0 by Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Teenage rising star Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of a game that left bottom-of-the table-Villa 15 points shy of safety, with only a maximum of 12 now available to the Birmingham club from their remaining four league matches this season.

The 18-year-old found room in the box before picking his spot past Villa keeper Brad Guzan for his seventh goal of the season.


Football: Madrid ease to victory at Getafe to put pressure on Barca

Real Madrid moved to within a point of La Liga leaders Barcelona after Karim Benzema, Isco, Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo all scored in a 5-1 thrashing at struggling Getafe on Saturday (April 16).

Benzema opened the scoring on 29 minutes by tapping home from close range and then laid on the pass for Isco to double the lead in the 40th.

Bale got the third five minutes after the restart, taking his league tally to 16 goals this season, his best since moving to Madrid in 2013.