While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, April 4 edition

Panama papers: Huge tax leak exposes Putin's aides, world leaders, and celebrities

A massive leak of 11.5 million tax documents on Sunday (April 3) exposed the secret offshore dealings of aides to Russian president Vladimir Putin, world leaders and celebrities including Barcelona forward Lionel Messi.

An investigation into the documents by more than 100 media groups, described as one of the largest such probes in history, revealed the hidden offshore dealings in the assets of around 140 political figures - including 12 current or former heads of states.

The vast stash of records was obtained from an anonymous source by German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung and shared with media worldwide by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).


Controversial film Ten Years wins Best Picture at Hong Kong Film Awards

Ten Years, the indie film that needled Beijing with an ominous depiction of what Hong Kong might be like in a decade, has been named Best Film at the Hong Kong Film Awards (HKFA), the city's equivalent of the Oscars.

Its win was a thumbing of the nose by Hong Kong's film industry at Beijing, which had excoriated Ten Years via state media.

The HKFA itself became embroiled in the controversy: After the nomination list was released, state broadcaster CCTV said it would not screen the ceremony, a mainstay on its schedule since 1991. Internet giant Tencent also announced it would not stream the event live online despite having signed a contract to do so.


Testosterone may lower heart attack risk in older men: Study

 Older men with clogged arteries who took testosterone therapy seemed to have a lower risk of heart attacks than men who did not take the hormone, a study suggested on Sunday (April 3).

Testosterone is currently considered risky to the heart, and the US Food and Drug Administration mandated last year that manufacturers of all approved testosterone products add labels to describe these dangers, which include heart attack and stroke.

The methods of the study were observational - one of the weakest kinds of scientific research - but its authors said the results should lead to more rigorous trials on the hormone therapy in the future.


Cricket: Brathwaite leads Windies to stunning World Twenty20 triumph over England

Carlos Brathwaite sensationally hit four successive sixes off Ben Stokes in the last over as the West Indies stunned England by four wickets to win the World Twenty20 title at Eden Gardens on Sunday.

They won with just two balls to spare having needed 19 off the last over as they became the first team to lift the trophy twice.

Chasing 156 to win, 27-year-old Brathwaite became the first player to hit four sixes off four balls as he made an undefeated 34 off 10 balls after taking 3-23 in the England innings.


Football: Manchester United maintain top four push with win 1-0 over Everton

Manchester United maintained their push for a top four Premier League finish when they beat Everton with a second-half goal from Anthony Martial at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Martial took advantage of poor Everton defending to strike at the far post in the 54th minute after substitute Timothy Fosu-Mensah whipped the ball across the face of the goal with both John Stones and Seamus Coleman failing to clear the danger.

Everton, who will face Manchester United again in an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley later this month if Louis van Gaal's side win their last-eight replay, almost equalised two minutes later when Phil Jagielka headed against David De Gea's crossbar.