While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, April 8 edition

Panama Papers: Britain's Cameron admits he profited from father’s offshore fund

British Prime Minister David Cameron admitted Thursday he had held a £30,000 (S$60,000) stake in an offshore fund set up by his father, after days of pressure following publication of the so-called Panama Papers.

Cameron sold the stake in the Bahamas-based trust in 2010, four months before he became prime minister, he said in an interview with television channel ITV.

Downing Street have issued four statements on the affair this week following Sunday’s publication of the leaked Panama Papers, which showed how Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca had helped firms and wealthy individuals set up offshore companies.


FBI director says unlocking method won't work on newer iPhones

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI's) secret method for unlocking the iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino shooters will not work on newer models, FBI director James Comey said.

“We have a tool that works on a narrow slice of phones,” Comey said at a conference on encryption and surveillance at Kenyon College in Ohio late on Wednesday.

Comey added that the technique would not work on the iPhone 5s and the later models iPhone 6 and 6s. The iPhone 5c model was introduced in 2013 and has since been discontinued by Apple as newer models have become available.


British teen selfie killers jailed for life

Two teenage girls who took selfies as they beat a vulnerable British woman to death before phoning police to ask for a lift home were on Thursday jailed for life.

The pair, aged 13 and 14 at the time of the murder, battered frail Angela Wrightson over five hours in her own home with household items including a shovel, a coffee table and a television set, eventually leaving her for dead.

The rare case – and the young age of the killers – has sparked comparisons with the 1993 murder of toddler Jamie Bulger by two 10-year-old boys.


First Rogue One trailer excites Star Wars fans

It is unlikely to make as big a splash as The Force Awakens but the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has at least caused a ripple in the Force.

The 100-second teaser released on Thursday led to a frenzy of speculation over the similarity between female lead Felicity Jones, who plays the titular rogue, and Awakens heroine Rey, portrayed by Daisy Ridley.

People have been trying to work out Rey's place in the Star Wars family tree since December - with fans speculating that she could be Luke Skywalker's daughter or Obi-Wan Kenobi's granddaughter - but many took to Twitter to claim Jones' character Jyn Erso could be her mother.


Golf: Spieth serves notice he’s still the Master at Augusta

A year after his wire-to-wire Masters triumph, Jordan Spieth is still making history at Augusta National and served notice that rivals will have to pry the green jacket off him.

The world number two matched the lowest opening round by a defending Masters champion on Thursday, firing a six-under par 66 to seize the early lead at Augusta National.

“I put it up there with one of the best rounds I’ve played,” Spieth said.