While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Feb 28 edition

Thousands join anti-nuclear weapons march in London

Tens of thousands of people protested in London on Saturday (Feb 27) against the proposed renewal of Britain's Trident nuclear weapons system, in what supporters said was the biggest such demonstration in a generation.

Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has been a member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) since he was 16, addressed the crowd in Trafalgar Square alongside Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

"If a nuclear war took place there would be mass destruction on both sides of the conflict. Everyone should think about the humanitarian effects on people across this globe if they're ever used," Corbyn said.


Disney resets theme park ticket prices for slow, busy times

Walt Disney Co unveiled new single-day ticket prices on Saturday (Feb 27) for the company's US theme parks, switching to a three-tiered system that charges visitors more on the year's busiest days and less during typically slower periods.

The shift to demand-based pricing is designed to help spread out crowds at Walt Disney World in Florida and at Disneyland Resort in California, Disney said in a blog post.

Starting Sunday, a one-day ticket to Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom will cost US$105 (S$148) on "value" days during slower periods, such as September.


Dognapping on the rise in pet-loving Brazil

While Brazil's economy is in the doghouse, one underground business is bucking the trend - dognapping.

Bosco, a black and white Boston Terrier stolen in November from outside a grocery store in Sao Paulo's posh Jardins neighborhood, became the poster-pup for the rise of dognappings.

His owner, screenwriter Fernando Pedrosa, unleashed a storm of comment on social media sites Facebook, Twitter and Instagram under the tag #cadeobosco, which translates as "where is Bosco".


Football: Ulloa delivers Leicester, Chelsea down Saints

Substitute Leonardo Ulloa scored an 89th-minute winner as Leicester City breathed fresh life into their improbable Premier League title challenge by edging Norwich City 1-0 on Saturday (Feb 27).

Two weeks on from a last-gasp 2-1 defeat at Arsenal, Leicester were on course to drop points again until Ulloa tapped in at the death to send Claudio Ranieri's side five points clear at the summit.

The Argentine's goal, only his third of the season, puts the pressure on Leicester's closest rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, who host Swansea City and visit Manchester United respectively on Sunday.


Football: Griezmann inflicts Zidane's first Madrid defeat

Zinedine Zidane suffered his first defeat since taking charge of Real Madrid as Antoine Griezmann's solitary goal kept Atletico Madrid's faint La Liga title hopes alive with a 1-0 win at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Griezmann finished off a lovely team's move eight minutes into the second half as Atletico became the first visiting team ever to win at the Bernabeu three seasons in a row.

Diego Simeone's men move to within five points of leaders Barcelona while Real's chances of landing just a second title in eight years now look completely gone as they now trail Atletico by four points in third.