Bill Gates thanks hunger rally supporters

Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates has thanked supporters for turning out at a rally held in Hyde Park in London today, urging global leaders to fight to stop people dying through lack of food.

Mr Gates tweeted: "Thanks to everyone who came out in London today to help put an end to global hunger. You've inspired us all!"

Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates tweets picture from hunger rally. Credit: Twitter/ @BillGates

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PM: UK to lead hunger fight

David Cameron said Britain must "lead from the front" and help beat world hunger. He spoke ahead of a protest rally in Hyde Park which demanded the G8 act on the issue. Bill Gates and Danny Boyle addressed the rally.