While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Aug 14 edition

Eleven-year-old rape victim gives birth in Paraguay

An 11-year-old Paraguayan girl who was raped by the boyfriend of her mother (above left) gave birth on Thursday, a doctor said.

The case caused an uproar in this traditionally Catholic country and abroad because authorities had refused to let the girl have an abortion.

She gave birth on Thursday by C-section to a girl that weighed 3.5 kilos, said Dolores Castellanos, the doctor that monitored the child's pregnancy.


New York police union 'shames' homeless with photos

A police union has been accused of shaming New York's poorest and most vulnerable by commissioning and sharing online photographs of the city's homeless, sparking a furious backlash.

The union's president Ed Mullins says failed policies have seen homicides and homelessness rise, diminishing New York's reputation as the safest large city in America.

His answer is to urge off-duty cops, friends, relatives and the public to take pictures of the most vulnerable and post them to a Flickr site.


Astronomers discover 'young Jupiter'

Astronomers have discovered a planet 100 light years away that looks a lot like Jupiter once did and may offer new insights on how planets are formed, researchers said Thursday.

Known as 51 Eridani b, it is the first exoplanet detected by a new instrument called the Gemini Planet Imager, according to the report in the journal Science.

The star it circles, 51 Eridani, is just 20 million years old - fairly young considering the Sun is about 4.5 billion years old.


Tennis: Kyrgios apologises, fined $14,000 over Wawrinka sex slur

Controversial Australian Nick Kyrgios apologised to Stan Wawrinka Thursday for an obscene sexual remark he made on court which sent shockwaves through tennis and cost him a US$10,000 (S$14,000) fine.

The 20-year-old made his apology just after being fined for the incident which took place during the pair’s Montreal Masters second-round clash on Wednesday which Kyrgios won.

On-court microphones picked up a sexual slur uttered by Kyrgios who said that Wawrinka’s “girlfriend” had been involved with his close friend and fellow Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis.


Football: Mourinho under fire over treatment of team doctor

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was at the eye of a storm on Thursday as criticism mounted over reports he has sidelined the Premier League champions' team doctor Eva Carneiro (above right).

British media reports claim Carneiro will no longer attend matches or training sessions after Mourinho lambasted her and physiotherapist Jon Fearn (above left) for running on to the pitch to treat Eden Hazard during the latter stages of last weekend's 2-2 draw at home to Swansea City, which temporarily reduced Chelsea to nine players.

The outspoken Mourinho, who said that Carneiro and Fearn had been "impulsive and naive", has received widespread criticism, with Liverpool's former head of sports medicine Peter Brukner branding his behaviour "absolutely appalling".