While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Aug 15 edition

US hostage raped by Baghdadi before death: Report

US hostage Kayla Mueller was raped repeatedly by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed caliph of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group, before her death, US television reported Friday.

Top ISIS leader Baghdadi personally brought the 26-year-old aid worker to be imprisoned inside the home of the group's top financier, ABC News reported.

The television network quoted US counter-terrorism officials and spoke to Mueller's parents, who confirmed being told by government officials that their daughter was sexually assaulted by Baghdadi.


Supermodel's post on disabled sister being thrown out of cafe goes viral

A Facebook post from Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova has gone viral after her sister was verbally abused and kicked out of a cafe for being disabled.

Sister Oksana, 27, who has autism and cerebral palsy, went to a cafe with her carer on a hot day in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod, according to a BBC report.

But the cafe owner did not take kindly to Oksana, who he allegedly said was "scaring all the customers away".


Hundreds of couples reenact Times Square kiss

Hundreds of couples poured into New York's Times Square on Friday to reenact the famous photograph of a kiss between a sailor and a woman celebrating the end of World War II.

Photojournalist Alfred Eisenstaedt took the photograph as news broke that Japan had surrendered on Aug 14, 1945, bringing to a close the most brutal conflict the world has ever known.

The photo, known as "V-J Day in Times Square" for Victory over Japan, shows an American sailor kissing a woman in white, full on the mouth as her right foot rises off the ground.


Want to know what Obama's listening to? Check Spotify

If hearing Barack Obama break into song hasn't satisfied your presidential music needs, you can now listen to his playlists on Spotify.

The White House on Friday released two music sets "hand-created" by the President of the United States for daytime and evening listening as part of the launch of a new channel on the popular music-streaming service.

His summer music selections contain a wide variety of artists from Beyonce to Bob Dylan.


Golf: Iwata matches major record with second-round 63

Japan's Hiroshi Iwata matched a major championship record on Friday with a nine-under par 63 in the second round of the 97th PGA Championship.

Iwata's round at Whistling Straits marked the 27th time a player has shot 63 in a major, with two players - Greg Norman and Vijay Singh - doing it twice.

The most recent prior 63 at a major championship was Jason Dufner en route to the PGA Championship title in 2013 - the 13th time the score was achieved in the PGA Championship.