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NEW DELHI : A teenage rape victim was allegedly sexually assaulted a second time while in hospital receiving treatment for the original attack in India's east, police said Monday, in the latest case of violence against women.

The 15-year-old girl has told police that she was raped on Sunday by a security guard at the hospital where she had been admitted in Jamshedpur city in the impoverished state of Jharkhand.

"We registered a case and arrested the private security guard posted at the hospital after the girl's complaint and are now awaiting her medical report," police superintendent Chandan Jha told AFP.

"The girl has (now) been referred to the best hospital in the city for further treatment and rehabilitation," he added.

The girl had been admitted several days earlier to the M.G.M Hospital after informing police that she had been raped by a teenager in her neighbourhood on the city's outskirts.

"Since the accused in the earlier case was also a minor, he was detained and sent to a juvenile remand home," Jha said.

Public hospitals in India are often poorly resourced, with lax security, while overworked doctors and nurses struggle to cope with a crush of patients and

LONDON : A British mother who took her 14-month-old son to Syria to join Islamic State fighters and allowed him to be photographed wearing a balaclava next to an assault rifle, was jailed for six years on Monday.

Tareena Shakil, 26, left Britain in October 2014 and journeyed to the militant group's stronghold of Raqqa with the toddler, despite describing the Syrian city as the most dangerous place on earth, Birmingham Crown Court was told.

She was convicted last Friday of being a member of

AFGHANISTAN : Afghan Boy In Plastic 'Messi' Jersey Goes Viral On Social Media

Image of a five year old boy wearing Lionel Messi 'jersey' made of a plastic bag had gone viral on social media recently.

Murtaza Ahmadi from Ghani, Afghanistan is said to be an ardent fan of the Argentine footballer.

The five-year-old Afghan boy was picture wearing a blue and white stripped Argentina ‘jersey’ that was made out of a plastic bag with the Messi’s name and number written on the back.

The pictures of

NEW DELHI : An Air India plane with 160 passengers was forced to return to New Delhi almost 30 minutes into a Milan-bound flight after smoke was detected in the cabin Tuesday, the airline said.

"It was a precautionary landing after the cabin crew was alerted about minor smoke in the cabin almost half an hour after the plane left New Delhi airport on Tuesday afternoon," Air India spokesman G.P Rao told AFP.

"All 160 passengers are safe and have been transferred to another flight. The cause of

GENEVA : The Zika virus, blamed for a surge in birth defects, is "spreading explosively", the World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan said Thursday, calling for an emergency meeting on the outbreak on February 1.

Zika "is now spreading explosively," Chan told a meeting of WHO member states in Geneva.

"The level of alarm is extremely high," she added, calling for a February 1 meeting to determine if the outbreak qualifies as an international public health emergency. 


PATTANI : Thailand Police have arrested a Malaysian man and recovered 80 slabs of ‘ketum’ leaves weighing 15kg from his car. The 31-year-old man was arrested and the drug seized from the boot of the car at the Betong immigration centre in Yala yesterday evening, said Pattani Police deputy chief Police Lieutenant Piyawat Khuangsri. He said it was believed that the man was smuggling the drug from Baling for drug pedlars in Thailand. The man had smuggled ketum leaves into Thailand through Betong

MANAGUA : Thirteen Costa Ricans died Saturday when a small ship carrying 32 tourists from Latin America, the United States and Britain sank off Nicaragua's Little Corn Island in the Caribbean, officials said.

Nicaraguan government spokeswoman and First Lady Rosario Murillo said that "of the 32 passengers, 13 lost their lives, all of them are Costa Rican."

She said the other passengers survived and were taken to nearby Big Corn Island.

"This is a big tragedy," she said.

"They were tourists

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