Free Press Journal
  • Nine killed in Bangladesh refugee camp clashes

    Dhaka:  At least nine people, including three children and two women, were burnt to death and 30 injured Saturday in a fire during a series of violent and chaotic clashes at a refugee camp in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka.

  • World Cup football fever grips Pakistan

    Karachi:  A corner of Karachi will forever be Brazil. Seen from overseas, Pakistan’s biggest city this week issued a fresh reminder of its reputation for chaos and violence but on its teeming streets, the more burning topic of interest is the World Cup now under way.

  • Dutch decimate Spain, refereeing raises a furore at World Cup

    Salvador (Brazil):  Defending champions Spain were left battered and humiliated with the Netherlands handing them their worst loss in 51 years even as blundering referees took some sheen off the exhilarating action on day two of the FIFA World Cup here.

  • Police fire water cannons at Congress protesters

    New Delhi: Delhi police fired today tried to disperse Congress protesters in Nangloi by firing water cannons at them. The Congress party’s protest against power and water crisis in Delhi has reached its third day on Saturday.

  • Modi aboard India’s largest aircraft carrier

    Goa:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday reached Goa and went aboard INS Vikramaditya, the largest and most powerful aircraft carrier inducted into the Indian Navy, marking his first visit to a military facility after assuming office last month. He also hopped into the cockpit of a MiG-29 K fighter jet.

  • Mexico pledge to repay ‘pawn-shop’ Aztec fans

    Natal (Brazil):  Mexico coach Miguel Herrera pledged to repay his country’s fans who he said would “sell their houses, cars and even pawn their grandma’s clothes to come to Brazil” by battling to keep their World Cup dream alive.

  • Nigeria untroubled by pitch invaders

    Campinas (Brazil): Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi said he was unperturbed by the attempts of several high-spirited fans to invade the pitch during a training session ahead of their World Cup opener.

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    Nigeria denies abduction of 20 women by Boko Haram

    Abuja:  The Nigerian government denied reports that a group of 20 women were abducted last weekend by the militant organisation Boko Haram, media reported Saturday.

  • Costa’s Brazil debut for Spain ugly, humiliating

    Salvador (Brazil):  Diego Costa’s reception on his return to his native Brazil was as expected, although Spain’s humiliating 5-1 loss to the Netherlands at the World Cup was not.

  • Ivory Coast’s older stars aim to break new ground

    Raceife (Brazil): Didier Drogba, the Toure brothers and Didier Zokora are the best players left from the generation that made Ivory Coast relevant in world football nearly a decade ago.

  • The Dutch destroy Spain 5-1, Chile and Mexico win

    Rio de Janeiro:  Paced by their talismans Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie, the Netherlands have notched a stunning 5-1 victory over Spain in the Group B opener while Chile and Mexico defeated Australia and Cameroon in their first group matches.

  • Israel continues search for three missing teens

    Tel Aviv:  Israel’s security forces continued a massive manhunt for three Jewish teens who went missing from the West Bank Thursday night, a media report said Saturday.

  • No talks with Iran on Iraq crisis: US

    Washington: The US today said that it was not holding any talks with Iran on the unfolding developments in Iraq, wherein militant group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has gained control of a portion of the country.

  • Police officer shot dead during pro-Morsi protest

    Cairo:  An Egyptian policeman was shot dead here Friday after dispersing a protest staged by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, the interior ministry said in a statement.

  • Police officer shot dead during pro-Morsi protest

    Cairo:  An Egyptian policeman was shot dead here Friday after dispersing a protest staged by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, the interior ministry said in a statement.