Free Press Journal
  • Afghanistan chopper crash

    17 killed in Afghanistan chopper crash

    Kabul : At least 17 people were killed when an Afghan army helicopter crashed in Afghanistan’s Zabul province on Thursday, an official said. “An army chopper crashed in Zabul province today (Thursday), leaving 17 people, including five crew and 12 soldiers, dead,” Xinhua quoted General Abdul Razeq Shirzai, commander of the air force unit in the southern region, as saying.

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    Chinese families angry over Malaysian PM’s confirmation of MH 370 debris

    Karachi : Family members of Chinese passengers who were aboard the missing flight MH370 expressed both anger and disbelief on Thursday over Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s recent statement that revealed that the missing debris found on Reunion island belonged to the plane.

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    Not comfortable with intimate scenes: Gemma Arterton

    London: Actress Gemma Arterton dislikes getting intimate on camera as she finds it uncomfortable. The  29-year-old actress said though she hates it but she had to film some intimate scenes for her upcoming movie “A Hundred Streets” alongside Idris Elba, reported Daily Telegraph. “It’s the most unsexy thing ever! I had to do a sex scene with Idris Elba last year in A Hundred Streets and it’s so awkward. “They shout ‘cut’

  • Suicide Bombing

    Eight killed, 12 wounded in Kabul suicide bomber attack

    Karachi : Eight people were killed and 12 others wounded in a suicide bomber attack that led to the detonation of a truck loaded with explosives outside the provincial government offices in east Afghanistan. Din Mohammad Darwish, a spokesman for the governor of Logar province, said that those killed included three police officers and five civilians. According to the Dawn, five other police personnel have also been wounded. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the

  • Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick

    ‘Single’ Scott Disick now wants his family back

    Washington DC: Scott Disick might have showed his “I don’t care” side after splitting up with Kourtney Kardashian but the TV personality now wishes to get his family back. Sources close to Disick have revealed that the 32-year-old reality star is aware that he is “screwed up” but he is trying to get his life and family together now and is hoping that the 36-year-old TV personality can be friends with him

  • Treasure trove of Indian hockey’s Olympic history lost

    Chandigarh: A piece of Indian hockey’s golden history seems to have been lost for good courtesy the apathy of Sports Authority of India (SAI) officials, who have no clue about the priceless memorabilia donated way back in 1985 by legendary Olympian Balbir Singh Sr. The donated items, meant for a proposed museum which never came about, included an Olympic blazer, medals and rare pictures. The 91-year-old triple Olympic  gold-medallist maintains that in 1985, he

  • Police kill suspect in Nashville theatre attack

    New York : Police have killed the suspected man who unleashed a volley of pepper spray at audience members in a movie theater in Nashville. According to the New York Times, the man was identified as Vincente David Montano of Nashville. He was carrying two backpacks and wearing a surgical mask, possibly to protect himself from the pepper spray he unleashed in large amounts, said Don Aaron, Metro Nashville Police spokesman. Aaron said that

  • Avril Lavigne

    Avril Lavigne will voice Snow White in ‘Charming’

    Los Angeles: Pop star Avril Lavigne has been signed on to voice the character of princess Snow White in the upcoming musical comedy “Charming”. The 30-year-old “Girlfiend” hitmaker has joined Ashley Tisdale and Chinese pop star Tang Tsz-Kei, popularly known as GEM, who will voice Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, respectively, reported Entertainment Weekly. Singer Demi Lovato, who is playing Lenore, is overseeing the music score of the film. The film traces the

  • Chinese J-16 fighter jet

    Chinese J-16 fighter jet might soon be in service

    Beijing: Photos of a newly painted multi-purpose J-16 fighter jet going viral on the internet, suggested that the aircraft might soon be in service, a media report said on Thursday. Designed and manufactured by China’s Shenyang Aircraft Industry Group, the J-16 is a multi-role fighter/bomber variant, based on the J-11BS with longer range and upgraded avionics, People’s Daily reported. As seen in the photos, the J-16 fighter is powered by a WS-10 turbofan

  • Vessels to transport cargo to northeast via Bangladesh

    New Delhi: India and Bangladesh have signed an agreement that will allow river sea vessels (RSVs) to transport cargo to India’s northeastern region via Bangladesh, Minister of State for Shipping P. Radhakrishnan said on Thursday.

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    Preity Zinta to crown Miss India-Canada 2015

    Toronto: Bollywood’s dimpled actress Preity Zinta will be the guest of honour at this year’s Miss India-Canada pageant here on August 15. This year marks the silver jubilee of the beauty pageant, which will be presented by Chevrolet in association with Air Canada. Preity will crown the new Miss India-Canada. The 16 finalists, who have been shortlisted from among the large number of Indo-Canadian girls from Canada, will vie for the beauty

  • Gymnastics Worlds

    Glasgow set to stage biggest Artistic Gymnastics Worlds

    London: More than 600 athletes representing a record 91 countries and regions have registered for Olympic qualification at this year’s Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Glasgow, signalling that the 2015 edition will be the biggest in its history. The draw for the 46th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, at which will qualify the top eight teams and individual event medallists for the 2016 Rio Olympics, was held on Wednesday at the Glasgow City Chambers, reports

  • Kiren Rijiju

    Who killed doesn’t matter, all are fighting against terrorism: Rijiju

    New Delhi: Amid the ongoing claims and counter claims by the CRPF and BSF over who killed one of the terrorists in the Udhampur attack, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Thursday emphasized that such questions should not be raised as the nation is committed to fight against terrorism.

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    Barcelona defend acceptance of UEFA sanction for independence flags

    Barcelona: FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has defended the  decision not to appeal the penalty of 30,000 euros ($32,700) that European football’s UEFA governing body imposed on the club for the display of Catalan independence flags by fans at the end of Champions League final last June. Barcelona “will be firm but cool-headed. We will use all the legal and diplomatic options we have,” Bartomeu said during the 36th World Congress of Barcelona

  • ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ crosses Rs 300 crore in India

    Mumbai: Salman Khan-starrer “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” has crossed the magical Rs 300 crore mark at the Indian box-office, thereby making it the second film to reach the enviable status after “PK”. The cross-border drama, directed by Kabir Khan, reached the Rs 300 mark in just 20 days of its release on July 17. An elated Kabir posted on Twitter, “300+”. “BB crosses 300 crore In India. Wednesday collection Rs 2.45 crore (outside India),”

  • NASA

    NASA launches online tools to let users explore Mars

    Washington: On the third anniversary of the Mars landing of Curiosity rover, NASA has unveiled two online tools that provide detailed visualisations of the red planet and allow netizens to journey along with the rover on its Martian expeditions.

  • Jackie Shroff

    Jackie wants to do romantic film with Madhuri

    Mumbai: Actor Jackie Shroff, who has done several films with Madhuri Dixit in the past, says he now wants to do a romantic film with the noted actress. Jackie and Madhuri worked together in several films, including “Devdas”,  “Lajja”, “Khal Nayak”, “100 Days”, “Parinda”, “Prem Deewane”, “Ram Lakhan” and “Sangeet”. “Madhuri should do more films, she should do a film with me where she is romancing me. On a level that has