Free Press Journal
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    Facebook groups not effective against substance use

    Toronto: Despite their growing number, online support groups such as those on Facebook are not as effective as the face-to-face counselling in curbing substance use among the youth, a new study has found. “One of the most hotly debated media issues today is whether our rapidly increasing use of social networking might be supplanting face-to-face-interactions and, if so, what the social consequences might prove for us as a culture,” said first author

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    Samuel Jackson, John Reilly to star in ‘Kong: Skull Island’?

    Los Angeles: Samuel L Jackson and John C Reilly are reportedly being considered by Universal Pictures to replace actors J K Simmons and Michael Keaton in “Kong: Skull Island”. Simmons and Keaton recently quit the project as male leads due to scheduling, reported Deadline. Jackson, 66, is reportedly in early talks to take the role that is left vacant by the Oscar-winner and Reilly is at the top of a list of actors being considered to

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    James Franco to play twins on HBO porn drama

    Los Angeles: Actor James Franco will play twin brothers on an upcoming HBO porn drama titled “The Deuce”. The drama follows the story of the legalisation and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world that existed in midtown Manhattan until the rise of HIV, the violence of the cocaine epidemic and the renewed real estate market all ended the bawdy turbulence. It centres

  • Ryan Phillippe

    Ryan Phillippe to star on drama pilot ‘Shooter’

    Los Angeles: Actor Ryan Phillippe has been tapped to star on the USA etwork drama pilot “Shooter”, based on the 2007 film, which featured Mark Wahlberg. With 40-year-old Phillippe signing on, USA has given a formal pilot order to the project from Paramount TV and Universal Cable Productions. “Shooter”, inspired by the Stephen Hunter novel “Point of Impact”, revolves around an ex-Marine sniper, Bob Lee Swagger, who is recruited to thwart a presidential assassination but winds

  • Sonam Kapoor

    Sonam Kapoor to walk for Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla at IBWF

    New Delhi: Actress Sonam Kapoor will walk the ramp as showstopper for fashion designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla at the seventh edition of the BMW India Bridal Fashion Week on Friday.  Organisers of the five-day gala announced on Friday that the “Aisha” actress will be walking for the designer duo, who are known for crafting ensembles for megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his family.  The opening show by Abu Jani and Sandeep

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    Ishant Sharma fifer destroys SL President’s XI top-order

    Colombo: Ishant Sharma wrecked havoc today in the Sri Lanka Board President’s XI camp after the Indian-medium pacer bagged five wickets to reduce the hosts to 35 for five at lunch on Day 2 of the three-day tour game here.

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    Brazilian club Internacional sacks coach Diego Aguirre

    Rio de Janeiro: Three-time Brazilian Serie A champions Internacional have fired Uruguayan coach Diego Aguirre after a poor run. The announcement follows Internacional’s 0-0 home draw with Chapecoense on Sunday, a result that left the club 10th in the 20-team standings, reports Xinhua.  “We confirm that Diego Aguirre and his staff have left the club,” Internacional said in a brief statement on their website on Thursday. The Porto Alegre outfit will be

  • Christopher Samba

    Defender Christopher Samba to join Turkish club Trabzonspor

    Ankara (Turkey): Former Blackburn Rovers and Queens Park Rangers defender Christopher Samba is set to complete his move to Turkish club Trabzonspor. The 31-year-old France born Congolese defender will join the Turkish side from Dynamo Moscow without a transfer fee. Samba will earn 2.5 million euros annually, reports Xinhua. The news broke out when Trabzonspor general manager Serhat Altinci shared a photo with the defender onboard the private plane which took off

  • Andy Murray, Kim Sears

    Andy Murray, Kim Sears are to be first time parents

    London: Andy Murray and Kim Sears are reportedly expecting their first baby. The 28-year-old tennis ace, who tied the knot with his longtime love earlier in April, are believed to have revealed their big news to their close ones, following Kim’s visit to hospital for a 12-week scan, the Mirror reported. The baby is expected to arrive in February 2016. Tabloid media claimed that the champ’s mother Judy, 55, who’s previously expressed her eagerness to

  • Australia

    Aussies embarrassed by Ashes ‘darkest day’

    Sydney: Australia’s humiliating batting collapse against England which saw the team all out for 60 before lunch was today acknowledged as a “horror show” and prompted a call for skipper Michael Clarke to retire.

  • Shatabdi Express mows down 6 of family

    Malda (West Bengal): Six members of a family were crushed under the wheels of the New Jalpaiguri-Howrah Shatabdi Express in Malda district this morning.  Superintendent of Police Prasun Bandyopadhyay said the victims were crossing the tracks at around 7 AM when they were mowed down by the speeding train. Five of the deceased had come from Ajamnagar in Katihar district of Bihar to visit a relative. The sixth victim, who had been accompanying the other

  • Left parties protest over Lalit Gate, Vyapam scam in Parliament

    New Delhi : The Left Parties staged a protest in the Parliament premises on Friday demanding a high-level investigation into Lalit-Gate and the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh. “We want an inquiry be conducted into Lalit Modi gate and the Vyapam scam. The concerned ministers should resign until the inquiry is completed,” CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury said. The Monsoon Session of Parliament has remained at a logjam with the opposition led by the

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    MP twin train derailment: Death toll climbs to 29

    Bhopal (MP): The death toll in the twin train derailment in Madhya Pradesh’s Harda district has gone up to 29, with the recovery of one more body from the mishap site, a railway official said today.

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    Rajya Sabha adjourns till noon following noisy Cong protest

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha proceedings were disrupted again today as protesting Congress members trooped into the Well raising slogans against ‘dictatorial’ attitude of the government in suspending 25 of their Lok Sabha MPs.

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    Sushma’s family received money from Lalit Modi: Rahul Gandhi

    New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s family has “received money” from former IPL chairman Lalit Modi. “Whenever there is a robbery or stealing, a financial transfer takes place. There has been a financial transfer here as well. Sushma’s family has received money from Lalit Modi. She should tell the country exactly how much money Lalit Modi has paid her family to keep

  • Delhi-High-Court

    Can’t interfere with verdict upholding eviction: HC to two MPs

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court today said that while it was willing to set aside costs imposed upon Congress MPs Kumari Selja and Ambika Soni, the judgement by which it was held that they were not entitled to accommodation in type-VIII bungalows cannot be interfered with.

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    Lady Gaga’s strict workout regime for ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’

    Los Angeles: Singer Lady Gaga, who finished her “Cheek to Cheek” tour earlier this month, is working hard to continue to get in shape for her role in “American Horror Story: Hotel”. The 29-year-old took to Instagram on Wednesday to share with fans some photographs of her workout regime, reports In one of the images, Gaga looks slightly tired while working out with a machine at what looks like a training

  • Shah Rukh Khan

    Shah Rukh Khan launches new FB app with live video feature

    New Delhi: Shah Rukh Khan, who has always been on the technical forefront, has now partnered with social networking site Facebook to launch their new application in India called Facebook Mention. The application that provides a facility called Facebook Live is only available for top celebrities currently and it is the firm’s way of making it possible for the fans to get closer to their idols. With help of this app, the 49-year-old ‘Chennai

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    Girl sexually tortured, father kills self in West Bengal village

    Siliguri (WB): A missed call has spelt disaster for a family in an interior village, several kilometres away from here, with the father committing suicide in the wake of alleged sexual torture of his school-going girl by a group of youths.

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    ‘Mechanism to limit Pakistan, India incidents isn’t working’

    Islamabad : The firing exchanges between Pakistan and India, coupled with an attack on Indian troopers in which one attacker has been arrested, has made “things worse” between the two countries, a Pakistani daily said Friday, noting that mechanisms set in place to try and limit cross-border incidents are not working.