Free Press Journal
  • Serena Williams

    Serena Williams overcomes service problems to beat Svitolina in Cincinnati Masters semis

    London : World number one Serena Williams recovered from an inconsistent serving spell to storm past Elina Svitolina in straight sets to reach the Cincinnati Masters final. Williams made 34 unforced errors and committed eight double faults as she struggled to find any fluency on her serve for a second consecutive match in the Western and Southern Open, the Guardian reported. However, the 21-time Grand Slam champion eventually overcame the 14th seed Ukrainian opponent

  • Chelsea confirm Kenedy’s signing

    Rio de Janeiro: Chelsea confirmed the signing of Brazil under-20 international Kenedy from Rio de Janeiro outfit Fluminense, a media report said.

  • Ronaldinho

    Ronaldinho rested for Fluminense away clash

    Rio de Janeiro: Ronaldinho will be rested for Fluminense’s away clash with Joinville on Sunday as he continues to regain match fitness, the Brazilian club said.  The 2002 World Cup winner has played four matches since making his Fluminense debut on August 2. But the Rio de Janeiro outfit are wary of asking too much of the 35-year-old, who has not played regulator football since May. He needs more time to recover all

  • Al Qaeda militants

    Al Qaeda-held British hostage freed

    London: A British national held hostage by the Al Qaeda in Yemen has been released, the foreign office announced on Sunday. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the Briton had been freed by forces from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), BBC reported. “We are very grateful for the assistance of the UAE,” Hammond said. The hostage, reportedly held since February 2014, is now “safe and well” and receiving support from British officials. “I’m so

  • Rajnath Singh

    Pakistan shouldn’t have deviated from agenda set in Ufa: Rajnath Singh

    Lucknow : Asserting that India has always been in favour of friendly ties with neighbouring countries, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday expressed disappointment with the cancellation of the NSA-level talks and said that Pakistan should not have deviated from the agenda set in Ufa, Russia.

  • Bangkok Blast

    Police fear Bangkok bombing suspect may have fled

    Bangkok: Despite new surveillance video that may offer a possible clue to the bombing in central Bangkok that killed 20 people, Thai police said today the perpetrators may have already fled the country.

  • German Police, Refugee

    German police clash with far-right outside refugee centre

    Berlin: New clashes erupted in east Germany between police and far-right activists protesting the opening of a new centre for refugees, German news agency DPA said, a day after similar standoffs left dozens wounded.

  • Plane crash, UK

    Seven killed in crash at UK air show

    London : At least seven people were killed on Saturday at the Shoreham Air Show in Britain. The crash occurred when a military jet failed to pull up out of a loop and crashed into a busy road. The Hawker Hunter aircraft ploughed into several cars, creating a fireball and sending a thick black smoke billowing into the sky. Footage of the crash showed that the jet banked up steeply, turned over but did not

  • Malala Yousafzai

    2 guards deputed for Malala’s security amid threats in UK

    London: Pakistani nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2011 for championing the cause of girls education, has reportedly been given two 24-hour armed guards in the UK after she was made a key target by terrorists.

  • China, Blast

    One killed in China chemical plant blast

    Beijing: One person was killed and nine injured in a blast that rocked a chemical plant in China’s Shandong province late Saturday, authorities said on Sunday. The explosion occurred at Shandong Runxing Chemical Technology Co. Ltd in Dongfu village of Huantai county after a separator caught fire, the county government’s publicity office said.  The fire was put out at around 1:50 a.m. on Sunday, it said, Xinhua news agency reported.  The environmental protection

  • Airstrikes, Pakistan, terrorist

    50 rebels killed in Syrian air-strikes

    Damascus: At least 50 rebels were on Sunday killed in Syrian air-strikes in the countryside of the western port city of Latakia, media reported. The airstrikes against the rebel positions of Latakia were the latest in a series of raging battles in the region, reported Xinhua citing SANA.

  • Priyanka Chopra, dad

    Priyanka Chopra remembers father on birth anniversary

    Mumbai: On her father’s birth anniversary, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra paid an emotional tribute to him and said she misses giving him a midnight surprise. The 33-year-old actress’s father Ashok Chopra died of cancer in June, 2013. “Happy birthday papa. Want to wake you up at mid night by jumping on the bed and scaring you with cake and whistles.. Miss you,” Priyanka posted on Instagram alongside a collage of pictures of her and her father. The

  • Ban Ki-moon

    UN chief welcomes high-level meet between North, South Korea

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has welcomed a high-level meeting between North and South Korea and encouraged both sides to use the resumed talks to pave the way for deescalating tensions in the Korean Peninsula.

  • Ajinkya Rahane

    India set 413-run target for Sri Lanka to win second Test

    Colombo: India declared their second innings of the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka at 325/8 on the fourth day of play at the P. Sara Oval here on Sunday — setting a 413-run win-target for the hosts. Ajinkya Rahane (126) and Murali Vijay (82) were the main scorers for India who extended their 87-run first innings lead to 412 runs.

  • Melissa Benoist

    ‘Supergirl’ star Melissa Benoist meets girl scouts on set

    Los Angeles: Actress Melissa Benoist, who plays DC heroine Kara Zor-El, met a young troupe of girl scouts on the set her upcoming TV series “Supergirl”. The “Glee” star, 26, took to Instagram and posted pictures of the six-year-old girls, with one hand on their waist and the other raised above like superheroes, reported Entertainment Weekly. “The Super Girl Scouts of Oklahoma dropped by National City today… And I’m pretty sure we had a good

  • landslide in China

    3 killed, 8 missing in landslide in China    

    Beijing : Three persons have been killed and eight others went missing in a landslide in China’s southwestern Yunnan Province. Three bodies were dug out from the debris of the landslide which took place yesterday at Funing County. Eight persons are still unaccounted for after government workers visited households in several villages, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Witnesses said they saw people passing by the road when the disaster occurred. Over 200 rescuers, along with 11 excavators and four