Free Press Journal
  • Fighting as Afghan forces struggle to oust Taliban from Kunduz

    Kunduz: Fierce clashes raged in Kunduz today despite Afghan government claims they had retaken the city from Taliban fighters, forcing residents to cower in their basements as explosions and gunfights rocked the northern city.

  • Argentina tops FIFA world rankings

    Zurich: Argentina continued to lead the men’s soccer world rankings in the FIFA world rankings, while Germany overtook Belgium to land at the second place. Argentina still held on to lead but the gap has been narrowed to just 18 points when Germany overtook Belgium to land at the second place with 1,401 points, Xinhua news agency cited the rankings released on Thursday. Other climbers in the top 10 include Portugal (4th,

  • Gold price Down

    Gold falls for fifth session in row

    Chicago: Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell for a fifth straight session on Thursday, as slightly worse-than-expected data pushed the US dollar, stocks lower. The most active gold contract for December delivery lost $1.5 (0.13 percent) to settle at $1,113.7 per ounce, reported Xinhua news agency. Gold prices on Thursday failed to hold on to gains, extending its losing streak to a fifth straight session,

  • Volvo Cars’ sales go up in September

    Stockholm: Automaker Volvo Cars reported an increase in sales in September compared to the same month last year. Sales in Europe and the US went up by 2.4 percent, Xinhua news agency cited Volvo Cars report released on Thursday. Volvo’s September sales shot up 18.4 percent in the US but dropped slightly in Western Europe, the carmaker’s largest market. However, sales in Europe so far in 2015 remain 5.4 percent higher than

  • Edward Snowden

    Twitter sends NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden 47 GB of notification

    New York : Looks like Edward Snowden’s excitement of joining Twitter just got lowered after he received 47 GB of notification from the micro-blogging site unknowingly. The 32-year-old NSA whistleblower forgot to check his notification settings, as he was unaware that Twitter sends e-mail notifications for pretty much every social interaction, reports The Verge. Snowden, who got 1.19 million followers within 27 hours of joining the social networking site, tweeted, “Whoopsies. I forgot to

  • 12 killed in US plane crash in Afghanistan

    Kabul: At least 12 people were killed in the US plane crash in Afghanistan, for which the Taliban militants claimed responsibility on Friday.  The US C-130 transport plane crashed at Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city airport late Thursday that killed at least 12 people, Xinhua quoted sources as saying on Friday. Five US military soldiers were among those killed, according to sources. “There is no new information about the incident yet,” a coalition spokesman, Toney

  • Russia again strikes Assad’s foes, amid US concerns

    Beirut: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Francois Hollande were gearing up for talks on the Syrian conflict today, as tensions rose after Moscow unleashed a fresh wave of bombing over Syrian soil.

  • sartaj-aziz

    Pakistan hands over to UN dossier on Indian interference

    United Nations: Pakistan has handed over a dossier to the UN on India’s interference in Pakistan’s internal affairs, Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz said. In a meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Pakistan’s Representative to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi, presented documents containing evidence of Indian involvement in terrorism in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces as well as Karachi, The Nation quoted Aziz as saying on Thursday. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

  • BJP’s outlook towards community, society responsible for Dadri mob murder: Congress

    New Delhi : The Congress Party on Friday said that the outlook of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi towards community and society was responsible for the recent mob-related murder of a Muslim resident in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh.

  • Indian fishermen arrested

    Seven Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

    Nagapattinam (Tamil Nadu) : Seven Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy here on Friday. Their boat has also been confiscated, according to reports. As per reports, the Indian fishermen are being interrogated by Sri Lankan officials in Kankesanthurai near Jaffna. Further details to follow.

  • dengue virus

    AIIMS initiates disciplinary action against five doctors over dengue death

    New Delhi : The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has confirmed that it has initiated disciplinary action against five doctors after an internal probe panel found them guilty of lapses in treatment of a dengue patient, who died at the hospital around a month back. The AIIMS had appointed a committee after family members of Bharat Agaria alleged that he was not given proper treatment. The family had alleged that Agaria

  • Louis van Gaal

    Man U coach Van Gaal backs `team player` Young post England omission

    London : Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has backed winger Ashley Young, describing him as a fantastic ‘team player’despite him again being omitted from the England squad. The Dutchman said Young always thought of the team first, and added that he knew his role in the Manchester United squad very well. Van Gaal admitted that he is really happy with Young’s performance and said that the 30-year-old has the quality to play in

  • Australia focus on Kiwis with Bangladesh tour down

    Sydney: Australia’s new cricket captain Steve Smith on Friday switched focus to New Zealand’s upcoming tour as he voiced regret that a two-Test series in Bangladesh had to be called off over terrorism fears.

  • Novak Djokovic

    Brotherly boost as Novak Djokovic’s seeks perfect six

    Beijing: No tournament exemplifies the rise of Novak Djokovic like the China Open and the remorseless Serb is hungry to extend his incredible unbeaten run in Beijing — and this time, flanked by his brother.