Free Press Journal
  • Flood misery in Philippines after typhoon kills 22

    La Paz (Philippines): Head-high floodwaters churned across vast farming regions of the northern Philippines today as heavy rain compounded the misery of a typhoon that killed at least 22 people and displaced thousands. Koppu weakened into a tropical storm and moved into the South China Sea by today morning, but its huge rain band ensured more downpours while flooding swept within 40 kilometres (25 miles) of Manila, the capital.

  • US student arrested in attack on Muslim woman

    Bloomington (US): A 19-year-old Indiana University student accused in a racially motivated attack on a Muslim woman says he had been drinking alcohol and had not taken his anti-anxiety medication prior to the incident. Court records show Triceten D Bickford faces multiple felony charges including intimidation, strangulation and battery in the Saturday evening attack in a cafe in Bloomington, Indiana. He was released on USD 500 bond and returned to class yesterday.

  • Calls for more carbon emissions-cutting efforts

    Paris: Advanced and emerging economies have made progress in cutting green gas emissions but more efforts are needed to tackle global warming and stop climate deterioration, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said here on Tuesday.

  • Merkel visits school that lost 18 in Germanwings crash

    Berlin: Chancellor Angela Merkel today visited a high school that lost 16 students and two teachers in the Germanwings plane crash in March, paying tribute to the victims at a new memorial. The teenagers and their teachers were on their way home from an exchange trip to Spain when Flight 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf crashed into the French Alps March 24, killing all 150 people aboard. Prosecutors believe the co-pilot intentionally crashed

  • New app to help you avoid air pollution

    London: A new app launched in London that uses sensors to monitor air quality can tell users when to stay indoors to avoid dangerous pollution levels. The app uses hourly data from sensors around London to monitor levels of nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide. The Plume Air Report, which was first launched in France, maps out pollution levels across the city, and forecasts whether it’s due to rise or fall imminently.

  • US state postpones executions over lack of lethal drugs

    Washington: The Ohio state of the US has announced that it was postponing all executions scheduled from January 2016 for at least one more year, after it was unable to secure drug supplies for lethal injections.

  • Sikh teacher in Britain accused of unprofessional conduct

    London: A Sikh teacher in Britain, along with his colleagues, is under trial for allegedly being guilty of unacceptable professional conduct towards the students while in school, a media report said.

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    UN rights body to host Palestinian president Abbas next week

    Geneva: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas will next week address the United Nations’ top human rights body, the UN said today, as a wave of violence in Israel continues despite international calls for calm. “We expect that on October 28, here is Geneva, the Human Rights Council will hold a special meeting, (which) will feature an intervention by president Mahmud Abbas from Palestine on the situation in the region,” UN spokesman Michele Zaccheo told

  • Newborns sense touch differently: study

    London: Newborns do not identify the sensation of touch the same way older babies, children and adults do, a new study has found. When you tickle the toes of newborn babies, the experience for them is not quite as you would imagine it to be, researchers said. Infants in the first four months of life apparently feel that touch and wiggle their feet without connecting the sensation to you, researchers found.

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    4 Factors That Will Likely Decide Bihar Polls

    Given that the ongoing Bihar elections could be decided by the slimmest of margins–and, with a vast redrawing of the political landscape, too confused to call, according to this Mint analysis–the state’s 3.1 million new voters could play a crucial role.

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    IS threatens Israel in new videos

    Jerusalem: The dreaded Islamic State militant group has threatened Israel in a series of new videos, warning that while they are currently fighting wars in other parts of the world, their eyes are set on Jerusalem “which they will enter.” Praising the recent spate of stabbings carried out by “Jihadi warriors” in Israel, the Islamic State (ISIS) released several videos since the weekend uploading them on social media sites.

  • Nawaz Sharif

    Pak developed tactical nuke weapon to ‘deter’ India: FS

    Washington: Justifying its growing arsenal of nuclear weapons, Pakistan today said it has developed them to “deter” a possible attack from India after it built infrastructure near border areas to help launch quick response in case of war. “Our nuclear programme is one dimensional: stopping Indian aggression before it happens. It is not for starting a war. It is for deterrence,” Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry told a news briefing here ahead of Prime

  • Climate negotiators regroup after rocky start to key talks

    Bonn (Germany): Diplomats crafting a global climate pact will today try to bounce back from an acrimonious start to the final negotiating session before a UN summit to seal the ambitious deal. There were heated moments as the talks opened yesterday when developing nations accused rich ones of sidelining their interests, even as UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned: “We don’t have any ‘plan B’ because we don’t have any ‘planet B’.”

  • Big B, Salman, SRK good on TV, says Bipasha Basu

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu says megastar Amitabh Bachchan, superstars Salman Khan and Shah Rukh are good with the kind of shows they are doing on TV. The 36-year-old actress is entering the small screen with her maiden horror show “Darr Sabko Lagta Hai”, and she feels the stalwarts of Bollywood have chosen good shows.

  • Bahl is among top directors of India: Sanjay Kapoor

    New Delhi: Actor-producer Sanjay Kapoor considers “Queen” fame director Vikas Bahl one of the best in the country. Sanjay will be soon seen in the forthcoming film “Shandaar”, helmed by Bahl. The actor says one of the main reasons for him to do the film was the director.

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    ‘Underworld 5’ begins filming, full cast revealed

    Prague: Sony has announced that “Underworld 5”, tentatively called “Underworld: Next Generation”, has started its production here. Filming will continue in other areas of the city over ten weeks. Kate Beckinsale and Theo James, who first joined the franchise in 2012’s “Underworld: Awakening”, return as Selene and her ally David respectively, reports aceshowbiz.com.

  • People cannot be de-linked from country’s security: GoC

    Jammu: Stressing that people cannot be de-linked from the security of the country, the Army today said the people are being made aware of how they can contribute towards security and nation building process. “People cannot be de-linked from the security of the nation…they are also being made aware of how they can contribute towards security and the entire nation building (process),” General Officer Commanding (GoC) of the Jammu- based Tiger Division, Major

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi presenting ‘shining India’, Congress ‘shames’ India: BJP

    New Delhi: BJP today latched on to reports of Wal-Mart paying “suspected bribery” in India to attack Congress saying the party continues to “shame” India abroad while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was working hard to present a “shining India” to the world. BJP alleged that bribes totalling millions of dollars were paid between 2007-12 by the world’s largest retailer to secure its entry in India, and suggested that they played a role in

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    Broadcasters, entertainment fraternity meet Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: A delegation of broadcasters and others from the entertainment industry today met Information and Broadcasting minister Arun Jaitley and discussed various issues, including those related to carriage and clearances. Sources said that the delegation, comprising broadcasters like Aroon Poorie, Rajat Sharma, Sudhanshu Vats and members of CII among others, met Jaitley and brought the concerns of the industry to his notice.