Free Press Journal
  • Facebook

    Facebook tweaks its contentious ‘real name’ policy

    New York: Facebook has said it is modifying its “real name” policy after this came under criticism from several activist groups. The company’s “real name” policy requires users go by their authentic name when on the social network rather than a pseudonym.

  • Sania Mirza Martina Hingis

    Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis beat Chan sisters to reach 10th final Of year

    Singapore: Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis powered past Chinese Taipei’s Chan Hao-Ching and Chan Yung-Jan 6-4, 6-2 to reach their 10th final of the year together at the Women’s Tennis Association’s (WTA) Finals here on Saturday. Sania-Martina improved their winning streak to 21 matches with the win. Their last loss was against the Chan sisters in the semi-finals at Cincinnati.

  • 15 killed in Philippines fire

    Manila: At least 15 people, including six children, were killed while 13 others were injured in fire that hit a market in the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga. The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and local police investigator believed the fire started around 2.45 a.m. (local time) on Friday and rapidly spread in Magay area in Zone 1 Village, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Donald Trump

    Trump asks Disney to rehire workers replaced by Indians

    Washington: Leading Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has asked Disney to hire back every one of the workers they replaced with cheaper foreign IT workers on H-1 B visas largely from India. “If I am President, I will not issue any H-1B visas to companies that replace American workers and my Department of Justice will pursue action against them,” he told Breitbart News when asked about reports that about 250 Disney workers were

  • Mohammad Akram

    Don’t blame PCB for illegal bowling actions, says Mohammad Akram

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) cannot be blamed for bowlers with suspect actions, said former cricketer Mohammad Akram. Commenting on the recent case of Bilal Asif, PakPassion.net quoted Akram, as saying that efforts are being made to root out this problem by checking players at the Under 16 and Under 19 level.

  • AAP NRIs launch Lokpal within party

    Washington: Two senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteers – one from London and other from Chicago – today said they have launched an internal Lokpal which would act as a pressure group or watchdog within the party. The volunteers — 79-year-old Jai Nath Misra and Munish Raizada -– who have launched the Lokpal had played a key role in galvanizing the diaspora community in favour of the party. The primary purpose of Lokpal is

  • Anirban Lahiri

    Anirban Lahiri shoots 67, moves up to 16th in CIMB Classic

    Kuala Lumpur: India’s ace golfer Anirban Lahiri made another upward move, from 21st to 16th, but reckoned that he could have been way as he had no less than eight birdies in the third round of the PGA-sanctioned CIMB Classic today.

  • Jose Mourinho still in title race: Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini

    Manchester: Chelsea is currently going through a torrid period under Jose Mourinho, but Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is not ready to rule out the defending champions from the English Premier League (EPL) title race. Chelsea are looking like a shadow of the side that clinched the EPL title last year with a string of poor results in both the Champions League and domestic tournaments.

  • Rafael Nadal

    Rafael Nadal downs Marin Cilic in three sets

    Basel: Spaniard Rafael Nadal advanced to his ninth semi-final of the year at the Swiss Indoors Basel, surviving a three-set challenge from Marin Cilic 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in their first meeting in more than four years. An errant forehand from the Spaniard would give Cilic the first break of the evening and a 5-4 first-set lead on Friday. The smooth-stroking 27-year-old would subsequently consolidate the break and take control of the match. Nadal

  • Kohei Uchimura

    Japanese gymnast Uchimura wins historic sixth World title

    Glasgow: Japan’s Kohei Uchimura has made history by winning a record sixth consecutive World title in the all-around men’s final at the Gymnastics World Championships here. The 26-year-old, also the reigning Olympic champion, on Friday scored 92.332 points after some nearly-flawless routines on six apparatus of floor, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bars, reports Xinhua.

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    New phototransistor to speed up digital cameras

    New York: Engineers have crafted a new silicon phototransistor which they claim is the fastest so far and would drastically improve the performance of products which rely on electronic light sensors such as digital cameras, night-vision goggles and smoke detectors. Integrated into a digital camera lens, for example, it could reduce bulkiness and boost both the acquisition speed and quality of photos and videos, the University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers said.

  • FIFA U 17 World Cup

    Brazil meet Nigeria, Ecuador face Mexico in U-17 World Cup

    Santiago: Brazil take on Nigeria while Ecuador and Mexico have a battle of the Latin Americans in the quarter-finals of the FIFA U17 World Cup in Chile. Brazil, 1-0 winner over New Zealand in the round of 16 on Wednesday, will play the opener of the quarter-finals on Sunday against Nigeria who advanced after whitewashing Australia 6-0, reports Xinhua. Croatia overcame Germany 2-0 on Thursday to book a last eight clash against Mali

  • Doctor convicted of murder in US

    Washington: A female doctor in Los Angeles has been convicted of second-degree murder for the drug-overdose deaths of three patients. Hsiu-Ying “Lisa” Tseng, who has a clinic in Rowland Heights, was convicted for the deaths of Vu Nguyen, 29, Steven Ogle, 25, and Joseph Rovero III, 21, between March and December 2009, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Soda hydro sulphate declines on reduced offtake

    New Delhi: In thin trading, prices of soda hydro sulphate fell by Rs 10 per kg in the national capital today owing to reduced offtake by consuming units amid adequate stocks on increased arrivals from producing belts. Soda hydro sulphate prices fell by Rs 10 to settle at Rs 120-160 per kg. Traders said subdued demand from consuming industries against increased arrivals from producing belts, mainly pulled down soda hydro sulphate prices.

  • Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi

    Pro-Sisi alliance biggest winner in 1st round of Egypt polls

    Cairo: A political alliance loyal to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has emerged as a big winner in the first round of parliamentary polls through which he is seeking to tighten his grip on power over two years after he ousted his Islamist predecessor. The official results of the first round of the parliamentary polls were announced yesterday with President Sisi’s supporters winning in most seats.

  • Nathan McCullum

    Nathan McCullum to retire from international cricket

    Christchurch: New Zealand spinner Nathan McCullum will retire from international cricket at the end of the season. The 35-year-old, elder brother of New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, has played 84 One-Day Internationals and 61 Twenty20 internationals for his country, having made his debut in 2007. McCullum is yet to make a decision about his future at domestic level, reports cricket.com.au on Saturday.

  • 18 Bangladeshi peacekeepers released by Sudan rebels

    Dhaka: 18 Bangladeshi peacemakers have been released from captivity by the South Sudan rebels. However, 12 United Nations contractors who were travelling with them on the Nile Rivers are still imprisoned by the rebels.

  • Karim Benzema

    Benzema again caught speeding without his license

    Madrid: Real Madrid’s French forward Karim Benzema found himself in hot water again after being caught by the police in Madrid as he was speeding in a restricted area. Benzema did not have his driver’s license with him so police started disciplinary measures on Friday, reports Efe. The Frenchman was caught speeding in March 2013 in a similar incident and was obliged to pay a fine of 150 euros (around $165) every day

  • Men find smarter women less attractive in real life

    New York: A man finds a woman of greater intelligence attractive only when she is distant or far away from his mind, not when she is right next to him, a new study says. “We found that men preferred women who are smarter than them in psychologically distant situations. Men rely on their ideal preferences when a woman is hypothetical or imagined,” said the study’s principal investigator Lora Park, associate professor at University