Free Press Journal
  • Toni Collette to join Vin Diesel in ‘xXx3’

    Los Angeles: Actress Toni Collette will be joining the cast of “xXx3: The Return of Xander Cage,” the Vin Diesel starring reboot of the 2002 action film. The project that will start filming in February, already stars Tony Jaa, Jet Li, Nina Dobrev, Bollywood star Deepika Padukone and “Orange Is the New Black” breakout Ruby Rose as well as Samuel L Jackson, said The Hollywood Reporter.

  • Gina Rodriguez offers Golden Globes dress to fan for prom

    Los Angeles: Actress Gina Rodriguez is giving her black Golden Globes dress by Badgley Mischka to a fan for prom. The 31-year-old “Jane the Virgin” star decided to offer the dress to a follower, who reached out to tell the actress that she would love to wear Rodriguez’s Golden Globes dress to her prom, said The Hollywood Reporter.

  • True or not, match-fixing reports overshadow Australian Open

    Melbourne: The “Happy Slam” got off to a sombre start when allegations of match-fixing in tennis overshadowed the opening day of play at the Australian Open. Hours before the tournament started, the BBC and BuzzFeed reported that 16 players, all ranked in the top 50 at some stage and including at least one Grand Slam champion, had played in matches that had been flagged with tennis authorities because of suspicious betting patterns.

  • Sebastian Coe denies he’s source of ‘bribery’ claims

    London: World athletics chief Sebastian Coe insisted Thursday he was not the man who signalled allegations of bribery ahead of the vote to decide the host city for the 2017 World Championships.

  • Neymar fined $112,000 for Brazil tax evasion

    Sao Paulo: Barcelona star Neymar on Thursday lost an appeal against a $112,000 fine slapped on him for tax evasion during his years with Santos in 2007 and 2008. The appeal decision confirmed the Brazilian financial authorities’ sanction handed down originally in 2012 for irregularities in his income tax declaration, the tax service said.

  • Sensex Surges

    Sensex soars 154 pts as Feb F&O series takes off in style

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex rallied about 154 points to 24,623.56 in early session today on fresh buying push from investors as the February derivatives series was off to a solid start amid positive Asian cues.

  • Oil up in Asia, analysts temper hopes on Russia-OPEC talks

    Singapore: Oil extended a recent rally in Asia today, boosted by weakness in the dollar and Russia saying it could meet the OPEC producers’ group for talks on possible output cuts to ease a painful supply glut.

  • Tokyo stocks advance on US shares’ rally

    Tokyo: Tokyo stocks advanced in early trading on Friday as investor sentiment was bolstered by the US shares closing higher overnight and a recovery in oil prices.

  • Chinese shares open lower

    Beijing: Chinese stocks opened lower on Friday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.11 percent at 2,652.85 points.

  • Breast Milk

    Breastfeeding has lifesaving benefits: Unicef

    United Nations: Breastfeeding has lifesaving benefits, the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) said in a statement here late on Thursday.

  • Rupee recovers

    Rupee firms up 26 paise against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee recovered 26 paise to 67.97 against the US dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on fresh selling of the American currency by exporters.

  • I was terrified of Beyonce: Channing Tatum

    London: Actor Channing Tatum says performing with Beyonce on “Lip Sync Battle” was the “most terrifying” thing he’d ever done. The 35-year-old hunk thrilled audiences and stunned wife Jenna Dewan Tatum – who he was competing against – when he was joined by the singing superstar for his “Run the World (Girls)” routine on ‘Lip Sync Battle’ but he originally only intended to just use a cardboard cut out of the “Crazy in Love” hitmaker, reported Femalefirst.

  • Tyga wants to marry Kylie Jenner

    London: Reality TV star Kylie Jenner’s boyfriend Tyga has revealed he wants to marry her. The 26-year-old rapper has revealed he wants to tie the knot with his 18-year-old girlfriend one day during a conversation on Kylie’s half sister Khloe Kardashian’s newtalk show, “Kocktails with Khloe”, reported Femalefirst.

  • Aus raids homes of ‘doctor in Islamic State video’: reports

    Sydney: Police have raided two Melbourne homes in counter-terrorism operations, with reports today linking them to an Australian man who appeared in a slick Islamic State propaganda video last year. The properties in the northern Melbourne suburbs of Craigieburn and Meadow Heights were raided yesterday, the Australian Federal Police confirmed today without giving further details as it was an “ongoing investigation”.

  • migrants

    Germany reaches migrant deal, with restrictions on relatives

    Berlin: Germany’s governing coalition has reached a deal to end prolonged squabbling over measures to streamline its handling of the migrant influx, a result that means some Syrians may face a longer wait to bring relatives to Germany.

  • Zika could spread to other countries having Aedes mosquito: WHO

    Geneva: The Zika virus is “spreading explosively” in the Americas and can infect upto four million people, the WHO warned today as it issued a warning to all countries, including India, who have the vector of Aedes mosquito that also causes Dengue and Chikungunya.

  • 5 people in France infected by Zika virus: govt

    Paris: Five people who were infected with the Zika virus while travelling abroad have returned to France since the beginning of the year, the French health ministry has said.

  • US military to provide thousands of breastfeeding rooms

    Washington: The United States will provide thousands of rooms for military mothers to breastfeed their babies, Defence Secretary Ashton Carter announced as part of a package of family-friendly initiatives. Carter, who has long said the US military must look for ways to attract and retain top talent, said yesterday he got the idea from his friend Sheryl Sandberg, the Facebook executive who wrote the best-selling female leadership and empowerment book “Lean In.”

  • Venezuela reports 4,700 suspected Zika cases

    Caracas: Venezuela has recorded 4,700 suspected cases of people infected by the Zika virus, which is thought to cause brain damage in babies, the health ministry said.