Free Press Journal
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    Egypt court says ‘no’ to transfer of Red Sea islands to Saudi

    Cairo: A court in Egypt on Tuesday nullified a deal signed between Cairo and Riyadh on maritime border demarcation that placed the two Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir in Saudi regional waters.Egypt’s Administrative Court said waiving all rights of the two islands to Saudi Arabia is null and void, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Salim Khan apologises for Salman’s ‘raped women’ comment

    Mumbai: Veteran screenwriter Salim Khan on Tuesday contended that his superstar son Salman Khan meant no wrong when he said he felt like a “raped woman” during the shooting of “Sultan” but apologised on his behalf after the latter was roundly condemned on social media.

  • China no barrier to India’s NSG, says Chinese daily

    Beijing: China is no barrier to India’s NSG membership, says a leading state-run Chinese daily even as it clubbed India and Pakistan together in their quest for membership to the elite nuclear club, saying just allowing New Delhi entry would create “another bigger problem”. In an op-ed in the Global Times, Long Xingchun, research fellow at the Charhar Institute and director of the Center for Indian Studies at China West Normal University,

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    Swamy should criticise his own govt instead of Rajan: Raja

    Jammu: Hitting out at Subramanian Swamy for his tirade against RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, CPI leader D Raja today said the BJP leader should criticise the NDA government at the Centre as all the micro and macro level economic decisions are taken by the it.

  • Pakistan President to attend SCO summit in Tashkent

    Islamabad: President Mamnoon Hussain will lead Pakistan’s delegation to the meeting of the Head of States Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Tashkent on June 23-24. According to Pakistan’s Foreign Office, the president will also hold important bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the SCO Summit.

  • ‘Shorgul’ banned in Muzaffarnagar

    New Delhi: The makers of “Shorgul” — a political drama which also touches upon the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots — claim that the film has been banned from the western Uttar Pradesh city.

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    Yoga-Tai Chi ‘jugalbandi’ marks Int Day of Yoga in China

    Beijing: A Yoga-Tai Chi “jugalbandi” at the iconic Great Wall was among the many events held in China today to mark the second International Day of Yoga as thousands of enthusiasts of the ancient Indian spiritual discipline participated in the celebrations.

  • SulaFest to return with 10th edition in February 2017

    New Delhi: Come February and SulaFest, a popular gourmet world music festival, will be back with its tenth edition. The music fest has also added a day to the event on popular demand.

  • Strong ‘electric wind’ stripped Venus of oceans: study

    Washington: Strong ‘electric wind’ on Venus removed the components of water from its upper atmosphere, which may have played a significant role in stripping the
    planet of its oceans, a new study has found. Scientists at NASA and University College London (UCL) discovered that Venus’ electric field is so strong that it can accelerate the heavy electrically charged component of water – oxygen – to speeds fast enough to escape the planet’s gravity.

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    Giraffes suffer ‘silent extinction’, say wildlife advocates

    Bangkok: Wildlife advocates on Tuesday called to protect the dwindling populations of wild giraffes, whose numbers have fallen by 40 per cent over the past 15 years. Marking World Giraffe Day on Tuesday with a call to protect the 80,000 to 90,000 giraffes left roaming the African savannahs — down from 140,000 in the early millennium and two million 150 years ago, the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) has launched a campaign to

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    Smoking cannabis during pregnancy may harm baby’s brain: study

    London: Moms-to-be, take note! Smoking cannabis during pregnancy may cause abnormal brain structure in babies, affecting regions linked to complex cognition, decision-making and working memory, a new study has warned. An estimated 2-13 per cent of women worldwide use cannabis during pregnancy, researchers said.

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    Mignon du Preez steps down as Proteas women’s skipper

    Johannesburg: South Africa women’s team skipper Mignon du Preez has stepped down from the post in all formats in order to focus on her batting. Reflecting on her decision, the 27-year-old admitted that she took this extremely difficult decision for her personal as well as the benefit of the team.

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    U-17 World Cup: Five boys shortlisted from overseas trials

    New Delhi: Aiming to scout boys for the Indian U-17 World Cup squad, AIFF Director of Scouting Abhishek Yadav has shortlisted five boys through overseas trials for Indian Passport holders in Dubai.Out of the 250 plus boys who participated in the two-day trials, the five shortlisted players were Augustas Nixon, Neelakantan Anand, Arjun Sunil, Rixon Lobo and Yuveer Kelkar.

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    Wales victory – ‘One of the greatest nights’ for Gareth Bale

    London: After guiding Wales to a comfortable 3-0 win over Russia in Euro 2016 clash, star striker Gareth Bale has admitted that the victory was `one of the greatest nights` of his career.  Bale, who also scored for his country in the previous two games, followed Aaron Ramsey and Neil Taylor onto the score sheet to ensure Chris Coleman’s men finish at the top of Group B.

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    Damaged memory chips of EgyptAir Flight 804 being repaired

    New York: Officials have said that it would take weeks for investigators to uncover what caused EgyptAir Flight 804 to crash into the Mediterranean Sea last month.
    The crucial memory chips of the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder are being repaired by a technical team investigating, an official close to the investigation said, reports CNN.

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    Turkey, Israel to agree normalisation deal June 26: report

    Istanbul:  Turkey and Israel will this weekend announce a deal on normalising ties, ending a six-year diplomatic crisis sparked by a deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in which 10 Turkish nationals died, a report said today. The Hurriyet daily said the two sides would make the announcement during final talks on June 26 after intensive diplomacy resulted in a compromise agreement on the partial lifting of Israel’s blockade on the

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    Yemeni officials say coalition airstrike kills 8 civilians

    Sanaa: Yemen security officials say an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition has mistakenly killed eight civilians who were building a home in an area along the boundary between southern provinces of Lahj and Taiz. The officials say the today airstrike also wounded nine people. It was called in by pro-government fighters who were locked in a fierce battle with Yemen’s Shiite rebels for control over a mountain overlooking a military base that’s