Free Press Journal
  • Mendis, Herath lead Sri Lanka to historic Test victory against Australia

    Pallekele: Sri Lanka produced a sensational comeback as they recorded a historic victory over Australia after defeating Steve Smith’s side by 106 runs in the rain-affected opening Test of the three-match series here in Kandy on Saturday. This was Sri Lanka first’s Test victory against Australia in 17 years and second overall in their head-to-head clash.

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    New signings have got Man U fans dreaming, says Rooney

    Beijing: Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney believes the new signings have given the football club’s fans something to dream about, as the side has been reinvigorated by the joining of Swedish goal-poacher Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly.

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    Election Commission to hear petitions seeking PM Sharif’s disqualification

    Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan will hold a preliminary hearing of petitions seeking the disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and four of his relatives on August 3. The disqualification petitions filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Awami Tehreek and Awami Muslim League were submitted after the Panama Papers’ leaks about Pakistani politicians running off shore companies, reports the Dawn.

  • Gold tops Rs 31,000-level after 29 months

    New Delhi: Gold prices spurted to Rs 31,340 per 10 grams, a 29-month high, by surging Rs 540 in the bullion market today, tracking a firm trend overseas amid increased buying by jewellers at the domestic spot market.

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    Pakistani man charged over links to November Paris attacks

    London: Two men, an Algerian and a Pakistani, suspected to be connected to the November 13 terror attack in Paris last year that killed 130 people, have been charged with terror offences in France. A 29-year-old Algerian man and a 35-year-old Pakistani man were both charged with “criminal conspiracy with terrorists”, reports the Independent.

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    NHAI official says poor drain management cause for NH8 traffic jam

    Gurugram: The Chief General Manager of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), B.S. Singla, today said the main reason for the traffic chaos on National Highway-8 (NH-8) was due to the poor management of storm drains.

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    President Obama considers PM Modi a good friend, says White House

    Washington: US President Barack Obama considers Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “good friend” and both countries are in close contact on resolving the tensions over the South China Sea following the Hague court’s ruling and China’s belligerent stand on the issue, the White House has said.

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    Trump accuses Clinton of rigging debate schedule

    Washington: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump accused rival Hillary Clinton of intentionally stacking debates against primetime programming to “rig” the election process, despite the fact that the schedule has been set since last September. “As usual, Hillary and the Democrats are trying to rig the debates so two are up against major NFL games. Same as last time with Bernie (Sanders). Unacceptable!” Trump tweeted late Friday night.

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    Hillary Clinton campaign ‘hacked’

    Washington: Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign along with other Democratic Party organisations has been hacked as part of a larger cyber attack, law enforcement officials said on Friday night. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Justice Department has launched a probe against the latest hack that follows two data breaches involving the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DNCC), CNN reported.

  • 4 of family end life by jumping in front of moving train

    Hyderabad: Four members of a family allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving train at Ghatkesar under Cyberabad commissionarate, after the family head died due to ill health, police said today.

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    US expresses concern over violence in Kashmir

    Washington: The US has expressed concern over the violence in Kashmir and called on “all sides” to make efforts to find a peaceful solution to the issue as it wants to see the tensions de-escalated. “We encourage all sides to make efforts to find a peaceful solution to this,” State Department Spokesman John Kirby told reporters when asked about the ongoing violence in Kashmir.