Free Press Journal
  • US defends the decision, Israel dubs it ‘ ‘

    Washington/ Gaza City : The US has defended its decision to refrain from vetoing a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement building in Palestine, saying the unusual step was taken only after all negotiating options to pursue a two-state solution were exhausted. President-elect Donald Trump meanwhile slammed the outgoing Obama administration for abstaining from voting. “As to the UN, things will be different after Jan 20th,” he tweeted.

  • Zardari returns from ‘exile’, blasts Sharif

    Bilawal, meanwhile, will continue to take on political rivals aggressively, mainly in Punjab, the province which decides who will rule in the Centre as almost half of the members of the National Assembly are elected from here (more…)

  • Woman, teenager blow themselves up during police raid in Dhaka

     Dhaka : A woman and a teenage boy blew themselves up in the national capital when Bangladesh police’s elite counter-terrorism unit raided their three-storey building where heavily-armed militants, belonging to an Islamist group blamed for the deadly cafe attack, were hiding. Police raided the building in Ashkona area of the capital, reports PTI.

  • Boko Haram is crushed, says Nigerian president

    Lagos : Nigeria’s president says the Boko Haram extremist group has finally been crushed, has been driven from its last forest stronghold with fighters on the run and no place to hide, reports AP.

  • US warns of possible attacks on churches

    Washington : Federal authorities have warned local law enforcement authorities across the nation that Islamic State sympathisers are continuing to call for attacks on churches and other holiday gathering sites, reports AP.   The warning was issued on Friday after a publicly available list of US churches was posted on a militants’ social media site. It also came just days after an attack at a Christmas market in Berlin. Islamic State militants claimed responsibility

  • Pilgrims in Bethlehem, fears in Europe on Christmas Eve

    Bethlehem (Palestinian Territories) : Pilgrims gathered in Bethlehem for Christmas Eve as Europeans worked up some holiday spirit despite tight security in the shadow of the Berlin market attack, reports AFP.

  • Milan crowned Italy’s Super Kings

    Doha : A highly-spirited AC Milan hoisted their seventh Supercoppa Italiana football trophy after prevailing against heavy favourites Juventus via a penalty shoot-out 4-3 (1-1) at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium here.

  • Chapecoense hero sets eyes on return

    Rio de Janeiro : Chapecoense air disaster survivor Alan Ruschel has said that he hopes to return to the football pitch in time for next year’s Copa Libertadores.

  • Ronaldo’s message for Syrian kids

    Lisbon: Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo, a Save the Children ambassador, said Syrian children affected by the war were “real heroes” and called for them not to lose hope. “Hello, this is for children of Syria. We know that you have been suffering a lot. I am a very famous player, but you are the true heroes, don’t lose your hope,” he said in a video message posted on social media network

  • India getting accustomed to No.1 tag

    Two striking features of India’s 4-0 series drubbing of England are the irrelevance of the toss and the quality of pitches when playing Tests in your backyard.

  • TN reach Ranji Trophy semis

    Visakhapatnam: Tamil Nadu outplayed Karnataka by seven wickets on the second day of their Ranji Trophy cricket quarter-final match here on Saturday.

  • Sri Lanka underdogs in South Africa series

    Port Elizabeth : Sri Lanka will be underdogs when they challenge a resurgent South Africa in a three-Test series starting at St George’s Park tomorrow- but will hope that the traditionally slow pitch in Port Elizabeth will negate South Africa’s strong fast bowling attack.

  • New Zealand to meet Bangladesh

    Christchurch : New Zealand’s desire for a confidence-boosting limited overs series against Bangladesh, starting on tomorrow, has been tempered by the need to ease the workloads of Tim Southee and Trent Boult.

  • Striker Reuben hat-trick powers Western to RCF Premier Cup win

    Mumbai : Western Railway emerged champions by winning the men’s final in the Deserve Builder & Devolopers-RCF Premier Cup Football Tournament, organized by RCF Colony Boys Krida and Sanskrutik Mandal, and played at the RCF Colony ground, Chembur.

  • Shubham, Swayam romp into semis

    Mumbai : Top seeded Shubham Shinde and second seeded Shubham Samant won their quarterfinals in contrasting fashion to advance  into  the junior boys singles last four of the All India Balkan-Ji-Bari-JLTTA promotional table tennis tournament, sponsored by Black Panther-Precise, at their centre at Juhu Road, Santacruz (West) on Saturday.

  • Injury hits Del Potro

    Johannesburg : Argentina tennis star Juan Martin del Potro has been ruled out of the first major of the season, Australian Open, due to fitness concerns.