Free Press Journal
  • At least four reported killed in California storm

    Los Angeles : A severe storm pounding southern and central California reportedly killed at least four people overnight on Saturday, causing flash floods and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people from their homes.

  • Russia seeks ‘post-West’ order as US vows loyalty to allies

    Munich (Germany) : Russia on Saturday called for an end to an outdated world order dominated by the West, even as US Vice President Mike Pence pledged Washington’s “unwavering” commitment to its transatlantic allies in NATO. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov laid out a diametrically opposed global vision and offered “pragmatic” ties with the United States, just hours after Pence vowed to stand with Europe to rein in a resurgent Moscow.

  • France’s Fillon vows to run despite ‘fake jobs’ row

    Paris : French conservative Francois Fillon said on Saturday that he would press ahead with his presidential bid even if investigators charged him over claims his wife had a fake parliamentary job.

  • IS leaders leaving Syria’s Raqa, says Pentagon

    Washington : Leaders of the Islamic State group are leaving their Syrian stronghold of Raqa, fleeing in the face of the Arab-Kurd offensive backed by the international coalition, the US Defense Department said on Saturday.

  • US-backed Syrian fighters inch closer to IS ‘capital’

    Beirut : US-backed fighters have captured a village in northern Syria from members of the Islamic State group, bringing them closer to cutting a road linking two major cities in the country and closing in on the extremists’ de facto capital.

  • Iyer shines despite Oz getting upper hand

    Mumbai : Shreyas Iyer stroked his way to an unbeaten half-century in an otherwise unimpressive batting display by India ‘A’ in reply to Australia’s first-innings total of 469 for seven declared on the second day of the three-day practice game here.

  • Definitely, One day…

    Mumbai : As his quest to impress the national selectors continues, attacking young Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer is confident that one day he will definitely get to play for India.

  • ‘Would love to play in Champions Trophy’

    When you go to England you will take at least four fast bowlers in addition to two spinners. I know I can bowl anywhere: up front, in the middle overs and at death. I can also share the experience I have with the other young fast bowlers. – Ashish Nehra (more…)

  • BCCI GM Shah resigns

    New Delhi : RP Shah, one of the three General Managers of BCCI, on Saturday resigned from his post citing his age as a “reason”. Shah was the General Manager (Commercial) and was considered to be one of the big decision makers in board’s commercial interest.

  • PCB charge sheets Sharjeel and Latif

    Karachi : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday charge sheeted national team batsmen Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif under its anti-corruption code and gave them 14 days to respond to the charges.

  • Akhtar feels more embarrassment in store for PCB

    Karachi : Pakistan’s former maverick fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar believes that the PCB could find itself in an embarrassing situation if it is unable to prove the spot-fixing allegations against Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif.

  • Granada pound slumping Real Betis

    Granada (Spain) : Granada moved to within two points of safety in La Liga football championship with a 4-1 victory against Real Betis, who are winless in their last five matches.

  • ‘Won’t ‘throw away’ FA Cup games like before’

    Manchester : Having learnt from “throwing away” FA Cup games in the past,  Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho has said he will not make that mistake again at Blackburn Rovers in the fifth round on Sunday.

  • Former Man-U star Yorke denied entry to USA

    Manchester : Former Manchester United’s treble winning striker Dwight Yorke has been denied entry to the United States due to a visa problem stemming from an Iranian stamp on his passport received after having represented the “World Stars” in a charity football match against “Iranian Stars” in Tehran in 2015.

  • Sandeep smashes own national record

    New Delhi : Sandeep Kumar of Haryana smashed his own national record en route to winning the gold medal in the gruelling men’s 50km event of the National Race Walking Championships here on Saturday.

  • East crush West to lift Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy

    Mumbai : Teenager Virat Singh was again in the limelight with a cracking half-century which guided East Zone to an eight-wicket victory over West Zone to clinch the National T20 Championship for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

  • Ishank Jaggi included in IPL pool

    New Delhi : Jharkhand right-hander Ishank Jaggi has been included in the auction pool as one of the late entrants after a string of good performances in the final leg of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy. Jaggi was not kept in pruned list of 351 players that BCCI announced after consultation with the franchises.