Free Press Journal
  • Apple reportedly building AI chip for iPhone

    SAN FRANCISCO: US tech giant Apple is reportedly developing a dedicated artificial intelligence (AI) chip, called the Apple Neural Engine, that would power AI-related tasks on mobile devices. “The chip would be used to offload tasks that require sophisticated algorithms related to facial and speech recognition and augmented reality tasks that rely heavily on computer vision,” technology website reported on Saturday.            -Agencies

  • US to launch ‘first-ever’ missile test to counter N Korea threat

    Washington DC : The Pentagon has announced plans to test its first-of-its-kind missile intercept in the next week that would involve shooting down an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) — similar to what North Korea recently launched.

  • Clinton compares US Prez to Nixon in alma mater speech

    Washington : Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has compared US President Donald Trump’s “imperiled presidency” to that of Richard Nixon’s in a fiery commencement speech at her alma mater Wellesley College.

  • Spike in hate crimes in Manchester after concert bombing

    London : The number of hate crime incidents reported to police in Manchester has doubled in the wake of the suicide bombing at the Ariana Grande concert which claimed 22 lives this week.

  • Bloodletting of Christians must end, says Trump

    Washington : US President Donald Trump has denounced as “merciless slaughter” the attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt that left at least 28 dead, urging the nations to defeat “terrorists engaged in a war against civilizations”.

  • Egypt hits jihadists in Libya after attack on Christians

    Cairo : The Egyptian Army has launched airstrikes on terror groups in Libya in response to the attack that killed 29 Coptic Christians with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi asserting that his country will not hesitate in striking any camps that harbour or train terrorists.

  • Philippines govt cancels peace talks with rebels

    Manila : The Philippines government on Saturday announced that it will not participate in the fifth round of peace talks in the Netherlands with rebels.

  • Misinformation about H1B is good for US: Senator

    “Our H-1B programme is badly outdated. It doesn’t provide enough high-skilled workers to meet demand. And it doesn’t do enough to tamp down various abuses.”  Lee Francis Cissna, Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (more…)

  • Djokovic, Nadal drawn into same half in Roland Garros

    Paris : Defending champion Novak Djokovic was scheduled to put up a highly-anticipated semi-final clash with Rafael Nadal as they were drawn into the bottom half in men’ singles of the 2017 French Open.

  • French Open: Thiem, Zverev aiming to upset old guards

    Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka have dominated the Grand Slams since 2005. However, a couple of dark horses are hoping to spring a surprise at the French Open, which starts on Sunday. The 20-year-old Alexander Zverev beat Novak Djokovic to win the Italian Open last Sunday, while the 23-year-old Dominic Thiem also impressed in the tournament, defeating Nadal.
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  • WADA receives Russia’s new national anti-doping plan

    MOSCOW: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) received Russias recently proposed national plan on the fight against abuse of performance enhancing drugs and is already studying the material, the international agency said. “WADA can confirm that we have received Russia’s National Anti-Doping Strategy and we are currently in the process of reviewing it,” WADA said in a statement addressed to Tass news agency on Friday.  The plan must be implemented before the end

  • Ben-ton : Ben Stokes powered England to 330 for 6

    Southampton : Ben Stokes made South Africa pay for dropping him twice in his first two balls with a century that powered England to 330 for six in the second One-day International here.

  • China to play S Korea in Sudirman Cup final

    South Korea, who beat China for their last Sudirman Cup title in Eindhoven in 2003, won the other semi-final 3-1 over Thailand

  • Coutinho ‘ideal’ fit for Barcelona: Tite

    Rio de Janeiro : Brazil coach Tite believes Philippe Coutinho would slot in perfectly at Barcelona as speculation mounts that the midfielder will leave Liverpool this summer to join the Catalan giants.

  • Monaco’s Bernardo Silva agrees to join Man City

    Manchester : Manchester City have confirmed that young Portuguese attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva will join them from French football champions Monaco on July 1 for a reported transfer fee of around $55 million.

  • Focus on Ashwin, Shami as India take on NZ in opening warm-up

    London : Premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will be in focus alongside speedster Mohammed Shami when defending champions India take on New Zealand today in their opening warm-up game ahead of the Champions Trophy here.

  • Agarkar appointed Mumbai senior team’s chief selector

    Mumbai : Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar has been appointed as the chairman of the selection committee for the senior and under-23 Mumbai men’s team by the Mumbai Cricket Association.