Free Press Journal
  • Kulbhushan Jadhav

    Jadhav seeks clemency from Pak army chief: military

    Islamabad: Kulbhushan Jadhav has sought clemency from the Pakistan Army chief over the death sentence handed down to him by a military court, the Army said today, weeks after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) stayed the Indian national’s execution.

  • Can you believe Harry Potter completed 20 years!

    On 26 June 2017, the world will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the UK publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in Joanne ‘JK’ Rowling’s phenomenally popular Harry Potter series.

  • IS destroys Mosul mosque where it declared ‘caliphate’

    Mosul: The Islamic State has destroyed an iconic 12th-century mosque in the city of Mosul that was the ideological heart of the terror group and the birthplace of its self-declared caliphate.

  • North Korea calls Donald Trump a ‘psychopath’

    Seoul: North Korea today called US President Donald Trump a “psychopath” as tensions soar following the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who was evacuated in a coma from North Korean detention last week.

  • World population to hit 9.8bn by 2050: United Nations

    United Nations: The world’s total population is expected to hit 9.8 billion by 2050 despite universal lower fertility rates, the UN said in a report. The world population is now at least 7.6 billion, up from 7.4 billion last year, spurred by the relatively high levels of fertility in developing countries — despite an overall drop in the number of children people have around the globe, the report World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision

  • Queen unveils government agenda in scaled-down Parliament opening

    London: Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday unveiled the government’s scaled-down agenda in her speech dominated by a host of proposed new laws designed to deliver a “smooth and orderly” divorce from the EU amid the political uncertainty after Prime Minister Theresa May’s poll debacle. At the State Opening of Parliament, the Queen’s Speech, which is prepared by the government of the day and read out by the 91-year-old monarch, laid out the

  • Stabbing at US airport is an act of terror: FBI

    Washington: The Federal Bureau of Investigation has said it is probing a stabbing of a police officer at a US airport as an “act of terror”. The suspect is in custody. The incident occurred on Wednesday morning at the Michigan airport. The suspect was identified as a Canadian resident, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Saudi King ousts nephew, names son as his successor

    Riyadh : Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Wednesday dismissed his nephew Mohammed bin Nayef as crown prince and replaced him with his son Mohammed bin Salman as first in line to the throne.

  • Afghan militants getting support from Pak: Pentagon

    Washington : In a damning report, the Pentagon has said Afghan-oriented militant groups, including the Taliban and Haqqani Network, benefit from “support” from elements of the Pakistan government.

  • Funding scandal continues to rock France, two more ministers quit

    Paris : Two more ministers in French President Emmanuel Macron’s recently-assembled cabinet on Wednesday handed in their resignation amid an ongoing probe into alleged misuse of European Parliament funds in their centrist party.

  • Many London fire victims may never be identified

    London : The identities of the 79 people who died in the massive fire that engulfed a 24-storey residential tower block in west London may never be known as they could be living in flats sublet without permission by the original tenants, according to a lawyer.

  • Prince Philip hospitalised

    LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip was admitted to hospital as a “precautionary” measure, Buckingham Palace said on Wednesday.