Free Press Journal
  • Malindo airlines plane skids off runway in Nepal, all passenger safe

    Kathmandu: All 139 people on board a Malaysian passenger plane had a miraculous escape when the Kuala Lumpur-bound flight skidded off the runway and got stuck in mud while attempting to take off from Nepal’s only international airport here, officials said.

  • India to double contribution to Commonwealth technical cooperation fund

    London: India will double its contribution to the Commonwealth fund for technical cooperation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced as he vowed to provide tailor-made developmental assistance to small island states. The prime minister, during his interventions at the executive session of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here, also highlighted the need for capacity building of small states and small island developing states that are part of the Commonwealth.

  • Scientists find way to bend, stretch diamond Boston

    In a first, scientists have found that diamond can bend and stretch much like rubber, and snap back to its original form when grown in extremely tiny, needle-like shapes. Diamond is well-known as the strongest of all natural materials, and with that strength comes another tightly linked property: brittleness. The finding by researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US could open the door to a variety of diamond-based devices

  • US Senate narrowly confirms Donald Trump’s new NASA chief

    Washington: The US Senate has narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump’s pick to head the space agency NASA, over objections from Democrats who warned he lacked a technical background. Jim Bridenstine, a congressman from Oklahoma, US Navy veteran and former pilot, was confirmed on a 50-49 vote, and will become the 13th administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration seven months after Trump named him to lead the agency.

  • James Comey memos on Trump released to Congress

    Washington: A series of explosive memos prepared by former FBI director James Comey detailing US President Donald Trump’s alleged efforts to influence the bureau’s expanding investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections have been submitted to Congress.

  • Dozens suffer minor injuries in Salzburg train accident

    Berlin: Police say dozens of people suffered minor injuries in a train accident in the Austrian city of Salzburg. Austria’s APA news agency reported today that the accident occurred when additional cars were being attached to a stationary train and were apparently driven in at too high a speed.

  • LGBT activists in London denounce homophobia

    London: Activists gathered in London on Thursday for a protest denouncing homophobia and calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality in Commonwealth countries. Images captured by an epa photojournalist on the ground showed members and supporters of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community holding placards outside of Commonwealth House as part of an action condemning homophobia, Efe reported.

  • Millie Bobby Brown becomes TIME’s youngest most Influential person

    Washington DC: ‘Stranger Things’ star Millie Bobby Brown, 14, has become the youngest person to be named as one of the world’s 100 most influential people by TIME. The magazine revealed its annual ‘100 Most Influential People’ list for 2018 on Thursday which recognises the activism, innovation, and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals.

  • Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani to join Trump’s legal team

    New York: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will join the legal team defending United States President Donald Trump in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. According to local media, President Trump is looking to bring his involvement with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to a close. He is considering whether to sit for questioning by Mueller’s team.