Free Press Journal
  • Russians tried to help Julian Assange escape from London embassy hideout: report

    London: Russian officials had devised a covert plan to help Wikileaks founder Julian Assange escape to Russia from his Ecuadorian embassy hideout in London, a UK media report claimed on Friday. The 47-year-old Assange remains in hiding in a back room of the central London building six years after losing a legal battle against extradition to Sweden for questioning on allegations of rape and sexual assault. The Australian national had sought asylum from Ecuador

  • Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 24

    Tehran: Gunmen attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country’s oil-rich southwest, killing at least 24 people and wounding 53 others, local media reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the assault in Ahvaz, which saw gunfire spray into a crowd of marching Guardsmen, bystanders and government officials watching from a nearby riser.

  • China cancels trade talks with US: Report

    Beijing: China has scrapped the trade talks with the US due next week by deciding not to send its Vice Premier Liu He for the negotiations, the Wall Street Journal reported. The newspaper cited sources saying China was also not sending a mid-level delegation to the US ahead of Liu’s planned visit. The Chinese government has not made any announcement yet.

  • Decision to revoke work permits to H-4 visa holders within 3 months: Trump admin tells court

    Washington: The Trump administration has told a federal court that its decision to revoke work permits to H-4 visa users, a significant majority of whom are Indian-Americans, is expected within the next three months, a move which will have a major impact on Indian women as they are the major beneficiary of the Obama-era rule.

  • NASA to conduct contest to name next Mars rover in 2019

    Washington: NASA is on the look out for a partner to conduct a contest among students to name the agency’s next rover to the Red Planet — the Mars 2020 mission — in the 2019 academic year. The Mars 2020 rover mission addresses high-priority science goals for Mars, including key questions about the potential for life on the Red Planet.

  • Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China

    Hong Kong: On Saturday a new high-speed rail link from Hong Kong to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but also raises concerns about Beijing’s creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese region.Costing upward of USD 10 billion and taking more than eight years to build, the system aims to transport more than 80,000 passengers daily between the Asian financial center of 7 million people and the neighbouring manufacturing hub of Guangdong

  • Nepal to block pornographic content amid rising rape incidents

    Kathmandu: The Government of Nepal on Friday said it would block the publication and dissemination of pornographic content in the nation, citing an increase in incidents of rape. The Ministry for Information and Communication issued a release citing pornographic content to be the reason for rape.

  • Over 126 die in Tanzania’s Lake Victoria ferry mishap

    Nairobi : The death toll in a ferry capsize in Lake Victoria climbed to more than 126 on Friday, as Tanzanian rescue workers pressed on with searches to find scores of more people feared drowned.