Free Press Journal
  • Bombing at market in southern Thailand kills 3, injures 18

    Bangkok: A motorcycle bomb exploded at a market today in southern Thailand, killing three people and injuring 18, police said. The attacker parked the bike rigged with explosives nearby and bought goods at the market to blend in with the crowd, police Lt. Eakapong Rattanachai said.

  • Sydney train crash leaves several injured

    Sydney : A train hit a rail buffer at Richmond in Sydney’s north-western outskirts on Monday morning, leaving several wounded. A New South Wales Ambulance spokesman said 17 ambulance crews and three rescue helicopters were responding to the accident at Richmond train station, reported the Guardian. According to the reports, Sydney Trains boss Howard Collins said that he believed between 12 or 13 people had been injured, with the majority suffering “cuts

  • US shutdown: Senators trade blame ahead of new vote

    Washington: US senators are attempting to agree on a bill to fund the government, which is in its second day of shutdown.  However Democratic and Republican senators have so far largely traded blame for the shutdown.

  • Kabul hotel attack: Taliban attack on Afghan hotel ends after 14 hours, 18 dead

    Kabul: The Taliban’s bloody, 14-hour siege on a major hotel in Kabul finally ended on Sunday, after six assailants terrorized the guests with explosions and gunfire. The attack was the second in eight years at the 200-room Intercontinental Hotel, located on top of a hill. Among those killed were Venezuelan pilots and Ukrainian crew members working for the Afghan carrier Kam Air.

  • US lawmakers in bid to end shutdown stalemate

    Both Republicans and Democrats have traded bitter recriminations over who is to blame for the failure to pass a stop-gap funding measure by a January 20 deadline, a year to the day since Trump took office as US Prez

  • Jihadi bride nabbed as she arrives in UK

    London : A British woman who married and gave birth under the Islamic State regime in Syria has become one of the first so-called jihadi brides to be arrested on her return to the UK, a media report has claimed. The 27-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested at Heathrow Airport under terrorism laws when she landed from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, earlier this month, ‘The Sunday Times’ reported.

  • UNSC sanctions monitoring team to visit Pak this week

    Islamabad : Amid mounting global pressure on Pakistan to act against Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and entities linked to him, a UN Security Council team will visit the country this week for an assessment of Islamabad’s compliance with the world body’s sanctions regime.

  • UK school forced to reverse hijab ban

    London : One of the UK’s leading state-funded schools which had hit the headlines as one of the first to impose a ban on the hijab for girls under eight has been forced to reverse its decision after widespread criticism. St Stephen’s School in Newham, east London, had been planning to extend the ban to girls under 11 later this year but has chosen to withdraw the plans.