Free Press Journal
  • At least 13 dead in Indonesia ferry fire

    Jakarta : At least 13 people were killed and eight were still missing after a ferry caught fire and sank in central Indonesia, an official said on Saturday. The boat was believed to be carrying 150 passengers off the coast of Sulawesi on Friday when the blaze started.

  • No fault: UK to ease divorce methods

    London: The British government is proposing to introduce “no-fault” divorces and make other changes to make it much easier for married couples to divorce.

  • Kavanaugh denies sex misconduct charge

    Washington: US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh denied an allegation of sexual misconduct when he was in high school, seeking to defuse a potential threat to his confirmation as a handful of key senators remained silent on whether they would vote for him.

  • Indian billionaire buys £2 mn mansion for daughter

    London: An unnamed Indian billionaire has acquired a £2 billion mansion in the Scottish countryside as a home for his daughter who is set to begin her course at the University of St Andrews in Scotland next week, said a media report Saturday.

  • One’s search history linked to phone nos

    Beijing : Google has developed a prototype of the censored search engine for China codenamed “Dragonfly” that links users’ search history to their personal phone numbers, the media reported.

  • Ajit Doval holds talks with Pompeo, Mattis on ‘future direction’ of Indo-US ties

    Washington: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Friday held “broad-based” talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defence Secretary James Mattis and his American counterpart John Bolton during which they discussed the “future direction” of the strategic Indo-US ties. Doval’s meeting with the top three officials of the Trump administration came a week after the successful India-US 2+2 Dialogue between the defence and foreign ministers of the two countries. This was

  • San Diego diocese adds 8 priests to list of sexual predators

    San Diego: The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego has added eight priests to its list of those believed to have molested children. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Bishop Robert McElroy’s move responds to recent events including a Pennsylvania grand jury report that found children had been molested by priests there and the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was accused of assaulting altar boys, seminarians and priests.

  • Hurricane Florence turns deadly, unleashes torrential rains and flooding in Carolina

    Wilmington: A woman and her baby were killed when a tree fell on their house and several more storm-related deaths were reported Friday as Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas, dousing the eastern US states with torrential rain and causing rivers to burst their banks. Four deaths were confirmed by officials as US media reported another.

  • Florence pounds US East Coast with heavy rain

    Washington : Tens of thousands of homes were without power and sea water was sloshing through the streets as Hurricane Florence began lashing the US East Coast on Friday, bringing powerful winds along with warnings of “life-threatening” storm surge and rainfall.

  • Strongest typhoon Mangkhut may devastate Philippines

    Tuguegarao : The Philippines raised its storm warning on Friday and warned of major destruction, hours before Super Typhoon Mangkhut was due to make landfall with fierce winds and drenching rains. Thousands have already fled their homes on the Philippines’ northern coast­al tip ahead of the early Saturday arrival of what forecasters have called the stro­ngest typhoon yet this year.

  • US sanctions on N Korean IT firms in China, Russia

    Washington : The US has imposed sanctions on two North Korean-controlled information technology (IT) companies based in China and Russia, accusing them of moving illicit funds to Pyongyang, the media reported.

  • Sitting on sidelines in ’18 dangerous, voters told

    Cleveland : Former President Barack Obama delivered a simple message on Thursday headed into the fall mid­term polls: Vote. Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd of several thousands in Cleveland, Obama said the consequences of sitting on the sidelines during November’s midterm elections “are far more dangerous” than in the past. Without mentioning Republican President Trump by name, Obama said, “This is not normal what we’re seeing. It is radical.” He said a