Free Press Journal
  • 71 dead as passenger plane crashes in Russia

    Stepanovskoye (Russia): A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed near Moscow on Sunday minutes after taking off, killing everyone on board in one of the country’s worst ever aviation disasters.

  • Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jahangir passes away

    Lahore: Pakistani human rights advocate Asma Jahangir has died, a family member said on Sunday, in a blow to the country’s embattled rights community. She was 66. The lawyer and former United Nations special rapporteur died of cardiac arrest, according to her sister. “Unfortunately we have lost her,” Hina Jilani, also a prominent rights activist, told AFP.

  • All 71 on board Russian plane killed in crash

    The Antonov An-148 plane operated by the domestic Saratov Airlines was flying to Orsk, a city in the Urals, and crashed in the Ramensky district on the outskirts of Moscow.

  • Lives being shattered by mere allegation: Trump

    Washington : US President Donald Trump appeared to side with men accused of domestic abuse or sexual misconduct, saying lives were being “destroyed by a mere allegation” after two White House aides resigned this week amid domestic abuse claims.

  • Beijing man goes on stabbing spree in mall, one killed

    Beijing : A disgruntled knife-wielding man on Sunday went on a stabbing spree at a busy shopping mall in downtown Beijing, killing a woman and injuring 12 others, police said.

  • Sri Lanka coalition suffers humiliation at local polls

    Colombo : Sri Lanka’s ruling alliance was humiliated in local elections seen as a test of its leadership and the party of ex-president Mahinda Rajapakse was on track for a shock landslide victory, early results showed on Sunday.

  • Ruling SA party leaders will meet amid Zuma exit row

     Johannesburg : A key committee of South Africa’s ruling ANC party will hold an emergency meeting soon as the nation awaits word on whether President Jacob Zuma will resign soon because of corruption allegations, South African media reported on Sunday. The announcement of a meeting of the national executive committee of the African National Congress came ahead of an expected speech on Sunday by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who says he has

  • Royal wedding guess list: Who gets a nod from Harry, Meghan?

    London : Forget the Winter Olympics, the Champion’s League or the Super Bowl. The real competition right now is who’s going to be invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. Everyone who is anyone in Britain is angling for an embossed royal ticket.