Free Press Journal
  • Maldives blogger stabbed to death in restive capital

    Male: A liberal blogger was stabbed to death in the Maldives’ capital on Sunday, his family and colleagues said, the latest media personality to be targeted in the troubled honeymoon destination. Yameen Rasheed, 29, was found in the stairwell of his Male apartment with multiple stab wounds to his neck and chest. He died after being taken to hospital. His blog, The Daily Panic, was known for poking fun at the nation’s

  • France votes in presidential nailbiter

    Paris : France voted on Sunday under heavy security in the first round of the most unpredictable presidential election in decades, with the outcome seen as vital for the future of the beleaguered European Union.

  • UK schools teaching digital generation ‘netiquette’

    London : Schools in the UK are teaching children “netiquette” to stop them from texting at mealtimes, announcing deaths on Facebook or dumping romantic partners via WhatsApp, according to a media report.

  • French consulate in NY evacuated after bomb threat

    New York : The French consulate in New York, where thousands of expatriates were registered to cast ballots in their presidential election, was briefly evacuated following a bomb threat, officials said.

  • Lanka workers oppose proposed oil deal with India

    Colombo : Workers’s of Sri Lanka’s state-runpetroleum firm are set to launch an indefinite strike from Monday against the government’s proposed deal with India to jointly operate an oil storage facility at the strategic eastern port town of Trincomalee. Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Trade Union Collective workers have threatened to cripple entire transportation sector in the country.

  • N Korea detains three US citizens, Canadian pastor

    Pyongyang : North Korea recently detained a US citizen, officials said on Sunday, in the latest case of an American being held in the country. The Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang said it was aware of a Korean-American citizen being detained recently, but could not comment further.

  • Saudi king names son as US envoy

    Riyadh : Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a decree naming one of his sons, an air force pilot who has taken part in coalition strikes against the Islamic State group, as the kingdom’s new ambassador to the US.

  • Scientists leave labs, take to streets to defend research

    Washington : Thousands of scientists worldwide left their labs to take to the streets today along with students and research advocates in pushing back against what they say are mounting attacks on science.

  • Home where Marilyn Monroe died for sale for USD 6.9 million

    Los Angeles: The home where Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe died in Los Angeles is on sale for USD 6.9 million. Marilyn bought the palatial pad in Brentwood, California in 1962 after her divorce from third husband Arthur Miller but was found dead in the property just months later, following an apparent drug overdose at the age of 36, reported Variety. Speaking about the property in an interview just weeks before her death,

  • Power fully restored after San Francisco outage

    San Francisco : A San Francisco power outage that stranded people in elevators and left tens of thousands of others in the dark was caused by the massive failure of a circuit breaker that sparked a fire at a power substation, a utility company spokesman said.