November 25th @ 3:44 PM GMT
Yahoo! Lewis Hamilton showed he was not going to relinquish his world title without a fight when beating Nico Rosberg in opening practice for the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Friday. Rosberg leads Hamilton by 12 points in the 2016 drivers championship and only needs to finish on the podium to claim his first title. Hamilton must win and Rosberg finish out of the top three to retain his crown. (Top Stories)
November 25th @ 3:44 PM GMT
Yahoo! Beijing (AFP) - A powerful 6.5 magnitude quake rocked a mountainous area of far western China Friday night, the US Geological Survey reported, in a zone often plagued with seismic activity. (Top Stories)
November 25th @ 3:41 PM GMT
Yahoo! At least 40 people were killed and 100 injured when one Iranian passenger train collided with another at a station about 150 miles (250 km) east of the capital Tehran, and the death toll is likely to rise, state television reported. President Hassan Rouhani ordered an acceleration of rescue efforts as well as an investigation into the cause of the deadly crash in the northern province of Semnan. A spokesman for Iran's Red Crescent, Mostafa Mortazavi, told the semi-official Fars news agency... (Top Stories)
November 25th @ 3:38 PM GMT
Yahoo! New York (AFP) - Shares of leading retailers rose early Friday, lifting US stocks as the holiday shopping season kicked off amid expectations of solid sales. (Top Stories)
November 25th @ 3:13 PM GMT
Yahoo! Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed the conflict in Syria and attacks on Turkish troops there in a phone call on Friday, sources in Erdogan's office said. Three Turkish soldiers were killed and ten wounded near the Syrian city of al-Bab in an air strike thought to have been carried out by Syrian government forces on Thursday, the Turkish military said. Erdogan told Putin that Turkey respected Syria's territorial integrity and that an incur... (Top Stories)
November 25th @ 3:03 PM GMT
Yahoo! South Africa will likely experience increased rainfall during the summer season running from December to April as a La Nina weather pattern in the region intensifies, the weather service said on Friday, forecasting ''above-normal rainfall conditions.'' Concerns over water supply in Africa's most industrialised country have risen after an El Nino weather pattern brought drought conditions to much of southern Africa, hurting agriculture output.nL8N1CJ35B (Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana; Edi... (Top Stories)
November 25th @ 2:55 PM GMT
Yahoo! London (AFP) - European stock markets headed towards the weekend on a mixed note Friday, as Tokyo again pushed higher thanks to a weaker yen while Wall Street reopened higher after Thanksgiving. (Top Stories)
November 25th @ 2:54 PM GMT
Yahoo! The arrival of snow equipment is normally no big deal in Seefeld, an Alpine skiing resort town in Austria's Tyrol province. But this time, Mayor Werner Frieser took delivery of a snowcat personally, in an impromptu welcoming ceremony. (Top Stories)
November 25th @ 1:59 PM GMT
Yahoo! The European Union should not suspend its talks with Turkey, Croatian Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stier said on Friday during a visit to Slovenia. ''It is not in the interest of the European Union, Croatia or Slovenia to suspend talks with Turkey We need a balanced standpoint toward Ankara,'' Stier told a news conference, without elaborating. Earlier on Friday Turkish President Tayyip Ergodan warned that Turkey could open its gates for migrants to Europe following a vote on Thursday by E... (Top Stories)