November 25th @ 11:11 PM GMT
Yahoo! A Brazilian judge froze Friday some $300 million in assets owned by a former Rio de Janeiro state governor, five of his aides and French tire-maker Michelin over illegal tax breaks. Judge Neusa Larsen ordered the freeze in the wake of a Rio court decision in October ordering the parties to reimburse the government in the amount of illegal tax breaks received beginning in 2010. At the time, Sergio Cabral was governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro. (World)
November 25th @ 7:32 PM GMT
Yahoo! Two trains collided and caught fire Friday in a remote region of northern Iran, killing 44 people and injuring dozens more, in one of the country's worst rail disasters. Provincial governor Mohammad Reza Khabbaz told state television that the crash took place in Semnan province on the main line between Tehran and Iran's second city Mashhad. An express train operating from Tabriz in the northwest to Mashhad had stopped, Khabbaz said, initially suggesting the cause could have been mechanica... (World)
November 25th @ 2:54 PM GMT
Yahoo! Two trains collided and caught fire Friday in a remote region of northern Iran, killing more than 30 people and injuring dozens more, in one of the country's worst rail disasters. Provincial governor Mohammad Reza Khabbaz told state television that the crash took place in Semnan province on the main line between Tehran and Iran's second city Mashhad. An express train operating from Tabriz in the northwest to Mashhad had been forced to stop between stations by a mechanical failure or becau... (World)
November 25th @ 5:40 PM GMT
Yahoo! Forty-four people were killed and 103 injured when one Iranian passenger train collided with another at a station about 150 miles (250 km) east of the capital Tehran, state media reported. State television footage showed four derailed carriages, two of them on fire and a spokesman for Iran's Red Crescent, Mostafa Mortazavi, told the semi-official Fars news agency that firefighters were trying to control the blaze. Semnan provincial governor Mohammad Reza Khabbaz told Iranian television it ... (World)
November 25th @ 9:59 AM GMT
Reuters A growing independence campaign in Hong Kong is a terrible mistake that undermines the Chinese-ruled city's push for democracy and serves merely to provoke Beijing, Chris Patten, the last governor of the former British colony, said on Friday. (World)
November 25th @ 11:36 AM GMT
Yahoo! At least 31 people were killed on Friday when two passenger trains collided in Iran's north-central province of Semnan and the death toll is likely to rise, the provincial governor said. A spokesman for Iran's Red Crescent, Mostafa Mortazavi, told the semi-official Fars news agency that firefighters were trying to control the blaze. ''The death toll has reached 31 and we are expecting this number to increase,'' Semnan Governor Mohammad Reza Khabbaz told Fars. (World)
November 25th @ 10:33 PM GMT
Yahoo! A loud explosion was heard in the Turkish province of Gaziantep near the Syrian border late Friday, which the governor's office said could have been caused by jets taking part in Turkey's military incursion in northern Syria. Turkey launched the operation in August in support of Syrian rebel fighters seeking to retake IS-held territory in northern Syria and also to halt the advance of Kurdish militia. (Politics)
November 25th @ 11:22 AM GMT
Yahoo! Tehran (AFP) - At least 31 people were killed in Iran early on Friday when an intercity express was hit by another train while stopped at a station, the provincial governor said. (World)
November 25th @ 11:18 AM GMT
Yahoo! At least six people were killed and 27 wounded on Friday in a series of explosions across the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, a local government official said. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor of Nangarhar, said the blasts took place in different parts of the city. Nangarhar, on the border with Pakistan, has been the main base for Islamic State militants who emerged in Afghanistan last year. Khogyani said there was so far no indication as to whether either they o... (World)
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