The Turkish prime minister says his government "will work with Russia and our allies to calm tensions" after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.
Lakes that have been forming near Mount Everest could threaten settlements downstream if they overflow.
France will hold a national memorial service on Friday to remember the 130 people who died in the Paris attacks two weeks ago.
Amateur photographs of the stars and cars in action and in the pits during Grand Prix of the past.
Kansai Electric Power Co has applied to the nuclear regulatory body for permission to operate a reactor in western Japan beyond the government-mandated 40-year service period. (Japan Today)
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 24-year-old Brazilian male for forcing his former girlfriend into prostitution in November, reports NHK (Nov. 27). (Tokyo Reporter)
No major gangster bloodbath has occurred in the three months since Japan's largest yakuza organization, Yamaguchi-gumi, split into two rival mobs, but to say the sides are living in harmony would be an exaggeration. (Asahi)
Japan on Friday published a string of mostly weak economic data, the first major figures since news that the world's No. 3 economy had slipped back into recession. (Japan Times)
NHK released the lineup Thursday for the 66th edition of its annual "Kohaku Uta Gassen" yearend song contest. (Japan Times)
Scandal-hit Toshiba Corp. apologized Friday for not disclosing the massive impairment loss of U.S. nuclear power plant maker Westinghouse Electric Co. and vowed to be committed to more proactive information disclosure. (Japan Times)
Canada's Miss World contender says she was barred from boarding a plane from Hong Kong to the Chinese city hosting this year's pageant.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe instructed his Cabinet ministers Friday to compile an extra budget for the current fiscal year, aiming to bolster the Japanese economy with enhanced welfare services and a competitive agricultural sector. (Kyodo)
Millions of people attended New York's annual Thanksgiving Day parade on Thursday, which was held under tight security
Shares in Asia's biggest budget airline, AirAsia, fell as much as 7% on Friday after the firm posted a loss in the three months to September.
Republican presidential contender Donald Trump denies mocking a disabled reporter during a campaign address this week.
Australian mining giant BHP says mud spilled by the devastating collapse of a dam at a Brazilian mine is not toxic.
El Salvador's Catholic Church suspends a well-known priest, Jesus Delgado, for sexually abusing a young girl in the 1980s.
Why African Americans are choosing to live in Ghana
People with a dental phobia are more likely to undergo treatment without sedation if they have had Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), research suggests.
James Robbins explains the history behind the Commonwealth and looks at whether it is still relevant.