Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke, wearing red trunks with a Russian flag, unleashed a barrage of blows against 29-year-old Elliot Seymour, an American professional boxer, and the bout was halted.
"Inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue can make an important contribution ... so that there will be an end to all forms of fundamentalism and terrorism," the leader of the world's Roman Catholics said after talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The 33-year-old Swiss put in a jump of 142 metres on his second attempt on the large hill for a winning total of 284.1 points having registered 139.5m on his first jump.
The Italian Olympic Committee's (CONI) anti-doping prosecutor on Friday (Nov 28) requested a ban of four years and three months for Olympic figure skating bronze medallist Carolina Kostner.
Amnesty International on Friday warned Hong Kong police against "excessive force" ahead of a planned rally by pro-democracy demonstrators, following scuffles as a major protest site was cleared earlier this week.
The buying frenzy started early, turning Thursday's Thanksgiving Day holiday into what the industry has begun calling "Gray Thursday".
Carlos Sainz, 20, replaces Russia's Daniil Kyvat who has stepped up to Red Bull to take over from four-time champion Sebastian Vettel.
Energy-related stocks were hammered on Friday (Nov 28), leaving US stocks mostly flat in a holiday-shortened session, after OPEC decided not to cut production in response to lower crude prices.
Two people were killed Friday (Nov 28) as protesters and police clashed in Cairo just hours after unidentified attackers shot dead two soldiers, including a senior officer, in the Egyptian capital.
The Serbian world number five routinely broke her fellow baseliner Hantuchova's serve in a 6-0 win that was over in a whirlwind 15 minutes, as the International Premier Tennis League debut tournament got underway in Manila.