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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Nov. 25 2015.

On eve of Thanksgiving, Obama assures no plot against U.S.

With the busy holiday travel season getting underway as Thanksgiving arrives, President Barack Obama assured Americans on Wednesday there's no credible signs of "a plot on the homeland." This comes amid escalating fears following the terror attacks in Paris earlier this month.

[Read more from NBC]

Tensions between Russia, Turkey rise with missile announcement

Moscow has announced that it will send defense missile systems to a Russian airbase on Syria's Mediterranean coast. This follows the downing of a Russian jet by Turkey, which says the plane had entered its airspace and ignored repeated commands to leave. Turkey will be well within the range of the missiles Russia says it will deploy.

[Read more from CNN]

Report: 2015 hottest year ever, but wait...

The World Meteorological Organization has announced that 2015 is the hottest year on record. However, thanks partly to an El Niño weather system building over the Pacific Ocean, 2016 could be even hotter. The organization warns that the longer we wait to address rising global temperatures and reverse them, the harder it will be to make a difference.

[Read more from Reuters]

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