Around the World in 60 Seconds: Today's top headlines


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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Dean Evason

Wild fall flat against Predators, lose first game of season

The Wild couldn't stay out of the penalty box in a 5-2 loss.

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Search for Wisconsin woman whose vehicle was found near Hinckley

Ashley L. Miller, 33, was reported missing on Sep. 24 after her vehicle was found without her in it.

Dak Prescott

Report: Dak Prescott will be 'ready to go' for matchup with Vikings

The Dallas quarterback is expected to be available for next Sunday's showdown.

Eddie Rosario

Where Eddie Rosario's championship series heroics rank since 2000

The former Twin put together an all-timer to help the Braves reach the World Series.

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2 dead after plane crashes near residence in rural Wisconsin

The aircraft also struck the house during the crash.

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1 dead after van crashes and lands on Highway 100 in Brooklyn Center

Northbound Highway 100 was shut down following the crash Saturday night.

Jess Peterson

Woman killed in crash ID'd as 'bad ass biker chick' with 'giving spirit'

The 30-year-old died in a motorcycle crash on Oct. 19.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves' defense fuels win over Pelicans

The Wolves' have bought in on the defensive end as part of a 2-0 start.

Minnesota Wild

Ryan Hartman's OT goal helps Wild stay undefeated

The Wild improved to 4-0 with a win over the Ducks.

Mar'Keise Irving / Gopher Football

Gophers pound Maryland to stay in Big Ten West race

Four different players scored a rushing touchdown in a 34-16 victory over Maryland.