New York's Thanksgiving parade draws huge crowd amid tight security

NEW YORK Spectators packed Manhattan sidewalks on Thursday to watch the marching bands, floats and giant balloons of Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, held under tight security two weeks after deadly attacks in Paris. | Video

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Belgium lowers security alert level in Brussels

BRUSSELS Belgium lowered the security threat level in Brussels on Thursday after nearly a week on maximum alert following the Islamic State attacks in Paris, a government minister said.

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Brazil arrests push Petrobras probe back to Rousseff's door

BRASILIA President Dilma Rousseff’s austerity program to fix Brazil's shaky finances is again in trouble after her point man in the Senate was arrested in a widening corruption scandal, and it could reignite calls for her impeachment.

Stranded migrants try to storm into Macedonia, tear down fence

IDOMENI, Greece Hundreds of Moroccans, Algerians and Pakistanis tried to storm the border between Greece and Macedonia on Thursday, tearing down part of the barbed wire fence at the crossing and demanding to be allowed to carry on into northern Europe.

Arsenic and mercury found in river days after Brazil dam burst

RIO DE JANEIRO Illegal levels of arsenic and mercury polluted the Rio Doce river in the days after a dam burst at an iron ore mine in early November in Brazil's worst-ever environmental disaster, according to tests by a state water agency.

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Pope, in Africa, says failure of climate summit would be catastrophic

NAIROBI World leaders must reach a historic agreement to fight climate change and poverty at upcoming Paris talks, facing the stark choice to either "improve or destroy the environment", Pope Francis said in Africa on Thursday. | Video