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

NEW YORK Crowds of spectators watched the marching bands, floats and giant balloons of Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, held without incident under tight security almost two weeks after deadly attacks in Paris. | Video

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Hollande, Putin agree to work more closely to combat Islamic State in Syria

MOSCOW France and Russia will exchange intelligence on Islamic State and other rebel groups to improve the effectiveness of their aerial bombing campaigns in Syria, French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday after talks with Vladimir Putin.

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Senior El Salvador priest fired over alleged sex with minor

SAN SALVADOR El Salvador's Roman Catholic Church said on Thursday it had fired a senior priest and former secretary of murdered Archbishop Oscar Romero after allegations that he had sex with a minor.

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Power blackouts test loyalty to Kremlin in Russian-annexed Crimea

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Brazil arrests push Petrobras probe back to Rousseff's door

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Belgium eases alert level but threat still 'serious'

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More war, diplomacy not seen breaking Syria stalemate

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