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November 25, 2015

This has been the hottest year on record.

  The World Meteorological Organization, an arm of the UN, said we are already set to surpass last year’s record with a month of the year left. The announcement came a week before global talks in Paris on climate change begin.
November 25, 2015

Russia turns off the gas to Ukraine.

  Alexei Miller, the chairman of the Russian state-owned gas giant Gazprom, told reporters that it has ended its supplies to Ukraine after it received no payment for future orders. The move is likely part of a tit-for-tat response (paywall) to Ukraine’s blockade of Crimea.  
November 25, 2015

Protests erupt in Chicago over a police shooting.

  Protestors took to the streets after police released a video of a white officer shooting and killing a black teenager. The officer, who shot Laquan McDonald 16 times, has been charged with first-degree murder. (We earlier reported that the teenager was unarmed; he in fact had a small knife.)  
November 25, 2015

Brussels reopens after a four-day shutdown.

  The Belgian capital opened schools and some subway stations for the first time this week, but the city remains on its highest alert warning. Belgian police have charged five people in relation to multiple attacks on Paris earlier this month.  
November 25, 2015
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Charted: Terror attacks in Western Europe from the 1970s to now.

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