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    Total CEO killed in Moscow runway crash

    Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who helped establish the multinational oil company as one of the world's biggest, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was reportedly drunk.


    Stocks rally; S&P 500 has best day of 2014

    The U.S. stock market marched higher Tuesday, giving the Standard & Poor's 500 index its best day of the year.


    Assad pursues withering campaign against rebels

    Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition's war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstream rebels elsewhere in the country, trying to recapture areas considered more crucial to the survival of his government...


    China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years

    China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown.


    Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack

    A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and had seized his passport, authorities said Tuesday.


    Ebola cases in Germany test plans made long ago for other diseases

    Back on March 26, just days after global health officials determined that a rash of deaths along the borders of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia was the result of the deadly Zaire strain of the Ebola virus, the Klinikum St. Georg in Leipzig announced that it had a ward ready to deal with the disease...


    Cuba pledges more doctors, nurses to fight Ebola in Africa

    The announcement Monday by Cuba that it will send an additional 91 medical staff to help contain the Ebola virus outbreak surging across Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea brings the island nation’s contribution of people fighting the epidemic to 256 – or more than one-third of all ...


    Oct. 21: Here’s the latest on Ebola

    The U.S. government has tightened its infection control regulations for health care workers who care for Ebola patients. Here are some of the other recent updates from around the world.


    'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

    Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.


    IS fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds

    Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday.

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