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Head of oil company Total dies in plane crash

Head of oil company Total dies in plane crash

The chief executive officer of French energy giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, has died in a jet crash in the Russian capital Moscow. The 63-year-old CEO of the French multinational oil and gas company was killed, along with three crew members, in a business jet crash at Vnukovo International Airport late on Monday, law enforcement [&hellip

Boko Haram ceasefire ignored as violence flares

Boko Haram ceasefire ignored as violence flares

​A ceasefire agreement between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government was expected to lead to the liberation of more than 200 school girls kidnapped by the militants six months ago. That was not the case. At least 25 suspected Boko Haram militants were killed as they battled with Nigerian soldiers on Monday, following a ceasefire [&hellip

Man Utd rescue West Brom draw

Man Utd rescue West Brom draw

​Daley Blind’s late goal salvaged a point at West Bromwich Albion but could not end Manchester United’s winless run away from home under Louis van Gaal. Stephane Sessegnon’s first-time 18-yard strike put Albion ahead at the break. Half-time substitute Marouane Fellaini levelled with his first United goal – a powerful shot from just inside the [&hellip

Canada to send Ebola vaccine to WHO

Canada to send Ebola vaccine to WHO

Canada has planned to ship 800 vials of its Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva to curb the outbreak of the disease. The experimental vaccines will be distributed by WHO in the countries most affected by the disease, the Public Health Agency of Canada announced. “The vaccine is undergoing clinical trials [&hellip

Central Committee to reform ‘rule of law’

Central Committee to reform ‘rule of law’

​China’s ruling Communist Party’s Central Committee meets this week to discuss how to rule the country in accordance with the law. But experts don’t expect a substantial reform of China’s judiciary. Early last week in China’s southwestern Yunnan Province, an angry group of villagers stormed a construction site and attacked the workers. By the time [&hellip

2 Japanese ministers quit over scandals

2 Japanese ministers quit over scandals

​Two of Japan’s five female cabinet members have resigned over allegations involving the misuse of election campaign funds as well as violating electoral regulations. The country’s new Industry and Trade Minister Yuko Obuchi quit on Monday over charges of manipulating political campaign funds, followed by Justice Minister Midori Matsushima, who resigned after being accused of [&hellip

New Indonesian president sworn in

New Indonesian president sworn in

Joko Widodo has been sworn in as Indonesia’s new president, marking the start of a new era of much-needed reforms for the Asian country. The inauguration for Widodo was held on Monday with thousands of people gathering in the streets of the capital, Jakarta, to celebrate the furniture exporter’s rise to power. About 24,000 police [&hellip

EU Ebola talks in Luxembourg

EU Ebola talks in Luxembourg

EU foreign ministers are gathering in Luxembourg to discuss Ebola. Despite allegations that authorities had mishandled her care, a nurse in Spain has tested negative for Ebola after undergoing two weeks of treatment. Monday’s scheduled meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg comes hours after the announcement that the Spanish nurse Teresa Romero, the first person [&hellip

Israel troops worse than ISIL: Israeli MP

Israel troops worse than ISIL: Israeli MP

​An Israeli lawmaker says there is no difference between Israeli soldiers and militants of the ISIL and that both are “armies of murderers with no boundaries and red lines.” “They (ISIL) kill one person at a time with a knife and the IDF at the press of a button [kills] dozens of Palestinians,” Haneen Zoabi [&hellip

75 killed in five days of Libya clashes

75 killed in five days of Libya clashes

At least 75 people have been killed in the northeastern Libyan city of Benghazi during five days of clashes between pro-government forces and militias. In the latest wave of violence hitting the city on Sunday, nine people lost their lives. According to reports, a woman was killed and her daughter injured in a bomb attack [&hellip