The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de
Margerie, has been killed in an airplane collision with a
snow plough at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport,
airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova says.
US Ebola response co-ordinator Ron Klain faces a long to-do
list when he begins his new role: soothe Americans' jitters
about the virus, fix federal coordination with states, and
restore a sense of control over the crisis that the White
House had lost.
Turkey said it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to
reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani, while
the United States air-dropped arms for the first time to help
the defenders resist an Islamic State assault.
A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong as
pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week, with the
government having limited options to end the crisis and
demonstrators increasingly willing to confront police.
German airline Lufthansa cancelled 1,450 flights after a
pilots union called for a strike on Monday and Tuesday,
adding to travellers' misery after millions were left
stranded by a weekend-long train drivers' stoppage.