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.
A convicted sex offender suspected of murdering at least
seven women and leaving the bodies in abandoned houses in
northwest Indiana may be a serial killer who has killed
others in the state as far back as 20 years ago, local police
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.
Scientists studying fossils have discovered that the intimate
act of sexual intercourse used by humans was pioneered by
ancient armoured fishes, called placoderms, about 385 million
years ago in Scotland.
Hopes faded for survivors of one of Nepal's worst mountain
disasters as villagers joined an intensive search by troops
and government officials for as many as 40 people missing
after an unseasonal blizzard killed 39.