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French business chief killed in Moscow plane accident

French business chief  killed in Moscow plane accident

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.

Murder suspect may have killed for decades

Murder suspect may have killed for decades

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 say.

Royal baby due in April: palace

Royal baby due in April: palace

It has been confirmed that Prince William and Kate's second baby is due in April.

Hong Kong crisis deepens after weekend clashes

Hong Kong crisis deepens after weekend clashes

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.

Strikes in Germany cause travel misery for millions

Strikes in Germany cause travel misery for millions

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.

Director on tech tracking: 'Skynet has already won'

Director on tech tracking: 'Skynet has already won'

Terminator director James Cameron is one of the Hollywood's leaders in film technological advances. So you'd imagine he'd have the latest, biggest iPhone 6.

Fish fossils reveal roots of sex

Fish fossils reveal roots of sex

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 fade for Nepal missing

Hopes fade for Nepal missing

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.

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