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Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow business jet accident

Monday, 20 October 2014 22:19
Christophe de Margerie, CEO of the French oil and gas company Total SA, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Paris July 7, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (Reuters) – Total SA <TOTF.PA> CEO Christophe de Margerie was killed in an airplane accident at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport, airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said on Tuesday. “Tonight, a plane crashed when it collided with a snow-clearing machine.
Designer Oscar de la Renta dies
Monday, 20 October 2014 22:18
21 October 2014Last updated at 04:11 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Oscar de la Renta made his name in the early 1960s US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report. De La Renta, who most recently designed Amal Clooney's wedding dress, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006. Born in the Dominican Republic in 1932, he left home at 18 to study…
FASCINATING HISTORY Auction of SciTech's past includes Apple-1 computer
Monday, 20 October 2014 21:57
Apple-1 Computer. (Image courtesy of Bonhams) From one of the first Apple computers to a Charles Darwin letter discussing Barnacle sex, a major auction of technological and scientific artifacts this week will give a fascinating glimpse into the great minds that helped shape our world. Spanning centuries, the 288 items in the sale are estimated to raise around $2 million when they go under the hammer at auction house Bonhams on Oct.
Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow plane collision
Monday, 20 October 2014 21:18
Christophe de Margerie, CEO of the French oil and gas company Total SA, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Paris July 7, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (Reuters) – Total SA <TOTF.PA> CEO Christophe de Margerie was killed in an airplane accident at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport, airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said on Tuesday. “Tonight, a plane crashed when it collided with a snow-clearing machine.
Ebola crisis turns a corner as U.S. issues new treatment protocols
Monday, 20 October 2014 21:17
By Anna Driver and Lisa Marie Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed when caring for patients infected with the virus. The new guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta come as 43 people who were exposed to the first patient diagnosed in the…
Hong Kong students, officials set for first talks on political crisis
Monday, 20 October 2014 20:17
A secondary school student sits on a highway leading to the Financial Central district, blocked by protesters of the Occupy Central movement, in Hong Kong October 20, 2014. REUTERS/Tyrone SiuOccupy Central protesters sit at a study area along the main street to the financial Central district as they continue blocking areas outside of the government headquarters building in Hong Kong October 20, 2014.
Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow plane accident: airport spokeswoman
Monday, 20 October 2014 20:17
Christophe de Margerie, CEO of the French oil and gas company Total SA, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Paris July 7, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (Reuters) – Total SA <TOTF.PA> CEO Christophe de Margerie was killed in an airplane accident at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport, airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said on Tuesday. “Tonight, a plane crashed when it collided with a snow-clearing machine.
Canada hit-and-run man 'radicalised'
Monday, 20 October 2014 20:16
21 October 2014Last updated at 01:38 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint The man fled the scene, then crashed his car and was shot after he exited, police said A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car before he was shot dead by police had been "radicalised" and was known to security officials, Canada's prime minister has said. The 25-year-old man was killed by officers at St-Jean-sur-Richelieu in Quebec after a high-speed chase that ended when…
Iran's military weaponry, promoted in parade, panned as junk and knockoffs
Monday, 20 October 2014 19:57
It's called "Rategh," which means “opener,” and is basically a civilian bus with armor plates, loudspeakers and a small plow to clear obstacles during urban protests. (War is Boring) Iran’s annual parade and commemoration of its 1980s war with Iraq featured the Islamic Republic’s most modern weaponry, an arsenal experts say is a collection of knockoffs, junk and gear suited for display only. “Sacred Defense Week,” which marks the beginning in 1980 of Iran’s long…
$775 MILLION BILL GAO Report: Gov't workers on paid leave rake in $$
Monday, 20 October 2014 19:57
WASHINGTON – Thousands of federal workers who have been put on administrative leave for more than a month have been allowed to collect a paycheck, accrue vacation days and pensions benefits while taxpayers were forced to foot the $775 million bill, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Some government employees who broke the rules – meaning they were cited for being untrustworthy or had ongoing issues with co-workers or their bosses…
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