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CEO of French oil giant Total killed in Moscow plane crash

The CEO of French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie died in a plane crash at a Moscow airport after his private jet struck a snow plough on takeoff.


Thailand's junta-picked council starts work on reforms

A council selected by Thailand's ruling junta Tuesday started work on reforms to close the nation's festering political divide, a task critics dismiss as aimed at diluting the influence of ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra.


Thailand 6th most unequal country in world

Thailand is ranked 6th in unequal distribution of wealth in the world, the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report shows.


Egypt clamps down on campuses over new unrest fears

As the new academic term began in Egypt, riot police were standing guard at Cairo's universities to quash any repeat of Islamist-led protests that turned campuses nationwide into battlefields.


AEC is not just about liberalization

The Asean Economic Community (AEC) is not just about liberalisation, as much of it embraces trade and investment facilitation, such as improvements to processes and procedures beneficial to businesses, both small and big, alongside promotions through the regional supply chain.


Nigeria declared Ebola-free in 'spectacular success'

Nigeria was declared Ebola-free on Monday in a "spectacular success" in the battle to contain the spread of a virus which is devastating Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia where more than 4,500 people have died.


Screen travellers on exit, not entry: Ebola study

Screening air travellers on departure from Ebola-hit countries is far smarter than monitoring them when they arrive abroad, experts said on Tuesday.


Hong Kong leader: Democracy would see poor people dominate vote

Hong Kong's Beijing-backed leader Leung Chun-ying told media that if the government met pro-democracy protesters' demands it would result in the city's poorer people dominating elections.


US issues stricter guidelines for medics treating Ebola

US health authorities on Monday issued stricter guidelines for protecting health care workers against Ebola after two Texas nurses were infected while caring for a Liberian patient.


Hong Kong protest leaders ridicule 'external forces' claim

Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders Monday angrily denied claims by the city's chief executive that more than three weeks of mass rallies in the Asian financial hub are being orchestrated by "external forces".