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Snow plow driver in Total CEO plane crash was drunk: Russian investigators
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The driver of a snow plow involved in a deadly plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, in a Moscow airport late on Monday, was drunk, Russia's Investigative Committee said. "At the moment, it is already established that the driver of the snow plow was in a condition of alcoholic intoxication," said Russia's Investigative Committee, an agency which answers to President Vladimir Putin. (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Alexander Winning)
Islamic State wins ground from Syrian government in east: monitor
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State won territory from Syrian government forces in the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Tuesday, its first gain there in about two months, a group that tracks the civil war reported. Fighters from both sides were killed during the clashes in Deir al-Zor city, about 450 km (280 miles) northeast of Damascus in a province bordering Iraq, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said without giving a death toll. Islamic State, which is being targeted by U.S. ...
WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January
GENEVA (AP) â€” The hunt for an Ebola vaccine will produce data soon about whether two experimental vaccines are safe and could lead to larger medical trials in West Africa by January, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday.