French oil company Total CEO Christophe de Margerie attends the French employer's body MEDEF union summer forum on the campus of the HEC School of Management in Jouy-en-Josas, near Paris, August 30, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow crash

MOSCOW - The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when his private jet collided with a snow plough as it was taking off from Moscow's Vnukovo airport.  Full Article 

Brighter China data fails to lift stocks, dollar sags 4:41am EDT

LONDON - A two-day rebound in global shares slowed and the dollar edged lower on Tuesday, as slightly above forecast Chinese growth data failed to erase concerns that the world's second-biggest economy is losing momentum.

South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts after he was sentenced at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria October 21, 2014.  REUTERS/Themba Hadebe/Pool

Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years

PRETORIA - A South African judge sentenced Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.   Full Article 

Volunteers for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders, receive training on how to handle personal protective equipment during courses in Brussels October 15, 2014, which is aimed to help deal with the Ebola disease in West Africa. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

U.S. issues protocols for treating Ebola patients

DALLAS - The United States issued stringent new protocols 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.  Full Article 

Apple's iPad devices are displayed at its store in Tokyo January 18, 2013.   REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

China-backed hackers target Apple's iCloud

BOSTON/BEIJING - Apple iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the country's government is behind the campaign.  Full Article 

A worker cleans an apartment block in Beijing, October 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Jason Lee

China's growth slowest since global crisis

BEIJING - China grew at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis in the September quarter and risks missing its official target for the first time in 15 years, adding to concerns the world's second-largest economy is becoming a drag on global growth.  Video | Full Article 

Pro-democracy protesters sit on a street as they block an area of the Mongkok shopping district of Hong Kong October 20, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Hong Kong's tycoons can be key to compromise

Hong Kong's voting structure could be reformed by corporate bosses which may provide an alternative to the current political stalemate.   Video 

Fashion designer  Oscar De La Renta talks to reporters prior to the showing of his Spring 2009 collection during New York Fashion Week September 10, 2008. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

Oscar de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, died at the age of 82.  Video | Full Article