The driver of the snowplough that blocked the take-off of a private plane at a Moscow airport, said he drove onto the runway after losing his bearings.
Russian investigators accused senior airport officials of criminal negligence over a plane crash at a Moscow airport that killed the head of French oil giant Total.
Russian President Vladimir Putin praised Total CEO Christophe de Margerie, who died in a plane accident at a Moscow airport, as a "true friend of our country."
The CEO of French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie has died after a private jet crashed at a Moscow airport.
Hurricane Gonzalo struck Bermuda Friday as a strong category two storm, the US National Hurricane Center said.
Hurricane Gonzalo gained strength in the Atlantic as it barreled toward Bermuda, which was bracing for a hit from the powerful Category Four storm.
Natural disasters claimed over 22,000 lives last year, with Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines the deadliest of all, the Red Cross said.
Hurricane Gonzalo churned in the Atlantic, bringing intense winds and threatening to deluge the Bahamas, US forecasters said.
Gonzalo strengthened to a "major hurricane" over the open Atlantic and was expected to continue gaining force, forecasters said.
A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Central America, killing at least one person and prompting a brief tsunami warning.
Workers rushed to restore communication and power links and clear roads after a cyclone battered India's east coast.
A major relief operation was under way after a cyclone pounded India's eastern coast, killing at least six people and leaving a trail of destruction.
Powerful typhoon Vongfong barrelled into Japan's main islands, with at least one person missing and dozens injured while more than 500 flights were grounded.
Powerful Typhoon Vongfong churned towards Japan, injuring at least a dozen people as it pounded the southern Okinawan islands with ferocious winds and driving rain.
Serbia has received humanitarian aid from Kazakhstan.
A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province, killing at least one person and injuring dozens of others.
Typhoon Phanfone made landfall in central Japan, slamming into the archipelago with winds of 180 kilometres per hour and making a beeline for Tokyo.
Simon grew into a powerful category four hurricane as it swirled off Mexico's Pacific coast, threatening resorts barely recovering from a recent storm.
Simon strengthened to become the 13th named hurricane of the 2014 eastern North Pacific hurricane season as it swirled off the Mexican coast.
Sixteen people remain unaccounted for on a still-smouldering Japanese volcano that erupted at the weekend.
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