Emergency workers are searching for survivors in an Oklahoma City suburb devastated by a massive tornado, with 24 deaths confirmed and over 200 people reported injured.
Over 90 people feared dead in 'nightmare' Oklahoma tornado
Eyewitnesses describe the devastation caused by the Oklahoma tornado
British Professor has found a cure for grey hair which is set to shake up the hair dye industry.
RTÉ's Richard Downes reports from Philadelphia on the high-profile trial of abortion provider Dr Kermit Gosnell
Coptic pope Tawadros II has said that Egypt's Christians feel sidelined.
US teenager Timothy Doner from New York City can speak 20 different languages.
More than 70 people were killed in a series of car bombings and suicide attacks targeting Shia Muslims across Iraq today.
At least 70 killed in Iraqi bomb blasts
Syrian government troops have pushed into the rebel-held town of Qusair near the Lebanese border.
Syrian government in fresh push against rebels
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said in a newspaper interview that he will not step down before elections and that the US has no right to interfere in his country's politics.
Heavy shelling reported near Lebanese border with Syria
Several children have been pulled out of the rubble alive at a school in an Oklahoma City suburb hit by a tornado.
At least one killed in Oklahoma tornado
Gunmen on a motorcycle have shot and killed a senior member of a leading Pakistani political party.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has voiced concern over North Korea's launch of short-range missiles.
A British man is being questioned in France on suspicion of slitting the throats of his two children, local police said.
A single winning ticket for a record US Powerball lottery jackpot worth $590.5 million (€454.7m) has been sold in Florida.
French President Francois Hollande has signed the country's controversial gay marriage bill into law.
Hollande signs gay marriage bill into law
South Korea's Defence Ministry has said North Korea fired three short-range missiles from its east coast, but the purpose of the launches was unknown.
N Korea fires three missiles from east coast
At least 36 people have died and ten others have been reported missing in downpours that have swept south China's Guangdong Province since Wednesday.
View images from Moore and Shawnee city which were badly hit as destructive storms moved across Oklahoma
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