One of the strongest tornadoes ever recorded has ripped through a suburb of Oklahoma City, killing as many as 91 people and destroying everything in its path.
Seven children drowned in a pool of water at an elementary school as they sheltered from the monster tornado which hit Oklahoma, officials have said.
The family of a woman who was strangled after being left in the clutches of a convicted murderer plan to sue the police over a catalogue of blunders.
David Cameron has tried to smooth relations with angry Tory members, insisting that he would never have anyone close to him who "sneered" at them.
British outsourcing group G4S says its chief executive will step down after a string of high-profile setbacks and a profit warning that damaged investor confidence.
Sergio Garcia says he won't be making any attempt to patch up his relationship with Tiger Woods following their clash at the Players Championship.
Sir Alex Ferguson has received the final accolade of his career after being named LMA manager of the year at the end-of-season dinner in London.
Wigan will know by next Monday whether or not manager Roberto Martinez is to stay at the club.
Jose Mourinho will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season.
Oscar Pistorius will not compete again this year as he awaits trial for murder, his agent has confirmed.
Ray Manzarek, a founding member of 1960s rock group The Doors, has died at the age of 74, the group's manager Tom Vitorino has said.
Manchester United star Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen have had a second son.
The Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes and her JLS husband Marvin have become parents for the first time after she gave birth to a baby girl.
Dracula will be the next big-budget Hollywood movie to be filmed in Northern Ireland.
American pop artist Miguel has accidentally kicked two women in the head while trying to jump over a catwalk at the Billboard Awards.
Apple CEO Tim Cook will today answer questions in the Senate about the company's use of affiliates located in Ireland to avoid paying billions of dollars in US income taxes.
High street retailer Marks and Spencer has announced a fall in profits after a slump in clothing sales.
Shares in the transport company FirstGroup have plunged dramatically after it announced a £615m fund-raising rights issue in a bid to reduce its heavy debt burden.
Marks & Spencer (M&S), Britain's biggest clothing retailer, is to appoint a Frenchman to spearhead its marketing strategy as it fights to turn around flagging clothing sales.
A Burmese python measuring nearly 19ft has been captured in South Florida.
James Bond's geiger counter wristwatch from Thunderball has turned up at a car boot sale following years of mystery about its whereabouts.
The new England football kit has been revealed - and was instantly compared by some fans with West Germany's outfit from the 1960s and 70s.
A deadline for Justin Bieber to reclaim his pet monkey has passed - meaning he may lose the pet to German officials.
Dogs are well-known for being able to sniff out deadly explosives but they could have a rival in the future - honeybees.
A Brazilian tourist has been killed and 24 other people injured after two hot air balloons crashed in mid-air in Turkey.
Prince Charles and Prince William are hosting a conference to call for a global partnership to stop illegal trade in wildlife.
Newspaper tycoon Alexander Lebedev has pleaded not guilty to a charge of politically-motivated hooliganism at the start of his trial for punching a fellow oligarch during a TV debate.
A British man has died during a dive on a wreck in Italy, coastguard officials have confirmed.