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Friday 03 June 2011
Residents were left stunned at the force of nature yesterday after tornadoes roared through the US state of Massachusetts, packing violent winds that ripped off roofs, uprooted trees and left four people dead across the state.
Thursday 02 June 2011
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency and authorised 1,000 National Guard troops to be called up to provide support after at least two tornadoes touched down.
Monday 30 May 2011
His feet barely back on American soil after his 6-day tour of Britain and other European nations, President Barack Obama visited Joplin, Missouri, yesterday to take on the role of consoler-in-chief one week after the town was ravaged by a single monster tornado that killed at least 142 people.
Thursday 26 May 2011
The family of missing teenager Will Norton are appealing for help after he disappeared during a tornado in Joplin, Missouri.
Wednesday 25 May 2011
A line of violent thunderstorms roared across middle America, killing six people in two states, with several tornadoes touching down in Oklahoma and high winds pounding rural Kansas.
Tuesday 24 May 2011
Doctors and nurses at the main hospital in the US town of Joplin, Missouri, had just minutes to rush patients away from windows and outside walls before it was ravaged by a massive tornado that ripped a wide path through, leaving at least 116 people dead and countless more injured. Officials said the death toll was expected to rise.
Monday 23 May 2011
Search teams bathed in the harsh glow of floodlights early today picked through rubble of neighborhoods and commercial districts demolished by a tornado that killed at least 30 people in the southwestern Missouri town of Joplin.
Friday 20 May 2011
On 20 May 1927, Captain Charles Linbergh became the first man to fly across the Atlantic ocean.
Sunday 15 May 2011
Over the next few days, water spewing through a Mississippi River floodgate will crawl through the swamps of Louisiana's Cajun country, chasing people and animals to higher ground while leaving much of the land under 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 meters) of brown muck.
Friday 06 May 2011
Engineers have blown up a Mississippi River levee in Missouri as rising waters continue to threaten towns in several US states.
Sunday 03 April 2011
The bureau admits it has got nowhere in deciphering messages found on a dead man
Monday 21 March 2011
One of the most versatile vocalists in country music, Ferlin Husky was also one of its most popular all- round entertainers, as assured handling a comedy routine as he was performing classics like "Gone" and "Wings Of A Dove".
Tuesday 01 March 2011
Frank Buckles, who lied about his age to serve during the First World War and lived to be the last surviving US veteran, has died at the age of 110.
Sunday 30 January 2011
Newcomer Jennifer Lawrence has rightfully earnt an Oscar nom for her performance as 17-year-old Ree Dolly.
George Hickenlooper: Film-maker best known for his documentary about the making of ‘Apocalypse Now’
Thursday 09 December 2010
A director whose eclectic body of work included documentaries and features, George Hickenlooper suffered a heart attack on his way to the US premiere of his latest film, Casino Jack, starring Kevin Spacey as the disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. It had debuted in September at the Toronto Film Festival to strong reviews and audience reaction, and it seemed at last that Hickenlooper had managed to merge the two strands of his work into one potentially successful film.
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