News Flooded fields around the River Tone seen from Windmill Hill, Somerset

… and the Met Office warns there is still more rain to come

A student goes through a security check as she enters an exam room in Shenyang

Quiet please: China falls silent for university entrance exams

The pressure is on as nine million students compete for a place in the nation’s elite

A satellite image made and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on 5 June 2013 of Tropical Storm Andrea in the Gulf of Mexico just West of central Florida

Tropical Storm Andrea bearing down on Florida

Tropical Storm Andrea took aim at Florida's northern Gulf Coast today and was forecast to cut across Georgia and up the US Atlantic coast, the US National Hurricane Center said.

Record breaking Oklahoma tornado was 'wider than Manhattan' and had winds of 295mph

The tornado was the second top-of-the-scale EF-5 twister in the area in 11 days

Veteran US storm chaser scientist Tim Samaras killed with son and colleague in Oklahoma twister

Mr Samaras, founder of the tornado research company, Twistex, was the star of the Discovery Channel documentary Storm Chasers

The News Matrix: Monday 3 June 2013

Balls to scrap winter fuel allowance for rich

Five killed as new tornado hits Oklahoma City

Tornadoes killed five people in central Oklahoma including a mother and her baby and menaced Oklahoma City and its hard-hit suburb of Moore, before the storm system headed northeast early on Saturday.

Storm season has insurers braced for a buffeting

This weekend marks the start of a period of anxiety which has the Lloyd's of London market worrying about weather forecasts from across the Atlantic

The News Matrix: Wednesday 29 May 2013

Large explosion as train hits truck

Barack Obama wipes away tears after hugging head teacher Amy Simpson

Barack Obama comforts Oklahoma's tornado victims

Shaking his head in shock and at times close to tears, Barack Obama wandered through the tornado-ravaged Oklahoma City suburb of Moore and said the devastation in its trail was “hard to comprehend”.

Moore mayor pushes for shelter law in wake of Oklahoma tornado

Glenn Lewis wants safe rooms provided in every new-built home

The News Matrix: Thursday 23 May 2013

Tornado dwarfed Hiroshima bomb

The tornado approaches Moore on Monday

Oklahoma twister that hit Moore ‘more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb’

The vast tornado that struck an Oklahoma suburb on Monday afternoon dwarfed even the Hiroshima atomic bomb in its destructive power, according to scientists.

Oklahoma tornado: The lucky lost their homes. The unlucky lost their lives

Stay or flee? Pick up loved ones or take cover? The choices made in the moments after the tornado warnings sounded were a matter of life and death

A child looks over damage at Briarwood Elementary School

Oklahoma tornado: Search nears the end for Moore storm survivors as Mayor vows to ensure shelters are built in new houses

At least 24 people, including nine children, killed by massive EF5 tornado

Video: Oklahoma tornado survivor reunited with pet dog

One of the survivors of the devastating tornado, which ripped through the suburbs of Moore, Oklahoma City has been reunited with her pet dog.

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
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The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
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Design Council's 70th anniversary

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Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

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Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links