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A tornado has ripped through a small town in Missouri, severely damaging homes and downing trees and power lines.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Edin Dzeko's "spectacular" season should have seen him win the player of the year award.
Prime Minister David Cameron says he is "upbeat, bullish and optimistic" he will succeed in renegotiating the UK's relationship with the European Union.
The boss of Barclays, Antony Jenkins, says he understands the public's concern about bankers pay but that levels of pay need to be competitive.
The chairman of Samsung Electronics is in a "stable condition" after undergoing emergency heart surgery, according to the Samsung Medical Center.
Afghan presidential front-runner Abdullah Abdullah wins the backing of a key rival - forming the contest's first major coalition.
The game-maker apologises for not allowing same-sex couples in a life-simulation.
At least 39 people are reportedly hurt and dozens of vehicles damaged in a protest against a planned waste incinerator in a Chinese city.
South east Asian governments have called on China and Vietnam to end their confrontation in the South China Sea and to resolve their dispute peacefully.
A new play based on the best-selling diaries of Anne Frank, one of the most recognisable victims of the Holocaust, is set to open in Amsterdam.
Former US college athlete Michael Sam becomes the first openly gay player in history to be drafted into the National Football League.