The search for survivors and bodies in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, which was devastated by a huge tornado on Monday that left at least 24 people dead, is nearing an end, officials said on Tuesday.
FRENCH PAPERS, Tues. 21/05/13: Bad weather dominates the French papers today. Aujourd’hui en France looks at the negative impact it’s having on France’s economy. Also, Libération’s front page is in English today! It's an original response to outrage over a government plan to relax a ban on the use of English in French universities.
At least 24 people were feared killed, some of them children, after a massive tornado tore through the suburbs of Oklahoma City in the US on Monday. The storm destroyed dozens of buildings including an elementary school and a hospital.
Dozens died in heavy flooding in Argentina’s Buenos Aires province overnight Tuesday, with heavy rain causing widespread damage in the capital. Gov. Daniel Scioli said many people drowned after trying to take shelter in their cars.
Unseasonably severe cold weather paralysed much of northern France on Wednesday, after tens of thousands of homes were left temporarily without electricity, while roads and public transport services were running at reduced service.
Residents of northeastern US have begun the back-breaking task of shovelling away as much as a metre of snow after a blizzard hit the region on Friday and Saturday. At least eight deaths were blamed on the storm, including three in Canada.
A record-breaking blizzard hit the northeastern US on Friday and continued into Saturday, plunging thousands of people into darkness, forcing flight cancellations and road closures, and bringing major cities to a virtual standstill.
Firefighters struggled to contain scores of wildfires raging across southeast Australia on Tuesday, as officials evacuated national parks and warned that high winds and blistering temperatures had led to "catastrophic" fire conditions.