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5 killed as tornadoes rake Oklahoma City

Violent thunderstorms on Friday produced tornadoes in central Oklahoma that killed five people including a mother and her baby and menaced Oklahoma City and its hard-hit suburb of Moore, authorities said. The mother and baby were

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Monster tornado kills 51 in Oklahoma town

  A 2-mile-wide (3-km-wide) tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday, killing at least 51 people while destroying entire tracts of homes, piling cars atop one another, and tr

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Tornadoes tear through Texas towns, 6 killed

  At least six people were killed and seven were missing after as many as 10 tornadoes ripped through north-central Texas Wednesday evening, leaving a trail of destruction from the worst severe stor

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Tornadoes reported in New York, Virginia

A rare tornado struck New York City on Saturday, blowing out the windows of at least one building, and a separate twister hit the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC, as a line of fierce thunderstorms swept the region, knocking out power to thous

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BAE Systems profit down as Saudi deal drags

Britain's BAE Systems posted a 3 percent fall in first half profit, hit by a delay in the completion of a key deal with Saudi Arabia as well as lower spending by European and American military.   Europe's lar

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US tornadoes kill 39; rescue efforts continue

Rescue teams and residents combed through storm-wracked towns to assess damage from a chain of tornadoes that killed at least 39 people in the US. The tornadoes cut a 1,000-mile (1,600-km) swath of destruction from the Midwest to the Gulf

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Missouri tornado death toll hits 89

At least 89 people have died in Joplin, Missouri and the toll is expected to climb, after a monster tornado roared through the small Midwestern city on Sunday afternoon, local officials said on Monday. Rescue crews from throughout the regi

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Tornadoes kill at least 31 in Midwest US

Tornadoes tore through parts of the US Midwest on Sunday, killing at least 30 people in the Missouri town of Joplin and causing one death in Minneapolis as well as causing extensive property damage. The Joplin deaths came from a powerful t

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US tornado losses seen in billions

US President Barack Obama promised federal aid on Friday to the tornado-ravaged US South, where deadly twisters have killed at least 339 people and caused billions of dollars in damage. Obama toured smashed homes and met survivors on a vis

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US storms, tornadoes kill 45 in Alabama

Tornadoes and storms killed 45 people in Alabama on Wednesday as severe weather lashed the southeastern US, bringing down power lines, destroying buildings and triggering flooding. The storms were part of a series that have struck half a d

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