Tornado rescue search 'almost over'
The search for survivors and the dead in the Oklahoma City suburb raked by a massive tornado is almost complete, a fire chief says.
Obama praises tornado rescuers
US president Barack Obama has spoken of his "gratitude" to rescuers who raced to help some of the thousands of people caught up in a deadly storm he described as "one of the most destructive tornadoes in history".
Clegg dismisses coalition break-up
Nick Clegg will insist that he and David Cameron are both "absolutely committed" to governing in coalition through to 2015 as he attempts to calm speculation over the future of the power-sharing deal.
'Alarming rate' of wildlife decline
UK wildlife is "in trouble", with almost 2,000 species of birds, animals, insects and plants known to have declined in the past half century, experts have warned.
Gay marriage plan backed by MPs
The Government's plans to legalise gay marriage have cleared the House of Commons despite more Tory MPs voting against the proposals than voting in favour of them.
'Failures' in tax fraud crackdown
Billions of pounds of taxpayers' money is being lost because of the failure of HM Revenue and Customs to clamp down effectively on fraud and error, MPs have warned.
Food hygiene 'a postcode lottery'
Food outlets in parts of the London borough of Bexley have the worst hygiene standards of more than 2,000 postcodes, while those in Birmingham's B35 area offer the best, according to a Which? investigation.
CT scans examined in cancer probe
Youngsters who have CT scans are more likely to get cancer than those who do not, a study suggests.