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22 May 2013 : Families returned to a blasted moonscape that had been an American suburb Tuesday after a monstrous tornado tore through the outskirts of Oklahoma City, killing at least 24 people.
22 May 2013 : Andy Murray will miss the French Open with the back injury that flared up at the Rome Masters, the world number two announced on Tuesday.
15 May 2013 : Japan's three largest banks on Wednesday reported healthy annual profits driven by their overseas operations, reduced costs and investment gains, but warned over the outlook for this year.
15 May 2013 : Pop diva Beyonce promised her fans a great concert Wednesday evening in Antwerp saying she was feeling "much better" after cancelling a show in the Belgian city the previous day due to exhaustion and dehydration.
15 May 2013 : QPR's France striker Loic Remy has been arrested on suspicion of rape, according to sources on Wednesday.
15 May 2013 : The dogged recession across the eurozone has snared key economy France, with the latest EU figures released Wednesday showing a full year-and-a-half of contraction as tens of millions languish in unemployment.
15 May 2013 : France fell into recession in the first quarter of this year with the economy shrinking by 0.2 percent, official figures showed Wednesday, in further bad news for President Francois Hollande's embattled Socialist government.
15 May 2013 : Rio Ferdinand announced on Wednesday that he was calling time on his England career to concentrate on his club duties at Manchester United.
15 May 2013 : The rebel Free Syrian Army pledged Wednesday to punish atrocities amid outrage over a video showing the mutilation of a corpse, as the regime ruled out discussing President Bashar al-Assad's departure in negotiations.
15 May 2013 : Stars of "The Great Gatsby" rolled into Cannes for the European premiere of Baz Luhrmann's controversial 3D epic, which was to kick off the world's most prestigious film festival late Wednesday.
15 May 2013 : Australia on Wednesday gave Rio Tinto the go-ahead for a controversial Aus$1.3 billion (US$1.3 billion) bauxite mine project in a decision environmentalists blasted as "vandalism on a grand scale".
15 May 2013 : Doctors carried out life-saving surgery Wednesday on an Indian baby suffering from a rare disorder that caused her head to swell to nearly double its size, in a case that aroused sympathy worldwide.