Tornado kills at least 11 in Mexico
At least 11 people were killed Monday when a tornado tore through a Mexican town along the US border, officials said. Some 300 houses were damaged by the twister in Ciudad Acuna, the mayor said. A seven-year-old boy is missing, mayor Lenin Perez said in a tweet.
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Twister kills 10 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas
MEXICO CITY (AP) ? A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from its mother's arms. At least 10 people were killed, authorities said.
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Tunisian soldier kills 7 in barracks rampage
A Tunisian soldier the authorities say had psychological problems seized a gun at a barracks on Monday and killed seven comrades before being shot dead himself. The interior ministry said the rampage was not linked to "terrorism", but a defence ministry spokesman did not rule this out before an investigation reports on the incident. Defence ministry spokesman Belhassen Oueslati said the corporal, whose name was not given, "had family and psychological problems".
Obama pays tribute to fallen service members at Arlington
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) ? President Barack Obama saluted Americans who died in battle Monday, saying the country must "never stop trying to fully repay them" for their sacrifices and noting the first Memorial Day in 14 years without U.S. forces involved in a major ground war.
Fewer students study botany, more plant collections closingMOUNT IDA, Ark. (AP) ? The teeming plant world could become a virtual mystery in the coming decades as college students increasingly shy away from studying botany and universities across the U.S. shutter their long-standing herbaria.
Independent candidate rides hated of politics in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) ? Mexicans' disgust with corrupt, aloof, high-living politicians has a name, and it's El Bronco. The horseback-riding, boot-clad, tough-talking Jaime Rodriguez lives up to his nickname.
Opposition leader claims Burundi not ready for polls
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) ? Burundi is not ready for parliamentary or presidential elections next month because the government is curtailing freedoms including preventing the opposition from campaigning, a leading opposition candidate said, as protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term continued in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura.
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