Six killed in Texas floods as severe weather lashes central US

Woman and her four grandchildren, aged between six and nine, die after being swept away by flood waters A woman and four of her grandchildren were among six people killed by floods in Texas caused by storms that unleashed tornadoes, damaging hail and torrential rains on several central US states. The family of flood victims […]

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Daniel Berrigan, priest and anti-Vietnam war peace activist, dies

Berrigan and his younger brother, Philip Berrigan, emerged as leaders of the radical anti-war movement in the 1960s Daniel Berrigan, a Roman Catholic priest and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam war, has died aged 94. Berrigan died at Murray-Weigel Hall, a Jesuit health care community […]

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Ballet companies must stop wrecking our bodies, warns Russian star

Irina Kolesnikova, who performs at Londons Coliseum in August, says dancers should be nurtured, not pushed to the limits A world-renowned Russian prima ballerina has become the latest star to condemn ballet companies worldwide for putting their dancers through unnecessarily brutal regimes. Irina Kolesnikova, 35, doyenne of the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre, is calling for […]

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Dallas Cowboys’ wild NFL draft includes first quarterback pick since 2009

Cowboys tab Dak Prescott as heir apparent to Tony Romo at quarterback The Dallas Cowboys finally took a glimpse at a future without Tony Romo while taking a Baylor basketball star who hasnt played football since he was 13. The final day of the NFL draft was something like the first two for owner and […]

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Andre Berto rallies for fourth-round TKO of Victor Ortiz to avenge 2011 loss

Berto stops Ortiz in rematch between two former world champions at the StubHub Center in Carson, California Andre Berto came off the floor to defeat Victor Ortiz on Saturday in awelterweight fight between two former world champions and a rematch of their 2011 bout. Berto, who went down in the second round, was able to […]

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Scores of refugees missing after boat sinks off Libya

More than 100 people from west Africa were onboard a boat that began taking on water on Friday night Eighty-four refugees are still missing after an inflatable craft sank

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