Religious Freedoms are worse in China and Afghanistan
US: Religious persecution up in Afghanistan, China
Officials Evacuate Residents as Typhoon Approaches
Thousands of residents in the country's northeast are evacuated
Fierce Storms Claim Lives in Midwest
At least 13 people are dead after fierce storms that tore through the Midwest overnight.
Taliban Claims Responsibility to Bombing
The Taliban says the blast was to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden
Category: General News
Tornado Hits 12 States
WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Damaging winds and tornadoes slammed into 12 states but the Midwest was especially hard-hit, with six people killed and entire neighborhoods destroyed. In hardest-hit Washington, Ill., law enforcement officers continued to search for victims and size up the cleanup and rebuilding job ahead. Only residents and emergency workers are allowed in.