A powerful storm system that produced multiple reports of
tornadoes has lashed the US Midwest, roughing up the country
music resort city of Branson and laying waste to small towns
in Illinois and Kansas. At least nine people were killed.
Sixty years after she ascended to the throne in an austere
Britain still facing post-war rationing, Queen Elizabeth has
marked the milestone with a new website that showed just how
much the world has changed during her reign.