More than two dozen marine mammals and nearly 40 birds have
been collected dead and alive from along California's
oil-fouled coastline near Santa Barbara in the week since a
petroleum pipeline ruptured there, wildlife officials say.
The Queen is to set out the British government's plans for a
European Union membership referendum as Prime Minister David
Cameron faces pressure to explain when it will be held and
what changes to the EU he wants.
Torrential rains have killed at least 15 people in Texas and
Oklahoma, including two in Houston where floods turned
streets into rivers and led to about 1000 calls for help in
the fourth-most populous US city, officials say.
Malaysian police forensic teams, digging with hoes and
shovels, have begun pulling out bodies from shallow graves
found in abandoned jungle camps where an inter-governmental
body said hundreds of victims of human traffickers may be