A 48-hour strike was begun as last minute talks failed to find a solution to the dispute between workers and management at the Grangemouth refinery, Scotland.

Burnt pages of a book were collected after a fire engulfed the Peace Baptist Church in Philadelphia, USA, sending thick black smoke into the air...

...while in Virginia, a flag stood in the rubble in the city of Suffolk, a day after a tornado struck the area.

Millions of people across Israel marked the country's annual memorial day for six million Jewish victims of the Nazi Holocaust.

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