CP World Report: Oklahoma Tornado, Orthodox Easter, Iran, Taliban

More than a hundred tornadoes were reported across the Midwest and Plains States yesterday. At least five people were killed in Oklahoma including three children.

Talks between six world powers and Iran over Tehran's nuclear capabilities have made positive achievements in Istanbul, Turkey. That was the announcement made be a Chinese official and the European Union Foreign policy Chief Catherine Ashton, who headed the delegation. The key achievement identified was the beginning of dialogue set to continue. Ashton announced the next meeting in Baghdad for May 23rd

The Taliban launched a series of attacks across the Afghan capital of Kabul yesterday targeting NATO bases and embassies. Suicide bombers wielded heavy weapons and rocket-propelled grenades. The Taliban called the simultaneous attacks: an opening Salvo ahead of the Spring fighting season. One police officer and 17 militants died in the attacks.

The body overseeing Egypt's presidential election disqualified 10 candidates from the race over the weekend. Take a listen…

Aboriginal elders in Winnipeg have symbolically adopted a Roman Catholic archbishop. It is seen as a powerful gesture of reconciliation following the residential schools experience. According to Phil Fontaine, former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations: Archbishop James Weis-gerber, head of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg-- accepted the invitation to be part of the aboriginal family and a real brother.

Here's a supernatural believe it or not story: thousands of Christians from around the world gathered in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulcher to witness a flame on Saturday that is believed to emerge miraculously from the tomb of Jesus the day before Easter, according the older Julian calendar. Orthodox Christians say the Holy Fire miracle has occurred every year for over a thousand years and watched live on TV in many countries.

Officials in San Juan, California will decide in 30 days on the validity of a city code by which a local Christian couple was fined $300 for hosting large Bible group meetings in their house. The code states that all religious, and certain other organizations need to obtain a conditional use-permit for hosting meetings . That includes home Bible studies. Chuck and Stephanie Fromm, however, challenged the fine, prompting an internal debate and review of what is seen as an archaic and confusing law.

After seeing his wife battle cancer for the last six years, a Montana man decided to ride his bike across the country to Washington, DC. to see the President. Kevin Boughton reports…


Think about a Pet version of the reality show "The Biggest Loser". These animals in England are among 11 dogs, five cats and two rabbits that are either obese or morbidly obese - carrying 20 to 50 percent more than their ideal body weight. The People's Dispensary for Sick Animals aims to help them slim down. Some of the animals are as much as 80 percent overweight.

Vetsare also involved. The winner of the competition will be announced in September, and the owner will receive a year's worth of pet food, and a pet-friendly holiday at a Four Seasons hotel.