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There are some odd bits of news tonight, and we begin with this from MSN:
Around 9,000 birds set off from Peterborough on their way to the North East on Saturday, in what normally would have been a three hour race - but more than half are yet to arrive.
“We’ve seen one of the very worst ever racing days in our history,” Pigeon fancier Richard Sayers told The Sun.
Prague, Czech Republic (CNN)At least three people have been killed and dozens injured after a rare tornado along with tennis ball-sized hailstones hit several villages in South Moravia, in the southeast of the Czech Republic, according to regional emergency services spokeswoman Michaela Bothova.
A local hospital in the town of Hodonin treated 83 injured people. Forty-five were admitted to hospital, six of whom were in serious condition, the hospital's director Antonin Tesarik said.