Northbound traffic passes a truck that was blown over during a storm on I-35 near Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College in Norman, Okla. on May 10. John Clanton/The Oklahoman/AP
Jorge Rivera (l.) and Carlos Mendoza carry a mattress from the destroyed mobile home of Yolanda Suarez in Seminole, Okla., on May 11. Several tornadoes swept through Oklahoma on Monday, leaving a path of destruction. Sue Ogrocki/AP
On Monday, Ann Powell calls her insurance company while standing in front of what is left of her house after tornados ripped through the area just south of Harrah Road and Reno Ave, in Harrah Okla. Powell moved to Oklahoma about a year ago from California. Hugh Scott/The Oklahoman/AP
Warren Waltz examines tornado damage to a store at Choctaw Road and Interstate 40 east of Oklahoma City on May 11. Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News/AP
In this May 10 photo, employees gather valuables from inside the Anderson Travel Plaza after a tornado hit Oklahoma City. Several tornadoes were reported in Oklahoma and Kansas on Monday as the storms moved through the area, dumping hail as big as baseballs, splintering mobile homes and leaving thousands of people without power. Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman/AP
Slaughterville fire chief Paul Long surveys the damage in the mobile home community of Prairie Creek Village in Slaughterville, Okla., after a tornado came through on May 10. Long said that there were only two injuries reported at the site. Sue Ogrocki/AP
Employees and members of the media gather at the Love's store to examine tornado damage at Choctaw Road and Interstate 40 east of Oklahoma City on May 11. Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News/AP
Staci Harris (l.) hugs fellow employee Stacey Hendley outside the Anderson Travel Plaza after a tornado damaged the area around I-240 and Choctaw Road on May 10, in Oklahoma City. Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman/AP
Yolanda Suarez talks on her cell phone in what is left of the bedroom of her mobile home in Seminole, Okla., on Tuesday. Several tornadoes swept through Oklahoma on Monday, leaving a path of destruction, including Suarez's home. Sue Ogrocki/AP
French President Francois Hollande said Saturday France will boost the number of troops in Central African Republic to 1,600 as Muslim-Christian violence continues.
Emmanuel Braun, Reuters /
December 7, 2013
France will increase its troop deployment in Central African Republic to 1,600 soldiers by Saturday evening, French President Francois Hollande said, as it steps up efforts to curb a wave of violence in its former colony.