In Pics: What happened across the world on April 28

Bangalore, April 28: Several tornadoes ripped through Central US on Sunday evening sending the number of casualties to 9.

[Also see: What happened in India on April 28]

Several tornadoes took the people by surprise, some who even became victims of it. The tornadoes lashed the Midwest and South regions, with Arkansas and Oklahoma being the worst hit.

Meanwhile, insurgents in Slovyansk have taken a number of people hostage, including journalists and pro-Ukraine activists, as they strengthen their control in the east of the country in defiance of the interim government in Kiev and its Western supporters.

OneIndia News brings to you news from across the world in pictures.

Tornadoes rip across Central US

A powerful storm system rumbled through the central and southern United States on Sunday, spawning a massive tornado that carved path of destruction through the northern Little Rock suburbs and another twister that killed 11 people so far.

Insurgents in Slovyansk take people as hostages

Soldiers of Ukrainian army seen atop an APC at their checkpoint near village of Malinovka, 20 kilometers (12,5 miles) from Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine.

Hostages freed from pro-Russia insurgents

A member of a group of foreign military observers, center left, who had being held by Ponomarev's group and released, leave the city hall with representatives of the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe, Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine.

Blooming in full glory

Tulips, already beginning to peak, frame the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

Heading towards a goal

Barcelona's Marc Bartra duels for the ball with Villarreal's Bruno Soriano during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Madrigal stadium in Villarreal, Spain.

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