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Tornadoes in Texas, Storms in Japan, Final Four riots

By Olivia Ma

Director, Google News Initiative

Everyday on the CitizenTube channel (and @CitizenTube on Twitter), along with our curation partners @storyful, we look at how the top news stories are covered on YouTube. Each week we post a weekly recap of the top news stories of the week, as seen through the lens of both citizen-reported footage and professional news coverage.
  • We watched hellish scenes in Texas as a number of tornadoes were recorded tearing through the Dallas area.
  • We saw the most powerful storms in 50 years claim the lives of two people in Japan, and injure 160.
  • We were shocked at the behavior of some University of Kentucky Wildcats fans as they rioted on Saturday night after a 'Final Four' victory over Louisville.
  • We witnessed a plane crash shortly after take off in Siberia, leading to the deaths of 32 passengers.
  • We followed the GOP candidates on the US campaign trail, as Mitt Romney took another decisive step towards the Republican nomination with a hat-trick of wins on Tuesday.
  • We marked a historic day in Myanmar as voters celebrated the election of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi into parliament.
  • We observed riot police and Greek protesters clashing after angry demonstrations that followed a pensioner's public suicide.
  • We viewed protests and concern for detained Bahraini hunger striker Abdulhadi Al Khawaja as his hunger strike headed towards 60 days.
  • We felt the sense anticipation build in London as many test events got underway during final preparations for the London 2012 Olympics.
  • We witnessed the Mega Millions lottery jackpot hitting $640 million, with the first winning ticket confirmed as being sold in Maryland.

Come back to see the news unfold on YouTube.