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Wildfires in Oklohoma close major highway

Raging grass fires in the US State of Oklohoma forced the closure of a major interstate highway on Sunday.

The fires in Logan County have already burned more than two square kilometres (0.78 square miles) of land and destroyed many homes, prompting police to evacuate some areas.

Unseasonably warm temperatures, low humidity and gusty winds have created a very high threat for wildfires in the state of Oklahoma.

Reports: Woman beheaded in US state of Oklahoma

A woman has been beheaded and another injured by a former employee at a food processing plant in the US state of Oklahoma, according to media reports.

The male attacker reportedly entered the Vaughan Foods plant near Oklahoma City on Thursday afternoon and beheaded one woman before stabbing another.

Both the suspect and the woman who was stabbed are in a stable condition in hospital, the reports said.

The suspect was purportedly sacked shortly before the attack after trying to convert fellow employees to Islam.

White House criticises botched execution

The White House has said the botched execution of a death row prisoner in Oklahoma fell short of the humane standards that must apply to carrying out the death penalty.

The execution of Clayton Lockett was stopped when he regained consciousness after receiving a lethal injection, before dying from a heart attack around 30 minutes later.

ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore reports.

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