In some neighbourhoods, homes were completely blown away by the twister that also injured three people, with one in serious condition.
US authorities say at least seven people, including two children, died in Des Moines town and Lucas County.
About 26,000 homes and businesses were without electricity across the US state of Kentucky as residents faced gas and water outages after infrastructure was damaged.
The death toll climbed to more than 80 in Kentucky alone, the state's governor said, adding he expects the statewide fatalities from the disaster to surpass 100.
A rare tornado hit seven towns and villages in southeastern Czech Republic, the most devastating one in the country's modern history, killing at least five and injuring hundreds.
Both Wuhan and Suzhou were hit by separate tornadoes that wreaked havoc across the central and eastern parts of the country.
Historic winter storm brings lower temperatures to Houston than in parts of Alaska, leaving millions of Texans without power and spinning killer tornadoes into southeastern US.
The National Weather Service said several people have been injured or are trapped in their homes.
Berlin is “losing its commercial credibility” over its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the move is affecting Europe’s “defence industry and ability to fulfill NATO requirements.”
The tornado, spawned by a powerful storm that originated in the Gulf of Mexico, hit western Cuba with winds of up to 100 kilometres (62 miles) per hour.
A powerful tornado ripped apart dozens of homes and threw cars into the air near the Canadian capital Ottawa, leaving two people critically injured.
Meteorologists have warned of more storms in northern Florida, Alabama and South Carolina.
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