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- Boston bomb investigators kill man
- A Florida man was shot and killed as he became violent under questioning by Boston bombing investigators, FBI officials say.
- US mayor to push tornado shelter law
- The mayor of the tornado-devastated town of Moore in Oklahoma vows to push for a new law on shelters, after Monday's deadly twister.
- Achebe returns home for burial
- The body of renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe arrives back in his home country for his funeral.
- Amnesty condemns abuse 'inaction'
- Amnesty International accuses governments of using state sovereignty as an "excuse" for failing to intervene in emergencies such as in Syria.
- Germany tops BBC country image poll
- A poll in 25 countries for the BBC World Service suggests Germany is the most favourably viewed country in the world.
- EU in drive against tax evasion
- EU leaders say they are committed to tackling tax evasion and will push for global action to curb banking secrecy.
- US reveals four citizen drone deaths
- US Attorney General Eric Holder confirms four American citizens have been killed in US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan since 2011.
- Ai Weiwei song rages against state
- Chinese artist Ai Weiwei releases a foul-mouthed music video in which he recreates his detention and rages against abuses of state power.
- Ethiopian awarded anti-FGM prize
- Ethiopian activist Bogaletch Gebre wins an international prize for her campaign to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM).
- Costa Concordia charges announced
- The captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner which ran aground off Italy will face trial on 9 July on multiple manslaughter charges, a judge rules.
- Kerry condemns Hezbollah over Syria
- US Secretary of State John Kerry says Lebanon's Hezbollah and Iran are perpetuating President Bashar al-Assad's "campaign of terror" in Syria.
- Icelanders to vote on EU membership
- The new government of Iceland calls off talks with Brussels on EU membership and promises a referendum to give Icelanders their say.
- Gif inventor says pronounce it 'Jif'
- The inventor of the Gif image format says it should be pronounced Jif, despite what the Oxford English Dictionary says.
- Venezuela plans toilet paper relief
- Venezuela's National Assembly backs plans to import 39 million rolls of toilet paper, in an effort to relieve a chronic shortage.
- Shamed congressman runs for NY mayor
- A former congressman who resigned in disgrace in 2011 over his racy Twitter messages has announced he will run for mayor of New York City.
- Montreal told to boil drinking water
- More than one million Montreal residents must boil drinking and cooking water after a mishap at a water treatment plant, officials warn.
- Rios Montt's conviction annulled
- Guatemala's top court throws out the genocide conviction of ex-leader Efrain Rios, whose trial will now be restarted from the middle of proceedings.
- US immigration bill passes hurdle
- A sweeping immigration bill that would offer a chance of citizenship to millions living in the US illegally takes a stride forward in Congress.
- $1bn aid for DR Congo and neighbours
- The World Bank unveils a $1bn (£660m) aid package to help DR Congo and its neighbours, as fighting continues near the eastern city of Goma.
- SA opposition rejects Gupta report
- South Africa's main opposition party condemns as a cover-up an official probe into the use of a military base for an Indian society wedding.
- N Korea leader sends envoy to China
- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has sent a special envoy to Beijing, state media announces, amid cooling relations after weeks of tension.
- Sri Lanka leader's son in rugby row
- Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's rugby player son Rohitha is investigated for allegedly assaulting a referee.
- Man dead in suspected terror attack
- A man is killed in a machete attack and two suspects shot and wounded by police in London, with footage emerging of a man with bloodied hands shouting political statements near the scene.
- SAP in autism recruitment drive
- German software company SAP says it hopes to recruit hundreds of people with autism, saying they have a unique talent for information technology.
- Ahmadinejad to contest bar on ally
- Iran's President Ahmadinejad says he will contest the disqualification of his ally Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei from next month's presidential poll.
- Gunmen kill 12 in Baghdad brothel
- Gunmen burst into a brothel in eastern Baghdad, killing seven women and five men, in the latest violence in a week of bloodshed in Iraq.
- April accused told 'web of lies'
- A man accused of murdering five-year-old April Jones told a "complex web of lies" about her death, the prosecution says.
- Tandem deaths driver is jailed
- A man who killed a couple when he knocked them off their tandem bike in Bristol is jailed for 10 years.
- Bernanke hails benefits of stimulus
- US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke tells Congress that it is too soon to end the central bank's monetary stimulus programme or raise interest rates.
- Twitter boosts security after hacks
- Micro-blogging site Twitter says it is bringing in a two-step login for users to beef up security following recent high-profile breaches.
- Oklahoma damage bill 'could be $2bn'
- The damage from the Oklahoma tornado could reach $2bn (£1.3bn), the Oklahoma Insurance Department warns, although many tenants may have no insurance cover.
- Woods hurt by 'fried chicken' remark
- Tiger Woods condemns "hurtful" jibe as Sergio Garcia apologises for what could be interpreted as a racist remark.
- Pellegrini to leave Malaga
- Manuel Pellegrini paves the way for a move to manage Manchester City after confirming he will leave Spanish club Malaga.
- Gotze to miss Champions League final
- Borussia Dortmund's Mario Gotze will miss the Champions League final against future club Bayern Munich through injury.
- French composer Dutilleux dies at 97
- Henri Dutilleux, one of France's leading 20th Century composers, has died in Paris at the age of 97, his family announce.
- Lennon lyrics donated for tax relief
- Beatles biographer Hunter Davies donates letters and lyrics by John Lennon to the British Library as part of a new tax relief scheme.
- Ryan Gosling film divides critics
- There are boos and walk-outs for Ryan Gosling's film Only God Forgives at Cannes, but it still earns some five-star reviews.
- VIDEO: US mayor to push tornado shelter law
- The mayor of the tornado-devastated town of Moore in Oklahoma has vowed to push for a new law on shelters, after a huge twister there killed at least 24.
- VIDEO: Russia 'outrage' at Eurovision snub
- A row has erupted between Russia and Azerbaijan over the Eurovision song contest, with the Russian foreign minister accusing the Azerbaijanis of vote-rigging.
- VIDEO: Imran Khan leaves hospital after fall
- Pakistani politician Imran Khan has been discharged from hospital in Lahore, two weeks after falling from a platform at an election campaign rally.
- VIDEO: Cuba reopens sugar mills
- Cuba is reopening some of its mothballed sugar mills to try to take advantage of rising sugar prices.
- VIDEO: All mod cons in Ghana's building boom
- Ghana's fast growing economy is experiencing a building boom - the BBC's George Alagiah takes a tour of a new luxury apartment in Accra.
- VIDEO: Apple 'avoided $1m tax per hour'
- A Senate committee has accused Apple of using "a complex web of offshore entities" to avoid paying billions of dollars in US income taxes.
- VIDEO: Burmese President visits White House
- President Obama has welcomed Burma's president, Thein Sein, to the White House.
- VIDEO: Afghans discouraged from inter-marrying
- Afghan authorities want to discourage the practice of inter-family marriages as the children of such couplings can sometimes have serious health issues.
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- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- Hezbollah plunges deeper into Syrian conflict
- Lebanon's Hezbollah plunges deeper into Syrian conflict
- Dominique Venner's shock 'gesture'
- France reacts to far-right author's suicide
- Profiles: Iran election candidates
- Profiles of the eight candidates set to contest Iran's presidential poll
- VIDEO: Meet the ?Queen of North Shields?
- The Zimbabwean refugee who sends money back home
- Is a paperless library still a library?
- Getting ready for bookless libraries
- VIDEO: US showman's unbelievable oddballs
- The connoisseur of the weird and strange long before reality TV
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