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- Giant Oklahoma tornado kills dozens
- At least 91 people, including 20 children, are feared dead as a huge tornado rips through Oklahoma City suburbs, flattening whole districts.
- Syria and Israel in exchange of fire
- Israeli and Syrian forces trade fire across the ceasefire line in the Israeli occupied Golan Heights.
- Fresh bombings in Iraq 'kill 13'
- At least 13 people are killed in new bomb attacks in Iraq, a day after a wave of bombings across the country left at least 70 people dead.
- Apple 'among US's big tax avoiders'
- Apple is accused of being "among America's largest tax avoiders" by senators, who say the company avoided paying billions of dollars in taxes.
- Muslims jailed over Burma clashes
- Seven Muslims are jailed for their involvement in religious clashes in the Burmese town of Meiktila that left more than 40 people dead.
- 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.
- North Koreans free Chinese crew
- A Chinese fishing crew seized by unidentified North Koreans two weeks ago is freed along with their boat, reports say.
- Saudi Arabia executes five Yemenis
- Saudi Arabia executes five Yemenis convicted of murder and robbery, leaving their bodies hanging in public, in the town of Jizan.
- Barroso urges full tax data exchange
- The head of the European Commission tells the European Parliament he will argue for EU-wide exchange of income data to battle tax evasion.
- Afghan policemen killed in blast
- At least seven Afghan policemen are killed by a roadside bomb that hit their vehicle in the western province of Herat, officials say.
- Doors co-founder Ray Manzarek dies
- Ray Manzarek, keyboard player and founder member of the 1960s rock band The Doors, dies aged 74 in Germany after a long battle with cancer.
- Azerbaijan starts Eurovision inquiry
- The president of Azerbaijan orders an investigation into why his country gave Russia "nul points" at Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest.
- No sign of record US lottery winner
- A small Florida city waits for the winner of the largest lottery jackpot in US history, more than $590m (£388m), to come forward.
- Wi-fi shut down in Guantanamo alert
- The US military's wireless internet service inside Guantanamo Bay has been shut down following threats by Anonymous hackers
- Obama aides 'knew of IRS inquiry'
- Senior White House aides were informed last month of an inquiry into the US tax agency's targeting of conservative political groups, an official says.
- Bolivia law backs Morales third term
- Bolivia passes a law which could allow President Evo Morales to be elected for a third time, despite claims that it is unconstitutional.
- Tourists die in Turkey balloon crash
- Three Brazilian tourists are killed and more than 20 others injured as two hot-air balloons collide in Turkey's Cappadocia region.
- Algeria's Bouteflika 'improving'
- Algeria's prime minister denies rumours that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seriously ill, saying he is "improving every day" in Paris after suffering a mini-stroke in April.
- Rubber bullets fired at SA miners
- Ten South African miners are injured after rubber bullets were fired at a crowd of striking workers, police say.
- Imran Khan walks again after fall
- Pakistani politician Imran Khan walks a short distance in a brace, two weeks after damaging his spine in an election rally fall.
- US and China leaders to hold summit
- The US and Chinese presidents, Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, announce they will hold their first summit in California in June.
- EU bathing water 2012 data released
- The latest data on EU bathing water quality is released, showing that 93% of more than 22,000 sampled locations meet the minimum standards.
- Russia pollster 'is foreign agent'
- Russia's only independent polling agency says it may have to close after being targeted by prosecutors under the controversial "foreign agents" law.
- Religious bigotry rising, says US
- Discrimination against Jews and Muslims is on the rise around the world, according to an annual US Department of State report.
- Man kills four in Israeli bank
- A man shoots four people dead in a bank in southern Israel before turning the gun on himself, reportedly after a dispute over an overdraft.
- Family urges domestic violence probe
- The family of a woman murdered by her ex-partner call for a public inquiry into how complaints of domestic violence are handled by police.
- Scotland 'can afford independence'
- Scotland can "more than afford" to be a successful independent country, its first minister says as he launches a paper outlining the nation's economic strength.
- Former Saab cars chiefs arrested
- Three former top executives from car maker Saab Automobile have been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of accounting fraud charges.
- Vodafone sales hit by European slump
- Vodafone's full-year sales slip for the first time in eight years as tough economic conditions in Europe take their toll on customers.
- Asia boost to Burberry profits
- UK fashion brand Burberry reports a larger-than-expected rise in annual profits after a strong performance in Asia.
- Liverpool to move for Kolo Toure
- Liverpool will move for Manchester City defender Kolo Toure on a free transfer once his contract expires in June.
- Anchoring of putters to be banned
- Golf's ruling bodies announce that anchoring of putters will be banned from competition from January 2016.
- Real Madrid confirm Mourinho exit
- Real Madrid announce that Jose Mourinho will leave the club at the end of the season after three years in charge.
- Eric and Ernie's writer Braben dies
- Eddie Braben, the writer credited with contributing to the huge success of comedy duo Morecambe and Wise, dies aged 82.
- Matilda tops US Drama Desk awards
- Matilda the Broadway show wins five awards at New York's Drama Desk awards while Pippin, Cinderella and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf were also multiple winners.
- George Michael 'kept in hospital'
- Singer George Michael is being kept in hospital for treatment after sustaining head injuries in a traffic incident, his spokesman confirms.
- VIDEO: Burmese President visits White House
- President Obama has welcomed Burma's president, Thein Sein, to the White House.
- VIDEO: Iraqis 'helping fight Syrian holy war'
- The BBC has seen evidence that the Syrian regime is getting support from Shia fighters crossing into the country from Iraq.
- VIDEO: Will Israel bomb Iran?
- Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen explores what might happen if Iran continues with its nuclear programme.
- VIDEO: Getaway of blind activist retraced
- The family of Chen Guangcheng are 'paying for his activism' back home according to the Chinese dissident
- VIDEO: The future Ethiopia only dreamed of
- George Alagiah reports on how Ethiopia has overcome adversity and is now showing some of the fastest growth rates in the world.
- VIDEO: Huge tornado rips through Oklahoma
- A gigantic tornado has ripped through a suburb of Oklahoma City, on the second day in a row the Midwestern state of Oklahoma has been slammed by twisters.
- VIDEO: Toilet paper shortage in Venezuela
- The government of Venezuela is trying to import 50 million rolls of toilet paper before supermarket shelves run out of stock.
- VIDEO: Ai Weiwei makes art from milk tins
- Artist Ai Weiwei has created a map of China made entirely out of tins of formula milk, to highlight tensions over tainted baby food.
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- Clock ticks on Swiss banking secrecy
- Swiss banks creak under pressure to end trademark secrecy
- In pictures: India's fading trams
- Trams battle against the odds in Calcutta
- Echoes of Egypt's revolution far from Cairo
- How the shake-up in Egypt is being felt far from Cairo
- Bahrain digs unveil one of oldest civilisations
- Digs shed light on one of world's oldest civilisations
- Cannes Film Festival 2013
- Our reporter's updates from the 2013 film festival
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