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- Giant Oklahoma tornado kills dozens
- At least 91 people, including 20 children, are feared dead as a gigantic tornado rips through Oklahoma City suburbs, flattening whole neighbourhoods.
- Apple 'among US's big tax avoiders'
- Apple is accused of being "among America's largest tax avoiders" by a Senate committee, who says the company avoided paying billions of dollars in US taxes.
- 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.
- Rios Montt's conviction overturned
- Guatemalan former military leader Efrain Rios Montt has his conviction for genocide overturned by the constitutional court.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- EU parliament to debate tax evasion
- The European Parliament is to meet to debate ways to tackle tax evasion, as the EU aims to stem the huge flow of funds lost to member states.
- 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.
- Karzai to push for India defence aid
- Afghan President Hamid Karzai is in India to press for more military aid, ahead of the planned withdrawal of Nato-led forces from Afghanistan in 2014.
- Obama hails Burma leader on US visit
- President Obama praises the leadership of Burma's Thein Sein after historic White House talks, but urges his visitor to halt violence against Muslims.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tumblr 'will boost Yahoo revenue'
- Yahoo says its $1.1bn (£723m) purchase of blogging platform Tumblr will boost its revenue as soon as 2014.
- 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.
- Colombia's Farc want 'more time'
- Colombia's main rebel group, the Farc, denies it is moving too slowly to end five decades of conflict, six months after peace talks began.
- 'Mass arrests' at Nigeria funeral
- About 120 militant Islamists are arrested in Maiduguri as they organise the funeral of a commander killed in clashes, the Nigerian army says.
- Obama plans Africa tour in June
- US President Barack Obama will visit Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania in his first extended tour of sub-Saharan Africa, the White House says.
- Indonesia mine death toll reaches 21
- The death toll at Indonesia's Freeport gold and copper mine rises to 21 after another four bodies are recovered, the mine operator says.
- India cricketers due in court soon
- Three cricketers, arrested last week over allegations of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier league, are due in court soon.
- 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.
- 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.
- Dozens die in Iraqi bomb attacks
- More than 70 people are killed and many more wounded by car bombs and suicide attacks in one of the worst days of violence in Iraq in recent months.
- 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.
- UK inflation rate falls to 2.4%
- The UK's inflation rate fell to 2.4% in April, says the Office for National Statistics, down from 2.8% in March.
- 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.
- Marks and Spencer sees profits fall
- Marks and Spencer reports a big fall in annual profits, as troubles in its clothing division continue.
- China 'can't be free rider on trade'
- China cannot be a "free rider" when it comes to global trade, the EU's trade commissioner, Karel De Gucht, warns.
- Wilkinson ready for Lions call-up
- Jonny Wilkinson says he will do everything possible to be fit enough to answer a Lions injury call if he is needed.
- Bell passed fit for England Test
- Ian Bell is fit for the second Test against New Zealand at Headingley as England name an unchanged 12-man squad.
- Griffiths & Watt in Scotland squad
- Leigh Griffiths and Tony Watt are called up to the Scotland squad for next month's match against Croatia.
- BBC Young Musician launches Jazz Award
- The BBC Young Musician of the year launches its 2014 talent search, which includes a new Jazz Award.
- Star Trek tops US box office
- Star Trek Into Darkness tops the US box office chart on its debut weekend but fails to reach its $100m estimate.
- Taylor Swift wins at Billboards
- The country pop singer, Rihanna, One Direction and Justin Bieber all win at this year's Billboard Music Awards.
- 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: Syria troops 'claim Qusair victory'
- Fierce fighting is reported in the strategic Syrian town of Qusair, as the state news agency reports that the army has taken control of most of the town.
- 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.
- VIDEO: US lottery ticket scoops $590m
- Authorities in the US state of Florida are calling for the holder of a $590m winning lottery ticket to come forward and claim their prize.
- VIDEO: UN made DR Congo problems 'worse'
- Rwandan President Paul Kagame has issued a scathing assessment of the United Nations peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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- 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
- Eritrean tells of Sinai torture for ransom
- Refugee's story of seven months held in the Sinai desert
- Do white South Africans have a future?
- What is the future for white people in South Africa?
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