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Huge tornado hits Oklahoma City
20 May 2013 at 3:42pm
A gigantic tornado rips through a suburb of Oklahoma City, on the second day in a row the Midwestern state of Oklahoma has been slammed by twisters.
Dozens die in Iraqi bomb attacks
20 May 2013 at 12:46pm
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.
Religious bigotry rising, says US
20 May 2013 at 1:12pm
Discrimination against Jews and Muslims is on the rise around the world, according to an annual US Department of State report.
Obama hails Burma leader on US visit
20 May 2013 at 3:53pm
President Obama praises the leadership of Burma's Thein Sein after historic White House talks, but urges his visitor to halt violence against Muslims.
Tumblr 'will boost Yahoo revenue'
20 May 2013 at 2:21pm
Yahoo says its $1.1bn (£723m) purchase of blogging platform Tumblr will boost its revenue as soon as 2014.
Moscow 'terrorist attack' prevented
20 May 2013 at 2:23pm
Russian counter-terrorism agents have raided a group planning an attack in Moscow killing two suspects, officials say.
Man kills four in Israeli bank
20 May 2013 at 10:31am
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.
'Mass arrests' at Nigeria funeral
20 May 2013 at 12:19pm
About 120 militant Islamists are arrested in Maiduguri as they organise the funeral of a commander killed in clashes, the Nigerian army says.
Tourists die in Turkey balloon crash
20 May 2013 at 1:24pm
Three Brazilian tourists are killed and more than 20 others injured as two hot-air balloons collide in Turkey's Cappadocia region.
Russia pollster 'is foreign agent'
20 May 2013 at 7:35am
Russia's only independent polling agency says it may have to close after being targeted by prosecutors under the controversial "foreign agents" law.
Egypt sends extra troops to Sinai
20 May 2013 at 8:29am
Egypt deploys extra troops to the Sinai peninsula after seven members of the security forces were abducted there.
Chen issues plea for relatives
20 May 2013 at 9:25am
Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng tells the BBC he thinks Washington should do more to protect his relatives, a year after he fled China for the US.
Azerbaijan starts Eurovision inquiry
20 May 2013 at 10:38am
The president of Azerbaijan orders an investigation into why his country gave Russia "nul points" at Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest.
Star Trek tops US box office
20 May 2013 at 6:14am
Star Trek Into Darkness tops the US box office chart on its debut weekend but fails to reach its $100m estimate.
VIDEO: Iraqis 'helping fight Syrian holy war'
20 May 2013 at 3:38am
The BBC has seen evidence that the Syrian regime is getting support from Shia fighters crossing into the country from Iraq.
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