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The search for victims of the gigantic tornado that struck an Oklahoma City suburb continues into a second day, with 24 people confirmed dead.
Two prominent figures in Iran, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, are barred from standing in next month's presidential election.
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JP Morgan chairman and chief executive Jamie Dimon will keep both jobs after shareholders voted in his favour.
Afghan authorities want to discourage the practice of inter-family marriages as the children of such couplings can sometimes have serious health issues.
The Vatican denies media reports that Pope Francis performed an exorcism, after pictures showed a man apparently reacting as he was prayed for.
Fights goes on in Guatemala as genocide verdict overturned
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan orders the release of all women held over "terrorist activity" - a Boko Haram condition for holding peace talks.
Apple boss Tim Cook defends its tax strategy at a Senate hearing, after the tech giant is accused of being among America's largest tax avoiders.
A conman who fleeced more than £170,000 out of women he met on a website for "sugar daddies" is jailed for seven years.
The number of women in Afghanistan jailed for "moral crimes" has risen by 50% in the past 18 months, says Human Rights Watch.
Manchester City have announced a partnership with baseball's New York Yankees to form a new Major League Soccer franchise.
Spain's Benat Intxausti wins stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia as Vincenzo Nibali maintains overall control of the race.
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.
Fighting between government and rebel forces continues in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, with 19 people confirmed dead, a minister says.
Russia's foreign minister calls Azerbaijan's failure to award any Eurovision points to Russia "outrageous" and promises a response.
Georgian ex-Prime Minister Vano Merabishvili, a close ally of President Mikheil Saakashvili, has been detained and charged with corruption, prosecutors say.
Manager Tony Pulis leaves Stoke City by mutual consent following talks with chairman Peter Coates on Tuesday.
Oscar-winning director Ang Lee pulls out of his first TV project, because he needs "some rest", after spending more than four years making and promoting Life of Pi.
Israeli and Syrian forces trade fire across the ceasefire line in the Israeli occupied Golan Heights.