The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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At least two people die and 21 others are injured in a series of tornadoes that tore through the US state of Oklahoma.
Discrimination against Jews and Muslims is on the rise around the world, according to an annual US Department of State report.
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.
Real Madrid announce that Jose Mourinho will leave the club at the end of the season after three years in charge.
About 120 militant Islamists are arrested in Maiduguri as they organise the funeral of a commander killed in clashes, the Nigerian army says.
Imran Khan's party wins its first National Assembly seat in the Pakistani city of Karachi after a partial re-run of voting, unofficial results show.
The government of Venezuela is trying to import 50 million rolls of toilet paper before supermarket shelves run out of stock.
The president of Azerbaijan orders an investigation into why his country gave Russia "nul points" at Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest.
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.
Ugandan police raid the offices of at least two newspapers following reports that President Yoweri Museveni is grooming his son to succeed him and people opposed to the plan could be killed.
Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says India and China must "improve mechanisms" to settle a long-running border dispute, pledging his commitment to "peace and tranquility".
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.
Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius will not compete again this year as he awaits trial for murder.
The new England kit is revealed and is set to be worn for the first time in a friendly against the Republic of Ireland.
Radical cleric Abu Qatada is refused bail by an immigration tribunal in his latest bid for freedom.
The family of Chen Guangcheng are 'paying for his activism' back home according to the Chinese dissident
Egypt deploys extra troops to the Sinai peninsula after seven members of the security forces were abducted there.
The Godolphin doping scandal widens as seven more horses, including St Leger winner Encke, fail new drugs tests.
Pakistan's former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, is granted bail in the case of the assassination of the former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto.