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US rescuers comb tornado-hit area The rescue effort after the Oklahoma twister that killed 24 people nears an end, as it emerges the storm was more powerful than thought. Details Ahmadinejad to contest bar on ally Iran's President Ahmadinejad says he will contest the disqualification of his ally Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei from next month's presidential poll. Details SAP in autism recruitment drive German software company SAP says it hopes to recruit hundreds of people with autism, saying they have a unique talent for information technology. Details Stockholm suburbs gripped by riots Rioters light fires and stone emergency services in the suburbs of the Swedish capital Stockholm for the third night running after a police shooting death. Details Kenya leaders named in truth report Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy are named in connection with post-election violence in a long-awaited report investigating human rights abuses. Details Egyptian hostages freed in Sinai Mohamed Morsi calls for the people of Sinai to give up their arms after seven members of the Egyptian security forces abducted in the region are freed. Details Tax and energy to dominate EU summit EU leaders will seek to curb tax evasion, which costs EU states 1tn euros a year, and bring down energy prices to boost competition. Details N Korea leader sends envoy to China North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has sent a special envoy to Beijing, state media announces, amid cooling relations after weeks of tension. Details Japan approves child abduction pact Japan's parliament votes to adopt an international treaty on cross-border child custody disputes, after years of pressure from the West. Details IPL cricketer denies spot-fixing Indian fast bowler S Sreesanth, arrested last week over allegations of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League, insists he is innocent. Details US immigration bill passes hurdle A sweeping immigration bill that would offer a chance of citizenship to millions living in the US illegally takes a stride forward in Congress. Details Imran Khan discharged from hospital Pakistani politician Imran Khan is discharged from hospital two weeks after falling from a platform at an election campaign rally. Details Russia: Eurovision snub 'outrageous' Russia's foreign minister calls Azerbaijan's failure to award any Eurovision points to Russia "outrageous" and promises a response. Details