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Multiple car bomb attacks hit Iraq At least 26 people are killed and many more wounded by car bombs in the Iraqi cities of Baghdad and Basra, police and medical officials say. Details India and China pledge on border row 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". Details Deadly tornadoes ravage Oklahoma At least one person is reported dead and several others injured in a series of tornadoes that have torn through the US state of Oklahoma. Details Fierce battle for key Syrian town Fierce fighting is reported in the strategic Syrian town of Qusair, as rebels and government forces backed by Hezbollah militants fight for control. Details Canada PM aide quits in expenses row Nigel Wright, chief of staff of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, resigns over his role in a growing expenses scandal. Details Yahoo 'to buy Tumblr for $1.1bn' Yahoo's board approves a deal to buy New York-based blogging service Tumblr for $1.1bn (£725m), US media reports say. Details China asks N Korea to free boat crew China says it has called on North Korea to secure the release of a fishing boat and its crew seized on 5 May, as captors reportedly demand a ransom. Details Deadly suicide bomb in Afghanistan A suicide attack in Afghanistan's Baghlan province kills at least 14 people, including a senior local politician opposed to the Taliban. Details Morsi rules out Sinai hostage talks Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi rules out negotiating with the abductors of seven security personnel seized last week in the Sinai peninsula. Details Police killed in fresh Iraq attacks At least three police officers have been killed after gunmen attack their station in northern Iraq, local officials say. Details Murdered Pakistan politician buried Hundreds of people attend the funeral of the murdered vice-president of Pakistan's PTI party, Zahra Shahid Hussain, at a mosque in Karachi. Details Peru's Fujimori health 'worsens' A senior doctor treating Alberto Fujimori says the jailed former president of Peru has severe and worsening health problems. Details Lennon guitar sells for $408,000 A guitar played by John Lennon and George Harrison of the Beatles in 1967 fetches $408,000 (£269,000) at auction in New York. Details