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Dozens dead in Oklahoma tornado At least 51 people, including 20 children, are killed after a gigantic tornado rips through Oklahoma City suburbs, flattening whole neighbourhoods. Details Rios Montt's conviction overturned Guatemalan former military leader Efrain Rios Montt has his conviction for genocide overturned by the constitutional court. Details Doors co-founder Ray Manzarek dies Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founder member of the 1960s rock band The Doors, dies aged 74 in Germany after a long battle with cancer. Details Bolivia law backs Morales third term Bolivia passes a law which could allow President Evo Morales to be elected for a third time, despite claims that it is unconstitutional. Details North Koreans 'free Chinese crew' A Chinese fishing crew seized by unidentified North Koreans two weeks ago is freed along with their boat, reports say. Details EU parliament to debate tax evasion The European Parliament is to meet to debate ways to tackle tax evasion, as the EU aims to stem the huge flow of funds lost to member states. Details US and China leaders to hold summit The US and Chinese presidents, Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, announce they will hold their first summit in California in June. Details Obama hails Burma leader on US visit President Obama praises the leadership of Burma's Thein Sein after historic White House talks, but urges his visitor to halt violence against Muslims. Details Moscow 'terrorist attack' prevented Russian counter-terrorism agents have raided a group planning an attack in Moscow killing two suspects, officials say. Details Dozens die in Iraqi bomb attacks 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. Details Religious bigotry rising, says US Discrimination against Jews and Muslims is on the rise around the world, according to an annual US Department of State report. Details Tourists die in Turkey balloon crash Three Brazilian tourists are killed and more than 20 others injured as two hot-air balloons collide in Turkey's Cappadocia region. Details Azerbaijan starts Eurovision inquiry The president of Azerbaijan orders an investigation into why his country gave Russia "nul points" at Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest. Details