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Syria army storms rebel-held town Syrian government forces storm the besieged town of Qusair, with state media saying they now control the centre of the rebel stronghold. Details Murdered Pakistan politician buried The funeral of the murdered vice-president of Pakistan's PTI party, Zahra Shahid Hussain, is held at a mosque in Karachi. Details Tunisia police clash with Islamists Tunisian police clash with hundreds of supporters of the radical Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia defying attempts to bar a gathering. Details Iran executes two men for spying Iranian officials say two men have been executed after they were convicted of spying for Israel and the US. Details Nigeria army says crackdown to go on Nigeria's army vows to continue its offensive against militants in the north-east "as long as it takes", as a 24-hour curfew is imposed in Maiduguri. Details Denmark crowned Eurovision winners Denmark's Emmelie de Forest wins the Eurovision Song Contest, with the UK's Bonnie Tyler finishing 19th out of 26 countries. Details China Premier Li Keqiang in India China's Premier Li Keqiang travels to India for his first foreign visit since taking office, with border tensions and trade topping the agenda. Details N Korea urged to end missile tests UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urges Pyongyang to end its missile tests as a fourth short-range weapon is launched from North Korea's east coast. Details Disgraced French minister bows out A French government minister who quit over revelations of his undeclared Swiss bank account says he will not stand again for election. Details Car hits crowd at Virginia parade Up to 60 people were injured when a car ploughed into a crowd during a parade in a small town in the US state of Virginia, officials say. Details El Salvador gangs warn over truce The leaders of the main gangs in El Salvador vow to maintain a 14-month-long truce, but say political changes threaten the peace. 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 VIDEO: Cuban golf courses no longer 'elitist' Five decades after Fidel Castro ordered Cuba's golf courses to be closed down because he considered them "elitist", the island's communist government has approved the construction of a luxury golf resort. Details