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Dozens die in Iraqi car bomb attacks More than 50 people are killed and many more wounded by car bombs in the Iraqi cities of Baghdad, Basra and Samarra, police and medical officials say. Details Yahoo to buy Tumblr for $1.1bn Yahoo agrees a deal to buy New York-based blogging service Tumblr for $1.1bn (£725m). 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 Tourists die in Turkey balloon crash Two tourists are killed and more than 20 other people injured as two hot-air balloons collide in Turkey's Cappadocia region. 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. 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 Congo clashes as UN force deploys Heavy fighting takes place between government and rebel forces in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where the UN has deployed an attack force. 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 Deadly Ghana 'holy water' stampede Police say they were overwhelmed by the large crowd scrambling for "holy water", after a stampede killed four people at a church in Ghana's capital, Accra, on Sunday. 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 'Sole winner' nets record US jackpot A ticket holder in Florida has won the largest Powerball jackpot in US history, more than $590m (£388m), lottery officials say. Details