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Dozens die in Iraqi car bomb attacks More than 60 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 platform Tumblr for $1.1bn (£723m) in a deal that will value founder David Karp's stake at $275m. Details Russia pollster 'is foreign agent' Russia's only independent polling agency says it may have to close after being targeted by prosecutors under the controversial "foreign agents" law. Details Man kills four in Israeli bank A man shoots four people dead in a bank in southern Israel before turning the gun on himself, reportedly after a dispute over an overdraft. Details Chen issues plea for relatives Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng tells the BBC he thinks Washington should do more to protect his relatives, a year after he fled China for the US. Details Tourists die in Turkey balloon crash Two Brazilian tourists are killed and more than 20 others injured as two hot-air balloons collide in Turkey's Cappadocia region. Details Egypt sends extra troops to Sinai Egypt deploys extra troops to the Sinai peninsula after seven members of the security forces were abducted there. Details 'No proof' Israel shot Gaza child An Israeli investigation concludes a French news report in 2000 which blamed Israeli troops for shooting dead a Palestinian child, was baseless. Details Obama to host Burmese president President Thein Sein is set to meet President Barack Obama in Washington on Monday - in the first state visit by a Burmese leader since 1966. 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 is deploying an attack force. Details Uganda raids over Museveni 'plot' Ugandan police raid the offices of at least two newspapers following reports that President Yoweri Museveni is grooming his son to succeed him and people opposed to the plan could be killed. Details Pistorius will not compete in 2013 Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius will not compete again this year as he awaits trial for murder. 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