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Karzai to boycott Taliban talks The Afghan government will not take part in peace talks with the Taliban unless the process is "Afghan-led", President Hamid Karzai announces. Details Obama calls for nuclear arsenal cuts Speaking at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, President Barack Obama calls for cuts to be made in US and Russian nuclear arsenals. Details Deadly attack on Somalia UN office At least 15 people, including four foreigners, are killed in an assault by militant Islamists on a UN office in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a minister says. Details Brazil sends force to quell unrest Brazil is to send a national security force to five major cities to help restore order after massive protests, the justice ministry says. Details Mexico arrests top 10 US fugitive A US fugitive on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list for the alleged sexual exploitation of children is arrested at a resort in Mexico. Details US force-feeding 'hurts detainees' A hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay detainee tells of the 'ordeal' of force-feeding, as doctors call for inmates to get independent medical care. Details N Korea condemns Hitler report North Korea denounces a report that leader Kim Jong-un gave out copies of Adolf Hitler's memoir Mein Kampf to officials on his birthday. Details Toxic substance in Fukushima water High levels of a toxic radioactive isotope, strontium-90, have been found in groundwater at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator says. Details Nigeria motorbike raiders 'kill 48' Gunmen on motorbikes kill 48 people in an attack on a remote village in northern Nigeria's Zamfara state, an official says. Details Refugee numbers 'highest since 1994' The UN says 7.6 million people became refugees in 2012, the highest number since 1994, with the conflict in Syria a major new factor. Details Cyprus leader attacks bailout terms Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades urges eurozone leaders to help his country's biggest bank and sharply criticises the bailout agreed in March. Details Army leads north India flood rescue Military helicopters and the army are leading rescue operations in India's flood-hit northern states, where 138 people are now known to have died. Details Top US journalist dies in car crash Journalist Michael Hastings, whose reporting ended the career of US General Stanley McChrystal, has died in a crash in Los Angeles aged 33. Details