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Attack follows news of Afghan talks Four US soldiers have been killed at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan, hours after the US announced direct talks with the Taliban. Details Obama to speak at Brandenburg Gate US President Barack Obama arrives in Berlin at the start of a visit during which he will address crowds at the city's famous Brandenburg Gate. Details Brazil president 'proud' of protests Dilma Rousseff says she is proud so many people are fighting for a better country, as new protests take place in Sao Paulo and other cities. Details Chile to extradite Argentine judge The Chilean Supreme Court approves the extradition of former Argentine judge Otilio Romano, accused of human rights abuses under the military government. Details Nigeria militants kill school pupils Suspected Boko Haram militants in Nigeria kill at least nine school children, in what survivors suggest is a response to growing vigilante groups. Details US surveillance 'foiled 50 plots' The head of the US electronic spying agency tells Congress surveillance programmes leaked to media helped thwart 50 attacks since 2001. Details Mali signs peace deal with Tuareg Mali's government signs a peace deal with Tuareg rebels to end conflict in the north in the run-up to elections next month. Details Doctors plea for Guantanamo care An open letter published in the Lancet medical journal calls for hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay detainees to receive independent medical care. Details Italy school bomber gets life term An Italian court sentences to life in prison a man who carried out a school bomb attack in 2012, which killed a teenage girl and injured nine others. Details Montreal mayor resigns after arrest Montreal's Mayor Michael Applebaum resigns, a day after his arrest on 14 fraud charges, the latest scandal to hit Canadian local politics. Details Chrysler agrees to recall 2.7m Jeeps Chrysler agrees to recall 2.7 million Jeeps that could be at risk of fuel tank fires, after initially refusing a US government request to do so. Details Applause is a 'social contagion' The quality of a performance does not drive the amount of applause an audience gives, a study suggests. Details Pictures: Wacky dog grooming designs Sharks, tigers and robots on display at US dog grooming contest Details