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Bombers hit Niger barracks and mine Suicide bombers target a military camp and a French-run uranium mine in north-western Niger leaving at least 20 people dead, officials say. Details Obama to set out US drone policy President Obama is expected to defend US drone strikes and promise more transparency over the attacks, in a major counter-terrorism speech. Details Uefa reveals new drug-testing plans Uefa announces a series of new measures designed to combat the use of performance-enhancing drugs in European football. Details Foul weather hits US tornado cleanup Recovery efforts in an Oklahoma city hit by a huge tornado are hampered by thunderstorms, as the first victim's funeral is held. Details Dhaka collapse probe uncovers abuses A Bangladesh government report into the collapse of a multi-storey factory building, which killed more than 1,100, uncovers a series of violations. Details Berlusconi prosecutor 'sent bullets' The prosecutor in the trial in which Silvio Berlusconi is accused of paying for underage sex is sent a letter containing bullets, her office says. Details Global markets fall on growth fears Global stock markets fall after weak Chinese economic data and concerns that the US Federal Reserve may scale back monetary stimulus efforts. Details Russia to evacuate Arctic station A Russian research station drifting in the Arctic is to be evacuated because the ice field around it is melting, officials in Moscow say. Details French court questions IMF chief IMF chief Christine Lagarde is grilled by judges in Paris over a big payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister. Details Stockholm riots spread around city A fourth night of unprecedented riots in Stockholm sees unrest spread around the city, with a restaurant and up to 40 cars burnt. Details Ecuador satellite space crash fears Space engineers in Ecuador are trying to establish if the country's only satellite has been damaged in a crash with space debris. Details Rafsanjani criticises Iran's leaders Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani accuses the country's leadership of ignorance after he is barred from running for office, say reports. Details Thousands at author Achebe's funeral Thousands of mourners attend the funeral of renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, who died in March, in his home town in Anambra state. Details