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French court questions IMF chief IMF chief Christine Lagarde arrives at a Paris court for questioning over a payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister. Details 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 19 people dead, officials say. 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 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 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 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 Obama to set out US drone policy President Obama is to defend US drone strikes and promise more transparency over the programme, in a major counter-terrorism speech. 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 Congo truce declared 'for Ban visit' M23 rebels in eastern DR Congo declare a ceasefire to ease the way for UN chief Ban Ki-moon to visit the conflict-hit area, a spokesman says. Details Universal flu jab 'edges closer' A way of creating more effective vaccines which could protect against a broad range of flu viruses has been reported by US researchers. Details Shot US suspect 'admitted' murder A Florida man who was shot and killed by Boston bombing investigators was about to confess to a 2011 triple murder before he died, FBI officials say. Details Refugees 'facing rising dangers' Amnesty International says the world has become an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants in its annual report. Details Nigeria author Achebe to be buried Renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, who died in March, is due to be buried in his home town in Anambra state. Details