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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 Four American drone deaths confirmed US Attorney General Eric Holder confirms four American citizens have been killed in US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan since 2009. Details Ecuador satellite space crash fears Space engineers in Ecuador are trying to establish if the country's only satellite has been destroyed in a crash with space debris. Details Markets fall on China data, Fed Global stock markets fall after weak Chinese economic data and concerns that the US Federal Reserve may scale back monetary stimulus efforts. 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 Bombers hit Niger mine and barracks A number of people are wounded in bomb attacks in north-western Niger on a military camp and a French-run uranium mine, officials say. 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 Ford to shut Australian production Ford Motor says it will shut all its Australian manufacturing plants by October 2016, after more than 85 years making cars in the country. 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 Bomb attack kills Pakistan police A bomb planted in a rickshaw has killed at least 12 people in Quetta in south-west Pakistan, officials say. Details Iceland expands volcano monitoring Installation is under way of an expanded monitoring system for Iceland's volcanoes, which it is hoped will give the world more warning of the next big eruption. Details