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New clashes in Brazil before match Police fire tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, ahead of a football match against Mexico. Details Obama calls for nuclear arsenal cuts Speaking at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, President Barack Obama calls for reductions to be made in US and Russian nuclear stockpiles. Details Kerry calls Karzai to defuse tension The US Secretary of State John Kerry calls the Afghan leader to defuse tension over the opening of a Taliban office, an Afghan official tells the BBC. 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 FBI uses surveillance drones in US The FBI has used drones for surveillance in limited cases over US soil and is developing a drone use policy, the FBI director tells the US Senate. 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 North Korea 'willing to join talks' The government in North Korea is willing to restart talks over its nuclear programme which broke down five years ago, according to Chinese officials. Details Protests flare over Egypt governor Egypt's tourism minister quits and protests erupt as a man with links to Islamists behind the deadly 1997 attack in Luxor is named as city governor. 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