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Refugees 'facing rising dangers' Amnesty International says the world has become an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants in its annual report. Details US reveals four citizen drone deaths US Attorney General Eric Holder confirms four American citizens have been killed in US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan since 2011. 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 Germany tops BBC country image poll A poll in 25 countries for the BBC World Service suggests Germany is the most favourably viewed country in the world. 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 Boston bomb investigators kill man A Florida man was shot and killed as he became violent under questioning by Boston bombing investigators, FBI officials say. Details EU in drive against tax evasion EU leaders say they are committed to tackling tax evasion and will push for global action to curb banking secrecy. Details US mayor to push tornado shelter law The mayor of the tornado-devastated town of Moore in Oklahoma vows to push for a new law on shelters, after Monday's deadly twister. Details Ethiopian awarded anti-FGM prize Ethiopian activist Bogaletch Gebre wins an international prize for her campaign to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM). Details Ai Weiwei song rages against state Chinese artist Ai Weiwei releases a foul-mouthed music video in which he recreates his detention and rages against abuses of state power. Details Cave paintings uncovered in Mexico Archaeologists in Mexico find 4,926 cave paintings in red, yellow, black and white in the north-eastern region of Burgos. Details Gif inventor says pronounce it 'Jif' The inventor of the Gif image format says it should be pronounced Jif, despite what the Oxford English Dictionary says. Details Venezuela plans toilet paper relief Venezuela's National Assembly backs plans to import 39 million rolls of toilet paper, in an effort to relieve a chronic shortage. Details