German chancellor Angela Merkel has announced her support of a burqa ban in schools, courts and state buildings, saying the ban should be enforced “wherever it is legally possible”.Details
A former disabled care centre worker has stabbed 19 people to death and injured 25 in Japan’s worst mass killing since World War II.Details
Yamoto Tanooka, the seven-year-old abandoned by his parents as punishment in a mountainous forest, has been found.Details
Myanmar President Thein Sein has congratulated Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party on its success in the weekend’s general election.Details
A joint Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and New South Wales police anti-drug smuggling investigation resulted in five arrests overnight.