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
At least 21 people died when a children’s hospital in rebel-held Aleppo was attacked by Syrian government aircraft yesterday.Details
The US has cautioned North Korea that any use of nuclear arsenal would force the initiation of an “overwhelming” response.
Five people have been killed in recent confrontations between protesters and Indian troops, bringing the death toll to 63 in the last month.Details
A Taliban attack killed at least 30 police cadets and 4 civilians and wounded 60 people in the Afghan capital of Kabul overnight.Details
Turkey has called a national day of mourning following the deaths of 42 people including 13 foreigners in Istanbul’s bomb attacks.Details
Florida shooter Omar Mateen had been interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) three times for potential terrorist ties.Details
A flyover bridge collapsed on traffic and vendors in India’s populous city of Kolkata on Thursday, killing at least 20 people with dozens feared trapped.Details