Your wrap of the world stories that broke overnight.

1. Police in France have thwarted an attack on a police station in Paris by shooting a man dead, as commemorations for the Charlie Hebdo assaults were occurring nearby. The attacker ran towards the station with a knife or meat cleaver, wearing a fake suicide vest, carrying paper with the Isis flag on it and yelling Allahu Akbar, say reports.

2. The UN says the Syrian Government is to allow an aid delivery through to a regime-besieged town near Damascus where people are starving. People in Madaya have had to eat grass and leaves. Aid will also go to Foah and Kefraya in the north which are surrounded by anti-regime forces.

3. In Australia an emergency warning is in place for an out-of-control bushfire south of Perth. It has burned several buildings and about 30,000 hectares.


4. The BBC reports that Google says it has fixed a problem where its Google Translates service made what it described as automated errors in translating Ukrainian to Russian words. The BBC says 'Russian Federation' was translated to 'Mordor', 'Russians' to 'occupiers' and the surname of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to 'sad little horse'.

5. Someone in Queensland is celebrating after scooping the entire A$70 million jackpot in Australia, Sky News reports.

6. The families of 154 Chinese passengers on board the missing Flight MH370 have released a joint statement calling official accounts untrue and saying they believe their relatives are still alive and being held prisoner somewhere.

7. A truck bomb has killed 47 police recruits at a Libyan police training centre at Zliten. The attack happened while about 400 recruits were gathering.

8. Four people have been arrested in India over an international kidney-selling racket. A 22-year-old student allegedly sold his own kidney for US$7500 and then became an agent for others. Police say he persuaded 15 others to sell kidneys with operations taking place in Sri Lanka. Recipients were charged 2.7 million rupees.

9. An OECD report says that a third of Australian pensioners are living below the poverty line. Out of 34 countries, Australia came second last on social equity. Its 36 per cent figure for pensioners in poverty compared with an OECD average of 12.6 per cent.

10. The Guardian says a Hungarian human rights lawyer, journalist and photographer Boglarka Balogh is under fire for transposing her face over portraits of African women to "draw attention to their plight". She has been forced to remove her work after sparking anger online with people accusing it of being patronising and narcissistic.