Your wrap of the world stories that broke overnight.


A suspected Isis suicide bomber has killed 10 people in Istanbul's Sultanahmet tourist district. At least 9 of the victims were German. A further 15 people were injured. The area is a mecca for tourists with the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and markets there. Of 23.6 million people who visited Turkey in 2014, Germans were the largest group at 5.1 million, the BBC reports.

2. A police officer and security guard were each shot in the leg at Nepean Hospital in Sydney's west. A 39-year-old man has been arrested after grabbing the officer's gun in a scuffle. There were reports a man had been threatening a doctor with scissors.

3. US Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has proposed a tax 'surcharge' on Americans who earn over US$5 million. The move would affect only 0.02 per cent of Americans but the top rate would be the highest since 1986.


4. Mumbai police have identified 16 no-selfie zones where people will be warned against photographing themselves. The move is in response to a drowning, AFP reports. A man drowned trying to save a girl who fell into the sea while taking a selfie. Police want warning signs up at such points and lifeguards.

5. Sales of David Bowie's Blackstar album - released two days before his death - reached 43,000 in his homeland of Britain, the Guardian reports. More than half of the UK's top 40 chart feature Bowie's back catalogue. Spotify says there have been more than 6.5 million listens of Bowie's music since his death. The singer's funeral is expected to be in New York, where he lived, and the city's Carnegie hall will host a memorial concert on March 31.

6. German police have arrested 211 people after a new far-right riot in Leipzig and the Government says it will make it easier to throw out foreign criminals and strip sex attackers of refugee status. "We will tighten criminal law to make deportation easier," Justice Minister Heiko Maas said. Police in Cologne say 553 criminal complaints have been filed by women and 45 per cent are for sexual assault.

7. Canadian helicopter pilot David Wood has died while working with the Australian Antarctic division after falling 20m down a crevasse.

8. A Scottish couple have won half of the UK's 66 million pound lottery jackpot. The couple from the Scottish borders will take home 33 million pounds. The unknown joint winner has until July 7 to claim the rest.

9. Archaeologists have hailed a 'bronze-age Pompeii in Peterborough' which gives an unprecedented view of life 3000 years ago. Two houses were destroyed by fire and then trapped in silt and mud at what is a quarry site. Domestic objects such as jars, cups, daggers and jewellery have been found. There is also a cooking pot with a wooden spoon and the remains of a meal left in a hurry when the fire started.

10. A man dubbed the world's oldest Mafia don by the Italian press has hosted an extravagant 100th birthday party, the Daily Telegraph reports. Procopio di Maggio has long been regarded as the head of Cosa Nostra in a town in Sicily.