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1. Japan PM says country on the brink over falling birth rate
- Japan's prime minister says his country is on the brink of not being able to function as a society because of its falling birth rate.
- Birth rates are slowing in many countries, including Japan's neighbors.
- But the issue is particularly acute in Japan as life expectancy has risen in recent decades, meaning there are a growing number of older people, and a declining number of workers to support them.

2. Monterey Park shooting: Suspect found dead after dance studio attack
- Californian police have identified the gunman suspected of killing 10 people in a ballroom dance studio near Los Angeles as Huu Can Tran, 72, who was later found dead in a white van.
- He had a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was declared dead at the scene.
- Celebrations for Lunar New Year had been under way in Monterey Park, known for its large Asian population.

3. Andrey Medvedev: Russian Wagner mercenary who fled to Norway arrested
- A former Russian paramilitary commander who claimed asylum in Norway has been arrested by police.
- Mr Medvedev, who crossed into Norway from Russia's far north two weeks ago, is believed to be the first member of the Wagner Group to defect to the West.
- Previously, he had been staying at a safe house, but said that the change in circumstances had followed a "strong disagreement" over his living conditions.

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