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The former US president, Barack Obama, has given a rare interview to Prince Harry. Mr Obama said the irresponsible use of social media was spreading misinformation and corroding civil discourse.
Also in the programme: The two sides in the conflict in eastern Ukraine have completed the biggest prisoner swap since the war began; and 29 critically-ill people have been evacuated from the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta.
Picture: Prince Harry interviews the former US president,Barack Obama. Credit: The Obama Foundation/BBC/Handout via REUTERS
In his first interview since leaving office, former US President Barack Obama tells Prince Harry what it's been like living without the pressures of the White House.
Also in the programme: The emergency evacuation of sick children from a rebel-held suburb of Damascus and the first woman referee in Germany's Bundesliga, Bibiana Steinhaus.
(Photo: Barack Obama and Prince Harry at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire)
Alberto Fujimori asked Peruvians to forgive him, two days after the current head of state pardoned him over corruption and human rights abuses. Gustavo Gorriti was imprisoned during Mr. Fujimori's time in power.
Also in the programme: Polls close in Liberia’s presidential election; and a double chess world champion boycotts the latest world championships – because it’s being held in Saudi Arabia.
Picture: Alberto Fujimori (R) with his son Kenji Fujimori. Credit: Kenji Fujimori
Liberians choose a new president in a run-off vote between Vice-President Joseph Boakai and former international footballer George Weah. Liberia, which was founded by freed US slaves in the 19th Century, has not had a smooth transfer of power in 73 years.
Also on the programme: BBC correspondents discuss the year's main news stories; and freedom of speech under threat in Bangladesh as atheist blogger is arrested.
(Photo: Voters queue outside polling stations in Monrovia Credit: Reuters)
Opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been barred from standing against Vladimir Putin.
Also on the programme: the Pope's Christmas message focuses on finding peace in the Holy Land, and this year's Newshour Christmas Quiz pits the best minds in international news against each other.
(Photo: Alexei Navalny Credit: AFP)
The pontiff used his traditional Christmas Day message once again to call for a fresh attempt to negotiate peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
Also on the programme: a look at how cuisine flavoured the literature of Charles Dickens; and this year's Newshour Christmas Quiz pits the best minds in international news against each other.
(Photo: The Pope highlights the importance of a two state solution in the Middle East. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)