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Turkey says it's agreed with Russia on a ceasefire plan for Syria: we hear reaction from Turkey and the United States.
Also in the programme: China seizes three tonnes of endangered pangolin scales; and a new film about homelessness in the UK.
(Photograph shows Syrian government forces in formerly rebel-held Aleppo district. Credit: George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images)
Carrie Fisher dies aged 60; impressionist Rory Bremner on 2016; Israeli settlements vote
(Photo: Carrie Fisher. Credit: Getty Images)
Thae Yong-ho was North Korea's deputy ambassador to London before he defected in the summer. He says Pyongyang may have an effective nuclear arsenal by the end of next year. Mr Thae Yong-ho speaks to the BBC's Steve Evans in an exclusive interview.
Also on the programme: Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton's speechwriters; Learning English in Cuba; And pioneering American astronomer Vera Rubin dies.
(Image: Thae Yong-ho. Credit: Kim Hyun-tae/Yonhap via AP)
Search for bodies continues; sailor sets new record; Newshour's end of year news quiz
(Photo: A woman holds candles at a memorial on a pier outside Sochi. Credit: Getty Images)
The first bodies have been returned to Moscow from a Russian military plane that crashed into the Black Sea on Sunday, killing all 92 people on board. The authorities say a pilot error or technical fault could have caused the incident.
Also: Tributes paid to British singer George Michael; Depicting Syria's war; And the big Newshour end of the year news quiz.
(Image: A Russian soldier places flowers at a small memorial in Moscow. Credit: Epa/Maxim Shipenkov)
A Russian military plane with 92 people on board crashes into the Black Sea on its way to Syria. President Putin has ordered an investigation.
Also on the programme: the Israeli Prime Minister summons the US ambassador as UN vote row intensifies; Afghanistan's first female pilot requests asylum in the US; and the Texan Pianist who conquered Moscow at the height of the Cold War.
(Photograph shows flowers and candles being placed in memory of victims of the crashed plane in Russia. Credit: Associated Press)