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US Secretary of State John Kerry defends US approach to Israel after UN vote on settlements and warns that a two-state solution is in serious jeopardy. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expresses deep disappointment over the speech and condemns it as biased.
Also on the programme: Russian anti-doping agency denies admitting to existence of doping operation; starvation threat in Nigeria; and a Congolese musical journey.
(Photograph shows US Secretary of State John Kerry delivering remarks on Middle East peace. Credit: 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)
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)
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)
President Putin has ordered an inquiry into the Russian military plane crash into the Black Sea. The crash happened shortly after the aircraft took off from Sochi on its way to Syria. None of the more than 90 people on board survived. Most of the passengers were members of the army's celebrated band, the Alexandrov Ensemble.
(Photo: singers of the Red Army Choir performing in Moscow in March 2016. Credit: Reuters)