The United States called for the meeting despite protests from Russia and Iran. Russia accused the Americans of abusing their power by calling for the meeting but the US ambassador, Nikki Haley, said America supported the Iranian people's right to protest. Also: the US braces for a record-breaking freeze known as a 'bomb cyclone', China announces plans to plant thousands more trees, Tokyo's world-famous Tsukiji fish market holds its last pre-dawn New Year's auction before closing down for relocation, and we find out why India's obsessed with quiz competitions.
The author Michael Wolff stands by his book on the White House, as President Trump says it is "full of lies". Also: the Spanish Supreme Court has rejected a bail request by the jailed former deputy leader of Catalonia, Oriol Junqueras, and the town known as the saxophone capital of China.
Lawyers want to stop the release of a book, which makes claims against President Trump. 'Fire and Fury' by the journalist Michael Wollf is supposedly based on 200 interviews, many with White House staff. One of the people cited is President Trump's former top aide, Steve Bannon, who alleges that members of the President's family had 'treasonous' meetings with Russian lawyers. Also: Nigeria might be sending its first team to compete in the Winter Olympics in February, and there's angry reaction in Scotland to news that the company behind the Irn-Bru drink will be changing its recipe.
A new book contains explosive insights into Donald Trump's presidency and questions his fitness for office. Also: 'Russian strikes' kill many civilians in Eastern Ghouta and an Italian woman receives a bionic hand with a sense of touch.