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.
President Trump has criticised former aide, Steve Bannon, for his comments over Russia. Mr Bannon was quoted in a new book describing a meeting between Mr Trump's son, his son-in-law and a group of Russians as 'treasonous'. Also: President Macron announces plans to combat so-called 'fake news', and what scientific developments can we expect in 2018?
Ethiopia's prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, also announced the closure of a detention centre. He said the move was designed to improve political dialogue after two years of violent anti-government protests. Also: North and South Korea have conducted their first direct communication in nearly two years, and the problem of plastics in the River Ganges.
The American ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has dismissed as ridiculous claims by the Iranian government that the current protests were orchestrated by outside forces. Also: dozens killed in Peru coach cliff plunge and is 'pawternity' leave for pet-owners a new trend?
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was speaking for the first time since people protesting at Iran's economic troubles clashed with security forces last Thursday. Also: South Korea proposes high-level talks with North Korea next week and the YouTube controversy regarding a Japanese suicide victim.