The US House of Representatives backs the biggest tax overhaul for years and now the Senate will decide. Also: China has unveiled plans to cap the amount of greenhouse gases some seventeen hundred energy companies can produce and how science is helping to slow down old age.
Houthi rebels in Yemen say they launched a rocket aimed at one of Riyadh's palaces. The Houthis are fighting the Saudi-led coalition, which supports Yemen's government in the country's civil war.
Also: Russia criticises Donald Trump's new National Security Strategy, it's the final day of campaigning in Catalonia before regional elections, and what's the best Christmas song ever written?
US president Donald Trump has outlined his new national security strategy, labelling China and Russia the primary threats to US economic dominance. Also: passenger train plunges on US highway and fans mourn the death of K-Pop boy band superstar Jonghyun.
Votes are counted in a contest that's split the governing party of South Africa. The two candidates to take over the party are a former foreign minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and South Africa's deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa. Some six-thousand people have protested in Vienna outside the swearing-in ceremony for a new Austrian cabinet, which includes the far right Freedom Party. And a new plant that could reduce our dependence on electric lighting.
President Vladimir Putin phoned Donald Trump to thank him for the information. The attack was allegedly planned to take place on Saturday, Russia says. Also, The Islamic State Group says it carried out an attack on a church in the Pakistani city of Quetta which left eight people dead and dozens of others wounded, and the Moroccan baker who's treated the residents of Milan to what's said to be the world's largest panettone.
South Africa's governing ANC party to elect successor to Jacob Zuma. Also: Austrian president approves formation of a new government which will include the far-right Freedom Party, and a state funeral for the last king of Romania.