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UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has had a "worthwhile visit" to Iran and met President Hassan Rouhani on a second day of talks in the country. A Foreign Office spokesman said both "spoke forthrightly" on several issues, including the case of jailed British-Iranian woman, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.
Also in the programme; protests continue across the Muslim world against President Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and we hear the sound of the ocean.
Picture: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shakes hands with his British counterpart Boris Johnson. Credit: Getty Images
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a conference in Baghdad that Iraqi troops were now in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border and the country had survived "united and victorious".
Also in the programme; British foreign minister Boris Johnson in Tehran to discuss the fate of a British Iranian woman being held in prison there and; tens of thousands of people line the Champs Elysees in Paris to bid adieu to the rock and roll legend Jonny Hallyday.
Photo: Members of the Popular Mobilisation units watch the televised statement of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in the southern city of Basra on December9, 2017. Credit: Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza, saying it was targeting Hamas weapons factories and arms dumps.
Also in the programme: tens of thousands of people pay tribute to the singer Johnny Hallyday at his funeral in Paris; and Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson holds talks in Iran, including on the fate of the detained British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.
Picture: A Palestinian woman inspects a damaged building after Israeli air strikes hit Beit Lahia in Gaza. Credit: Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces are suspected of killing 14 Tanzanian UN peacekeepers and wounding more than 50 others in North Kivu province in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Also in the programme: the United Nations Security Council meets to discuss Jerusalem following President Trump's decision to recognise the city as the capital of Israel; and the end of the beginning of the Brexit talks - but was that the easy part?
(Photo: Peacekeepers serving in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) stand guard in a formation following demonstrations in North Kivu province, DRC. Credit: Reuters/Kenny Katombe)
PM Theresa May has struck a last-minute deal with the EU in a bid to move Brexit talks on to the next phase.
There will be no "hard border" with Ireland and EU citizens in the UK, and UK citizens in the EU, will see their rights protected.
Also in the programme; Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas under pressure to boycott talks with US Vice President Mike Pence scheduled for next month and; how a drought in Cape Town has brought a torrent of work for some.
Photo: A Union Flag, an EU Flag and a 'One Way' street sign are seen in London on December 8, 2017. Credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images
One of the US Democrats' best known and most outspoken senators, Al Franken, has announced he is resigning following allegations of sexual misconduct.
Also in the programme: what impact will the have the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel have on peace efforts? And UNESCO adds Neapolitan pizza twirling to its cultural heritage list.
(Image: US Senator Al Franken. Credit: Senate TV/Reuters)