Shares in the US pharmaceutical giant plunged by more than ten per cent following the claims made by Reuters. The company's lawyers say its baby powder is safe and asbestos-free and the allegations are "one-sided, false and inflammatory". Also: sporadic violations of the ceasefire in the Yemeni port of Hodeidah; and Egypt's Mohamed Salah wins BBC African Footballer of the Year.
After 2 days on the run the suspected gunman, Cherif Chekatt, who killed three people at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg, was shot dead after a brief gun battle with police. Also: A Russian woman accused of infiltrating conservative groups in the US pleads guilty to conspiracy, and what blinking can really mean.
The United Nations says it hopes this is the starting point for ending Yemen's war and humanitarian crisis. Also: The British PM is seeking new assurances from the EU over the Brexit deal and Dracula Ant's snap-jaw makes it the fastest animal in nature.
Conservative MPs voted 200 to 117 to keep Theresa May as Prime Minister but there are still calls for her to resign from within her own party. Also: President Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, has been jailed for three years for lying to Congress and violating election laws and in California fears that dwindling winter snowfall will cause a fresh water shortage.