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Michael Wolff said all the people around Donald Trump said he was like a "child", in need of "instant gratification", and described a man who does not read or listen. The author dismissed the president's assertion that he'd never talked to him or authorised access to the White House. Also on the programme: An update on the situation in Yemen and we get a flavour of what four different cities in Russia will offer World Cup fans in 2018 (Photo: Donald Trump Credit: EPA)
North Korea accepts South Korea's invitation to the first high level talks between the two nations in more than two years. South Korea's unification ministry says they will discuss improving ties between the North and South, as well as the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang in South Korea. Also in the programme: Pro-government rallies continue in Iran; and a visit to one of China's poorest villages. (Photo: A South Korean soldier in front of an advert for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Credit: Getty Images)
'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House' is due to be published next week and contains controversial remarks attributed to former Trump aide Steve Bannon. Mr Trump's lawyers have written to the author and publisher and say they are investigating what they call numerous false statements. Also in the programme: US to withhold almost all national security aid to Pakistan; and Iran's Nobel Peace Prize laureate gives advice to anti-government protesters. (Photo: President Trump and former aide Steve Bannon Credit: Getty Images)
Is the spectacular falling out of President Trump and his former chief strategist Steve Bannon a personal spat, or one that could affect the fortunes of other Republicans? Also on the programme: The Swiss diplomat who rescued thousands of Jews from the Nazis; and war-torn Yemen now gripped by diphtheria. (Photo: US President Donald Trump congratulates Stephen Bannon during the swearing-in of senior staff in January 2017. Credit: Mandel Ngan/Getty)
A former prisoner and advocacy group Human Rights Watch react to Ethiopia's surprise decision to free political dissidents and close a controversial prison. Also in the programme: Trump says former aide Bannon has "lost his mind" and plastic in the Ganges. (Image: Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, gives an address in 2016. Credit: AFP/Getty)
Ethiopia's prime minister has announced the release of all political prisoners and the closure of a notorious detention centre, which allegedly used torture to extract confessions. Thousands have been detained since 2015, when there were widespread protests calling for political and economic reforms, prompting a crackdown. Also in the programme; slavery convictions in the UK beauty industry and; who would lose out the most if President Trump followed through on his threat to cut funding to the Palestinians? Image: Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn speaks during the Africa-America Institute 60th Anniversary Awards Gala at New York. Credit: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Africa-America Institute
As Iran's leaders try to contain violent anti-government protests, the United States has openly supported them via their UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, who says the US will call an emergency session of the UN Security Council to discuss the demonstrations. Also in the programme: A tour of Russia's World Cup cities, and the eviction of African migrants from Israel. (Photo: UN Ambassador Nikki Haley addresses press on protests in Iran. Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, has accused enemies of the country of causing the unrest of the past week, in which more than twenty people have been killed. Also in the programme: South Korea propose holding high-level talks with North Korea, and a popular Youtube vlogger has been deluged with criticism after posting a controversial video. Image: Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Credit: AFP/Getty Images.
A protester shot and killed a policeman during demonstrations in Iran, according to police. Anti-government protests in Iran have continued for a fifth day. Also in the programme: Kim Jong-un's New Year's message and China's plastics ban (Picture: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Credit: EPA)
China’s government is enacting a plastic waste import ban, in an attempt to cut down on millions of tons of plastic and other recyclables they receive every year. The move will significantly affect how the world recycles and disposes of waste. Also in the programme: North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has said a nuclear launch button is "always on my table", and the musical mistake kept secret for half a century. Image: a Chinese labourer sorting out plastic bottles for recycling. Fred Dufour//AFP/Getty Images.
The Iranian government has restricted the use of Telegram and Instagram, which have been used to organise protests. The "temporary" restrictions were imposed to "maintain tranquillity", according to state media. The country’s president, Hassan Rouhani, says Iranians have a right to protest, but not to cause disorder. Also in the programme: Anti-Kabila protests in the DRC over President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to step down; and a look-ahead to Brexit negotiations in 2018. Picture: Iranian students at the University of Tehran during a demonstration on December 30, 2017. Credit: Getty Images
Protesters in Iran will face the nation's "iron fist" if political demonstrations calling for the removal of the country's supreme leader do not end, a Revolutionary Guards commander has said. How much influence does the alternative security force have in Iran? Also in the programme: the Indian priest who was held hostage by Islamist militants in Yemen for 18 months; and what will 2018 bring for Brexit negotiations? (Image: Iranian students clash with riot police during an anti-government protest around the University of Tehran on 30 December 2017. Credit: EPA/STR)
There are reports of growing violence across Iran as anti-government protests continue for a third day. Videos posted on social media have shown at least two demonstrators being shot in the western town of Dorud. Also in the programme: Greek government to appeal against granting of asylum to man accused by Turkey of involvement in failed coup; and Nepal bans solo climbers and demands medical certificates from disabled mountaineers. (Image: An Iranian woman raises her fist amid the smoke of tear gas at the University of Tehran during an anti-government protest. Credit: AFP)
Thousands of government supporters have rallied in Tehran as the Iranian authorities urge people not to join any further anti-government protests. But reports suggest some are taking to the streets for a third day. Also in the programme: The stepson of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf talks about the legacy of Africa's first female president; and Ringo Starr has been knighted at the age of 77. (Image: Iranians chant slogans as they march in support of the government near the Imam Khomeini grand mosque in the capital Tehran. Credit: Hamed Malekpour/AFP/Getty Images)
Small protests have continued in Iran for a second day and have spread across the country. Also in the programme: South Africa's parliament is told it should put in place a mechanism for removing President Zuma from office; and in a world-first, scientists save dog's leg with a lab-grown bone. The team now plans to try it on humans. Picture: Picture shows protesters in a street in the Iranian city of Rasht. Credit: BBC.
Egyptian police have shot dead a gunman who attacked a church and a Coptic-owned shop south of Cairo; at least ten people are reported to have been killed. Also in the programme: An eyewitness account of the fire that killed 15 people in Mumbai; and will China's ban on importing plastics leave much of the world without anywhere to recycle? (Image: Security forces stand guard at the site of an attack on a church in Cairo. Credit: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)
President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan has condemned a suicide bomb attack on a Shia cultural centre in Kabul as a crime against humanity. Islamic state group claim the attack. Also in the programme: George Weah, former world footballer of the year, is declared the winner of Liberia's presidential election and the story of Dhondup Wangchen, a dissident Tibetian filmmaker, who has reportedly fled China for the United States. (Image: A man runs away as dust blows in the aftermath of bomb blast at a Shia cultural centre in Kabul, Afghanistan on 28th December 2017. Credit: Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)
Does Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital signal the end of the two-state solution? We'll talk to one of Israel's most high-profile right-wing politicians -- Naftali Bennett. Also on the programme: India's laughing clubs and the year's best photos. (Photo: A Palestinian youth flashes the V-sign for "victory" during Friday prayers in front of the Dome of the Rock mosque at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City. Credit: Getty Images)
The former US president, Barack Obama, has given a rare interview to Prince Harry. Mr Obama said the irresponsible use of social media was spreading misinformation and corroding civil discourse. Also in the programme: The two sides in the conflict in eastern Ukraine have completed the biggest prisoner swap since the war began; and 29 critically-ill people have been evacuated from the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta. Picture: Prince Harry interviews the former US president,Barack Obama. Credit: The Obama Foundation/BBC/Handout via REUTERS
In his first interview since leaving office, former US President Barack Obama tells Prince Harry what it's been like living without the pressures of the White House. Also in the programme: The emergency evacuation of sick children from a rebel-held suburb of Damascus and the first woman referee in Germany's Bundesliga, Bibiana Steinhaus. (Photo: Barack Obama and Prince Harry at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire)