BBC news with Stewart Macintosh.
President Trump has said he welcome a full impeachment trial in the Senate if the house of representatives votes to impeach him. Speaking to Fox news, he said the process would help him win the next election. Mr. Trump is accused of trying to force Ukraine to investigate his political rival by withholding military aid. He denies the allegations.
Britain's prime minister Boris Johnson has welcomed the return of a group of British children who were orphaned in Syria. They've been flown back to the U.K. from an area that used to be controlled by the Islamic State group.
Bolivia's interim government has accused the ousted president Evo Morales of sedition and terrorism after he called on his supporters to maintain blockades in the country. It's filed a lawsuit with federal prosecutors in the path, which has been choked by roadblocks for weeks.
The Columbian authorities say three people were killed during nation-wide protest on Thursday. The one-day general strike was called in protest of the government's handling of the economy and corruption.
As Lebanon celebrated Independence Day, anti-government protesters who staged rallies for the past month have been marking what they called the start of re-independence. The demonstrators held their own parades calling for political change.
United Nations has suspended its work with a Roman Catholic charity Caritas in the Central African Republic, after it emerged that its country director was a convicted pedophile. Father Luk Delft, a Belgium priest has been removed from his post.
A Polish TV station is moving its planned New Year's Eve celebrations, after thousands of people signed a petition to protect hibernating bears. The event was scheduled to take place near the Tatra national park, but conservationists warned that the music and the fireworks could wake bears from their winter sleep.