BBC News with Jerry Smit.
President Trump has used the swear-in ceremonyfor the new attorney-general, Jeff Sessions, toannounce a series of executive orders aimed atreducing crime. Mr. Trump said the U.S. faced thedual threats of rising crime and deadly terrorattacks, and his administration would address this right now.
White House says one of the Mr. Trump's closest aides, Kellyanne Conway, has beenreprimanded after she endorsed the clothing range named after his daughter, Ivanka. Ms.Conway told an interview on Breakfast Television “Go buy Ivanka's stuff. I'm gonna get somemyself today.” The Chairman of the House Oversight Committee said the comments wereunacceptable.
Police have fired stun grenades outside the South African Parliament to break up clashesbetween opposition and government supporters. Inside, punches were thrown as oppositionpoliticians shouted down President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address.
The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan says he needs several thousand moretroops to break what he called the stalemate in Kabul's war against the Taliban. General JohnNicholson also suggested that Washington's ties with Pakistan should be reviewed.
The Brazilian government has turned security in the State of Espirito Santo over to the armyto tackle the wave of violence sparked by a strike by police officers. There've been more than100 deaths since they stopped patrolling last week.
A new alliance of Syrian jihadi rebel factions says it intends to escalate attacks on thegovernment's forces. The coalition, called Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, was formed last month. Itincludes the group formerly known as al-Nusra.
Professor Sir Peter Mansfield, the British scientist who helped invent a revolutionaryalternative to X-rays, has died at the age of 83. Together with the American chemist, PaulLauterbur, Sir Peter developed whole-body, or MRI scanners.