Texas and Florida have re-imposed some coronavirus restrictions, after a spike of new infections on Thursday. But the government says the situation is stabilizing in most of the country. Texas is not closing bars, while Florida is banning the consumption of alcohol in bars.
Sudan and Egypt say that Ethiopia has agreed to postpone filling the reservoir of a controversial dam on the River Nile until an agreement can be reached between them. Sudan and Egypt which lie downstream say will interfere with the water flow to their nations.
Ireland will have a new government after the two mainstream parties Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael agreed a coalition deal with the smaller Green party. Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael will take turns in leading the country.
The U.S House of Representatives has approved a bill that will make Washington D.C the 51st state. Currently, the capital’s residents can vote in congressional elections but they can’t in presidential polls.
Facebook says it will now label posts from U.S politicians that break the company’s rules but remain in the social media site because of their news volume. Until now the company has been reluctant to take action against posts by President Trump because it believes that users have right to hear unfiltered statements from political leaders.
Zimbabwe's government has suspended trade on the stock exchange on mobile phone-based payments, as part of efforts to tackle the slide of its dollar. The government said it expected the illicit activities have taken place with mobile money systems conspiring with the help of the stock exchange.
Fishermen in the Indonesian province of Aceh have rescued nearly a hundred Rohingya refugees from a boat, after officials threatened to push them back out to sea. Villagers said they’d acted out of a sense of humanity.