BBC News with Aileen McHugh.
Scientists say the loss of ice in Greenland has reached unprecedented levels. They say more ice smelted there last year than in any other year on record, contributing to higher sea levels and putting more and more people around the world at risk of catastrophic flooding.
The Russian government says it’s prepared to consider a request for the Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to be transferred outside the country for treatment. His supporters say Mr. Navalny, who’s in hospital in a serious condition was poisoned.
President Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon has pledged not guilty at a court in New York to fraud and money laundering charges. He was released on bail of five million dollars and must not leave the country. He was accused of diverting hundreds of thousands of dollars from a campaign to build a U.S border wall.
The U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused the European countries of siding with ayatollahs after Britain, France and Germany said they could not support his effort to re-impose the United Nations sanctions on Iran. Mr. Pompeo has formally started the process of reinstating sanctions relating to the 2015 Nuclear Deal with Iran.
Coup leaders in Mali say a transitional president would be appointed, drawn from either the civilian population or the military. They said they were in contact with the political opposition and other groups to try to set the transition in place.
The property-lending company Airbnb has announced a global ban on house parties to comply with limits on the size of gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. Airbnb said occupancy would be limited to 16 people.
And Moroccan authorities have imposed tight new restrictions on movement in Casablanca and Marrakesh, the country’s main tourist hubs following a spike in coronavirus infections. Restaurants, coffee houses and businesses in the two cities will operate at reduced hours.