BBC news with Debbie Russ.
Russia has expelled 10 US diplomats and has banned visit by some American officials in response to President Biden's new sanctions on Moscow. Those banned from entering Russia included the FBI Director Christopher Wray and Susan Rice, who was the US ambassador to the UN. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow was also tightening restrictions on U.S diplomats traveling within Russia.
Raul Castro has confirmed that he's stepped down as the head of Cuban Communist Party, ending his family six decade domination of the island's politics. He's the younger brother of the late leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Raul Castro, who is 89. said he was handling over the leadership to a new generation of Cubans, who were full of passion and anti imperialist spirit.
A weekend curfew has come into force in the Indian capital Delhi, as the country hits its worst point yet in the pandemic. Family essential services are allowed. Shopping malls, gyms, bars and restaurants are all closed.
In Brazil, the state of Sao Paulo will begin easing coronavirus restrictions introduced last month. Churches and shops will reopen on Sunday, while restaurants, gyms and hairdressers will open a week later. On average, 3.000 Brazilians are dying of Covid every day.
Hundreds of celebrity influencers are to be compensated for turning out four years ago on an island in the Bahamas for a music festival that never happened. The Fire Festival was built as a luxury party, but the celebrities found themselves in a very poor accommodation, eating only cheese and sandwiches.