BBC news with David Harper.
Leading Republican Senators in the US say they intend to grill a Chief Executive of Twitter Jack Dorsey after he blocked a news report criticial of the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Mr. Dorsey said he expected that the decision should be better explained.
Joe Biden's presidential campaign says he has made several plane journeys with the person who has since tested positive for coronavirus. He was not in close contact, and there is no need for him to quarantine. But his running mate Kamala Harris is halting campaigning after two people on one of her flights tested positive for Covid-19.
The World Health Organization has reported to found that the drug Remdesivir makes no substanial difference to the health of the patient suffering form Covid-19. It was one of the drugs used recently to treat President Trump.
France has seen a steep rise in coronvavirus infections, registering more than 30,000 cases a day for the first time. The country is bringing in tougher restrictions, including a curfew in nine cities. The Catalonian region of Spain, Ireland and Poland all introduced new restrictions shortly as the number of infections in Europe continues to rise.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has sacked a close ally in the senate. He was reportedly caught with money hidden in his underpants. Local media said the police had been investigating involvement of the senator Chico Rodrigues in the misuse of pandemic response funds.
European Union leaders have experessed concern over the lack of progress in negotiations with Britain on the post-Brexit trade deal and future partnership agreement. Britain's chief negotiator said expecting all movements to come from Britain was an unusual way to approach negotiations.
At least 21 people, most of them security personnel, have been killed in two separate militant attacks in Pakistan's Baluchistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkwha provinces. An alliance of separatist rebels said they carried out the attack.