Welcome to Friday, where the coronavirus death toll surpasses 100,000 in Africa, the Myanmar coup protests record the first casualty and NASA's Mars rover sends its first picture of the Red Planet. We also look at how the lack of internet access is preventing minorities in the United States from getting the COVID vaccine.
• Myanmar coup protests: Mya Thweh Thweh Khine, 20, has died ten days after she was shot in the head by government forces during protests against the recent military coup. The UK and Canada have announced sanctions on military businesses and other officials.
• U.S. opens to Iran nuclear talks: The White House has agreed to restart negotiations with Iran alongside European allies over the nuclear deal that former President Trump had pulled out of. President Joe Biden will also meet for the first time with G7 allies to discuss democracy and diplomacy, bearing a $4 billion gift to the World Health Organization's COVAX global vaccine project.
• Shots fired in Somalia: Heavy gunfire erupted during a protest in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, after weeks of tension over its disputed presidential election. In recent weeks, the U.S. Navy seized smuggled weapons off the Somali coast, while at least two car bombs have detonated and one suidice attack targeted the PM.
• NASA rover lands on Mars: The NASA Perseverance rover safely landed on Mars last night after a 292.5 million-mile journey that lasted more than six months.
• Uber loses in UK Supreme Court: Britain's highest court confirms a landmark decision against ride-sharing app Uber, ruling that the company's drivers have employee status.
• Romantic getaway without privacy: A five-star hotel on the popular resort island of Jeju in South Korea published an apology after honeymooners ended up in therapy following their discovery that the women's sauna was visible from the street.