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Mr Trump's fellow Republicans voted 52-48 to approve the judge, overcoming the opposition of Democrats.
- Covid: Belgian doctors with coronavirus asked to keep working
A top doctor tells the BBC they had no choice, to avoid the hospital system collapsing within days.
- US election 2020: Could postal voting upend the US election?
The huge number voting this way injects massive uncertainty into the White House race.
- Stock markets slide as Covid-19 cases rise
The Dow falls as much as 3.3% before ending down 2.3% - its sharpest decline in weeks.
- Djab Wurrung tree: Anger over sacred Aboriginal tree bulldozed for highway
Aboriginal Australians condemn the destruction of the tree, which holds particular importance to women.
- Poland abortion ruling: Protesters block roads across country
Traffic is disrupted in dozens of cities in protests against a court's near-total ban on abortion.
- Turkey's Erdogan urges French goods boycott amid Islam row
The president urges people not to buy French goods after his counterpart Mr Macron defended secularism.
- Syria war: 'Russian air strikes kill dozens' in Idlib
More than 50 people reportedly die in the attack, which puts at risk a ceasefire in the area.
- Pakistan's first metro line opens to passengers in Lahore
The Chinese-built line will slash journey times across the notoriously congested city by two thirds.
- Water on the Moon could sustain a lunar base
The "unambiguous detection of water" will boost Nasa's hopes of establishing a lunar base.
- Uber sued by drivers over ?automated robo-firing'
Uber drivers claim they were wrongly dismissed by an algorithm without a right to appeal.
- South Korean Jehovah's Witnesses start prison work terms
For the first time, conscientious objectors can work as prison administrators instead of being jailed.
- Toymakers expect strong Christmas sales despite coronavirus
The makers of Barbie dolls and games like Jenga are benefitting as parents spend on stay-at-home activities.
- Ex-paratrooper attempts record jump without parachute
John Bream attempted to break two world records after jumping from a helicopter without a parachute.
- Nasa announcement: What is on the Moon?
Nasa has announced it's found an abundance of water on the Moon. But what else is up there?
- Beached: Can rescuers save this dolphin in time?
Hundreds of dolphins beach each year, but this US team has dramatically improved survival rates
- In pictures: Silverado wildfire rages in California
The Silverado fire broke out just before sunrise on Monday in Orange County, south of Los Angeles.
- Coronavirus: How my mum became a conspiracy theory influencer
Sebastian?s mum has grown a big online following by spreading dangerous Covid conspiracy theories.
- Dr Fauci: Covid vaccine result could come by end of 2020
The US government scientist says we should know if a vaccine is "safe and effective" by December.
- US election: 'Help! Everyone around me disagrees with my politics'
Paul and Kayleah live in two different political bubbles, but they've found a place to vent online.
- BHS collapse: 'I was in charge of millions, then I had nothing'
Four years on from BHS's collapse, has the audit industry, criticised for not spotting problems, changed?
- The day the Commons came back from the Blitz
Rare archive footage shows the destruction of the House in 1941 and King George VI welcoming MPs back.
- Covid: Melbourne's hard-won success after a marathon lockdown
After losing its initial grip on Covid, Australia is again being hailed as a global success story.
- France targets radical Islam amid row with Turkey
President Macron's crackdown on Islamists causes political waves at home and abroad.
- Social media: Is it really biased against US Republicans?
Many conservative Americans believe Facebook and Twitter are biased against them, despite denials.