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A US Senate committee has voted to approve Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the US Supreme Court as discussions continue over a possible FBI inquiry into allegations of sexual misconduct.
Also in the programme: Facebook says 'almost 50 million' of its users were left exposed by a security flaw, and India’s Supreme Court have overturned a renowned Hindu temple’s ban on the admission of menstruating women.
Picture: Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images.
Republicans are pushing to vote on President Donald Trump's nominee for the US Supreme Court on Friday, after hearing dramatic testimony from him and a woman accusing him of sexual assault.
Also in the programme: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is in Germany; and we speak to the father of Hong Kong's democracy movement, who tells us he's in an hour of need.
(Photo: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Professor Christine Blasey Ford during Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington. Credit: Reuters)
The Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony from the Republican Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and from Christine Blasey Ford who accuses him of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers. Mr Kavanaugh has strenuously denied the accusations.
Also in the programme: A look-ahead to the Brazilian elections, and the threat to killer whales.
(Photo: Christine Blasey Ford testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Credit: EPA/Win McNamee / Pool)
Today Judge Brett Kavanaugh, nominated by President Trump to sit on the Supreme Court, and the first woman who has accused him of sexual assault, Dr Chirstine Blasey Ford, will both testify before a Senate panel hearing. Mr Kavanaugh has denied the allegations. We'll have live analysis of the hearing.
Also in the programme: the IMF has agreed to provide a bigger, faster bailout to Argentina than initially planned. Also, the first-ever Global Wetland Outlook says that wetlands are disappearing rapidly - with potentially devastating consequences. We hear from the wetland convention's Secretary General.
(Picture: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Credit: AFP)
Today at the UN, President Trump accused China of interfering in the forthcoming US elections, but did not present any proof. The Chinese foreign minister denied the charges. It was the US president's first time chairing the UN Security Council. Also on the programme, new research suggests that almost 400,000 people died as a result of Civil War in South Sudan. The original UN estimate was 50,000 deaths. We hear from one of the authors. And an investigative website publishes what they think is the real name of one of the two Russian men accused of poisoning the Skripals in the English town of Salisbury. He also claims that Russian security services had "direct influence" on staff in the British embassy involved in issuing visas to "Boshirov" and "Petrov".
(Picture: US President Donald Trump attends the United Nations Security Council briefing on counter proliferation at the United Nations in New York on the second day of the UN General Assembly. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Nuclear non-proliferation and Iran will be on President Trump's agenda when he chairs a meeting of the United Nations Security Council for the first time. In his combative address to the UN General Assembly yesterday, Mr Trump singled out Tehran for spreading chaos and destruction.
Also in the programme: Libya's coast guard tells the BBC that NGO rescue boats encourage migrants to make the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean; and the Indian Supreme Court has imposed limits on the use of the world's largest biometric identity system.
(Image: Donald Trump. Credit: AFP)