Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s third nomination to the Supreme Court

Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s third nomination to the Supreme Court, is on Capitol Hill for another day of senate confirmation hearings amid a backdrop of outcry from Democrats over Republican-led efforts to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during an election season in which 10 million Americans have already voted.

The federal judge faced tough questions from Democratic senators and declined to reveal whether she would support overturning key rulings on the Affordable Care Act and Roe v Wade, which, respectively, provides insurance protections for millions and ensures access to women’s reproductive health care options nationwide.

The shot by Tharmaplan Tilaxan has won first prize in this year’s Royal Society of Biology photography competition.

The landfill site is close to a forest, which is a protected site due to the elephant population.

The hearing came after Mr Trump declared that he was “totally negative” for coronavirus. He also appeared back to normal form as he spoke for 63 minutes last night to a large crowd at an airport in Sanford, near Orlando, at one point declaring how he felt well enough to kiss everyone. Few of those present at the outdoor event wore masks.

“One thing with me, the nice part, I went through it. Now they say I’m immune. I feel so powerful,” Mr Trump said. “I’ll walk into that audience. I’ll walk in there. I’ll kiss everyone in that audience. I’ll kiss the guys and the beautiful women and everybody. I’ll just give you a big fat kiss.”

A spokesman for the sappers, Grzegorz Lewandowski, said no one was injured as all the sappers were at a safe distance from the blast, which was felt by local residents in the town of Swinoujscie.

Lewandowski said the bomb is now considered safe.  

Ireland’s government offered more support on Tuesday to those hit hardest by some of Europe’s toughest Covid-19 restrictions. The budget stimulus package was described as “unprecedented in the history of the state” by Reuters.

Russia reports record daily coronavirus cases and deaths. On Tuesday, the country’s coronavirus crisis centre said 13,868 new cases had been reported in the past 24 hours, pushing the overall number of infections to 1,326,178.