Jun 21, 2015

Tuareg rebel group signs peace deal with Mali government

Mali’s main coalition of Tuareg separatist rebels signed a peace agreement with the government Saturday more than a month after other armed groups did so, though critics said the deal still fails to address the impunity now rampant in the north. An Associated Press ...

Shootings highlight dark past of Charleston's race relations

Jun 21, 2015

Shootings highlight dark past of Charleston's race relations

With a dark past and complicated present, race relations have always been a challenge in Charleston, where a young white man is accused of shooting nine people to death at a historic black church. The city along the South Carolina coast was once a ...

In U.S. politics, gun control still a dead issue

| Jun 20, 2015

In U.S. politics, gun control still a dead issue

They offered prayers and moments of silence. They sought to comfort. Some flashed with anger and frustration that, once again, America was forced to confront another mass shooting. Yet less than 48 hours after nine people were shot to death in a South Carolina ...

Charleston church victims' families forgive suspect in court

Jun 20, 2015

Charleston church victims' families forgive suspect in court

Relatives of the nine people shot down during a Bible study session inside their historic black church confronted Dylann Storm Roof on Friday during his initial hearing. They described their pain and anger, but also spoke of love. The 21-year-old suspect was ordered held ...

Hate crimes are not uncommon in the United States

Jun 19, 2015

Hate crimes are not uncommon in the United States

U.S. law enforcement authorities are investigating the slayings of nine people by a white gunman Wednesday night at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, as a hate crime. While the death toll made the attack one of the worst in recent years ...