A bump stock can be attached to a semiautomatic rifle to increase the firing rate.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 15, 2024
U.S. Supreme Court rejects federal ban on gun 'bump stocks'
Bump stocks use a semiautomatic's recoil to allow it to slide back and forth while "bumping" the shooter's trigger finger, resulting in rapid fire.
The Sde Teiman base, which has become synonymous with the detention of Gazans, in the Negev desert of Israel.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 14, 2024
Inside the base where Israel has detained thousands of Palestinians
Since the start of the Gaza war, the Sde Teiman military base has housed detainees who are blindfolded, handcuffed and held without charge or legal representation.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump gestures following the announcement of the verdict in his criminal trial over charges that he falsified business records to conceal money paid to silence adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in 2016, outside Trump Tower in New York City on Thursday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal / ANALYSIS
May 31, 2024
Trump guilty verdict adds twist to 2024 race: a convicted felon
While such a development may change the trajectory of the presidential race, few experts are confident it will.
Former U.S. President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he arrives back at Trump Tower after being convicted in his criminal trial, in New York City on Thursday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
May 31, 2024
Trump found guilty on all counts in hush money case
Prosecutors said Trump led a broader scheme to influence the election by concealing stories of his alleged sexual encounters with women.
Despite the United Arab Emirates taking "significant steps to address" gold smuggling, Bern-based NGO SwissAid says billions of dollars worth of the precious metal arrive in the country from Africa every year.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
May 30, 2024
Billions in African gold smuggled to UAE every year, SwissAid says
The nongovernmental organization estimates that the illicit trade amounts to between $23.7 billion and $35 billion annually, based on current market prices.
Protestors rally against capital punishment in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington in June 2022.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
May 29, 2024
Number of executions in 2023 highest in nearly a decade, Amnesty says
The 1,153 known executions that took place last year were the most recorded by the global rights monitor since 2015.
A woman looks on during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in front of a U.S. consulate in Barcelona, Spain, on June 1, 2020.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
May 27, 2024
Four years after George Floyd killing, police reform slow to follow
Despite the initial surge of calls for change, federal attempts at wide-ranging reform have been mostly unsuccessful.

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