US republican presidential candidate Donald Trump who said the Oregon shootings could have been limited if instructors or students  had been armed. 1:48

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday channelled the 1970s action star Charles Bronson in defending second amendment rights in th(...)

Surgeons work inside a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital after the  air strike in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Photograph: Reuters 0:51

Médecins Sans Frontières has demanded that an independent international body investigate the air strike that hit an Afghan hospital on Saturday, kill(...)

Oregon college shooting suspect Chris Harper-Mercer is seen in an undated photo taken from his Myspace account.  Photograph: Reuters

A heavily armed gunman who shot to death an English professor and eight others in an Oregon community college classroom was identified on Friday as a(...)

Hillary Clinton: One of the funnier emails shows her  struggling to place a call to the White House, ranting to an aide about a telephone operator. Photograph: Charlie Mahoney/New York Times.

Another month, another release of Hillary Clinton emails. The latest batch of private emails sent to and from the Democratic presidential frontrunner (...)

Uphill battle: the aftermath of air strikes in Kafr Nabel, a town in Idlib province. Photograph: Hadi al-Abdallah via AP

The timeline of Syria’s grinding civil war is dotted with illusory turning points. These were atrocities or grim milestones that the world assumed wou(...)

America’s latest mass shooting, which left ten people dead in Roseburg, Oregon, followed the familiar pattern of a troubled young man murdering innoce(...)

US president Barack Obama delivers a statement after the Oregon shooting. Newsweek said that in 2013 alone, 33,636 people in the US were killed by gun violence, more than all Americans killed inside the country by terrorists in the last 14 years. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

In his impassioned plea on Thursday in the wake of the Oregon school shooting for changes to American gun laws, US president Barack Obama laid down a (...)

A candlelight vigil at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg: children as young as nine can enrol in youth hunting programmes in the town. Photograph: Steve Dipaola/Reuters.

As the media descended on the site of the latest US mass shooting, residents of the small town of Roseburg, Oregon, were struggling to make sense of t(...)

US president Barack Obama leaves the podium after speaking on the shooting at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College, at the White House. Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/EPA

US president Barack Obama angrily said on Thursday America had made a “political choice” to allow mass shootings like the one in Oregon to occur and b(...)

US president Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in press briefing room at the White House in Washington, while discussing the mass  shooting at the community college in Oregon. Photograph: AP

US president Barack Obama put words to the desperation of millions of Americans – and the despair of the rest of the world – on Thursday night after a(...)