Race remains, two terms of a black president notwithstanding, the starkest division in American society. The raw pain, anger and volatility of communi(...)

Anti-Racism groups in Ireland held a rally in Dublin this evening in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Pictured is Lucky Khambule, who lives in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Hundreds of people attended a march in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States on Tuesday evening in central Dublin. The(...)

Dallas shooter Micah Johnson: his mother said he  resented the US government after his six years in the military and  seven-month tour of duty in  the Afghanistan war. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Micah Johnson, the gunman who killed five police officers in Dallas, showed a noticeable change in behaviour after being discharged from the US army (...)

Police officers detain protesters as they try to clear streets while protesters were gathering against another group of protesters in Baton Rouge, on  Sunday, July 10th, 2016. Police officers responded to reports that protesters were en route to block Interstate 10 and prevent another group of protesters from marching. Photograph: Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP

Dozens of people have been arrested in Louisiana’s state capital after a protest over recent police killings of black men. Officers faced down hundre(...)

Dallas police chief David Brown: “We’re convinced that this suspect had other plans.”  Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

The gunman who killed five police officers in a sniper ambush in Dallas last week was plotting larger attacks, the city’s police chief David Brown has(...)

Grammy-winning singer Chaka Khan has  said she has been battling an addiction to the same medication that led to Prince’s death. An autopsy found Prince died of an overdose of fentanyl, a powerful opioid painkiller. File photograph: Getty Images

US singer Chaka Khan and her sister have entered a drug rehabilitation programme to battle their addictions to prescription drugs. The soul singer sa(...)

Dallas Police Chief David Brown  said he was convinced  any hesitation in giving the go-ahead to kill the shooting suspect on Thursday night would have allowed the gunman the chance to harm more police officers. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

The chief of the Dallas Police Department on Sunday vigorously defended the use of a bomb mounted on a robot to kill a gunman who shot to death five p(...)

A police car  in front of the Dallas Police Department headquarters is  converted into a memorial after the ambush shooting of police officers in Dallas, Texas. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

US president Barack Obama on Saturday rejected the notion that this week’s stunning violence is a signal that the US has returned to some of the darke(...)

Micah Xavier Johnson seen in an undated photograph from his Facebook account. Photograph: Reuters via Facebook ,

The Dallas gunman who shot dead five police officers had been sent home from Afghanistan after being accused of sexually harassing a female, and was d(...)

US president Barack Obama in Warsaw: “There is no possible justification for these kinds of attacks or any violence against law enforcement.” Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US president Barack Obama has said that the American people are “horrified” by the shooting of 12 police officers in Dallas, five fatally, in an atroc(...)