Dylann Roof has been sentenced to death for killing nine black church members, becoming the first American to get the death penalty for federal hate crimes. File photograph: Charleston County Sheriff’s Office/New York Times

White supremacist Dylann Roof has been sentenced to death for killing nine black church members, becoming the first American to get the death penalty (...)

Dylann Roof (C) is accused of opening fire on June 17th, 2015, during Bible study at Charleston’s historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in a massacre that killed nine people. Photograph: AP Photo/Chuck Burton

Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners in a racially motivated attack at a church (...)

 Democratic presidential candidate and former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters on Tuesday  at Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Missouri. Photograph:  Whitney Curtis/Getty Images.

As politicians across the southern US spoke out against the Confederate battle flag and the nation’s largest retailers pulled items with its image (...)

A woman mourns at the memorial site outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Photograph: John Taggart, EPA

A historic black church in Charleston will hold its first service since nine members of its congregation were shot dead during a Bible study session. (...)

Charleston residents grieve at a makeshift memorial outside the historic mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church to honor the nine victims slain by alleged killer Dylann Roof in Charleston, South Carolina. Photograph: Richard Ellis/EPA

A National Rifle Association executive in Texas has been criticised for suggesting that the South Carolina senator and pastor slain with eight members(...)

Sister Mary Thecla, from the Daughters of St Paul, prays outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston two days after a mass shooting left nine dead during a bible study at the church. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

The 21-year-old man who is suspected of killing nine people in a historic black church in the US was charged Friday with nine counts of murder and pos(...)

Police lead suspected gunman Dylann Roof into a courthouse in Shelby, North Carolina, on June 18th, 2015. Mr Roof, a 21-year-old, is accused of killing nine people at a Bible-study meeting in a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, in an attack US officials are investigating as a hate crime. Photograph: Jason Miczek/Reuters

A man accused of killing nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, was arrested on Thursday, said US officials,(...)