Dylann Roof has been  found guilty of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at a church in Charleston, in the US. Photograph: Jason Miczek/Reuters

A jury on Thursday found self-avowed white supremacist Dylann Roof guilty of federal hate crimes resulting in the deaths of nine black parishioners at(...)

Man  holds a confederate battle flag and Bible outside the statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina, on Thursday, just hours before Gov Nikki Haley signed a Bill to remove the flag from statehouse grounds. Photograph: Jason Miczek/Reuters

The Confederate battle flag, which has reignited a national debate since last month’s killings of nine black churchgoers in South Carolina, is to b(...)

The state flag of Mississippi, which incorporates the   Confederate flag , is displayed with the flags of the other 49 states and territories in the tunnel connecting the senate office building and the US Congress. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

The Confederate flag has meant different things to different people over the years in the United States. It is far more than just a diagonal blue cros(...)

The Confederate flag flies on the Capitol grounds after South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced that she will call for the Confederate flag to be removed  in Columbia, South Carolina. Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on Monday called on politicians to take down the Confederate battle flag at the state capitol grounds, a week aft(...)

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(...)