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Msgr Basil O’Sullivan: ‘I wanted to be a priest, and it was more important to be a priest than where you were sent.’  File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Corkman Msgr Basil O’Sullivan (88), parish priest of Holy Family, Dunblane, and Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Auchterarder, in Scotland, was on his w(...)

President Joe Biden speaks about gun regulations from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Amr Alfiky/The New York Times

US president Joe Biden has announced several executive actions at tightening rules on gun ownership as he described the gun violence epidemic in the (...)

House speaker Nancy Pelosi. ‘Trump must be tried and convicted to ensure that no future president will ever think it’s okay to incite insurrection.’ Photograph: Anna MoneymakerNew York Times

House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi has pledged to increase security for members of Congress in the wake of this month’s attack on the US Ca(...)

Christian Heyne, who lost his mother to gun violence, urges Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell to legislate on background checks. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

There were tentative signs yesterday [Wednesday] that Congress was considering new measures on gun control, as the fall-out from two back-to-back mass(...)

 Guns and ammunition on sale at a shop in Sacramento, California.  About a third of US gun owners have five guns or more, figures show. Photograph: Andrew Burton/The New York Times

Donald Trump left Washington on Friday for a 10-day working vacation at his Bedminster golf course in New Jersey following a week which left Americans(...)

US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones speaks during a rally in support of then Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in  July 18th, 2016. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters/File Photo

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has defended his company’s decision to continue publishing the controversial tweets of the American conspiracy theorist Al(...)

 Roseanne Barr: show was axed after racist tweets. Photograph: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

Well, that did’nt take long: only a couple of months after Roseanne returned to US TV screens to one of the biggest TV audiences in years, On Tuesday (...)

 Singer Miley Cyrus calls for action on gun control during the March for Our Lives Rally in Washington, DC on Saturday.  Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of the US capital to call for tighter gun laws in one of the biggest mass protests se(...)

 British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers a speech on Brexit in Coventry, central England. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Another week, another milestone on the road to Brexit. In fact, this week will feature three such markers: a speech by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tha(...)

 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor Samuel Zeif (L) cries  during a listening session with  US president Donald Trump, at the White House, Washington, DC. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Are we reaching a turning point in the US’s attitude towards gun control? As the country came to grips with its fourth mass shooting in five months af(...)

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