A tattered US flag flies on an old tractor in a farm field outside Sutherland Springs, near the site of the shooting at the First Baptist Church in Texas. Photograph: Reuters/Rick Wilking

Across the empty fields of southern Texas, the silence hung heavy in the air. The tiny community of Sutherland Springs was thrown into chaos last week(...)

The scene outside the Connally Memorial Medical Center in Floresville, Texas, on Sunday following the shooting incident in Sutherland Springs in which 26 people were killed. Photograph: William Luther/San Antonio Express-News/AP

In the small town of Floresville, 16km southwest of Sutherland Springs where Devin Kelley opened fire on Sunday, people are still coming to terms with(...)

FBI officials arrive at the site of a mass shooting in Sutherland Springs. Photograph: Max Massey/Reuters

The US has been left reeling from the latest mass shooting to unfold in the country after a gunman opened fire in a Baptist church in Texas, killing a(...)

A hunters’ association holds a workshop in Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture, to teach shotgun-handling to participants earlier this year.  File photograph: Kyodo News/Getty Images

A week before US president Donald Trump’s scheduled trip to Japan, Masao Aigase got the call: the head of the local hunting club asked whether his fir(...)

Mandalay Bay shooting: 58 white crosses on the Las Vegas strip commemorate Stephen Paddock’s victims. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty

Determining a motive for the man who committed one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern history continues to be an exasperating task for investig(...)

Guns & Guitars in Mesquite, Nevada, where Stephen Paddock had a home. Paddock bought his last home in this retirement community of 18,000, about 90 minutes from Las Vegas, seemingly with cash. As with his other properties, he spent very little time here. Photograph: Isaak Brekken/The New York Times

Stephen Paddock was a contradiction: a gambler who took no chances. A man with houses everywhere who did not really live in any of them. Someone who l(...)

A woman cries at a makeshift memorial for victims of a mass shooting. Photograph: John Locher/AP

Police and FBI agents, chasing down more than 1,000 dead-end leads since a gunman killed 58 people in Las Vegas, are seeking more help from the public(...)

The Guns and Guitars gun store in Mesquite, Nevada, where mass murderer Stephen Paddock allegedly purchased some of the weapons used to kill 59 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas on October 1st. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

It was approaching 10pm on a warm Sunday night, and Paola Bastista was doing what she likes best: enjoying country music at one of the final outdoor m(...)

People attend a candlelight memorial for Mandalay Bay massacre victim, Las Vegas police officer Charleston Hartfield,   in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Thursday. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Police in Las Vegas continued to search for a possible motive for last Sunday’s deadly gun attack which left 59 people dead and several hundred wounde(...)

Malcolm Turnbull (right) looks with Australian Federal Police commissioner Andrew Colvin and Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan at firearms on display in Sydney. Photograph: AAP/Joel Carrett/via Reuters

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said about 51,000 illegal firearms, a fifth of all illegal guns in the country, were surrendered in a three(...)

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