• US President Joe Biden speaks about lives lost to COVID-19 after death toll passed 500,000, in the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington, DC, 22 February 2021. Picture: AFP

    Biden attempts to tackle US gun violence 'epidemic'

    With Congress unable to agree on broad new gun regulations, like stricter background checks for gun buyers, Biden announced six executive measures which he said would help tamp down the crisis.

  • FILE: US President Joe Biden speaks during remarks on the implementation of the American Rescue Plan in the State Dining room of the White House in Washington, DC on 15 March 2021. Picture: Eric Baradat/AFP

    Biden tackles 'ghost guns' and US firearms violence

    In addition to relatively modest measures on the politically hyper-sensitive issue, Biden will announce his nomination of David Chipman, a gun-control proponent, to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - a central agency in the fight against gun violence.

  • Smashed windows are left at the scene after a gunman opened fire at a King Sooper's grocery store on 22 March 2021 in Boulder, Colorado. Picture: Chet Strange/Getty Images/AFP

    Suspect charged as Colorado shooting sparks calls for gun control

    The suspect, named as Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, was in hospital after being shot in an exchange of fire with officers following the attack on King Soopers in Boulder County, 30 miles (50 kilometers) northwest of the state capital Denver, on Monday afternoon.

  • Law enforcement personnel are seen outside a massage parlor where a person was shot and killed on 16 March 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. Picture: Elijah Nouvelage/AFP

    Atlanta shootings expose fears of Asian-American community

    Robert Aaron Long, of Woodstock, Georgia, faces eight counts of murder and one charge of aggravated assault for Tuesday's shootings at three Atlanta massage parlors, in which six of the eight people killed were women of Asian descent.