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The week in photos: September 30-October 6, 2017

Oct 07, 2017 - 1:54 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SLUTWALK. Women's rights activists march against gender inequalities during what the organizers called 'the third annual Amber Rose SlutWalk' in downtown Los Angeles, California on October 1, 2017. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

U.S. jury ordered to deliberate more over South Carolina shooting

Dec 03, 2016 - 8:15 AM

It isn t always easy for two people to agree says Judge Clifton Newman as he instructs the jury to try again

NO CONSENSUS? This handout photograph obtained April 8, 2015 courtesy of the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, shows the combination mug shot of Michael Slager, 33, who faces charges for murder in the death of Walter Scott, 50, in the city of North Charleston on April 4, 2015. File photo from the Charleston County Sheriff's Office / AFP

'Fotobam' bilang Salita ng Taon: Paalala sa isyu ng Torre de Manila

Oct 07, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Para sa historyador na si Michael Charleston Chua ang bansag na pambansang photobomb ay nakatulong para mapalapit ang isyu ng Torre de Manila sa mga tao mapadali ang pagpapaliwanag nito at mapalalim ang diskusyon

SALITA NG TAON. 'Fotobam' ni Michael Charleston Chua ang itinanghal na Salita ng Taon 2016. Kuha ni Jee Geronimo/Rappler

'Fotobam' ang Salita ng Taon 2016

Oct 06, 2016 - 5:54 PM

Pinili ng mga eksperto na salita ng taon ang fotobam pandiwa na ang ibig sabihin ay sirain ang eksena sa pamamagitan ng pagsingit sa kuwadro ng kamera habang may kinukunan ng retrato

Blunders allowed Charleston accused to buy gun – FBI

Jul 11, 2015 - 11:03 AM

FBI chief James Comey admits the 21 year old alleged white supremacist should never have been able to get his hands on the 45 caliber weapon but was able to do so because of a breakdown in an FBI background check

Confederate flag comes down at South Carolina legislature

Jul 10, 2015 - 10:30 PM

UPDATED The flag has been a focal point of controversy in South Carolina since it was raised in the early 1960s atop the State House dome in defiance of the civil rights movement then sweeping the United States

TAKE IT DOWN.  Hundreds of people gather for a protest rally against the Confederate flag in Columbia, South Carolina on June 20, 2015. File photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

South Carolina senate votes to take down Confederate flag

Jul 07, 2015 - 9:01 AM

The proposal now is set to go before the House of Representatives amid growing public demands for the red white and blue banner to no longer fly outside the legislature in the state capital Columbia

STARS AND BARS. The Confederate flag flies on the Capitol grounds after South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced that she will call for the Confederate flag to be removed on June 22, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

US study says mass killings may be contagious

Jul 03, 2015 - 7:41 AM

Mass killings in the United States may be contagious according to a study that finds each deadly tragedy can increase the likelihood that another will soon follow

AFTERMATH. A message is left on a highway overpass in remembrance of those killed down the street from the Sandy Hook School December 16, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty-six people were shot dead, including twenty children, after a gunman identified as Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images / AFP

US protester removes Confederate flag at state house

Jun 28, 2015 - 12:27 AM

UPDATED Police arrest the black woman and the flag is restored to its original position an hour later

STARS AND BARS. The Confederate flag flies on the Capitol grounds after South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced that she will call for the Confederate flag to be removed on June 22, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

High emotions as Charleston mourns massacre victims

Jun 26, 2015 - 8:33 AM

President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver the eulogy at Friday s funeral of another victim Emanuel s chief pastor Clementa Pinckney

MOURNING. Mourners process past the body of slain State Senator Clementa Pinckney lying in State at the State House in Columbia, South Carolina, USA, June 24, 2015. Photo by Richard Ellis/EPA

South Carolina governor calls for removal of Confederate flag

Jun 23, 2015 - 9:08 AM

UPDATED The flying of the Civil War battle flag – seen by some as a symbol of lingering racist sentiment in the American South but by others as a hallmark of Southern pride and heritage – has returned to the spotlight since the massacre

STARS AND BARS. The Confederate flag flies on the Capitol grounds after South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced that she will call for the Confederate flag to be removed on June 22, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

US church reopens in triumph over massacre

Jun 21, 2015 - 11:42 PM

UPDATED The service offers still grieving Charleston a chance to mark what many argue is its triumph in thwarting the shooter s reported aim to foment racial hatred

EMOTIONAL. Parishioners mourn inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, 21 June 2015. The African-American church in the southern US city of Charleston where nine people were slain by a white gunman reopened for services the same day. PEPA/DAVID GOLDMAN / POOL

Protesters target Confederate flag after Charleston killings

Jun 21, 2015 - 10:30 AM

Symbols of hate have no place in our government The Confederate flag is not a symbol of Southern pride but rather a symbol of rebellion and racism reads an online petition

PROTEST. Hundreds of people gather for a protest rally against the Confederate flag in Columbia, South Carolina on June 20, 2015. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV

Racist 'manifesto' lays bare Charleston motive

Jun 21, 2015 - 9:07 AM

A 2 500 word manifesto and photos on a website purportedly created by Charleston shooter Dylann Roof may reveal his motive for killing 9 black worshippers

Charleston shooting suspect confesses

Jun 19, 2015 - 11:01 PM

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley says she believes Roof should face the death penalty

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Jun 19, 2015 - 6:21 PM

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Jun 19, 2015 - 12:09 PM

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Frustrated Obama urges US to re-examine gun culture

Jun 19, 2015 - 10:49 AM

US President Obama s anger is made all the worse by the knowledge that none of the previous series of mass shootings on his watch have pushed fellow Washington politicians to act

OBAMA ON CHARLESTON. US President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the shooting deaths of 9 people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, in Washington DC, USA, June 18, 2015. Michael Reynolds/EPA

Pastors, librarian among Charleston shooting victims

Jun 19, 2015 - 7:45 AM

With the southern coastal city and the United States reeling from the apparently racially motivated attack details emerge of the lives cut short by it

CHARLESTON. People are seen here hugging at the memorial site of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church where nine people were murdered in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, 18 June 2015.

Suspect caught in US black church 'hate crime' rampage

Jun 18, 2015 - 11:43 PM

2ND UPDATE Police detain 21 year old Dylann Roof after 9 churchgoers are shot dead during a Bible study class on Wednesday

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Jun 18, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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Health or wealth: What should come first?

Jun 10, 2015 - 2:00 PM

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US cop indicted for murder in black motorist's fatal shooting

Jun 09, 2015 - 2:40 AM

A grand jury in South Carolina indicts a white former police officer on murder charges for fatally shooting a fleeing black motorist

INDICTED. This handout photograph obtained April 8, 2015 courtesy of the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, shows the combination mug shot of Michael Slager, 33, who faces charges for murder in the death of Walter Scott, 50, in the city of North Charleston on April 4, 2015. Photo from the Charleston County Sheriff's Office / AFP

Serena cruises past Venus in Charleston semis

Apr 07, 2013 - 1:57 PM

Serena Williams routed her older sister Venus in the most lopsided match in the sibling rivalry

Top-ranked Serena cruises in WTA clay opener

Apr 03, 2013 - 7:40 PM

World No 1 Serena Williams served nine aces Tuesday April 2 during her first match this season on clay beating Italy s Camila Giorgi