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'Beautiful' moments as Mexican migrants meet families on U.S. border

Oct 27, 2019 - 5:11 PM

The Ciudad Juarez-El Paso bridge becomes neutral territory for 4 hours during the event, held for the 7th time, to allow undocumented migrants to the US to see their Mexican families

HUGS, NOT WALLS. Mexican families separated by the border wall are reunited for 3hree minutes in the 7th edition of the Hugs Not Walls event organized by the Border Network for Human Rights, in front of the border wall on the Rio Grande in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico on October 26, 2019. Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

Walmart to limit ammunition sales after mass shooting in Texas store

Sep 04, 2019 - 11:44 AM

Walmart also says it will direct consumers not to carry firearms into its stores, a practice that is legal in 'open carry' states but which has sparked safety scares in recent weeks

PROHIBITED. File photo of an assault rifle, pistol and ammunition which will no longer be sold in Walmart. Shutterstock.com

Trump faces hostility on visits to massacre sites

Aug 07, 2019 - 3:12 PM

US President Donald Trump finds himself accused by opponents of inspiring the El Paso gunman's anti-immigrant hatred and the country's volatile atmosphere in general

MEMORIAL. Texas State Troopers keep watch at the makeshift memorial for victims of the shooting that left a total of 22 people dead at the Cielo Vista Mall WalMart in El Paso, Texas, on August 6, 2019 Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

El Paso residents tell Trump to stay away after shooting

Aug 07, 2019 - 12:24 PM

The US president calls on Americans to condemn bigotry – but El Paso community leaders say his words rang hollow set against a longstanding refusal to call out white supremacy and a history of tweets widely condemned as racist

A US Air Force officer pays his respects at a makeshift memorial for the shooting victims, at the Cielo Vista Mall Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on August 6, 2019. The August 3 shooting left 22 people dead. US President Donald Trump will visit the Texan border city August 7, and will also travel to Dayton, Ohio where a second mass shooting early August 4 left another nine dead.   Mark RALSTON / AFP

8chan founder hopes El Paso shooting 'final nail in coffin'

Aug 06, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Fredrick Brennan repeats his call for the site to be closed, saying 'I should have shut it down when I had the chance'

8CHAN. Fredrick Brennan, creator of imageboard website 8chan, speaks during an interview with AFP in Manila on August 6, 2019. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Trump to address nation after U.S. shootings leave 29 dead

Aug 05, 2019 - 9:26 AM

(UPDATED) 'Hate has no place in our country,' Trump says, but he also blames mental illness for the violence

NO PLACE FOR HATE. US President Donald Trump gives a statement about the recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton before boarding to Washington at Morristown Airport on August 04, 2019. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Police investigating Texas shooting as possible hate crime – chief

Aug 04, 2019 - 11:29 AM

(UPDATED) The 21-year-old white gunman is linked to a manifesto railing against the 'Hispanic invasion' of Texas

MOURNING. Residents Erica Rios, 36, and Alma Rios, 61, cry outside a reunification center at MacArthur Elementary School, following a deadly mass shooting, in El Paso, Texas, on August 3, 2019. Photo by Joel Angel Juarez/AFP

Gunman kills 20 at Texas Walmart store in latest U.S. mass shooting

Aug 04, 2019 - 8:09 AM

(3rd UPDATE) A 21-year-old white male suspect is in custody

EL PASO SHOOTING. El Paso Police Department Sgt. Robert Gomez briefs media on a shooting that occurred at a Wal-Mart near Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas, on August 3, 2019. Photo by Joel Angel Juarez/AFP

Forget chocolate, how about a cockroach for Valentine's?

Feb 09, 2019 - 11:50 AM

How does naming a cockroach after your ex and feeding it to a meerkat sound?