Donald Trump indicted: What does it mean for his political career and US democracy?
After much buildup in the media, a Manhattan grand jury voted to indict former US president Donald Trump. His indictment, and the frenzy it has already created, demonstrate just what a dangerous and unstable time this is for American democracy. The road is probably about to get even rockier
Explained: What America can do to save its children from gun violence
For some, Monday's massacre at the Covenant School in Nashville confirms the need to ban assault rifles, while others call for increased security at schools. In Arkansas and Alabama, some institutions have installed armoured ‘safe rooms’ where students can seek shelter in the event of gunfire
America’s Darkest Side: How gun violence claims 114 lives on an average every day
The Nashville school shooting has put the spotlight on increasing gun violence in the United States. So far this year, there have been 9,870 gun-related fatalities in the country – that’s an average of more than 114 a day
Nashville shooting: A look back at the worst gun violence in US schools
A rampage at Nashville's Covenant School that killed three children and three adults is only the latest in a tragic and relentless cycle of US school mass shootings. Here are America's deadliest classroom gun massacres dating back to the late '90s
As South bans abortion, thousands turn to Illinois clinics
Hundreds of women travel each week to the southern tip of Illinois to secure an abortion
Uganda passes bill banning identifying as LGBTQ: Other countries where it is illegal to be gay
Uganda has approved a bill making it unlawful to identify as members from the LGBTQ community. The legislation will now be sent to President Yoweri Museveni to be signed into law. There are 70 countries that have laws criminalising homosexuality, and nearly half of these are in Africa
Which countries allow same-sex marriage? Will India join the club?
Opposing the legal recognition of same-sex marriages, the Indian government has said that ‘they will cause havoc’. The matter now lies before the Supreme Court. As the debate continues, we look at how nations have approved such unions
Two Americans arrested on charges of selling tech to Russia
The FBI and the Commerce Department’s Office of Export Enforcement are investigating the case.
TikTok sets one-hour screen time limit for teens: How will it work?
TikTok says every account held by a user under the age of 18 will automatically be set to a 60-minute daily screen time limit in the coming weeks amid growing concerns about the app's security
Explained: Why US states want to bar Chinese companies, citizens from buying land
Lawmakers from Virginia and Texas are pushing to ban Chinese citizens and companies from purchasing farmland and real estate over a threat to ‘national security’. Experts say Beijing is becoming an issue on both sides of the aisle amid rising tensions, while critics call it anti-foreigner hysteria
Sealed With a Kiss: Top moments from Joe Biden's State of the Union speech
US president Joe Biden's State of the Union address was packed with optimism and hope. However, First Lady Jill Biden stole the show by planting a kiss on the lips of Vice President Kamala Harris' husband, Douglas Emhoff
Back to school: Students returnVirginia elementary school where 6-year-old shot his teacher
Richneck Elementary School in Newport News was set to reopen Monday, more than three weeks after the January 6 shooting. Police have said the boy brought a 9mm handgun to school and intentionally shot his teacher, Abby Zwerner
Amazon’s battle with newly-formed union continues despite workers’ historic win
Regardless of an increase in organising efforts, the share of workers who belong to unions has continued to shrink over the years, dropping to 10.1 percent last year from 10.3 percent in 2021.
What Russia's war in Ukraine has taught us about power
Ukraine's ability to portray itself as the defender of democracy against a brutal tyrant has enabled it to get lots of weapons from the West. With this, the picture of Russian dominance vanishes
What is fentanyl, deadly drug seized in record numbers, enough to kill every American?
According to the US CDC, fentanyl is a synthetic opioid. Fifty times more powerful than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine, it is mainly produced in Mexico with ingredients from China
Zelenskyy thanks 'every American,' sees 'turning point'
The highly sensitive trip came after 10 months of a brutal war that has seen tens of thousands of casualties on both sides and devastation for Ukrainian civilians
US: Health officials revise tool to track severe obesity in kids
In recent decades, severe obesity among children in America has nearly quadrupled, experts said
Explained: How the Federal Reserve's half-point rate hike will affect American wallets
The effects of the Federal Reserve raising its key interest rate several times this year have been felt by Americans. Those who save will benefit and borrowers can expect to pay more on credit cards, student loans and other forms of debt
'Railways to export Vande Bharat trains by 2025-26': Officials say
The latest version of the indigenous trains with sleeper coaches will be operational by the first quarter of 2024
2022 second worst ever for mass shootings in US history
With more than a month left in 2022, the number of mass shootings in the US is probably about to surpass the 610 recorded in 2020