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Amazon latest retailer to pull sales of Confederate flag

Amazon latest retailer to pull sales of Confederate flag after shooting Credit: Reuters

Amazon.com will be removing Confederate flag merchandise from its site, a source knowledgeable with the matter told Reuters.

The online retailer's move follows similar decisions by EBay, Wal-Mart and Sears in the wake of a racially-motivated massacre last week at a historically black South Carolina church.

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Sears removes Confederate Flags from online marketplace

US department store chain Sears has announced it will remove all Confederate Flags being sold by third parties on its marketplace website.

It follows a decision by supermarket giant Wal-Mart to remove all products bearing the controversial flag - which many see as representing racism and slavery - from stores and online in the wake of a massacre at a church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Wal-Mart to remove all Confederate Flag goods from sale

Supermarket giant Wal-Mart has pledged to remove all items bearing the Confederate Flag from its stores and online, according to a statement.

The move by the company - which owns UK supermarket chain Asda - comes after widespread protests over the flying and use of the flag, which many see as a symbol of hate and a throwback to the time of slavery.

It has remained in use in the grounds of the State Capitol in Columbia despite the racially-motivated shooting at a church which left nine worshippers dead.

South Carolina's governor, Nikki Haley, is among those calling for the flag to be taken down.

US air strike 'kills militant linked to 2012 Benghazi attack'

A US air strike has killed an Islamic State militant believed to have been involved in an attack of a US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012, the Pentagon has said.

The air strike on Mosul, Iraq, on June 15 killed Ali Awni al-Harzi who has been named as a "person of interest" in the Benghazi attack which left the US ambassador to Libya and three other American citizens dead.

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President Obama will deliver eulogy for Charleston pastor

President Barack Obama will deliver a eulogy at the funeral of murdered Charleston pastor Reverend Clementa Pinckney, the White House has confirmed.

President Obama will deliver a eulogy at the funeral of the Charleston pastor gunned down in his own church Credit: Douliery Olivier/ABACA/PA

The President is due to travel to South Carolina for the service where he will say a few words and pay his respects to the pastor and the eight members of his congregation who were gunned down at the city's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church last week.

The funeral is set for 11am at the College of Charleston on Friday.

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