1. National

Google joins other major retailers in banning Confederate flag goods

Google Inc has become the latest online retailer to pull all products bearing the controversial Confederate flag from sale in the wake of last week's racially-motivated massacre at a historic black church in South Carolina.

Amazon, eBay, Wal-Mart and Sears have already announced their decision to ban sales of merchandise displaying the image of the flag, which many see as representing racism and slavery.

View all 77 updates ›

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.

More on this story