Chicago suffers bloody weekend as gun violence leaves seven deadMass shootings command widespread media coverage, but lost in the national conversations about guns are everyday killings A memorial where 26-year-old Chantell Grant and 35-year-old Andrea Stoudemire were shot and killed on 28 July in the South Side of Chicago. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczyński/AFP/Getty ImagesAs deadly mass shootings devastated communities in Texas and Ohio and reignited calls for lawmakers to act on gun reform, Chicago experienced yet another bloody weekend – suffering the kind of violence that has come to be treated by the nation as almost routine in this city.Seven people were killed and 46 wounded here, including in two …

Mexican man who shielded wife in Texas mass shooting diesA Mexican man who threw himself in front of his wife to shield her from bullets in a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, died on Monday, officials and his family said, raising the toll of Mexican nationals killed in one of two weekend mass shootings in the United States to eight. Juan de Dios Velazquez, 77, had moved to El Paso with his wife Estela Nicolasa, 65, from Ciudad Juarez, just across the border in Mexico, six months before they were caught in Saturday’s mass shooting at a Walmart store. “He couldn’t fight anymore, his heart started to fail,” …

Brazil gang leader puts on silicon mask and wig in attempt to flee jail disguised as his daughterA Brazilian gang leader tried to escape from prison by dressing up as his daughter when she visited him behind bars and walking out the penitentiary's main door in her place, authorities said on Sunday. Clauvino da Silva, also known as "Shorty", donned a silicon girl's mask and long dark-haired wig for his attempted jail break in the western part of Rio de Janeiro.  But prison officials said the nervousness displayed as he tried to leave the prison in his disguise gave him away. His plan was apparently to leave his 19-year-old daughter inside the jail. Police are looking into …

Canada deploys divers in search for fugitive teen murder suspectsCanadian police said Sunday they sent a team of divers to a river in Manitoba, to join the weeks-long hunt for two teenage triple-murder suspects. Five members of the federal Underwater Recovery Team were sent to Gillam in northern Manitoba to conduct a “thorough underwater search” in the area, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said in a statement. The teens are wanted in connection with the murder of Lucas Fowler, 23, of Australia, and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese, 24, who were found shot dead alongside the Alaska Highway in northern British Columbia on July 15.

Russian opposition plans new protest despite over 1,000 arrestsRussia’s anti-Kremlin opposition said it was planning a nationwide protest next weekend despite police forcibly detaining over 1,000 people on Saturday for attending what they said was an illegal march in Moscow to demand free elections. Saturday’s protest, conceived by opposition activists as a peaceful walk to protest against the exclusion of their candidates from a Moscow election next month, was systematically and sometimes violently dispersed by police. Russian investigators had initiated a criminal case against one man, accusing him of injuring a police officer, the TASS news agency reported.

El Paso shooting: 21-year-old suspect Patrick Crusius ‘espoused racist tropes and voiced support for Christchurch mosque gunman’The suspected gunman behind the El Paso shooting that has left at least 20 people dead is believed to be a 21-year-old white man called Patrick Crusius. Though Crusius was not named by law enforcement as the shooter, local media reported his name and published what it said were CCTV images of the suspect armed with a rifle.The Texas city’s police chief said the assault on a Walmart store on Saturday, which left another 26 people wounded, was being investigated as a potential hate crimePolice officially identified a 21-year-old white male from Allen, Texas, a Dallas suburb some 650 miles …

31 dead, 62 rescued after boats capsize in PhilippinesRescuers recovered more bodies in rough seas where three ferry boats capsized after being buffeted by fierce winds and waves off two central Philippine provinces, bringing the death toll to 31 with three missing, the coast guard said Sunday. Coast guard spokesman Armand Balilo said the dead were mostly passengers of two ferries that flipped over in sudden wind gusts and powerful waves Saturday off Guimaras and Iloilo provinces. Sixty-two other passengers and crew were rescued.