Woman finds long-lost diamond ring on carrot in garden

Image copyright Submitted photo A Canadian woman got an extra carrot with her diamond ring when it was found in her vegetable patch 13 years after she lost it. Mary Grams, 84, was devastated when she lost the ring while weeding on the family farm in Alberta in 2004. But she had kept the ring’s […]

Fans honour Elvis 40 years after death

The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll lives on in the impersonators and memories of fans who paid tribute at his Graceland home, to mark the 40th anniversary of his death. Laura Bicker reports from Memphis Fans honour Elvis 40 years after death

Bush presidents wade into Trump furore over Charlottesville

Media captionDoes Trump react to some hate crimes faster than others? Former Presidents George HW Bush and George W Bush have called on the US to “reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism and hatred in all forms”. They are the latest Republican figures to weigh in on the backlash to Donald Trump’s latest remarks blaming “both sides” […]

What’s at stake as Nafta talks begin?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Former US president George Bush signs the Nafta agreement in 1992 Trade talks might in the past have signalled a dry and dusty item on the news agenda, but the renegotiation of Nafta under President Trump has become a political hot potato. Mr Trump has called this free trade agreement […]

Trump stance on Charlottesville violence angers Republicans

Media captionAnalysing Trump’s timing in reacting to hate crimes Leading figures in Donald Trump’s Republican party have reacted angrily to his latest comments blaming both sides for the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday. They culminated with a person being killed and many injured when a car hit people opposed to a far-right rally. […]

Vietnam vet with dementia reassured ‘your duty is done’

Image copyright Kenny Dunn Image caption Lawrence Silk received a certificate of appreciation when Lt Col LaFrazia visited him A Vietnam veteran with dementia has received a certificate of appreciation and regiment badges and coins to reassure him his fighting days are now over. Eighty-four-year-old Lawrence Silk, who completed three tours of duty during the […]

Trump blames Charlottesville violence on both sides

Media caption“What about the ‘alt-left’,” Trump asked US President Donald Trump has again blamed both sides for the violent unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left one protester dead and others injured. In a statement on Monday, he had condemned white supremacists. But in New York on Tuesday he also blamed left-wing supporters for charging at […]

Both sides to blame in Virginia – Trump

Media caption“What about the ‘alt-left’,” Trump asked US President Donald Trump has again blamed both sides for the violent unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left one protester dead and others injured. In a statement on Monday, he had condemned white supremacists. But in New York on Tuesday he also blamed left-wing supporters for charging at […]

Trump hits back at business leaders

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Intel chief Brian Krzanich said there should be “no hesitation in condemning hate speech” US President Donald Trump hit back at business leaders on Tuesday as executives tried to distance themselves from the administration. He said: “They’re leaving out of embarrassment, because they make their products outside.” Mr Trump […]

Charlottesville violence: Fourth executive exits Trump council

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Intel chief Brian Krzanich said there should be “no hesitation in condemning hate speech” A fourth executive has quit Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council amid criticism of the president’s response to a violent rally. Alliance for American Manufacturing president Scott Paul said on Twitter he was stepping down “because […]