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Business councils disband over Trump remarks

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:44:34 GMT

Mr Trump's comments about violence in Charlottesville had sparked a series of resignations.



What Trump said versus what I saw

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:31:01 GMT

The BBC's Joel Gunter was in Charlottesville and assesses the president's claims about the violence.



Woman finds long-lost diamond ring on carrot in garden

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:37:53 GMT

The 84-year-old woman in Alberta had lost the ring in 2004 but kept it a secret from her husband.



US woman confronts her neighbour over Nazi flag

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:48:20 GMT

Page Blaswell couldn't believe her eyes when she drove past a home flying a Nazi flag in North Carolina.



Fans honour Elvis 40 years after death

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:46:06 GMT

Elvis lives on in the memories of fans who paid tribute at his Graceland home in Memphis.



Toronto university cancels 'free speech' event after Charlottesville

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:18:55 GMT

The university said the violence in Charlottesville, US, had raised safety concerns.



Bush presidents wade into Trump furore over Charlottesville

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:46:21 GMT

The former presidents urge the US to "reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism and hatred in all forms".



Vietnam vet with dementia reassured 'your duty is done'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:22:35 GMT

When a US war veteran with dementia was convinced he needed to return to Vietnam, a Lt Col stepped in.



Confederate statue pulled down in North Carolina

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:26:39 GMT

A monument to pro-slavery forces is destroyed, in the wake of clashes in Charlottesville.



Canada province to end grizzly bear trophy hunt

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:02:18 GMT

British Columbia, where 250 grizzlies are killed each year, outlaws hunting them for sport.



Lincoln Memorial vandalised with profanity in Washington DC

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:08:16 GMT

The memorial to the US Civil War leader was discovered damaged early on Tuesday morning.



What's at stake as Nafta talks begin?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:39:27 GMT

Negotiations start on Wednesday to overhaul the free trade agreement between the US, Canada and Mexico.



The Guam hunter who is ready for war

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:20:21 GMT

A self-styled "island warrior" in Guam has a plan in the event of a North Korean attack on his home.



Licence to kill cubs?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:05:49 GMT

Trump is once again allowing hunters in Alaska to shoot bear cubs and hibernating bears, but is this as bad as it sounds?



Softwood, hard problem

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:06:29 GMT

The US and Canada are renegotiating the Nafta trade deal - and softwood lumber is a major sticking point.



Marked man?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:12:02 GMT

Amid a chaotic eight months at the White House, Steve Bannon has remained a close advisor to Donald Trump. But is his time in the West Wing almost up?



Storm brewing

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:27:39 GMT

A website featuring white supremacist content has become the focus of online debate after Charlottesville.



'Don't be a sucker'

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:52:52 GMT

A 1940s US government film warning about the dangers of intolerance has made a comeback following a violent neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.



Who are Antifa?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:21:30 GMT

Critics say the militant left is just as dangerous as the far right.



'Misguided and disillusioned'

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:46:40 GMT

A picture is emerging of James Alex Fields Jnr, a 20-year-old with alleged neo-Nazi links.



Who was Heather Heyer?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:55:49 GMT

Tributes have poured in for the 32-year-old killed while protesting at a "Unite the Right" rally.



Spot the difference

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:01:41 GMT

Court sketches of Taylor Swift have attracted mockery online - but there's a lot more to the job than just sketching a likeness.



Reckoning in Charlottesville

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 06:23:33 GMT

The largest white nationalist rally in decades brought chaos to the streets of a small college town.



'Tiffany' rings cost Costco $19.4m

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:31:23 GMT

The US wholesaler faces a big damages bill for selling "Tiffany" rings not made by the jeweller.



Trump orders review of China's trade practices

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 03:45:35 GMT

The president asks the top US trade official to review China's approach to intellectual property.



Merck chief Ken Frazier resigns from Trump council

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:20:12 GMT

Ken Frazier resigns from President Trump's American Manufacturing Council over Charlottesville.



Charlottesville: Heather Heyer's mother pays tribute at vigil

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:48:14 GMT

Heather Heyer's mother pays tribute to her daughter at a vigil in Charlottesville, Virginia.



Trump and Charlottesville: 'Amoral' president stuns world

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:49:04 GMT

Former US defence secretary William Cohen and presidential adviser Ron Christie condemned Mr Trump's reaction to a white supremacist rally.



Trump: 'What about alt-left violence in Charlottesville?'

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:53:40 GMT

The US president doubled down on his belief that "both sides" were to blame for the violent clashes.



Why do Confederate statues divide the United States?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:14:36 GMT

Violent protests began in Virginia over plans to remove a statue of a Confederate general.



Trump's North Korea rhetoric praised in Guam

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:25:24 GMT

Trump's North Korea rhetoric praised by Guam governor Eddie Baza Calvo



Trump denounces KKK and racism in Charlottesville

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:17:30 GMT

Donald Trump denounces racist violence after the killing of a protester in Charlottesville, Virginia.



Charlottesville death: Marianne Rubin, 89, joins protests

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:30:23 GMT

Why holocaust survivor Marianne Rubin is standing in solidarity with Charlottesville, Virginia.



How Charlottesville became a flashpoint

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 13:04:14 GMT

How months of protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, led to clashes resulting in three deaths.



'It's an act of terror, it's a hate crime'

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 05:51:57 GMT

A friend of Heather Heyer, who was killed in the Charlottesville car attack, has spoken to the BBC.



Charlottesville Vice-mayor: 'Call them white supremacists'

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 16:08:44 GMT

Wes Bellamy, Charlottesville's deputy mayor, condemned the groups that sparked violence.



Trump too tough on North Korea?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:51:53 GMT

We ask South Koreans what they think about Donald Trump's strategy on North Korea.