Trump pushes debunked ‘pig’s blood’ myth, hours after Barcelona attack

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has invoked a debunked myth about a general who fought Islamist militants by using pig’s blood to commit mass executions. The president’s tweet came hours after a driver crashed a van into a crowd of people in Barcelona, leaving many dead or injured. “Study what General Pershing… […]

Trump defends ‘beautiful’ Civil War statues

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Civil War statues have prompted protests for many years US President Donald Trump has denounced the removal of “beautiful” Confederate statues amid a heated national debate about US race relations. “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our […]

Yazidi boy reunited with family after being rescued from IS

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Emad Mishko Tammo, 12, smiles as he is reunited with family in Canada. A 12-year-old Yazidi boy has been reunited with his mother in Canada three years after being captured by the so-called Islamic State. Emad Mishko Tamo was greeted by family at the airport late on Wednesday. A campaign […]

Texas: Video of invasive search shows ‘rape by cop’, says lawyer

Image copyright Police video via Sam Cammack Image caption The dashcam video shows Ms Corley (R) handcuffed while her car is searched The lawyer for a black woman in the US state of Texas has released a police video which he says shows that she was subjected to an invasive search that amounts to “rape […]

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 […]

Trump adviser Steve Bannon dubs white nationalists ‘clowns’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Steve Bannon (l), pictured with another key White House figure (r) Jared Kushner, is seen as one of the most influential voices in the Trump administration The chief White House strategist Steve Bannon has attacked white nationalists as “clowns” as the fallout from violent protests in Charlottesville continues. Mr Bannon […]

Business councils disband over Trump remarks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Strategy and Policy Forum agreed to disband as Mr Trump ends the group of corporate leaders. President Trump has said he is scrapping two business councils after more bosses quit over his handling of violent clashes in Virginia. Business leaders left the White House manufacturing council after the […]

What Trump said versus what I saw

President Trump says a torch-lit rally in Charlottesville on Friday night was peaceful and insists that “both sides” were to blame for violent clashes the following day. The BBC’s Joel Gunter was there and assesses what the president got right and wrong. Video by Paul Blake What Trump said versus what I saw

Woman finds long-lost diamond ring ‘growing’ 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 1984. But she had kept the ring’s […]

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 […]