• Curious Seal Makes for Super Clingy 'Dive Buddy'
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    Curious Seal Makes for Super Clingy 'Dive Buddy'

    Diver and doctor Ben Burville was reflecting on the political turmoil in the UK recently when he posted this video of an extra friendly seal. “It’s a calmer world down there sometimes,” he mused on Twitter. The footage he posted, taken, he said, this past October, shows a particularly intense encounter

  • Elk and German Shepherd Frolic in Colorado Countryside
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    Elk and German Shepherd Frolic in Colorado Countryside

    A German shepherd and a bull elk have become unlikely friends over the years in Larimer County, Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff say. Footage of the pair racing along by a fence together was posted by the department’s southeast region on December 10. The pair, staff say, “have been playing for years

  • Sandstorm Obscures Sky Over Israel's Negev Desert
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    Sandstorm Obscures Sky Over Israel's Negev Desert

    High-speed winds kicked up sand and reduced visibility in central and southern Israel on Thursday, December 12, local media reported . Local media said winds up to 62 mph sent a tent flying into several soldiers at a military base in southern Israel. Citing an Israel Defense Forces spokesman, local media

  • Aerial Footage Shows Australian Fire Crews Backburning Around Gospers Mountain Blaze
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    Aerial Footage Shows Australian Fire Crews Backburning Around Gospers Mountain Blaze

    As the Gospers Mountain ‘mega fire’ continued to burn on December 12, Australian fire crews conducted a number of backburns to try to control the spread of the blaze. Video posted by the NSW Rural Fire Service shows crews in the Gospers Mountain area carrying out backburns close to roads and properties

  • Myanmar cannot be trusted to put its own soldiers on trial - Gambia
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    Myanmar cannot be trusted to put its own soldiers on trial - Gambia

    PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES Speaking on the third and final day of hearings at the International Court of Justice in the case brought by Gambia under the 1948 Genocide Convention, the west African country's lead lawyer, Paul Reichler, repeated its demand for "provisional

  • Thai King's final journey towards the throne
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    Thai King's final journey towards the throne

    King Vajiralongkorn, also known as King Rama X, was formally crowned in May, during three days of ceremonies filled with ancient Brahmin and Buddhist rituals, but the barge procession marks the monarch's last journey in his ascent to the throne. As part of a near seven-century-old tradition

  • Hong Kong Protesters Gather to Commemorate 6-Month Anniversary of Clash With Police
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    Hong Kong Protesters Gather to Commemorate 6-Month Anniversary of Clash With Police

    Protesters gathered at Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong to commemorate the six-month anniversary of one of the early clashes between police and protesters marching against a then-proposed extradition bill. The 612 Rally on June 12, 2019, saw police use tear gas on protesters, with dozens of injuries reported

  • Millionaire livestreaming star shares tricks of the trade
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    Millionaire livestreaming star shares tricks of the trade

    Zhang Dayi makes a living by livestreaming. And for her, it's turned into a very lucrative business. In fact, she's a millionaire. Dayi films herself talking about items of clothing and answers questions on anything from its sizing to smell.

  • Chile finds debris in search for missing air force plane
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    Chile finds debris in search for missing air force plane

    Debris believed to be from a missing cargo plane was located on Wednesday (December 11) over a remote stretch of sea, between South America and the Antarctic by the Chilean Air Force. 38 people were on board the aircraft, which disappeared shortly after taking off late on Monday from the

  • Wheelchair User Knocked Over as Police Charge Protesters in Rennes
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    Wheelchair User Knocked Over as Police Charge Protesters in Rennes

    Police charged pension-reform protesters in Rennes on December 12, knocking a wheelchair user to the ground as they did so, video from the scene shows. Strikes and protests in France against the Macron government’s proposed pension reforms have disrupted transport and services for the past week, and

  • Argentine scientists find new dinosaur species
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    Argentine scientists find new dinosaur species

    These are the fossilized remains of one of the last giants to roam the earth. The Nullotitan Glaciaris is a newly-discovered species of dinosaur, according to scientists in Argentina. They discovered the fossils in the southern Patagonia area of the country known for its barren

  • Britain votes to decide the fate of Brexit, again
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    Britain votes to decide the fate of Brexit, again

    It's the election that will propel Britain through the exit door of the European Union...or towards a second referendum that could potentially call off Brexit. Brits cast their ballots on Thursday (December 12) in what could be the most decisive election in a generation, to choose between

  • Regulators could sink AB InBev's $11 bln asset sale to Asahi
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    Regulators could sink AB InBev's $11 bln asset sale to Asahi

    The world's biggest brewer has a debt pile to match: around 100 billion dollars of it. But AB InBev's plans to pay down some of that by selling its Australia operations to Asahi may be in jeopardy. Australian regulators say a new combined entity would control two thirds

  • Saudi Aramco value touches $2 trillion, defying skeptics
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    Saudi Aramco value touches $2 trillion, defying skeptics

    On Wednesday (December 11) Saudi Aramco rang the bell on the world's largest IPO. 24 hours later, it was defying skeptics who said the shares were overvalued. Aramco stock rose sharply on its second day of trading. For a while at least, that took the company

  • Wyoming Deputy Pulls Deer From Icy Pond
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    Wyoming Deputy Pulls Deer From Icy Pond

    A sheriff’s deputy lassoed a deer and pulled it to safety after it fell into a pond covered partially in ice in Daniel, Wyoming, on Tuesday, December 10. According to the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Justin Hays was on patrol in Daniel when he came across the deer struggling to free itself

  • Catnap - Pet Just Wants a Duvet Day
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    Catnap - Pet Just Wants a Duvet Day

    Kuzya the cat, who lives in Vladivostok, Russia, with owner Irina Nosova, likes to lie down like a human in bed. Kuzya also appears to want some peace and quiet when she takes up this pose, as this video posted to YouTube on December 1 shows. Nosova, who has another cat as well as a dog roaming around

  • British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn casts his vote in general election
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    British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn casts his vote in general election

    British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn cast his vote in the general election on Thursday (December 12), arriving to vote with his wife Laura Alvarez. Corbyn, 70, has promised as part of his election campaign, higher public spending, nationalisation of key services, taxes on the wealthy

  • Wildlife Officer Rescues Great Horned Owl Trapped in Barbed Wire Fence
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    Wildlife Officer Rescues Great Horned Owl Trapped in Barbed Wire Fence

    A Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer rescued a great horned owl on Tuesday, December 10, after it got caught in a barbed wire fence east of Deer Town, Colorado. Wildlife officials said the owl was most likely chasing a rabbit or a skunk when it flew into the fence. Footage released by Colorado Parks

  • UK PM Johnson brings four-legged friend to cast vote
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    UK PM Johnson brings four-legged friend to cast vote

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson was not alone when he cast his vote in Britain's general election on Thursday (December 12) morning, walking to a central London polling station with his dog, Dilyn. After failing to deliver Brexit by an Oct. 31 deadline, Johnson called the election to break

  • Police Respond After Man Pushing for Lib Dems Holds 'Intimidating' Display at Polling Station
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    Police Respond After Man Pushing for Lib Dems Holds 'Intimidating' Display at Polling Station

    A man pushing for voters to support the Liberal Democrats in Lewes on Thursday, December 12, drew criticism from a voter for an “intimidating” display outside a polling station. The man’s display featured a skeleton and a message reading, “Every Tory vote is another year off our children’s life.” The

  • Police Officer Has Lucky Escape as Truck Falls Onto Patrol Car
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    Police Officer Has Lucky Escape as Truck Falls Onto Patrol Car

    A police officer in Scotland had a very lucky escape when a truck fell onto his patrol car on the A1 near East Linton on Tuesday, December 10. Road Policing Scotland shared footage of the incident on Twitter on Wednesday. “I took a deep breath, got out, checked that the driver of the lorry that had hit

  • Pro-Israel Activists Draw Anger After Unfurling #NeverCorbyn Banner Outside Corbyn Event in London
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    Pro-Israel Activists Draw Anger After Unfurling #NeverCorbyn Banner Outside Corbyn Event in London

    An anti-Jeremy Corbyn protest organized by pro-Israel groups Sussex Friends of Israel and the Israel Advocacy Movement drew an angry response from Corbyn voters in Hoxton on Wednesday, December 11, as the Labour leader held his final campaign event. Members of the pro-Israel groups unravelled a banner

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    Creators: Colourful Cartography

    "The story of a city, why it was there, its importance. That kind of illustrated maps do tell the story and that is the story that I'm interested in."In this episode of #Creators, we talk to Wilson Wang as he shares his interest in cartography illustrations.For more of Creators: https:/

  • Skin donations begin for NZ volcano victims
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    Skin donations begin for NZ volcano victims

    Some twenty square feet of skin was sent to New Zealand from Australia on Wednesday (December 11). It's among donations to save victims severely burned by a volcanic eruption this week. However, its only a fraction of New Zealand's ordered - nearly 1300 (thirteen hundred

  • Police Arrest Two Suspected Bus Thieves After Highway Chase in Townsville, Queensland
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    Police Arrest Two Suspected Bus Thieves After Highway Chase in Townsville, Queensland

    Queensland Police have arrested and charged a man and a woman who allegedly stole and drove a bus erratically around Townsville on December 11. An officer’s bodycam video shows the moment police break the driver-seat window and arrest the driver. Police have charged a 27-year-old Cairns man with nine