At least 71 people were killed when a ferry capsized in the Tigris river near an amusement park in Mosul, Iraq, on March 21, according to local media citing health officials. Local civil defense forces and the Iraqi interior ministry in Nineveh province said that they were participating in rescue efforts
Parts of the Missouri River floodplain along the Nebraska-Iowa border remained under water on March 21 amid record flooding, according to reports . This video, filmed by the Nebraska State Patrol, shows the community of Percival, Iowa, on March 20. A bomb cyclone over the central states a week earlier
Highway 118 in Missouri was submerged underwater on Thursday, March 21, as severe flooding continued to affect parts of the state, officials said. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a temporary levee built around Craig had breeched and was starting to take on water. The Missouri River overflowed
Nebraska’s Platte River flooded after heavy rain and snowmelt breached a levee near Thomas Lakes in Ashland, Nebraska, resulting in downed power lines and reduced water supplies on Sunday, March 17, according to the City of Lincoln . A timelapse from a camera at a wellfield near Thomas Lakes in Ashland
The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin released new footage on March 20 showing their response to a February 24 pile-up in whiteout conditions involving 119 vehicles and 232 people on Interstate 41 near Neenah. The sheriff’s office had earlier released 32 seconds of bodycam footage shot by
The Indonesian government was preparing for mass burials in mid-March following flash floods and landslides in Papua province that officials said killed at least 104 people. The country’s disaster management agency also said on March 20 that 160 people were injured and 79 were missing. Torrential rain
Thierry Baudet received a rock star’s welcome on March 20 after his populist party, Forum for Democracy, picked up a swathe of votes in the provincial elections. Baudet’s party is projected to win up to 12 seats in the Senate, where Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s conservative VVD Party has lost its majority
Kite skiing enthusiast Sydney Cohen shot this video in the French Alps while making the most of the windy weather in January 2019. The GoPro footage shows Cohen and his friend jumping and soaring off piste in the snowy mountains before finally descending into the Val d’Isere ski resort. Credit: Oneflight
Rashelle Edwards left an empty apartment when she went to work in Phoenix, Arizona, but returned to a fully furnished home. Her boyfriend, Charles Hall IV, surprised her by filling the new place, their first together, with furniture. “I love this,” Edwards can be heard saying in the video, before Hall
Los Angeles residents saw a curious scene in the sky on March 20, which turned out to be wingsuit jumpers performing a stunt for a film shoot. Twitter user Jordet shared footage of the jumpers blazing across the sky, and parachuting down after the stunt. The Los Angeles Police Department tweeted that
Residents in Los Angeles were treated to a show in the sky on March 20, when wingsuit jumpers performed a stunt for a film shoot. Alex Sanger shared video on Twitter of the stunt as the jumpers twirled around, lighting up the sky. The Los Angeles Police Department tweeted that the event was part of a
Two fatal blasts rocked Kabul city as people gathered to celebrate the Persian new year on March 21, Afghan news sources reported. Afghan state television said that two blasts in the Kart-e-Kakhe area had killed at least two people and injured more than a dozen. Tolo News, who provided this footage,
During Navroz, also known as Persian New Year today (March 21), villagers in north India took the opportunity to try some blood-sucking 'leech therapy'.The town of Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir state held celebrations to mark Navroz, and people present also chose to try the leech therapy as a
Due to an exceptional childcare situation, Mette Abildgaard, a Danish MP, had to bring her infant into the parliamentary chamber on March 19, only to be told by the house speaker, Pia Kjaersgaard, that her baby was “not welcome”. Writing about the incident on Facebook, Abildgaard said that her partner
Denver Nuggets point guard Isaiah Thomas returned to Boston on March 18 to take on his former team, the Celtics, and may have hinted at a possible return to the city. Donny Porcaro shared a video of Thomas interacting with fans and posing for photos. “No fourth quarter here has been the same without
Police in Heritage Park, Queensland, are seeking “muggle” assistance to help track down a wizard who may have witnessed a grass fire on Kimridge Drive on Tuesday, March 5. According to police, the wizard was seen in a cape cycling the streets of Heritage Park around the same time a grass fire broke out
A chemical factory in eastern China’s Yancheng City exploded today (March 21), shaking buildings for miles around.The dramatic video shows the residential buildings which are five kilometers’ away from the factory shaking while the glass windows shattering into pieces and flying onto workers when the
Spectators and players held a minute of silence in solidarity with the victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings prior to the opening match of the Australia Football League today (March 21).Footage captured at Melbourne Cricket Ground shows more than 60,000 people - including fans, players and officials
Shannon Grimm, a kindergarten teacher from Houston, Texas, was heartbroken when students began bullying a child because of her short hair. As an act of solidarity, Grimm recently cut her waist-long hair short to match the bullied student's.
A semi truck rolled over and spilled more than 20,000 liters of printer ink onto an interstate in Atlanta, Georgia early Wednesday morning. The roadway was closed for four hours while crews cleaned up the mess.
A state building in Sacramento, California that handles tax-related issues has installed buttons with the word "riot" written on them in elevators. Officials have recently explained the purpose of the buttons, but for some workers the explanation raises even more questions.