Belarusian presidential candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya released a video on her husband’s YouTube channel on August 11, after leaving the country following her election loss.Tsikhanouskaya arrived in Lithuania on August 11, Tut.by reported.Lithuania’s foreign minister, Linas Linkevicius, tweeted, “Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is safe. She is in Lithuania.”“I made this decision completely on my own,” she said, according to a translation by TASS news agency. “I know that many will understand me, many will judge me, and many will hate me. But, you know, God forbid to face the choice I faced. So, people, take care of yourselves, please. Not a single life is worth what is going on now.”Tikhanovskaya, who entered the election after her activist husband was arrested, earlier sent her children out of the country, the AP said. “Children are the most important [thing] in our life,” she says in the video.Belarus’s Interior Ministry said that thousands of people were arrested at demonstrations following the reelection of President Alexander Lukashenko for his sixth term with an overwhelming majority. One person was reported to have been killed.Tsikhanouskaya claims the vote was rigged. Credit: Страна для жизни/Country for Life via Storyful
The future is now... Well maybe not. An office worker was left hungry after the drone carrying his $14 lunch delivery crashed just before it got to him. The hilarious video was captured in Chicago last month (31/7).
Cincinnati Zoo’s most popular resident, Fiona the hippo, shows her mother, Bibi, just how tough she is in a video posted to Facebook on August 9.In the clip, both Fiona and Bibi can be seen baring their teeth as they play fight under water.“We could watch the antics of these two all day long,” the zoo captioned the video. Credit: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden via Storyful
This terrifying video captured Monday (10/8) by an eyewitness shows a massive explosion at a gas station in Volgograd, Russia. At least 13 people were injured. The fire has been since brought under control by the firefighters.
Bodycam footage of Florida police officers attempting to arrest and handcuff an eight-year-old boy at his elementary school has been viewed over two million times since its release by the child's attorney on Monday. The boy's mother is preparing to file a lawsuit against the Key West Police Department and all officers involved in the incident.
The Grizzly Creek Fire in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, grew to 1,300 acres in a single day on August 10, with 60 firefighters and air support responding.The fire forced the closure of Interstate 70 in both directions, local fire officials said.There were no immediate threats to property, fire officials said. Credit: Priya Kapoor via Storyful
Police in Miami, Florida, have released bodycam footage showing officers rescue a woman and her four-year-old son from a canal on Friday, July 10.According to reports, officers were called to 2360 Northeast 192nd Street, where there were people in the canal.When officers arrived, they discovered that the boy had jumped into the water in an attempt to save his mother, who police said “appeared to be intoxicated and refused to comply with rescue attempts.”Footage shows officers grab hold of the child’s arm after numerous attempts and pull him to safety.Officers then threw a life buoy into the water and pulled the mother out. Credit: Miami-Dade Police Department via Storyful
Dozens of Rohingya refugees protested outside the South Sulawesi Legislative Council (DPRD) Office in Makassar City, Indonesia's South Sulawesi, on Tuesday (August 11). According to local reports, Rohingya refugees are asking to be immediately relocated to a third country or returned to their country, after several refugees who became sick were not given access to health care. One of the refugees, Muhammad Ruby, said in the interview: "Rohingya refugees in Makassar just want to find the best solution. We are also human and want to be treated like normal humans. We also have the right to go to other countries." In June this year, Indonesia rescued nearly 100 Rohingya migrants stranded off the northern coast of Aceh.
The heavy snowfall in New South Wales in recent days led one lucky local to capture a very unusual sight on film – a pair of kangaroos going toe-to-toe in the driving snow.Wendy Lindsey, who shot the video, told Storyful that while male kangaroos are known to fight during mating season, the length of this bout – and in particular the heavy downpour of snow – made it a particularly special sight.Lindsey described it as a “magical moment caught of a unique Aussie experience.”A cold blast of wintry air brought record-breaking low temperatures and snowy conditions to Australia in early August, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. Snow was reported in parts of Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales. Credit: Wendy Lindsay via Storyful
Passion for cricket runs deep in Pakistan. Or perhaps that should be high – up into the mountains of Abbottabad, where a local tournament on perhaps the world’s most unlikely pitch culminated in joyful scenes on August 7.Journalist Shakir Abbasi shared footage of the final moments of the tournament, playing out in the village of Nakkar Mojwal on what he called “the most unique cricket ground of the world” – a dirt track surrounded by steep hills on which spectators gathered.After the final ball, fans of the winning team spill down the hillside toward the pitch, joining the players in celebration. Credit: Shakir Abbasi via Storyful
U.S. President Donald Trump's daily coronavirus briefing was interrupted on Monday (10/8) after a man was shot by a Secret Service agent near the White House.
A group of migrants crossing the English Channel from France have been rescued and escorted into Dover Harbour in Kent, UK on Tuesday (August 11). Footage shows the large boat with the migrants - clad in lifejackets and surgical masks - moor in the harbour where they are subsequently processed by UK authorities. Further footage shows the dinghy used by the migrants being towed into the harbour by a UK vessel.
A powerful derecho storm brought winds of up to 80 mph to Chicago and surrounding areas on August 10, according to local media reports. The storm damaged buildings and downed power lines, leaving hundreds of thousands without power.The National Weather Service urged residents to take cover.Footage here shows part of a roof flying off a building at Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. Credit: @Mengzz24 via Storyful
Trees were uprooted and power was cut for large numbers of people after a destructive derecho blew through Chicago on August 10.The National Weather Service urged residents to take cover as a dangerous line of storms that included winds of more than 70 miles per hour hit the city.Chicago power utility ComEd reported over 635,000 customers being affected by the storm, which it said featured over 4,000 lightning strikes.In this video showing a large fallen tree in Chicago, a voice can be heard saying: “This is stunning. You can’t make this up, this is tornado damage right here.” Credit: WeatherAmino via Storyful
A kangaroo interrupted an Australian rules football match on the New South Wales South Coast on August 8.The match between the Tathra Sea Eagles and the Pambula Panthers continued away from the kangaroo, who took a moment to feed on the grass.A similar incident was recorded at a local football match in Merimbula by the same uploader in July. Credit: tathrabeach_ptstudio via Storyful
A traffic controller showed off a unique technique on a highway near Milton in New South Wales, Australia.“This is gold!” Carol Ann Loveday can be heard saying in the video as she filmed the controller slowly dancing while controlling the traffic to bypass a construction spot. A passing vehicle honks at the woman after watching her dance.“Put you on YouTube!” a man can be heard yelling in the video, as Loveday’s car drives past the controller. Credit: Carol Ann Loveday via Storyful
The Pine Gulch Fire burning in Colorado’s west grew to over 30,000 acres on August 10, producing massive towers of smoke visible from the nearby city of Grand Junction.Evacuations had been ordered for parts of Garfield County as the fire spread northeast.The wildfire was started by a lightning strike on July 31 and has been described as exhibiting extreme fire behaviour, according to firefighting authorities.This timelapse video shows smoke billowing from the site of the fire as seen from Grand Junction. Credit: milehighmagee via Storyful
This guy was playing a virtual reality game. He was wearing a VR headset and had controls in his hands. Suddenly, he turned towards his friend who was sitting on a couch and screamed at him. Surprisingly, the guy screamed even louder than his friend and jumped on the couch.
One man was killed on August 10 as thousands took to the streets for a second night of anti-government protests in the Belarusian capital of Minsk following a presidential election that opponents claim was a sham, according to reports.The country’s interior ministry told media outlets that a protester was killed while attempting to throw an explosive at security forces on the Monday night.Police reportedly fired tear gas and deployed rubber bullets against protesters as hundreds were arrested in the first night of unrest.The demonstrations follow the reelection of incumbent president Alexander Lukashenko for his sixth term with an overwhelming majority. The main opposition candidate, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, claimed the vote was rigged.This footage from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty shows groups of people near a makeshift barricade outside a shopping mall in the north of Minsk. Several loud explosions can be heard and the crowd can be seen running away from the blasts. Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Storyful
As many as 125 inmates detained in the Makassar City prison in Indonesia's South Sulawesi Province produce personal protective equipment in the form of hazmat suits and masks for use by nurses and doctors who treat coronavirus patients in hospitals. (August 11) The prisoners were given sewing lessons and facilitated with sewing machines by Andi Fahrul Amsal, owner of the Amura Pratama company. "Especially for the making of hazmat and masks, we know for ourselves that this pandemic has affected all Indonesian people. This is no exception in this prison. Therefore, this is a solution to use prisoners so that they can be useful later when they leave prison," said Amsal. There is high demand for the protective equipment due to the high number of patients who have contracted the coronavirus in Indonesia, which has reached 125,000 cases. Of that number, 5,765 people died and 82,236 people recovered. Video by: Indra Abriyanto / Opn Images
A “monster” crocodile was spotted lurking in the waters off the coastal Queensland town of Port Douglas on August 7.Fisherman Richard Gilmore filmed the crocodile from a boat as the semiaquatic reptile bopped in the choppy waves. In the video, it appears nonchalant to the approaching vessel at first but eventually turns away from Gilmore’s boat and sinks into the water.“He’s a monster,” Gilmore remarks, adding, “Look at the size of the head on him too.”Crocodiles are common across Australia’s tropical north with state and territory governments urging citizens to be cautious around all waterways. In 2020, Queensland authorities received 178 reports of crocodile sightings as of May. Credit: Richard Gilmore via Storyful
One man was killed on August 10 as thousands took to the streets for a second night of anti-government protests in the Belarusian capital of Minsk following a presidential election that opponents claim was a sham, according to reports.The country’s interior ministry told media outlets that a protester was killed while attempting to throw an explosive at security forces on the Monday night.Police reportedly fired tear gas and deployed rubber bullets against protesters as hundreds were arrested in the first night of unrest.The demonstrations follow the reelection of incumbent president Alexander Lukashenko for his sixth term with an overwhelming majority. The main opposition candidate, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, claimed the vote was rigged.This footage from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty shows groups of people on the streets of Minsk at night, including a cohort chanting and clapping around a makeshift barricade. Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Storyful
An overturned truck was spotted by a family on Interstate 80 outside Iowa City as a derecho storm blasted across Iowa on Monday. (August 10, 2020) The father and son duo helped the driver out of the truck and into their own truck while waiting for paramedics and police, according to the wife.
Severe thunderstorms hit central and eastern Iowa as a derecho windstorm pummeled through the US Midwest on Monday. (August 10, 2020) Tornado-force winds left a trail of severe damages such as fallen trees and blown off roofs.