Turkey kicked off a ground offensive against Kurdish forces near Afrin, in Syria’s Aleppo province, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on January 20 . On the same day, Kurdish media reported that Kurdish People’s Protection Units ( YPG ) repelled a ground offensive carried out by Turkish forces
A lorry driver who drove on the wrong side of the M62 motorway, causing a collision between two other vehicles, was jailed for nine months at Liverpool Crown Court on January 15, Merseyside Police said Michael Hughes, 63, of Dunster Road, Stoke-on-Trent, was convicted after admitting to dangerous driving
Here's a sport you've probably never heard of - snow polo!This clip shows The Netherlands taking on Poland in the semi-final of the World Snow Polo Masters in Bukovina, Poland on Saturday.
Two fires burning in Royal National Park in Sydney’s south had burnt 236 hectares on January 20 and sent huge plumes of smoke over the city. A Watch and Act warning was in place, downgraded from an earlier Emergency Warning , but authorities still described the blaze as “ out of control .” Firefighters
A Shiyan City police officer broke the fall of a girl who jumped 33 feet (seven meters) from a pipe in central China’s Hubei province on Monday, January 15. This bodycam footage shows the incident. The officer who caught the girl was named Lu Zhixue, and he can be heard in the video telling her to come
Firefighters were fighting two out-of-control wildfires burning in Royal National Park in Sydney’s south on January 20. Officials closed the park, and people that were currently in the park were being told to leave only if the path was clear. “Beaches may offer safety,” the NSW Rural Fire Service said
Approximately 500 variable harlequin frogs, formally known as Atelopus varius, were released in central Panama’s Colon province on Wednesday, January 17, as part of a Smithsonian research effort to reintroduce the endangered species to the wild. The frog is named after its multi-colored shades and black
A double fuel tanker hauling 9,000 gallons of gasoline and 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel overturned and exploded on the I-15 interstate near Midvale, Utah, on January 18, local media reported . The Utah Air National Guard was called in to assist with extinguishing the fire. This footage shows their usage
This guy wanted to play an immersive virtual reality game with some friends at home. As he played the game, he started to freak out over what was happening in the game. He screamed his head off as his friends had a good laugh.
A crowd chanted slogans against the US-backed Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces and waived Turkish and Free Syrian Army militia flags in Azaz, Syria, on January 19, in support of a Turkish attack on Afrin. Protesters held an array of signs calling the Syrian Democratic Forces terrorists, with some using
Giant panda twins Ya Lun and Xi Lun took full advantage of wintry weather that closed Zoo Atlanta on January 19, rolling around in the fresh, fluffy white snow together. Zoo Atlanta closed its doors for several days as a system of winter weather and cold temperatures moved through the Atlanta, Georgia
This mother was visiting Berthas Beach in the Falkland Islands with her daughter when she noticed a group of dolphins swimming nearby. After picking up her daughter and wading into the water, the dolphins came up to them and swam around their legs.
Firefighters in Sumter, South Carolina, battled a large warehouse blaze through the early morning hours of January 18, prompting multiple street closures in the area. The fire – and its smoke plume – were so large they could be seen on weather radar, according to the National Weather Service . No injuries
Strong winds swept across parts of Switzerland on January 17, closing some ski resorts for parts of the day. This video, filmed inside a gondola by Ben Clarke, showed another ski gondola being whipped around by the winds in Verbier, Switzerland. Credit: Ben Clarke via Storyful
The bodies of at least nine Syrians who froze to death, likely while trying to cross into Lebanon, were found close to the border on January 19, according to a statement by the Lebanese Army . Local reports said two children were found among the dead. The bodies were discovered on a route known to be
One of the stars of the Toronto Boat Show from January 12-21 was pint-sized and normally used to squirreling away nuts for the winter instead of cruising the open water. Twiggy the waterskiing squirrel was clearly a crowd favorite as a video shared by the Toronto Boat Show on January 13 demonstrates.
High winds from a winter storm that hit Switzerland on January 17 knocked down trees and blocked roads and rail lines, according to local reports . SwissInfo.ch reported that winds from Storm Evi reached speeds of up to 163 km/h (100 mph) in the high Alps. This footage is described as showing Valais,
This dad has figured out a simple way of recycling single use Nespresso cartridges. With some ground up coffee and a piece of aluminum foil, he created his own bespoke Nespresso pod! Credit: Viva Frei via Storyful
Make-up artist Nida wants to show you how to achieve a flawless look even on your neckline. The Toronto native demonstrates how to contour and highlight the neck and shoulders. Credit: Glambynids_ via Storyful
A speeding car has ploughed into pedestrians on Copacabana's beach promenade in Rio de Janeiro, killing a baby and injuring at least 15 people.Aftermath footage, captured on Thursday night by somebody on the beach, shows victims lying on the sand and first responders on the scene.According to reports
A massive ice jam on the Connecticut River prompted the officials in Haddam to declare an “emergency condition” on January 17, amid fears of flooding and ice-related damage, the Hartford Courant reported The Coast Guard had spent several days trying to clear the ice jams, according to NBC Connecticut
A double fuel tanker caught fire and appeared to explode on an interstate near Midvale, Utah, on January 17, local media reported . Fox 13 reported that no one was injured in the blaze, which occurred on the southbound lane of the I-15 just before 8 pm. KUTV reported that the tanker had 9,000 gallons
To mark the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan, Russian President Vladimir Putin took a shirtless dip in a frozen lake about 400km north of Moscow.
The UN Refugee Agency ( UNHCR ) said on January 18 that it was working to reposition and weatherproof Rohingya refugee shelters in Bangladesh before the coming monsoon season. Shelters had been hastily put up, without much planning, during the first weeks after Rohingya refugees fled Myanmar into Bangladesh