A tornado touched down near East Brewton, Alabama, on June 19, according to the National Weather Service.The service said the tornado was on the ground near East Brewton and moving in a northeasterly direction in the early hours of Saturday, June 19.The Escambia County Emergency Management Agency also confirmed a tornado had touched down in the area.The National Weather Service warned of an increased tornado threat in coastal areas from far southeast Louisiana eastward to the western Florida Panhandle due to Tropical Storm Claudette.Footage captured by Brewer William Murphy in East Brewton shows wreckage and downed trees. Credit: Brewer William Murphy via Storyful
Tropical Storm Claudette brought tornadoes, strong winds, and flooding to Alabama’s Gulf Coast before it was downgraded to a tropical depression on Saturday, June 19.Claudette was expected to weaken further on Saturday night but was forecast to become a tropical storm again when it moves into the Carolinas on Sunday night or the early hours of Monday.Video posted to Twitter by Pam S. Hallford, who said she took it in Gulf Shores, Alabama, shows the storm. Credit: Pam S. Hallford via Storyful
The Flatt Fire continued to spread across southwestern Utah on July 19, according to authorities.Footage captured by Twitter user @spanishforknews, who said he took it in Enterprise, Utah, shows smoke and an orange haze.Fire officials said the fire had reached an estimated 10,000 acres and was 0% contained as of June 19. Evacuations for communities in Enterprise were also ordered. Credit: @spanishforknews via Storyful
Footage captured French fans' joy as their side scored, and their anger at the final result in their game against Hungary on Saturday 19 June. The match took place in a packed stadium in Budapest -- the only one in the Euro 2020 competition to hold games at full capacity. After unexpectedly going behind to unfancied Hungary, France were able to equalise in the second half, but they were able to go no further and the match ended 1-1. Despite their earlier joy at the goal, French fans expressed their frustration at the final whistle, with some throwing drinks bottles onto the pitch.
Hungarian fans went wild on Saturday (June 19) when their team, widely expected to be thrashed by every team in their group, scored the first goal in their game against France. The fans were jubilant when they went ahead at the stadium in Budapest. Hungary is the only country in the pan-continental tournament that is allowing stadiums to operate at full capacity. Fortunately for the pride of the multi-millionaires playing for Les Bleus, Antoine Griezmann was able to score a second-half equaliser to end the game 1-1.
Tropical Storm Claudette was moving inland over southeastern Louisiana early on June 19, the National Hurricane Center said.The storm was expected to bring heavy rain and potentially life-threatening flood conditions along the Gulf Coast as far as the Florida Panhandle.This footage shows several scenes of the stormy conditions on Alabama’s Dauphin Island, where residents were being warned of potential flooding. Credit: Mary Jo Belmont via Storyful
Friday night at Kilroy’s bar in Bloomington, Indiana, took a dramatic turn as floodwater began to rise amid torrential downpours.Video by Twitter user @hann_u_not shows flooding in the bar, and deep floodwater on the streets outside.“The lights went out and within 10 minutes the place was flooding,” she told Storyful.By Saturday morning, June 19, the water had receded along Kirkwood Avenue, WTHR said.The deluge came as the National Weather Service was predicting severe storms throughout the evening across south central Indiana. Credit: @hann_u_not via Storyful
Reports of an aggressive cow elk in Evergreen, Colorado, prompted wildlife officers to warn that this was the time of year when cow elk will be exhibiting “normal protective behavior of their young”.Footage of the elk chasing and lunging at pedestrians was captured by Christie Greene, who runs a local nonprofit organization called Wild Aware.“People run off by the elk were warned by me personally to avoid the area and ignored the warning,” Greene told Storyful.“The elk come to the lake to have their babies every spring and they are about to swim their babies across the water to shore to then go into Evergreen to forage,” she said. Credit: Christie Greene via Storyful
Star Wars' planet Andor - home to the furry Ewoks - is being recreated in a former quarry in northern England. Footage filmed on Saturday 19 June showed the film set closer to completion, with trees positioned by the lake and with cranes and green screens set up. They will be used during filming next week at the location, Middle Peak Quarry in Wirksworth, Derbyshire. Barriers have also been erected to prevent onlookers from easily seeing the filming. Star Wars' 'Andor' TV series, created by Tony Gilroy, is intended as a prequel to the Star Wars film Rogue One. It has been reported that Ewan McGregor has resumed his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi and may be visiting Wirksworth for the filming.
Hundreds of cyclists began the 205-mile Chase The Sun bike ride at dawn in Minster on Sea in Kent in south-east England on Saturday 19 June. The ride, beginning at 4:14am, will take them east across the country, ending in Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset in south-west England, or at sunset if they don't make it in time. This year's was the biggest ever Chase the Sun (South) event, with 945 cyclists registered and an estimated 700 starting. The event is scheduled to coincide with weekend closest to the longest day and is an endurance challenge rather than a race. Organisers describe it as a non-competitive ride, open to all, with no rules, route-signs, timing or medals.
In the UK, Derbyshire police continue to investigate after a woman was found injured in a field and later died. Police closed off a number of roads in Duckmanton in northern England on the morning of Friday 18 June as a manhunt was launched to find her killer. Police later discovered the body of a man and say they are not seeking anyone else in regards to the incident. An exclusive story by British newspaper The Sun has now revealed the victim, part-time model Gracie Spinks, 23, had recently taken out a restraining order on the man suspected of being her killer and whose body was found nearby. Derbyshire police have been criticised as it's been reported that police were notified about the suspected killer's intentions only a few days before the incident happened. Ms Spinks was found at a small stables near Tom Lane in Duckmanton, which can be seen in the footage, where a forensics tent has been erected.
French fans gathered ahead of their side’s match against Hungary in the Euro 2020 competition, on Saturday 19 June. The match is due to happen at the Ferenc Puskás Stadium in Bundapest. After the gatherings, the French fans walked to the stadium, escorted by Hungarian police.
Mourners gathered in Athens to remember British woman Caroline Crouch on Saturday (June 19). Mourners wore black and lit candles in honour of Crouch in central Athens Syntagma Square, in front of the Greek Parliament. On June 17, 32-year-old pilot Babis Anagnostopoulos confessed to having killed Crouch on May 11 after Greek police disproved his initial claim that she had been killed during a robbery. The crime caused widespread shock in Greece.
Protesters led by biker group Ride to Freedom gathered outside South Africa’s parliament to hand over a memorandum against a proposed ban on owning a firearm for self-defence. The biker group, under the leadership of Brent Van Der Westhuizen, called on the government to not pass the proposed amendments to a firearms bill, which will exclude self defence as a valid reason to own a gun. Neil De Beer from the United Independent Movement said they were there to protect their constitutional right to own a firearm. De Beer is a former spy and operative of the ANC’s armed wing Umkhonto we Sizwe. Damian Enslin from the South African Gun Owners Association said they are defending the rights of law abiding citizens to own a firearm for self defence. Debbie Els from the Stop Farm Murders Movement said government wants to take away citizens’ rights to protect themselves and that she was standing up farmers. JP Smith, who came to accept the memorandum on behalf of Democratic Alliance MP Andrew Whitfiled, said it only took a few rotten apples in the South African police service to sell guns to gangsters and that that kind of thing would enable, not reduce, violent crime if ordinary citizens were prevented from holding guns for self-defence.
South African gun owners rallied in Cape Town against a firearms bill that would see them lose their right to own a gun for self-defence. The protesters gathered outside the country’s parliament building. A small group of gun owners delivered a memorandum to authorities to demand that the bill be rejected. Firearms play a big role in gang violence and robbery in South Africa.
Large numbers of people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 at stadiums around the UK on what has been dubbed 'super Saturday' (June 19). The UK government has now opened up vaccination to all adults in the country, and some vaccination centres, including those at sports stadiums, are allowing 'walk-ins' too. Video shows people resting in the stands of Chelsea's Stamford Bridge football ground after having their jabs. Chelsea fan Gianandrea Arrigoni filmed the scene after having his own jab at the Champions League winners' stadium. Everyone that was vaccinated at the site was asked to wait 15 minutes to check for adverse reactions. He said: "I first learned that Stamford Bridge was turning into a vaccination centre after seeing it on the Chelsea website, as I am a Chelsea fan, and then later from friends. I was not eligible to receive my jab yet but when i heard i had a possibility I quickly signed up on the event website for an early slot. I showed up, and it was all very easy and organised. The queue was decently long. There were some people that showed up who didn’t book too, who also received their jab." He added: "It was overall a great experience and easy. Well done to the NHS!"
A new DC Universe movie, understood to be the upcoming film 'The Flash', was spotted filming at St Paul's Cathedral in London on Saturday (June 19). References to Central City, the home of the Silver Age version of The Flash (Barry Allen), were seen on American-style vehicles including yellow taxis on streets surrounding the Cathedral. A bus featuring Wonder Woman was spotted advertising the Central City Children's Fund. The movie, scheduled for release in 2022, reportedly began filming at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden in April 2021. Filming has also allegedly taken place at Burghley House in Lincolnshire. In this footage, intrigued pedestrians are seen stopping to try and have a look at the action and the vehicles parked up outside the famous Cathedral, located in the heart of the City of London.
Thousands of young people queued outside London's Olympic Stadium on Saturday (June 19) as part of a mass-vaccination drive by the UK. They were greeted by a handful of anti-vaccination protesters led by Piers Corbyn and former nurse and fellow Covid conspiracy theorist Kay Allison Shemirani (who calls herself Kate). Most of those getting vaccinated said they found the protesters to be figures of ridicule and that they weren't to be taken seriously. A group of football fans even chanted in the protesters' direction, singing 'we got the jab.' The London Stadium is now occupied by West Ham United, with hundreds of season ticket holders getting vaccinated there according to one volunteer. Mr Corbyn, the brother of former labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, is well known for his conspiracy theories, including the notion that Covid-19 is caused by 5G -- a groundless belief shared by Ms Shemirani, who has been removed from the nursing register in the UK as a result.
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Former West Ham star Bobby Zamora showed class is permanent during a 7-a-side game in Colchester on June 17.This clip, taken by Jakob Kelly, shows the 40-year-old Zamora skipping past a defender and hammering the ball home from long range.Zamora, whose former clubs also include Spurs, Brighton, Fulham and QPR, joked on Twitter the next day that his kickaround exploits had left him “so stiff”. Credit: Jakob Kelly via Storyful
The Flatt Fire in Utah grew to 10,000 acres late on June 18, with the Iron County Sheriff’s Office saying evacuation orders were in place for areas near the town of Enterprise.Autumn Lynn said she returned from work to be confronted by the fire’s approach to the town. “It is coming and it is coming quick,” she says in this video, showing the fire coming over the hills near the Enterprise post office.Her videos also show the firefighter response, with retardent dropped from the air. “It’s pretty crazy,” Lynn told Storyful.Enterprise Mayor Brandon Humphries told the Cedar City News that around 50 homes had been evacuated in the hills north of the town.At least one structure was destroyed by the fire, but there were no injuries reported. Credit: Autumn Lynn via Storyful
Environmental group Extinction Rebellion held a direct action protest in Paris on Saturday 19 June. The action, on the Debilly Footbridge (Passerelle Debilly), involved art installations, signs with environmental messaging on, and a large soft-toy polar bear hanging from a noose.
The Willow Fire in California’s Monterey County had grown to 2,000 acres by June 18, incident information said.Residents were evacuated from the Tassajara Zen Center to China Camp, Los Padres National Forest said. Evacuation warnings were in effect for areas north of the Arroyo Seco campground, west of Carmel Valley Road, and east of Tassajara Road.The fire was burning in steep, rugged terrain only accessible only by hiking in, firefighters said. Credit: ALERTWildfire via Storyful
A hunter had a tense meeting with a bear in the wilderness of Saskatchewan, Canada. The deadly animal took a peek inside his hunting blind before getting scared and leaving the area.
Chinese artist Bao Yongxiu, also known as Xiao Die ( 'Little butterfly' in Mandarin) uses clay to make miniature art sculptures in walnut shells.