Kosovo’s parliamentary assembly voted for the creation of a 5,000-strong standing army on December 14. Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia in 2008, and currently has a 3,000-strong security force, which will be replaced by the full-time army. The plan to create an army angered Serbia, which
A cougar and her two juvenile cubs were caught on CCTV pausing to rest at a water treatment plant in Salt Lake City on Saturday, December 8. This footage, posted to the Salt Lake City Public Utilities Twitter account, shows the three cougars walking past the City Creek Canyon and then stopping to rest
Police officers and first responders in Rochester, New York, gathered to “shine a light” for patients at the UR Golisano Children’s Hospital on the evening of December 12. The Rochester Police Department posted this video of squad cars, firetrucks and ambulances flashing their lights and sirens to the
A huge downpour hit Melbourne during rush hour on December 14. Local news reports said about 35 mm of rain fell in just 30 minutes in downtown areas. The deluge led to flash flooding. Joanna Holman was in the Flinders Street area of the city, where she recorded this footage showing floodwater cascading
Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo took off from Mojave Air and Space Port in California on Thursday, December 13, carrying SpaceShipTwo, aboard which were two test pilots and four NASA experiments. The flight marked the first time that SpaceShipTwo reached space (as defined by NASA at 50 miles up ) and
A 33-YEAR-OLD TWIN born with a curved spine, missing kidney and deformed arm is embracing his differences through comedy. Matty Oxley, an aspiring comedian from Middlesbrough, was born with VATER Syndrome, a set of birth defects that often occur together, and include the curvature of his spine, or scoliosis
The annual Geminid meteor shower, which happens every December, peaked in the skies over the US early on December 14 . The dashcam of a Howard County Sheriff’s Department cruiser captured an early meteor on December 12 as it glowed brightly in the atmosphere over Indiana. Credit: Howard County Sheriff
Despite being behind bars, female inmates at the Nelson Hungria prison in Rio de Janeiro are getting into the Christmas spirit by decorating their cellblocks and singing festive songs.
Thousands of dollars poured onto a highway in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Thursday. Traffic came to a standstill as opportunists, as well as Good Samarians, exited their vehicles to scoop up the cash.
Photographer Geoff Green captured timelapse footage of lightning in Kimberley, Australia, on the night of December 13. Green told Storyful the storm caused blackouts and uprooted trees in Kununurra. “We’re here in the tropics have been experiencing desert-like temperatures now for many days on end, but
This guy wanted to ride his longboard in a crazy costume. Shockingly, he rode his board down various sidewalks covered in glitter and a rainbow tutu with butterfly wings on his back.
Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City saw some spectacular lightning during a storm in the area on Thursday, December 13, cautioning that such close strikes were not “conducive” to safe flying. Credit: Will Rogers World Airport via Storyful
This little girl could not wait to eat the delicious cake her mom made. Unfortunately, the cake broke into pieces when flipped onto a platter and the little girl sobbed uncontrollably.
This basketball player lost her balance while standing just outside the free throw semi-circle waiting for the opponent to throw the ball. She wanted to delay her fall to avoid a free throw lane violation, but she fell to the floor before her opponent took a shot.
This biker jumped over a dip in the biking trail and wanted to land on the downhill but instead ended up flipping over his handlebars and falling to the ground.
This skier was skiing down a snowy slope trying to jump over a small fir tree and tap the snow settled on its top. However, he jumped a little early and ended up getting stuck making it look like he was hugging the tree.
Security forces killed the suspect in the shooting attack at a Christmas Market in Strasbourg, France, after an exchange of gunfire in the Meinau quarter of the city on Thursday, December 13. Police forces recognized the suspect, who had been identified as Cherif Chekatt, 29, as he exited a building
Queensland Police pup Quinn is adorable but needs a little more time in training before hitting the mean streets. An officer training Quinn tried to encourage them to walk down a few steps, but Quinn, seemingly terrified, decided seemed to think using a ramp was a better idea. Credit: Queensland Police