The National Hurricane Center (NHC) confirmed a cyclone churning in the Atlantic Ocean had strengthened to a tropical storm on Friday, September 22.Weather officials warned that coastal areas of North Carolina, Virginia should prepare for heavy rain, gusty winds, and marine hazards including storm surge.Satellite footage shared by the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) shows Ophelia moving closer to the mainland on Friday. Credit: CSU/CIRA & NOAA via Storyful
Strong winds and heavy rain were recorded battering Norton, Kansas, on the night of September 21, as the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning and a flash flood warning for the region.Footage recorded by Isaac Schluesche includes a timelapse of a large storm cloud rolling in, followed by various videos of the storm in northern Kansas.“Severe thunderstorms led to a crazy night of activity across northern Kansas,” Schluesche told Storyful. “In addition to strong wind gusts and hail, dry fields led to blowing dust, making for a spooky sight in the late evening.”Additional footage recorded by Schluesche while taking shelter at a gas station shows the wind-driven rain. Credit: Isaac Schluesche via Storyful
Meet Sidakdeep Singh Chahal, the 15-year-old Sikh boy from Uttar Pradesh, India, who has achieved a remarkable feat - he holds the world record for having the longest hair among male teenagers, with a stunning length of 4 feet 9.5 inches (146 cm). Sidakdeep's unwavering commitment to his faith's principle of not cutting hair, combined with the loving support of his mother, has led to this incredible achievement.
Crews are investigating the cause of a fast-moving wildfire in Spain’s Catalonia region that was stabilized hours after breaking out on Friday, September 22, local officials said.The fire was reported around 2:50 pm and grew quickly, but slowed down a few hours later due to the nature of the terrain, Catalonia officials said. Emergency personnel received 224 calls related to the fire, which burned 62 acres (25 hectares), officials said.This footage posted by Catalonia officials shows air crews surveying the wildfire. Credit: Agents Rurals via Storyful
Crews quickly stabilized a fast-moving wildfire that broke out in Spain’s Catalonia region on Friday, September 22, fire officials said early Friday evening.The fire was reported around 2:50 pm and grew quickly, but slowed down a few hours later due to the nature of the terrain, Catalonia officials said. Emergency personnel received 224 calls related to the fire, which burned 62 acres (25 hectares), officials said.The cause of the wildfire is under investigation, emergency officials said.This aerial footage, posted by Catalonia’s fire service on Friday afternoon, shows billowing smoke from the wildfire. Credit: Bombers de Catalunya via Storyful
The National Weather Service (NWS) warned that coastal areas of North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland should prepare for tropical storm conditions as Potential Tropical Cyclone 16 affected the region on Friday, September 22.Heavy rain, gusty winds, and marine hazards were expected for the Mid-Atlantic region over the “dreary weekend,” the NWS wrote in an advisory.Video taken by Jake Lackey shows waves crashing in North Topsail Beach on Friday. A high surf advisory and a tropical storm warning were in effect for North Topsail Beach, as the NWS warned of wind up to 73 mph. Credit: Jake Lackey via Storyful
King Charles III and Queen Camilla of the United Kingdom arrived in Bordeaux on Friday, September 22, on the third and final day of their first state visit to France since acceding to the throne.Mayor of Bordeaux Pierre Hurmic delivered a speech welcoming the royals in which he described Bordeaux as a “British-friendly city.”A day earlier, Hurmic met Marvin Rees, the mayor of Bristol, a British city twinned with Bordeaux since 1947, to renew the long-standing relationship. The Royal Family said it had been the “first UK-France city twinning of its kind.”The king and queen spent the first two days of their state visit in Paris. Credit: Sylvain Roche via Storyful
Protesters rallying for Israeli democracy gathered in Manhattan on Friday, September 22, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the United Nations General Assembly.During his address to the United Nations on Friday, Netanyahu spoke about the possibility of a peace agreement with Saudi Arabia.Demonstrators have rallied throughout the week during the United Nations General Assembly, protesting Netanyahu’s judicial reform.Video uploaded to X by Udi Ofer shows demonstrators chanting in support of democracy and waving Israeli flags near the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan. Credit: Udi Ofer via Storyful
Dive deep into history with breathtaking underwater footage that unveils the remnants of one of World War II's most pivotal naval battles. In a recent ocean-bed study conducted in the Pacific Ocean, experts from Japan and the U.S. captured crystal-clear images of sunken warships from the Battle of Midway. Witness the astonishing condition of the Imperial aircraft carrier Akagi 80 years after the conflict.
The National Weather Service (NWS) warned that coastal areas of Virginia, North Carolina, and Maryland should prepare for storm surge, heavy rain, and gusty wind as Potential Tropical Cyclone 16 affected the region on Friday, September 22.Satellite footage from the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) shows lightning flashing as the storm moved over the Atlantic Ocean toward the North Carolina coastline on Friday morning.Heavy rain, gusty winds, and marine hazards were expected for the Mid-Atlantic region over the “dreary weekend,” the NWS wrote in an advisory. Credit: CSU/CIRA & NOAA via Storyful
The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning and a flash flood warning for Norton, Kansas, on September 21, as supercells menaced the region.Footage recorded by Chad Casey shows lightning over Norton, in the northern part of the state. Credit: Chad Casey via Storyful
Crowds that lined up at the door of the Apple store on Fifth Avenue in New York City on Friday, September 22, for the launch of the iPhone 15 were greeted by Apple CEO Tim Cook.The newest Apple smartphone launched worldwide on Friday, under the name iPhone 15, the company announced.“iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus represent a huge leap forward with exciting camera innovations that inspire creativity,” said Kaiann Drance, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide iPhone Product Marketing.Footage provided by journalist @heyder.mustafa showed people queuing up overnight to get the first glimpse of the newest of Apple’s products.When the store opened, Cook welcomed customers, posed for selfies, and chatted with iPhone fans inside the store, footage showed. Credit: @heyder.mustafa via Storyful
A drone flying over northern Vermont recorded the first signs of the fall season in the area, as red hues started to emerge among the tree tops.John Rowe told Storyful that fall colors were “just getting started” near the Canadian border.He flew his drone over Warren’s Gore, where a wide, wooded area can be seen displaying its first red hues. Credit: John Rowe Photos via Storyful
A cat found itself in the bear enclosure at the Buenos Aires Zoo in Argentina, and was forced to run for its life when the bears started to attack the small intruder.
The National Weather Service issued several thunderstorm warnings for Kansas on September 21, as magnificent supercells formed in the sky.Footage recorded by Chad Casey shows what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration refers to as a “barber pole supercell” towering near Gove. Credit: Chad Casey via Storyful
Dramatic security footage captured the moment a pensioner accidentally drove into a river in Jiangsu, China, on September 20. Thanks to the quick reactions of a heroic passerby, rescue teams were able to rescue the trapped man from the car before it sank.
Emergency crews worked through the night in Cherkasy, Ukraine, into Friday, September 22, at a hotel destroyed as Russia launched a barrage of missile attacks across the country on Thursday, Ukraine’s emergency services said.Footage released by the State Emergency Service (SES) shows a team on site at the Central Hotel.According to the SES, 11 people were injured in the attack, with one of them pulled from the rubble.Cherkasy’s regional governor, Ihor Taburets, said the search and rescue operation was concluded Friday. Six people remained in hospital, he said. Credit: Ukraine State Emergency Service via Storyful
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his wife, Olena, to Ottawa on Thursday, September 21.The visit is Zelensky’s first to Canada since the start of the war, according to national media.The Ukrainian president was to address the Canadian parliament on Friday, and was also expected to visit business leaders in Toronto, according to reports. Credit: Justin Trudeau via Storyful
Customs officers seized nearly 400 primate skulls destined for the US at France’s largest airport over several months last year, France’s customs service said on Thursday, September 21.The 392 skulls were seized, along with 326 skulls of other animals, by agents at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris between May and December, and were handed over to the Aix-en-Provence Natural History Museum on Thursday.The primate skulls were mainly from Cameroon and “were intended for the United States for collectors or as prizes or gifts for hunting associations,” the customs agency said. The skulls were mostly from monkeys, with some from chimpanzees and mandrills.The customs agency said it “wanted to alert public opinion and the international community to this practice, as morbid as it is worrying.”“I am stunned to imagine that our closest relatives, monkeys and great apes, are decimated and the tropical forests plundered of their endangered biodiversity for a market as stupid as it is revolting,” said Sabrina Krief, a great apes specialist at France’s National Museum of Natural History. Credit: French Customs/Douane Francaise via Storyful
A squirrel fell into a lake in a park in Moscow, Russia, and was struggling to survive. Fortunately, a kind-hearted passerby used a broken branch to save the animal's life.
Astronaut Frank Rubio marked a year in space on Thursday, September 21, NASA said, nearing the end of a mission to the International Space Station that was meant to last only six months.Rubio arrived at the ISS with cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin on September 21 last year, and he set the record for the longest stay in space by an American on September 11.He is now due to return to Earth on September 27, after 371 days in space. Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov holds the overall record for time in space, having spent 437 days on the Mir space station in the 1990s.Rubio, Prokopyev and Petelin were originally intended to spend six months aboard the ISS, but a leak in their original spacecraft meant it returned to Earth unmanned, extending their stay.NASA released a video recap of Rubio’s mission.“The International Space Station provides a really unique platform where we can study the hardest part of space exploration, which is human presence. Unfortunately, we are pretty complicated to keep alive in outer space,” Rubio says in the video. Credit: NASA via Storyful
A surveillance camera at Manila International Airport filmed a female security guard stuffing bills into her mouth before using water to swallow them on September 8. Earlier, a passenger reported the theft of $300 during a security screening.
A good Samaritan helped end a lengthy police chase in California on Thursday by using their truck to prevent the robbery suspect from driving any farther.
An unknown suspect cut holes in a farm's fence in Sunbury, Pennsylvania on Sunday, releasing up to 8,000 minks into the area. While many of the animals have been recovered, authorities are warning residents not to approach any minks they see in the wild.
What firefights called a “heavy” fire broke out at a condominium development in Indianapolis on September 21, damaging several units.The Indianapolis Fire Department said an “aggressive attack” by crews had the blaze under control in 30 minutes. All displaced occupants had places to stay, they said, and there were no injuries.One unit in the Island Woods Condos sustained heavy damage and two sustained minor damage, the fire department said. Credit: Indianapolis Fire Department via Storyful