A snow wheeler took in the beautiful sights of the snow-capped King Mountain in southern Oregon during a drive through the region on Saturday, December 3.Footage captured by Twitter user @mikebienc shows snow-covered trees on Oregon’s King Mountain.Matt Jordan, a local meteorologist, said more snow was expected in the region over the weekend. Credit: @mikebienc via Storyful
Several injuries were reported following a car crash in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, during the early hours of Sunday, December 4.Local news reported that a man, identified as Peter Bosch, was traveling the wrong way on US-158 and crashed into an oncoming vehicle.Bosch is facing multiple charges, including driving while impaired, careless and reckless driving, and exceeding the speed limit, local news said.Footage posted to the City of Winston-Salem, NC – Government Facebook page shows firefighters working at the scene of the crash.Authorities said the road was closed and pointed travelers toward an alternate route. Credit: City of Winston-Salem, NC via Storyful
Hair-raising footage shows police in hot pursuit of a man on a moped in Thai market. The man was apprehended after crashing his vehicle.
England fans at the Wembley Boxpark venue were sent into raptures on Sunday night when Jordan Henderson scored the opening goal against Senegal in the Round of 16 fixture in the Qatar World Cup. England fans, many in Santa hats, can be seen jumping up and down after Henderson's strike. England won 3-0 and now face France in the quarter-finals.
Demonstrators protested in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday morning, December 3, in opposition to a drag artist holiday storytelling event that was scheduled by a local school.Red Oak Community School cancelled the event, intended to feature three drag performers reading stories to children, on Saturday morning due to a planned appearance from the Proud Boys.Video filmed by Brendan Gutenschwager shows protesters marching in the streets of Columbus, many with their faces obscured by identical face coverings, and some wearing tactical gear and carrying guns.Protesters chanted “life, liberty, victory” and “reclaim America,” among other slogans. Two protesters are seen in the footage giving a Nazi salute.The Patriot Front said its members were at the demonstration.Counter-protesters were seen were seen holding rainbow and transgender flags. Credit: Brendan Gutenschwager via Storyful
Explosions erupted in Gaza after the Israeli military said its fighter jets struck targets early Sunday, December 4, in retaliation for a missile launched from the strip the previous night.The Israel Defense Forces said it had hit a weapons manufacturing facility and an underground tunnel belonging to the militant group Hamas in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.This footage showing explosions was filmed by Mohamed el Saife, who said he filmed it from Gaza.Local media reported the strikes had hit areas in Khan Yunis. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Credit: Mohamed el Saife via Storyful
An auto rickshaw caused traffic chaos in the Indian city of Ratnagiri. Without a driver, the Tuk-Tuk went in circles in the middle of the road, causing passersby to finally intervene.
Timelapse footage captured the northern lights dancing over South Indian Lake in northern Manitoba on November 30.Footage shared to Twitter by photographer Reynald John Roldan shows a bright green aurora swirling in the night sky.Roldan is a “northern lights lover” and often shares footage of the aurora borealis to his Twitter page. Credit: @rjayroldan via Storyful
Socceroos fans lit flares and fireworks at Melbourne’s Federation Square ahead of Australia’s early morning game against Argentina in the knockout stage of the FIFA World Cup on December 4.Video posted by Katie Camarena on Sunday shows crowds of fans embracing the 6am kick-off at Fed Square, one of many live sites playing the game for fans around the city.Argentina beat Australia 2-1 to advance to the semifinals. Credit: Katie Camarena via Storyful
A massive plume of smoke billowed over Washington on Saturday, December 3, as a fire engulfed a vacant building in the southeast of the capital, according to local fire officials.The DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department said the blaze at King Avenue Southeast was a second alarm fire and approximately 20 units and 100 personnel worked to contain it.By Saturday evening, the department said the fire was under control and no injuries reportedThis footage by Meghan Barrett Welch, filmed from Reagan airport, shows thick smoke billowing across the city. Credit: Meghan Barrett Welch via Storyful
Flames engulfed a semi-truck pulling a trailer emblazoned with the Coca-Cola logo in Bucharest, Romania, on Tuesday, November 29.Local news outlets reported that the driver was unharmed and escaped the truck, which was a part of a Coca-Cola holiday campaign.Previous Coca-Cola advertisements have shown similar company trucks covered in Christmas lights.Video filmed by Mihai Bogdan Niculai on Tuesday shows the truck on fire in Bucharest. Credit: Mihai Bogdan Niculai via Storyful
Ukrainian forces raised the first flag on the left bank of the Dnipro River in the recently retaken Kherson region, according to the Carlson Special Unit on Saturday, December 3.Ukraine made gains in the region after Russia retreated from Kherson in November.Video posted by the Carlson Special Unit on Saturday shows a Ukrainian flag flying in Kherson Oblast across the Dnipro River.The unit said that this was “a springboard for the de-occupation of the left bank of the Kherson region” and thanked the Ukrainian fighters for their “precise coordination and offensive skills.” Credit: Carlson Special Unit via Storyful
A 5-year-old girl was attacked by an aggressive raccoon while waiting for the school bus outside her home in Ashford, Connecticut, on December 2.Logan MacNamara’s home surveillance camera captured the scary moment her daughter, Rylee, was bitten. She told Storyful her daughter stepped outside to wait for the bus and the raccoon was sitting on the porch.The video shows the raccoon quickly latch onto Rylee’s leg, who then screams and attempts to shake the animal off. MacNamara rushes to help her daughter, grabbing onto the animal by the scruff of its neck. She’s able to remove it, and at one point can be seen holding both the raccoon and her daughter. Once her daughter is inside she throws the animal into her yard where it can be seen waddling away.“I heard her screaming and ran to see what was going on. I thought maybe she slammed her hand in the door, I was not expecting to see a raccoon attacking her,” MacNamara said. “If I didn’t have the video I wouldn’t be able to tell you exactly what happened, it all happened so fast.”She told Storyful Rylee has a few puncture wounds, and said they both have scratches, but that they are doing ok. She said Rylee, who normally wears leggings, was wearing jeans, and she believes this helped prevent her from being more seriously injured.MacNamara confirmed they did go to the hospital, and said the doctor’s main concern was rabies as the raccoon was out during the day, and very aggressive, both signs of the viral disease according to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.Though they’ve not been able to find the raccoon to test it for rabies, she said they will be receiving rabies vaccines over the coming weeks. Credit: Logan MacNamara via Storyful
The Canadian Weather Service issued a “gale warning” for eastern Lake Erie in Ontario, early on Saturday, December 3, saying high winds of 30 to 35 knots were expected.The warning said that there may be waves as high as three or four meters in Lake Erie.Video posted to Twitter by Ann Maurie Stevens early on Saturday shows rough waters as gusty winds blow Lake Erie in Port Stanley. Credit: Ann Maurie Stevens via Storyful
Toby, a penguin at a ski resort in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, “predicted” that the United States would beat the Netherlands and Argentina would defeat Australia on Saturday, December 3, in the first game of the knockout stage of the World Cup.The penguin has had some success in calling World Cup winners such as pointing to Saudi Arabia’s flag before its surprising victory against Argentina.The bird’s record has not been perfect. For instance, Toby incorrectly guessed the winners of Wednesday’s group stage games between Tunisia and France, as well as Denmark and Australia.Footage shared by VOX Cinemas & Ski Dubai on Wednesday shows Toby waddling toward the American and Argentinian flags. Credit: VOX Cinemas & Ski Dubai via Storyful
The sails of the Sydney Opera House were illuminated on the night of Saturday, December 3, ahead of Australia’s World Cup last 16 tie against Argentina.A 1-0 triumph over Denmark put Australia’s national football team, nicknamed the Socceroos, second in Group D meaning they qualified for the knockout rounds of the tournamentIn celebration, the state of New South Wales announced that the sails of the Sydney Opera House would shine green and gold from Saturday night to dawn on Sunday.This footage by user @crocodylbert shows the iconic sails lit up in the green and gold colours of the national soccer team. Credit: @crocodylbert via Storyful
Police officers led a mother and her children to safety after a fire broke out in a block of flats in Leicester city centre, England, on November 16, bodycam footage shows.According to police, constables Elliot Godden and Vishal Dave were at Mansfield House police station when they were alerted via radio that a fire had broken out in a nearby building.Bodycam footage released by Leicestershire Police shows the officers entering the building and searching each flight of stairs. The officers find some hallways filled with smoke during their investigations.When the officer reached the top floor, he finds a woman with her two children in one apartment.“We found the female on the top floor and helped carry her children downstairs so they could all get out quickly and safely. The fire service had turned up so we carried on clearing the area then and speaking with the residents," PC Godden said in a statement. Credit: Leicestershire Police via Storyful
The sails of the Sydney Opera House were illuminated on the night of Saturday, December 3, ahead of Australia’s World Cup last 16 tie against France on Sunday.A 1-0 triumph over Denmark sent Australia’s national football team, nicknamed the Socceroos, into the knockout rounds of the tournamentIn celebration, the state of New South Wales announced that the sails of the Sydney Opera House would shine green and gold from Saturday night to dawn on Sunday.This footage by user @thetaleofateller shows the iconic sails lit up in the green and gold colours. Credit: thetaleofateller via Storyful
Snow swept across parts of Washington state late on Friday, December 2, as a winter weather advisory remained in effect until Saturday morning, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.This footage posted by Shawn Walli shows snow falling on a residential street in the city of Lacey.The NWS said that heavy snow would continue for the western Kitsap County through to Saturday evening. Credit: Shawn Walli via Storyful
Snow fell in Seattle on Friday, December 2, as winter weather impacted transport and closed schools.Footage posted by Barney Fuentes showed snow falling in downtown Seattle.A winter storm warnings remains in effect for portions of northwest and west central Washington until 10am on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Credit: Barney Fuentes via Storyful
At least four people were injured, including one critically, when a public bus struck multiple vehicles outside a shopping mall in Daly City, California, shortly before noon on Friday, December 2, according to transit and fire officials.San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) said a SamTrans bus “was involved in a collision with 16 vehicles in the Serramonte Center parking lot” at 11:50 am.Footage from the scene shows the bus in the parking lot and several damaged vehicles.The cause of the crash was under investigation, SamTrans said.According to NBC Bay Area, witnesses said "they saw the driver of the bus lose control, jump the curb, and smash into several vehicles in the Target parking lot. Credit: @GinaReppinDaBay via Storyful
New satellite imagery released by Maxar Technologies shows construction, demolition, and destroyed buildings in the Russian-occupied city of Mariupol in southern Ukraine.Before and after images taken on March 29 and November 30 show a large protective screen around Mariupol’s main theater, which was shelled while being used as a civilian shelter in March.Stockpiles of construction supplies can be seen near several of the shopping centers in western Mariupol, while some high-rise buildings, destroyed by strikes, can be seen to be demolished.A new Russian military compound, with a Russian army slogan on the roof, can also be seen, while expansion to the Starokrymske cemetery can be observed, Maxar said.Mariupol fell under control of the Russian military in May after months of bitter fighting and the surrender of the last remaining Ukrainian troops at the Azovstal steel plant. Credit: Maxar Technologies via Storyful
Firefighters responded to a fire burning near buildings in Copacabana, a neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday, December 2, according to local news reports.Globo reported that a resident said the fire started when fireworks were lit after Cameroon scored to beat Brazil in the FIFA World Cup on Friday night.Footage posted to Twitter by user @ninadoleblon shows the fire burning near buildings. Credit: @ninadoleblon via Storyful
Tumbleweeds were blown across a highway in northeast Colorado on Friday, December 2, as the National Weather Service (NWS) warned of wind gusts of up to 65 mph and that dust could reduce visibility.This video by Carlos Camacho shows tumbleweeds rolling over a road between Akron and Brush, Colorado. Credit: Carlos Camacho via Storyful