• Swarm of Helicopters Flies Over Baghdad as Iraq Declares Victory Over ISIS
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    Swarm of Helicopters Flies Over Baghdad as Iraq Declares Victory Over ISIS

    Iraqi army helicopters flew over the capital Baghdad to celebrate the end of the offensive against the Islamic State in Iraq on December 10. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced the end of the fight against Islamic State forces in Iraq on December 9 . The offensive in Anbar province against

  • California's Thomas Fire Grows, Triggers New Evacuations
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    California's Thomas Fire Grows, Triggers New Evacuations

    Authorities issued new evacuation orders for towns along the border between California’s Ventura and Santa Barbara counties on Sunday, December 10, as the Thomas wildfire expanded. Residents of Carpinteria and Montecito were told to leave, and reports said a building in the area was damaged from the

  • 'Drunk' Locals Threaten Manus Island Asylum Seekers at New Accommodation
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    'Drunk' Locals Threaten Manus Island Asylum Seekers at New Accommodation

    Refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island said locals arrived at their new accommodation on December 10 and threatened them with violence. Although media and aid groups have been prevented from entering the new accommodation, locals were filmed entering the supposedly secure compound at Hillside Haus

  • Bills Fans Brave Heavy Snow in Buffalo
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    Bills Fans Brave Heavy Snow in Buffalo

    A band of lake-effect snow did not deter Buffalo Bills fans from cheering on their team at New Era Field in Erie County, New York, on Sunday, December 10. This video from inside the stadium shows whiteout conditions. The National Weather Service said up to 18 inches of snow, and a maximum of two inches

  • Thundersnow Rumbles During Buffalo Lake-Effect Snow
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    Thundersnow Rumbles During Buffalo Lake-Effect Snow

    Rumbles of thunder could be heard as a band of lake-effect snow swept through upstate New York on Sunday, December 10. The National Weather Service reported there was thundersnow reported in the area. Up to 18 inches of snow was expected to fall from the system, the weather service said . Snow could

  • Lake-Effect Snow Creates Whiteout Conditions During Buffalo Bills Game
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    Lake-Effect Snow Creates Whiteout Conditions During Buffalo Bills Game

    A band of lake-effect snow did not deter Buffalo Bills fans from cheering on their team at New Era Field on Sunday, December 10. The National Weather Service predicted up to 18 inches of snow could fall around the Buffalo area. The storm could generate one to two inches of snow per hour, the weather

  • Near Collision as Car Turns Into Oncoming Traffic Near Woolloomooloo, Sydney
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    Near Collision as Car Turns Into Oncoming Traffic Near Woolloomooloo, Sydney

    A motorist narrowly avoided a head-on collision near Woolloomooloo, Sydney, on December 7 after another driver turned into the wrong lane and into oncoming traffic. Shane Adams was driving down Cowper Wharf Rd on Thursday and was about to turn onto Sir John Crescent when another vehicle appeared from

  • Clouds Sweep Across Haleakalā National Park in Hawaii
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    Clouds Sweep Across Haleakalā National Park in Hawaii

    The weather can change quickly at Haleakalā National Park, as seen in this video posted on Friday, December 8. The timelapse shows thick clouds flowing over the peak and then dispersing in the span of 20 minutes. “Clouds can clear as quickly as they come in,” the park wrote on Facebook. Credit: Haleakalā

  • National Zoo's Panda Takes a Roll in the Snow
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    National Zoo's Panda Takes a Roll in the Snow

    One of the pandas at the National Zoo in Washington had some fun in the snow on Saturday, December 9. Mei Xiang frolicked and rolled down the hill as spectators watched. The zoo’s giant pandas are native to the cold climate of China’s western mountains and are more active during the winter month, the

  • Police Arrest Suspect in Stabbing Attack at Jerusalem Bus Station
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    Police Arrest Suspect in Stabbing Attack at Jerusalem Bus Station

    Israeli police arrested a suspect, seen here wearing nothing but underwear, after he allegedly stabbed a security guard at the entrance to the bus station in Jerusalem, Israel, on December 10. The security guard is still alive after being stabbed in the heart and is being treated at a hospital, local

  • US Navy Helicopter Drops Water on California Wildfires
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    US Navy Helicopter Drops Water on California Wildfires

    US Navy members joined the fight against the California wildfires in San Diego County this week. The US Navy released video on Saturday, December 9, showing the Black Jacks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 21 dropping water on a fire. The Lilac Fire was burning in San Diego, sparked on December 7, and

  • Londoners Go Sledding on Primrose Hill as Amber Snow Warning Continues
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    Londoners Go Sledding on Primrose Hill as Amber Snow Warning Continues

    The UK Met Office issued an amber warning for heavy snowfall in parts of Wales, the Midlands and parts of Northern and Eastern England on Sunday, December 10, following an overnight dip in temperatures. The Met Office also issued a yellow severe weather warning for ice, warning that road, rail and air

  • Protesters Burn Tires at US Embassy in Beirut Against Trump Decision
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    Protesters Burn Tires at US Embassy in Beirut Against Trump Decision

    Protesters rallied against a US decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel at outside the US Embassy in Beirut on Sunday, December 10. Tear gas and water cannon were deployed at protesters trying to break into the embassy. Widespread protests have taken place across the world following a statement

  • Protesters Rally at US Embassy in Beirut Against Trump Decision on Jerusalem
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    Protesters Rally at US Embassy in Beirut Against Trump Decision on Jerusalem

    Protesters rallied against a US decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel at outside the US Embassy in Beirut on Sunday, December 10. Widespread protests have taken place across the world following a statement by US President Donald Trump on December 6 announcing the move. This video here shows

  • Police Fire Tear Gas During Beirut Protest Against US Embassy Move
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    Police Fire Tear Gas During Beirut Protest Against US Embassy Move

    Security forces fired tear gas at demonstrators close to the US embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, on December 10, during a protest against US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, according to local reports . Protesters threw stones at security forces after they

  • Rally Held in Response to Anti-Immigrant Action in Como, Italy
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    Rally Held in Response to Anti-Immigrant Action in Como, Italy

    Thousands of people took part in a march against fascism in Como, Italy, on December 9, in response to anti-immigration action by far-right groups, Il Messaggero reported . The march was organised by a number of groups, including Italy’s Democratic Party, after members of the far-right Veneto Fronte

  • Koala Growls at Family Dog, Then Calmly Hangs on Their Front Door
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    Koala Growls at Family Dog, Then Calmly Hangs on Their Front Door

    An man came home to discover a koala growling at his dog in Portland, Victoria, on Friday, December 8. The koala then climbed up the back door and remained there for some hours. Peek’s wife Alice later arrived home to find the marsupial looking entirely unfazed as it clung to the door. She told Storyful

  • Palestine Supporters Rally in Paris Prior to Israeli Prime Minister's Visit
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    Palestine Supporters Rally in Paris Prior to Israeli Prime Minister's Visit

    Hundreds of pro-Palestine protesters rallied in Paris on Saturday, December 9, to demonstrate against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned visit. Netanyahu is scheduled to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron on December 10. Video footage taken from La Place de la République on Saturday

  • Blaze Erupts at Clairemont Home Following Plane Crash
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    Blaze Erupts at Clairemont Home Following Plane Crash

    A small plane crashed into a Clairemont, California, home on Saturday, December 9, causing the home to go up in flames. Clairemont is a neighborhood located near San Diego. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported one person died in the crash, but it was unknown if the person was in the home or in the plane

  • Stoke City Fans Shout at Players After 5-1 Loss to Tottenham
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    Stoke City Fans Shout at Players After 5-1 Loss to Tottenham

    Following a Stoke City loss at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, December 9, fans shouted and sang “you are not fit to wear the shirt” at players on a local train platform. Stoke City lost 5-1 against Tottenham. Credit: Twitter/robin1302 via Storyful

  • Brazen Squirrel Steals Only the Choicest Holiday Gifts
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    Brazen Squirrel Steals Only the Choicest Holiday Gifts

    Michele Boudreaux of Maplewood, New Jersey, and husband set up a camera to figure out who was taking all of the most expensive chocolates in their holiday “treat table” for neighborhood delivery people, only to discover the culprit was a squirrel. Boudreaux laid out the mystery and shocking conclusion

  • Homeowner Confronts Burglar, Broadcasts It Live on Facebook
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    Homeowner Confronts Burglar, Broadcasts It Live on Facebook

    Baton Rouge resident Caesar Ray heard his daughter’s car alarm go off early Wednesday morning, December 6, at about the same time a neighbor phoned to tell him she’d seen someone lurking around the house. Ray, who has law enforcement training and previously worked for the Department of Corrections, grabbed

  • Thousands Line Out In Paris to See Johnny Hallyday's Funeral Procession
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    Thousands Line Out In Paris to See Johnny Hallyday's Funeral Procession

    Crowds lined the streets of Paris on December 9 to bid farewell to French rock star Johnny Hallyday. A funeral cortege led by police officers on motorcycles accompanied a hearse down the Champs Elysees to a ceremony at the Madeleine church. Earlier in the day, hundreds of bikers paraded through Paris

  • Israeli Security Forces Crack Down on New Protests in East Jerusalem
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    Israeli Security Forces Crack Down on New Protests in East Jerusalem

    Israeli security forces cracked down on fresh protests in East Jerusalem on Saturday, December 9, as Palestinians came out for a third day against the US’s decision to recognize the city as Israel’s capital. At the start of the week US President Donald Trump said the US embassy would move to Jerusalem

  • Marines Join the Fight Against California's Lilac Fire
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    Marines Join the Fight Against California's Lilac Fire

    The Lilac Fire, one of several fires burning in California, had gown to 4,100 acres and was only 15 percent contained on Friday evening, December 8. Evacuation orders remained in place as the fire threatened about 1,500 homes. More then 100 structures had already been destroyed or damaged, Cal Fire reported

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