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Cheep Flight? Stowaway Bird Surprises Passengers on Board United Plane5s

Cheep Flight? Stowaway Bird Surprises Passengers on Board United Plane

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. It’s a bird in a plane. That’s what surprised passengers on board a United Airlines flight departing San Francisco International Airport on September 20. Jasreen Gupta was on the plane, bound for Newark, with her mother when she filmed the spectacle. She said she spotted the bird shortly before takeoff. Gupta posted the video to Twitter, where United asked her to get in touch. United had yet to comment at the time of writing. A United flight from San Francisco to Newark took off at around the time Gupta posted her video, after a 29-minute delay. Credit: Jasreen Gupta via Storyful

Glass Shatters and Falls From 23rd Floor of Waldorf Astoria in Las Vegas4s

Glass Shatters and Falls From 23rd Floor of Waldorf Astoria in Las Vegas

Shattered glass fell more than 200 feet onto the Las Vegas Strip in the early hours of September 20 after a window was broken on the 23rd floor of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Footage of the glass shattering was posted to Twitter by Crystal Schenkel, who said she filmed it as she was leaving a lounge in the high-rise hotel with a friend. Local reports said no one was hurt in the incident and it remained unclear what caused the window to break. Credit: Crystal Schenkel via Storyful

Hundreds of UberEats Drivers Strike, Clog London Streets in Pay Protest1m17s

Hundreds of UberEats Drivers Strike, Clog London Streets in Pay Protest

Hundreds of UberEats delivery drivers on mopeds and motorcycles refused to deliver meals and rode through the streets of London on September 20 to demand higher pay and better working conditions. The couriers also filled the streets on foot and gathered at Uber’s offices in London. They demanded five pounds minimum per meal drop, no victimisation, no boost system (meaning flat rates per delivery), and one pound per extra mile. Credit: Lydia Hughes via Storyful

Activists Occupy Roof of Adelaide Slaughterhouse Accused of Animal Abuse55s

Activists Occupy Roof of Adelaide Slaughterhouse Accused of Animal Abuse

Protesters affiliated with animal activism group Aussie Farms occupied the roof of Strathalbyn Abbatoir in South Australia on September 21, claiming the business was guilty of animal abuse. Protesters highlighted a website which shows graphic and distressing content of livestock being tasered and drowned. The footage was released by animal rights group Animal Liberation in August; they claim the footage was taken by hidden cameras inside Strathalbyn Abbatoir. Despite the graphic nature of the footage, RSPCA visits found the procedures and practice at the slaughterhouse adhered to the relevant codes and legislation related to animal slaughter, according to The Sunday Mail and Aussie Farms’ website. Activists said they demanded a tour of the facility with their cameras but were denied. This video shows at least 20 people on the roof of the facility, and multiple police vehicles parked below. Storyful has reached out to Strathalbyn Abbatoir, RSPCA and Animal Liberation for comment. Credit: Aussie Farms via Storyful

Crowds Wait in Line as New iPhone Goes on Sale in Singapore55s

Crowds Wait in Line as New iPhone Goes on Sale in Singapore

Hundreds of people queued outside the Apple store in Singapore overnight on Thursday, September 20, to buy the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4, which were going on sale on Friday morning. This video shows a crowd of people outside the store on Orchard Road on Thursday. At least 400 people camped out in front of the store and were given wristbands by Apple staff to mark their place in the line, Channel NewsAsia reported. Shoppers in Asia were among the first to buy the new Apple products as they launched globally on Friday, September 21. Credit: Philip Lim via Storyful

Boaters Get Shock of Their Lives When Alligator Appears Under Canoe41s

Boaters Get Shock of Their Lives When Alligator Appears Under Canoe

A group of people got the shock of their lives when an alligator suddenly appeared under their canoe in Florida. “That moment when you realize your canoe is stuck on an alligators back,” See Through Canoe, a company based in St. Petersburg, Florida, posted on Instagram on September 18. “He stayed there for what seemed like forever,” they wrote on YouTube. Commenting on Instagram, the company said that the alligator stayed for a minute, then “eventually backed up a few feet and then submerged. He took the canoe with him as he backed up, but once he submerged, the canoe was freed.” Credit: See Through Canoe via Storyful

Blind Dog at Crete Shelter Plays With Her Puppies44s

Blind Dog at Crete Shelter Plays With Her Puppies

An animal shelter in Ierapetra, Crete, shared a video of one of their dogs, who is blind, playing with her newborn puppies. The Takis Shelter Non Profit Organisation shared footage of Emma and her puppies playing at the shelter. “Good morning from the Blind mother Emma and her puppies,” the post said. The pups can be seen playing together as their mom watches over them. The shelter has previously shared content of Emma bonding with her puppies. As of writing, the video has over 5,000 views on Facebook. Credit: Takis Shelter Non Profit Organisation via Storyful

'Panic' on Jet Airways Flight After Loss of Cabin Pressure45s

'Panic' on Jet Airways Flight After Loss of Cabin Pressure

A Jet Airways flight bound for Jaipur on September 20 turned back to Mumbai after what the airline said was a “loss in cabin pressure.” A number of passengers suffered ear and nose bleeds and were treated on return to Mumbai. The aircraft, holding 166 passengers and five crew, was 45 minutes into the flight when it had to turn around, said Darshak Hathi who recorded the scene inside the plane. The Times of India said the situation arose when the crew “forgot to switch on the cabin pressurization system.” Jet Airways said that the flight’s cockpit crew were taken off scheduled duties pending investigation. Credit: Darshak Hathi via Storyful

Police Called on Man Waving Law Enforcement-Support Flag Outside Little Rock Nike Store38s

Police Called on Man Waving Law Enforcement-Support Flag Outside Little Rock Nike Store

A Little Rock, Arkansas, Nike store called police on September 13 on a man in front of the store waving a flag in support of law enforcement and against Nike’s use of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in ads. Allison Siler shared a video of the man, Jimmie Cavin, standing outside the Nike store with his flag, writing, “I recently met this awesome guy, Jimmie Cavin. A huge shout out to you, and thank you to your sons for their service!” Cavin’s public show of support for law enforcement outside the sporting goods store appeared to be spurred from Nike’s use of Kaepernick in its 30th anniversary campaign. “Now what better place to wave the flag than right here in front of the Nike store,” he says in a video he shared to Facebook. Local news reported that Cavin has a history of public shows of support for law enforcement. Local media, quoted Cavin, said police left almost as quickly as they arrived. Cavin returned to the same Nike store on September 19, according to another video he posted to Facebook, writing “Hey Nike……I’m Back ! #RELENTLESS” on the post. Credit: Allison Siler via Storyful

Rescue Workers Toil for Days to Free Puppies Stuck Down Hole2m40s

Rescue Workers Toil for Days to Free Puppies Stuck Down Hole

A team with Pinky Paws Search & ResQ in Fowler, California, worked day and night from September 17 to help free a litter of puppies that appeared to be trapped in a hole in the ground. Various videos and images were shared of the attempts to free the puppies, with workers wriggling as far as they could into the ground to grab the dogs and bring them into the light. Once the puppies were free from the hole, they were used as bait to lure the mother dog into a set of cages set up for her and the entire family. The dogs were then brought back to the rescue, for some loving care. One of the posts from the organization described the process as “a 3-day rescue mission” that took “about 10.5 hours” in total. Credit: Pinky Paws Search & ResQ via Storyful

Crowd Showers Petals on Former Prime Minster's Car After Release From Jail1m01s

Crowd Showers Petals on Former Prime Minster's Car After Release From Jail

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam had their car showered with rose petals as they drove through crowds of supporters who greeted them on their release from the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi on September 19. Earlier that day, a high court in Islamabad suspended Sharif’s 10-year jail sentence, as part of an appeals hearing into corruption charges. Credit: Saleh Abbasi via Storyful

Four Children Killed in Collision Between Electric Bike and Train in Netherlands37s

Four Children Killed in Collision Between Electric Bike and Train in Netherlands

Police in the Netherlands said four children were killed and two people were injured following a collision between a train and a cargo bike in Oss on the morning of September 20. The incident occurred at a railway crossing in the city. The incident involved a Bakfiets cargo bike, which have a large wooden container on the front. Local reports said the children were travelling with a staff member from their day care center and were on a school run with the incident occurred. Credit: Kristian Westerveld via Storyful

Former PM Sharif's Vehicle Showered With Petals on Release From Jail45s

Former PM Sharif's Vehicle Showered With Petals on Release From Jail

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam had their car showered with rose petals as they drove through crowds of supporters who greeted them on their release from the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi on September 19. Earlier that day, a high court in Islamabad suspended Sharif’s 10-year jail sentence, as part of an appeals hearing into corruption charges. Credit: @waqasified via Storyful

Team Effort - Orphaned Miner Bird Chicks Adopted by Group of Wild Birds56s

Team Effort - Orphaned Miner Bird Chicks Adopted by Group of Wild Birds

In a heartwarming twist to a sad story, two orphaned miner bird chicks in the care of an east Melbourne wildlife shelter were adopted by a group of wild miner birds in September. Warriors 4 Wildlife rescued the tiny chicks and had been hand feeding them with a special baby bird blend in a syringe. Knowing that territorial birds like miners form family communities, rescuers placed the chicks outside and allowed a group of adult birds to investigate the babies over the course of a week. Warriors 4 Wildlife told Storyful that after the chicks had grown enough to start hopping around with the adults, rescuers knew the little ones were ready to join their new family in the wild. “We are very excited to have our babies grow up naturally, the way it’s supposed to be,” they said. They said the family’s new recruits would spend the following weeks on the ground being taught to fly by their new family. Credit: Warriors 4 Wildlife via Storyful

Jet Airways Passengers Treated for Injuries in Mumbai After Cabin Pressure 'Error'32s

Jet Airways Passengers Treated for Injuries in Mumbai After Cabin Pressure 'Error'

A Jet Airways plane had to make an emergency return to a Mumbai airport shortly after takeoff on Thursday, September 20, due to a problem with cabin pressure. This video was captured by passenger Melissa Tixeira after the plane landed at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. At least 30 passengers suffered ear and nose bleeds, NDTV reported. The joint director general of Directorate General of CIvil Aviation Lalit Gupta told the Times of India that the flight crew had failed to enable the cabin pressurization system. Flight 9W 697 to Jaipur had 166 passengers on board, the report said. A Jet Airways spokesperson told the news channel that first aid was administered to injured passengers and an alternative flight would be arranged for its customers. The spokesperson added that the crew had been “taken off scheduled duty pending an investigation”. Credit: Melissa Tixeira via Storyful

Oxygen Masks Deployed on Jet Airways Flight as Passengers Complain of Nosebleeds11s

Oxygen Masks Deployed on Jet Airways Flight as Passengers Complain of Nosebleeds

A Jet Airways plane had to make an emergency return to Mumbai airport on Thursday, September 20, shortly after takeoff due to a problem with the cabin pressure. These photos were captured by passenger Satish Nair after oxygen masks were deployed in the cabin. At least 30 passengers suffered ear and nose bleeds, NDTV reported. Lalit Gupta, joint director general, of Directorate General of CIvil Aviation (DGCA) told the Times of India the flight crew had failed to enable the cabin pressurisation system. Flight 9W 697 to Jaipur had 166 passengers on board at the time of the incident, the report said. A Jet Airways spokesperson told the news channel that first aid was administered to injured passengers and an alternative flight would be arranged for its customers. Credit: Satish Nair via Storyful

Plane Crashes Into Cars in Sugar Land, Texas45s

Plane Crashes Into Cars in Sugar Land, Texas

At least one person was injured after a light aircraft crashed into cars on a street in Sugar Land, Texas, on Wednesday, September 19. This video shows the accident scene on Voss Road, west of Highway 6. The Drug Enforcement Agency Cessna plane was carrying three people when it crashed, the Houston Chronicle reported. Credit: skinnyblack289 via Storyful

McDonald's Workers March to Company Headquarters as Part of Nationwide Strike Against Sexual Harassment32s

McDonald's Workers March to Company Headquarters as Part of Nationwide Strike Against Sexual Harassment

McDonald’s workers and activists in Chicago marched to the company’s headquarters on Tuesday, September 18, as part of a nationwide strike to protest sexual harassment in the fast-food restaurant franchise. As they chanted in front of the headquarters building, “Sexual harassment has got to go!”, a plane flew overhead with a banner that said, “McDonald’s: Stop Sexual Harassment.” The protests – the first multi-state strike against sexual harassment in the US – were organized by the workers’ rights group Fight for $15. Workers also demonstrated at McDonald’s outlets in St. Louis and Los Angeles. The protests were also held in seven other cities: Milwaukee, Kansas City, New Orleans, Durham, Miami, Orlando and San Francisco. Last May, sexual harassment claims were filed with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of 10 women, with Fight for $15 and the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund backing the lawsuit. Credit: Fight for $15 Chicago via Storyful

Police Called After Cows Spotted Strolling Along Road in Texas38s

Police Called After Cows Spotted Strolling Along Road in Texas

Police were called to move a herd of cows after they were spotted walking on a road alongside cars in Texas on Tuesday, September 18. This video shows the moment the cows were seen on South Kimball Avenue, Southlake. A spokesperson for the City of Southlake Department of Public Safety tweeted that police soon after reunited the cows with their owners. Credit: Tanya Kogan via Storyful

Smoke Pours From Roof Fire Near Navy Yard3m14s

Smoke Pours From Roof Fire Near Navy Yard

Firefighters responded to a two alarm fire at a building housing elderly residents in Washington, D.C., on September 19. In this footage, smoke pours off the roof as cranes spray water on the blaze. At least two people were taken to the hospital, local news reports said. Credit: Josh Entenmann via Storyful

Woman Shares Video of Maggots on Pizza From Syracuse Pizzeria30s

Woman Shares Video of Maggots on Pizza From Syracuse Pizzeria

A woman shared a video on Facebook of two slices of pizza covered in maggots which she claims she purchased from a Syracuse, New York, pizzeria. Kate Hancock Malicek said she opened the pizza box when she left the business and found maggots crawling around the pizza. “Just went to grab a take out order of wings from Senioras on Thompson Rd and decided to grab a couple slices they had on the counter – the guy put it in the oven for literally 20 seconds,” she posted. The footage shows maggots crawling along the slices. Mallicek says in the video that they were going back inside to show them. According to local media, the restaurant gave Mallicek her money back and apologized, however, they deny the maggots came from them, claiming she faked the video. As of writing, the footage has over 85,000 views on Facebook. Credit: Kate Hancock Malicek via Storyful

Last Dog Left From Texas Adoption Drive Gets Her Forever Home36s

Last Dog Left From Texas Adoption Drive Gets Her Forever Home

A dog who was the only pup left after an adoption drive in Houston, Texas, has found her forever home, according to a Facebook post from First Responder Animal Rescue. Nala, a boxer/labrador mix, was also the last of her litter to be adopted from the animal rescue. “Nala has been adopted by an experienced dog owner. She will have have another rescued Boxer/Lab mix to play with at home,” a post stated. On September 16, a video was shared of Nala after an adoption event where she was the only dog left. The rescue then began a campaign on Facebook to get Nala adopted, which proved successful. According to a post on September 18, the dog had a successful first night in her new home. Credit: First Responder Animal Rescue via Storyful

Wild Waves Batter Promenade in Ireland's West as Storm Ali Makes Deadly Impact45s

Wild Waves Batter Promenade in Ireland's West as Storm Ali Makes Deadly Impact

Severe winds battered Ireland’s west coast on Wednesday afternoon, September 19, as Storm Ali hit the country. Residents of Salthill, a coastal suburb of Galway, bore witness to high waves and strong gusts, as seen in this video. One woman was killed when a caravan she was staying in was blown off a cliff in Co Galway. Credit: ajgalway458 via Storyful

Attentive Young Dog Helps His Elderly Friend Down the Stairs42s

Attentive Young Dog Helps His Elderly Friend Down the Stairs

A video showing a young dog helping helping his elderly four-legged friend down the stairs warmed hearts after it was shared to Reddit on September 2. The footage, shared by user beegonzy, shows 13-year-old Cleo being assisted down the stairs by her younger pal, Lazarus, who is three. Lazarus makes sure to stay one step ahead of Cleo at all times, ensuring she doesn’t tumble down the steps. Sadly, another post shared by the Redditor announced that Cleo had since died following an illness — but an accompanying photo proves that she and Lazarus were best friends until the very end. Credit: beegonzy via Storyful