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Angry Protesters Call For 'Justice For Elijah' at Sydney Supreme Court19s

Angry Protesters Call For 'Justice For Elijah' at Sydney Supreme Court

Crowds gathered to express outrage at the NSW Supreme Court on Monday, July 24, the day after a man was sentenced to three years in jail for killing Aboriginal teenager Elijah Doughty. The man, whose identity was suppressed, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving occasioning death and was sentenced to three years jail over Elijah’s death in Kalgoorlie in 2016, the SBS reported. According to New Matilda, the decision caused anger among those who alleged Elijah, who was riding a motorbike when he was struck by the man’s car, was struck deliberately by the accused. Rallies were held in other parts of the country, including in Adelaide, with some saying the tragedy was a symptom of vigilante justice being launched against young Aboriginal people. Credit: Facebook/George Newhouse via Storyful

Smokes Rises After Deadly Kabul Blast45s

Smokes Rises After Deadly Kabul Blast

At least 24 people were killed and 42 others injured in a suicide blast near the residence of Afghan Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq in Kabul on July 24, according to a Ministry of the Interior spokesman cited in reports. The explosion occurred near the Zawul Institute of Higher Education, and led to a large plume of smoke rising into the air. AFP reported that the Taliban had claimed responsibility for the attack. Credit: Twitter/TOLOnews via Storyful

Young People Hold Rally Against Climate Change at Melbourne Town Hall12s

Young People Hold Rally Against Climate Change at Melbourne Town Hall

Crowds of people flocked to Melbourne’s CBD for a rally advocating for action on climate change, following a meeting of hundreds of young people at Melbourne Town Hall on Monday, July 24. Earlier that morning, the organisation “Youth For Climate Justice”: announced that about 1000 young activists would be rallying on Melbourne’s streets for the Youth Choose Climate Justice March, because “this generation will not wait for an end to fossil fuels and a just transition to 100% renewable energy.” Credit: Instagram/the_wilsons_of_oz via Storyful

Firefighters Battle Huge Blaze in Waltham Construction Site8m48s

Firefighters Battle Huge Blaze in Waltham Construction Site

Firefighters from across the Greater Boston area were reportedly battling a huge blaze at a construction site in Waltham, Massachusetts overnight and into daytime on Sunday, July 23. There were no injuries reports despite the large flames and plumes of smoke. Credit: Facebook/Brian Sardelis via Storyful

Heavy Showers Swamp New Orleans Street With Rainwater47s

Heavy Showers Swamp New Orleans Street With Rainwater

Streets in New Orleans, Louisiana, were awash with flood waters on Saturday, July 22, after torrential rain hammered the city. This footage shows flash flooding in Canal Boulevard. The New Orleans Advocate reported the “significant flooding stretched throughout the Mid-City area towards Treme,” and about 4.22 inches of water fell on the city within an hour, quoting the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board. Credit: Instagram/lakeviewbrew via Storyful

Cape Porcupine Arrives at Perth Zoo46s

Cape Porcupine Arrives at Perth Zoo

A Cape porcupine explored its enclosure after recently arriving at Perth Zoo from an animal park in the United Kingdom on July 20. The zoo said the new arrival would be living in their simulated ‘African Savannah’ and had been sent from the Eshottheugh Animal Park. Credit: Perth Zoo via Storyful

Revolver-Wielding Hialeah Man Shoots Tires of AT&T Trucks3m26s

Revolver-Wielding Hialeah Man Shoots Tires of AT&T Trucks

An AT&T employee filmed a man wielding a .357 revolver calmly shooting all the tires on two AT&T trucks working in a neighborhood in Hialeah, Florida, on July 19. The man was arrested shortly thereafter. When ordered to drop his weapon, he did so, and waived his Miranda rights, saying he “went bananas” and wanted to stop the AT&T people from leaving, according to the police report. One employee said the man shot at his colleague working above on the lines and missed. Police said the man shot all the tires on both vehicles and the radiator on one, but denied shooting at or pointing the gun at the AT&T worker. Credit: YouTube/Hialeah Police Department via Storyful

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Published: July 22, 2017Updated: July 23, 20171 views
Kos Tourists Camp Outside Hotel in Earthquake Aftermath45s

Kos Tourists Camp Outside Hotel in Earthquake Aftermath

A powerful offshore earthquake rocked the Greek island of Kos and the Turkish holiday resort city of Bodrum in the early hours of July 21. At least two people were killed and hundreds were injured on Kos, according to Reuters. This footage shows people camping outside of the Blue Lagoon Resort in Kos during the aftermath of the earthquake. Credit: Twitter/tomo_perry86 via Storyful

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Published: July 22, 2017Updated: July 23, 20171 views
Boys Finds Mastodon Skull Hiking in Las Cruces4m25s

Boys Finds Mastodon Skull Hiking in Las Cruces

A 10-year-old boy helped researchers discover a rare fossil skull in New Mexico’s Las Cruces desert. Jude Sparks stumbled on the 1.2 million-year-old skull of a stegomastodon while out hiking with his parents and brothers. The Sparks family shared the news of their discovery with the New Mexico State University who excavated the skull and tusks in May. NMSU hopes to put the fossil, which is a distant relative of the modern elephant, on display once conservation work has been completed. Credit: New Mexico State University via Storyful

Demonstrators Gather in NYC's Times Square to Protest al-Aqsa Mosque Security Measures40s

Demonstrators Gather in NYC's Times Square to Protest al-Aqsa Mosque Security Measures

Dozens of demonstrators prayed together in New York City’s Times Square on Saturday, July 22, in solidarity against the increased security measures taken at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque after violent incidents nearby. Clashed have broken out between Israeli security forces and Palestinians since the mosque’s reopening on July 16, when worshippers arrived to find metal detectors had been installed. The measures were taken after an incident just over a week ago in which three armed men exited the mosque and shot dead two Israeli soldiers. Angered by the metal detectors, Palestinians declared a “Day of Hate” on Friday, with a stabbing incident following Friday evening when a young West Bank man killed three members of an Israeli family. He mentioned the al-Aqsa situation in a Facebook post as the reason for his actions. Credit: Instagram/joestevens72 via Storyful

Three Passengers OK After Plane Crashes into Lake Travis53s

Three Passengers OK After Plane Crashes into Lake Travis

A small plane crashed into Lake Travis near Starnes Island, Austin, Texas, on Saturday, July 22. All three passengers were accounted for and none reported serious injuries, according to local reports. The Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services reported the plane was in the water just before 6 p.m. near 6410 Hudson Bend Road. Credit: Instagram/ladypaindoctor via Storyful

Crowds Gather in Warsaw to Protest Judicial Reforms3m12s

Crowds Gather in Warsaw to Protest Judicial Reforms

Thousands gathered in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw on July 20 to protest a new law that gives the Polish Parliament the power to appoint Supreme Court judges. The protesters lay on the ground to stamp their feet against barriers, sang songs, including the national anthem, and held up candles. The bill, sponsored by Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party, was passed by Parliament’s lower house. It gives the government more direct control of the country’s judiciary process. In response to the move. the European Commission said it would implement an unprecedented Article 7 procedure, which means asking EU governments to formally state that they regard the rule of law as being under threat in Poland. Article 7 would require a unanimous vote, and Polish ally Hungary has promised to block the measure. Credit: Twitter/Rémy Bonny via Storyful

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Published: July 22, 2017Updated: July 23, 20172 views
Man Who Couldn't Afford Ticket Rides Chicago Bus Roof 'Like a Boss'40s

Man Who Couldn't Afford Ticket Rides Chicago Bus Roof 'Like a Boss'

A man in Chicago, Illinois, is facing criticism after he was filmed climbing onto the roof of a Chicago Transport Authority bus on July 19. An image and video shared to Lloyd Anthony D Peters’s Facebook account shows the daredevil scaling the back of a number 74 route CTA bus and smoking a cigarette as the bus drives under an overpass. Peters told CBS Chicago the man had asked if he could use Peters’s card on the bus, but Peters said no. “He literally just said eff it, and he climbed on top of the bus, and lit the cigarette, and just went straight down Fullerton like a boss," he said. Police confirmed they were investigating the incident, but said no charges had been filed as of Thursday afternoon. Peters’s post had received 1,220 shares and 89,000 views at the time of writing. Credit: Facebook/Lloyd Anthony D Peters via Storyful

NYC Subway Derails During 'Summer of Hell'34s

NYC Subway Derails During 'Summer of Hell'

No one was injured when a subway derailed in New York City on Friday, July 21, but it caused major delays throughout the system. The second set of wheels of the second car of a Q train came off the rails in Brooklyn during the morning commute, a news report said. A rescue train was sent to help people off the stalled train. This video shows passengers moving between Q train cars with the assistance of an MTA employee. As a result of the derailment, B train service was only operating in Manhattan, shut down in Brooklyn and the Bronx. Q train service was shut down in part of Brooklyn. It’s the second derailment in the New York subway system in less than a month. Dozens of people were injured in the previous derailment on an A train. City and state officials have dubbed it “the summer of hell” because of upgrades and construction at Penn Station, which will limit train service for Amtrak, Long Island Rail Road, and NJ Transit, but New Yorkers have been using the term for all transit problems, including the subways. Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for the transit system in June to help expedite upgrades and repairs. Credit: Instagram/viktoria_ye via Storyful

Polish Protesters Demand a Veto on Changes to Judiciary Branch Outside Parliament56s

Polish Protesters Demand a Veto on Changes to Judiciary Branch Outside Parliament

Demonstrators protesting against new legislation set to give the ruling party greater control over the judiciary branch in Poland, crowded in front of the Parliament building in Warsaw yet again to demand a presidential veto. The protesters sang songs, including the national anthem, and chanted “free courts” and “we want a veto.” They argue that the changes would be unconstitutional and would threaten judicial independence, according to Radio Poland. Reports say the bill, initially passed on July 14, allows the Law and Justice Party to replace all Supreme Court judges without governmental oversight. Credit: Instagram/Magdalena Pogorzelska via Storyful

Hot Air Balloons Fill Morning Sky Above Chambley-Bussières Air Base57s

Hot Air Balloons Fill Morning Sky Above Chambley-Bussières Air Base

The Mondial Air Balloons festival kicked off on Friday, July 21, in Chambley-Bussières, France, and by July 22 a breathtaking view of balloons could be seen filling the morning sky. Hundreds participated in the festival and the world record for most balloons launched in flight is predicted to be broken at this year’s event. The record was set in 2015 with a total of 433 take-offs at once. Credit: Twitter/mamytwink via Storyful

LA Dodgers Organist Plays Linkin Park Hit as Chester Bennington Tribute45s

LA Dodgers Organist Plays Linkin Park Hit as Chester Bennington Tribute

The organist for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Dieter Ruehle, paid tribute to Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington prior to the team’s July 20 loss to the Atlanta Braves, playing a rendition of the band’s hit Numb. In-game social media coordinator for the Dodgers, Sue Jo, posted footage of Ruehle’s performance to Twitter. Bennington’s death was confirmed earlier in the day. Credit: Twitter/suejo825 via Storyful

Hundreds of Malaysians Gather at US Embassy to Support Palestinians2m03s

Hundreds of Malaysians Gather at US Embassy to Support Palestinians

Hundreds of Malaysians gathered outside the US Embassy in the nation’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, on July 21 to demonstrate against new security measures imposed at the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Two Palestinians died Friday in Jerusalem during confrontations between Israeli police and protesters after men under age 50 were banned from entering the mosque, a security measure taken after Palestinians were angered by the introduction of metal detectors at the site and called for a “day of rage” in response. That ban was made after a July 14 attack by three Arab citizens of Israel who left the mosque and shot dead two Israel Police officers guarding an entrance. Similar protests about the near-standoff situation at al-Aqsa also took place in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and Indonesia, the New York Times reported. Credit: Palestinian Information Center via Storyful

Seven Rescued After Seaplane Makes Hard Landing in New York's East River31s

Seven Rescued After Seaplane Makes Hard Landing in New York's East River

Seven people were rescued from a seaplane that became disabled after a hard landing in New York’s East River on the afternoon of July 21. ABC7 reported that the seaplane’s pontoon broke upon landing. Images from local media and eyewitnesses showed the plane lopsided, with its left wing partially submerged in the water. The seven people rescued included six passengers and one pilot, according to NBC New York. The FDNY said all people on board were accounted for. Credit: Instagram/nyfab via Storyful

45-Foot Viking Longship Set Ablaze During San Diego Comic Con32s

45-Foot Viking Longship Set Ablaze During San Diego Comic Con

A 45-foot Viking replica longship was set ablaze during the San Diego Comic Convention on July 21 to mark the death of the character Ragnar Lothbrok, from the History Channel’s Vikings. Fans of the show gathered by a marina near the convention to watch the funeral pyre go up in flames, as this footage shows. Credit: Instagram/LemonOakTree via Storyful

Smoke Rises as Bulldozer Moves Into Village of Halamish Attacker2m38s

Smoke Rises as Bulldozer Moves Into Village of Halamish Attacker

Crowds gathered around a bulldozer in Kaubar village, north of Ramallah on July 22, as Israel sent more troops to the West Bank and placed forces on high alert after clashes erupted over security arrangements at al-Aqsa Mosque. The incident comes a day after Omar Alabed, who is believed to be from Kaubar, killed three people in a stabbing attack in Halamish. These video shows a bulldozer in front of a barrier in Kaubar, which drives away after a crowd gathers near it. Smoke and fire can be seen in the distance where the crowd had come from. The cause of the fire in unclear, though it appears to have been ignited during the third video. Credit: Facebook/kouber.kouber (شو بدك من كوبر via Storyful)

You've Goat to Be Kidding - Colorado Office Break-In Carried Out by Unlikely Culprit53s

You've Goat to Be Kidding - Colorado Office Break-In Carried Out by Unlikely Culprit

When staff from Argonics Inc’s Colorado office arrived to work on Monday, July 17, they were greeted with two smashed glass doors. In a local report, one employee Greg Cappaert said that the general manager initially suspected the office had been robbed, and called the police. However, when he looked over the security footage from the weekend, he saw a “gang of goats” hanging around outside the building. One of the gang began to headbutt the building. “For like 20 minutes he sat and banged on the front door,” Cappaert said. “He must have seen his reflection in the door and thought it was another goat. He was trying to beat up the whole building.” According to Cappaert, both staff and the cops had a good laugh about the bizarre situation — but the gang is “still on the loose.” Credit: Argonics.com via Storyful

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Published: July 19, 2017Updated: July 22, 20173 views
Emu and Chicks Wander Across Remote Plains41s

Emu and Chicks Wander Across Remote Plains

An emu walking with a cluster of chicks across the vast New South Wales outback was spotted by drone photographer Brad Shephard, who recorded their remote passage in footage published on Tuesday, July 18. The little family appeared to be the only wildlife for some kilometres, as the drone moved upwards to reveal a distant horizon beyond the vast fields of farmland. Credit: Facebook/Farmer From Down Under Photography via Storyful

Zac Brown Surprises Injured Teen Recovering in Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Center15s

Zac Brown Surprises Injured Teen Recovering in Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Center

Pennsylvania teenager Thomas Schoettle was injured in a swimming pool accident recently and was left temporarily paralyzed, meaning he was unable to attend a Zac Brown concert in the state over the weekend of July 15. Instead, Brown surprised Schoettle by visiting him in his rehabilitation center, leaving the teenager stuck for words upon seeing the singer. Schoettle’s mother captured a video of Brown’s visit and shared it on Facebook, where it racked up over 100,000 views. Credit: Facebook/Samantha Springfield-Schoettle via Storyful

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Published: July 18, 2017Updated: July 22, 20171 views
Injuries Reported Amid Protests Against New Security Measures at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque34s

Injuries Reported Amid Protests Against New Security Measures at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque

Amid heightened security at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israeli security forces fired rubber bullets and scuffled with Muslim worshippers in order to disperse a demonstration near the Lion’s Gate of the Old City’s Muslim Quarter on July 18. An undisclosed number of wounded Palestinians are being treated for their injuries at a nearby hospital. The protests came after President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party reportedly called for a “day of rage” against metal detectors and turnstiles at the entrance the al-Aqsa mosque compound that were introduced after a deadly shootout there four days earlier. Israeli police said on Twitter that they had used “means of dispersal” after Muslim worshippers had thrown stones and bottles at officers. They later reported that two officers were lightly injured as police tried to disperse “riots” outside the mosque. Credit: Facebook/Majid Faraj via Storyful

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Published: July 18, 2017Updated: July 22, 20172 views