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Incredible 102-Year-Old Grandma Skydives to Raise Funds For Motor Neuron Disease2m17s

Incredible 102-Year-Old Grandma Skydives to Raise Funds For Motor Neuron Disease

A fearless 102-year-old grandma completed a skydiving jump in South Australia, on Sunday, December 9, in a bid to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of South Australia. Irene O’Shea, who lost her daughter to Motor Neurone Disease (MND), completed the skydive, which was her third since 2016, at the SA Skydiving Langhorne Creek drop zone. In this video, captured by SA Skydiving, Ms O’Shea can be seen walking to the plane which then takes her “just over 14,000 ft” above the drop zone, a statement from SA Skydiving said. She could then be seen getting a supply of oxygen before making the jump, assisted by a skydiving instructor. According to the statement from SA Skydiving, when asked about being an adrenaline junkie, Ms O’Shea told Channel Nine: “As far as I’m concerned I’m the same as everyone else, just a normal person”. Credit: SA Skydiving via Storyful

Boca Juniors Fans Sing on Packed Madrid Metro Ahead of Copa Libertadores Final54s

Boca Juniors Fans Sing on Packed Madrid Metro Ahead of Copa Libertadores Final

Boca Juniors soccer fans sang on the Madrid Metro on Sunday, December 8, as they prepared for the Copa Libertadores final against Buenos Aires rivals River Plate. Buenos Aires native Gabriel Faldutto posted footage to Twitter of a large group of Boca fans boarding a Metro train at the Plaza de Castilla station in Madrid. The rowdy fans then proceed to chant and cheer once the train departs. The Buenos Aires derby was postponed in November following an attack on the Boca team bus by River Plate fans. The game will instead take place at the Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. Kickoff is at 7 pm. Credit: Gabriel Faldutto via Storyful

Tommy Robinson Leads 'Brexit Betrayal' Rally in London Ahead of Key Vote1m32s

Tommy Robinson Leads 'Brexit Betrayal' Rally in London Ahead of Key Vote

Thousands of people were expected to join in a “Brexit Betrayal” march led by English Defense League leader Tommy Robinson and UKIP in London on December 9, ahead of the vote on the proposed Brexit deal. This footage was filmed by Paul Miller outside the The Dorchester Hotel in London as the march got underway. A counter protest was scheduled for the same time by anti-fascist groups and Labour-backed campaigners. Credit: Paul Miller via Storyful

Looters Break Into Bordeaux Apple Store During Yellow Vest Protests45s

Looters Break Into Bordeaux Apple Store During Yellow Vest Protests

The Apple Store in Bordeaux was looted on December 8 as ‘Yellow Vest’ protesters took to the streets in several French cities, local reports said. Franceinfo reported that 1,723 arrests were made across the country on Saturday. The demonstrations, which began in opposition to fuel taxes, broadened in scope as demonstrators demanded action on the country’s high cost of living. Credit: @GentilTonne via Storyful

Smoke Clouds Streets During Clashes Between Police and Yellow Vest Demonstrators39s

Smoke Clouds Streets During Clashes Between Police and Yellow Vest Demonstrators

Yellow Vest protesters and police officers clashed in Paris on December 8, as one of the biggest demonstrations of the movement took place in the French capital. Some 8,000 police officers were deployed in Paris ahead of the march, which started at the Arc de Triomphe, went down the Champs-Elysees and onto Place de la Concorde. French police called for businesses in the Champs-Elysees and Bastille areas to close on Saturday, while Paris landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre would also shut their doors. On Friday windows and doors were boarded up at stores and businesses in central Paris as the French capital prepared for the following day’s protests. Additional demonstrations happened across the country as part of “Act IV”, the name given to the fourth weekend of the protests. Credit: Parham Shahrjerdi via Storyful

Fires Burn on Paris Streets as Violent Yellow Vest Protests Continue31s

Fires Burn on Paris Streets as Violent Yellow Vest Protests Continue

Fires burned on Paris streets on Saturday, December 8, as violent protests continued in the French capital against President Emmanuel Macron’s tax reforms. At least 615 people were arrested and 30 people were injured on Saturday, said local reports. This video was shot on Avenue de Friedland near the Arc de Triomphe. Credit: @AlbanGrg via Storyful

Thousands Fills Parisian Streets in Yellow Vest Protest31s

Thousands Fills Parisian Streets in Yellow Vest Protest

Smoked drifted over Place Saint-Augustin in Paris on December 8, as one of the biggest of demonstrations of the Yellow Vest movement took place in the French capital. Some 8,000 police officers were deployed in Paris ahead of the march, which started at the Arc de Triomphe, went down the Champs-Elysees and onto Place de la Concorde. French police called for businesses in the Champs-Elysees and Bastille areas to close on Saturday, while Paris landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre would also shut their doors. On Friday windows and doors were boarded up at stores and businesses in central Paris as the French capital prepared for the following day’s protests. Additional demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron’s tax reforms happened across the country as part of “Act IV”, the name given to the fourth weekend of the protests. Credit: Bobophobe via Storyful

Rioters Break Into Bordeaux Apple Store During Yellow Vest Protests37s

Rioters Break Into Bordeaux Apple Store During Yellow Vest Protests

The Apple Store in Bordeaux was reportedly looted on Saturday, December 8, as “Yellow Vest” protesters took to the streets in several French cities. Approximately 125,000 people across France participated in Saturday’s demonstrations. The ongoing protests were sparked by a rise in fuel tax and later escalated to larger demonstrations against the cost of living and French President Emmanuel Macron’s tax reforms, according to news reports. Police fired tear gas and arrested nearly 1,400 demonstrators throughout the country. Credit: Ahmed.47 via Storyful

Protesters Tussle as Trash Can Burns in Packed Saint-Étienne Street47s

Protesters Tussle as Trash Can Burns in Packed Saint-Étienne Street

Tear gas was fired in the streets of Saint-Etienne, France, on December 8 as a large mass of people protested. This footage shows people tussling, a trash can on fire, and smoke in the air. Approximately 125,000 people took to the streets across France as part of demonstrations sparked by a rise in fuel tax that later escalated to a larger demonstration against the cost of living and French President Emmanuel Macron’s tax reforms, according to news reports. Hundreds of people were arrested in Paris on December 8, local reports said. News reports quoted Saint-Etienne’s mayor, Gaël Perdriau, as he voiced his frustration with the government and Interior Ministry, saying that they prioritized sending support and riot police reinforcements to cities such as Paris and Lyon, and effectively ignored Saint-Etienne. Credit: Nathan Vacher via Storyful

Malay Muslims Demand Protection of Rights in Rally Amid Racial Tensions37s

Malay Muslims Demand Protection of Rights in Rally Amid Racial Tensions

Disgraced former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak joined tens of thousands of Malay Muslims who rallied in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, December 8, to celebrate the new government’s refusal to ratify a UN convention against racial discrimination. Najib, who is facing multiple 1MDB-linked corruption charges, was seen at the rally being greeted by supporters. An estimated 55,000 people attended the rally, according to local reports. Following pressures from Malay Muslim groups, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said his multi-ethnic government would not sign the UN’s International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), despite an earlier commitment to ratify it. The groups representing Malay Muslims, who comprise around 60 percent of Malaysia’s population, claimed that signing the convention would undermine Malay Muslims’ privileges. Credit: MF_emeir via Storyful

Yellow Vest Protesters Block Off Paris Ring Road33s

Yellow Vest Protesters Block Off Paris Ring Road

Yellow vest protesters blocked off Avenue de la Grande-Armée, a route towards the Champs-Elysees and central Paris, as demonstrations continued on Saturday, December 8, local reports said. At least 481 people were arrested since the protests began, 211 of whom were remanded in custody. At least four people died and hundreds were injured in the protests that began in response to a rise in fuel tax, but have since escalated to a larger demonstration against the cost of living and French President Emmanuel Macron. French police called for businesses in the Champs-Elysees and Bastille areas to close on Saturday while Paris landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre would also shut their doors. Reuters reported Prime Minister Edouard Philippe had ordered the deployment of tens of thousands of police officers across the country and armored vehicles in Paris after members of the yellow vests (gilets jaunes) called for new demonstrations on Saturday. Credit: Olivier Francois via Storyful

Paris Prepares for New Yellow Vest Protests40s

Paris Prepares for New Yellow Vest Protests

Workers toiled late on Friday, December 7 to board up windows and doors at stores and businesses in central Paris as the French capital prepared for the latest round of “yellow vests” protests planned for Saturday. French police called for businesses in the Champs-Elysees and Bastille areas to close on Saturday while Paris landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre would also shut their doors. Reuters reported Prime Minister Edouard Philippe had ordered the deployment of 65,000 police officers across the country and armoured vehicles in Paris after members of the yellow vests (gilets jaunes) called for new demonstrations on Saturday. At least four people had died and hundreds were injured as protests over a rise in fuel tax boiled over into anger about the cost of living and President Emmanuel Macron, with protesters attacking police with stones, Molotov cocktails and defacing the Arc de Triomphe. Credit: Meghan Conroy via Storyful

Thousands Gather in Cities Around Australia to Protest Adani Coal Mine32s

Thousands Gather in Cities Around Australia to Protest Adani Coal Mine

Thousands of people gathered in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Cairns on Saturday, December 8, to call for an end to the controversial coal mine owned by Indian mining giant Adani. In Brisbane, protesters congregated outside the Adani offices before marching to state parliament. In Sydney, they met at Town Hall Square before making their way to the Labor Party headquarters, and in Melbourne, protesters started on Swanston Street before occupying the intersection outside Flinders Street Station. Prompted by Adani’s announcement that it would start work on the mine by Christmas, protesters called to both the government and the opposition to stop the mine’s construction, as well as to take a meaningful stance on tackling climate change. School Strike 4 Climate said in a press release that 15,000 people joined the marches nationwide. Activists specifically called out opposition leader Bill Shorten to urgently commit the Labor Party to standing against the construction of the mine. These videos show the protests in Sydney and Brisbane. Credit: School Strike 4 Climate via Storyful

Curious Baby Meerkats Investigate Camera at Adelaide Zoo1m12s

Curious Baby Meerkats Investigate Camera at Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide Zoo’s mob of meerkats were brave enough to allow their newest, and most adorable additions to the family, get up close and personal with their keeper’s camera. In this video captured by zookeeper Matt from Adelaide Zoo, the tiny meerkats seem tentative at first, but crawl up close to the camera to investigate in no time. The zoo’s Facebook post said the mob were very inquisitive and would climb whatever they could to get a good look in. The mob has five young pups, born to parents Miney and Swazi on October 27. Credit: Adelaide Zoo via Storyful

Tractors Large and Small Spread Festive Cheer Across Irish Town4m51s

Tractors Large and Small Spread Festive Cheer Across Irish Town

Tractors filled the streets of Ballinrobe, Co Mayo, on Sunday, December 2, as the annual Christmas Lights Tractor Parade took place. A video shared to Facebook by Martin Murphy shows tractor drivers large and small parading their extravagantly decorated vehicles down the street. According to the Facebook page for the event, money raised will go towards “new Christmas lights in town” while “a donation made to Croí, in memory of one of our committee members who sadly passed away this year.” Credit: Martin Murphy via Storyful

Student Protests Set Dumpsters Alight in Toulouse52s

Student Protests Set Dumpsters Alight in Toulouse

Student protesters took to the streets of Toulouse, France, for the fifth day on Friday, December 7, setting fires in the middle of the road. The student protests erupted nationwide on the week of December 2, demanding that the government reconsider changes to the Baccalauréat and other education policies. They follow on from the “Yellow Vest” protests against a proposed fuel tax increase. Throughout the week, students have clashed with police, throwing rocks and setting fires. In response, police have fired tear gas and made hundreds of arrests. Video from Friday’s demonstrations in Toulouse shows students lighting fires in overturned trash receptacles near the city center. Credit: @Haappy_ness via Storyful

Two Dead After Small Plane Crashes Into Gas Station Roof in Catalonia35s

Two Dead After Small Plane Crashes Into Gas Station Roof in Catalonia

A small plane crashed into the roof of a gas station beside Catalonia’s Sabadell Airport, in Badia del Vallés, Spain, on December 7, killing the plane’s two occupants, officials said. Catalan Civil Protection said the plane overshot the runway while attempting to land and crashed into the gas station, which is located just outside the airport’s grounds. Credit: Rubén Reyes via Storyful

Chester Zoo's Elusive Scottish Wildcat Kitten Finally Caught on Camera1m39s

Chester Zoo's Elusive Scottish Wildcat Kitten Finally Caught on Camera

Chester Zoo welcome a rare Scottish wildcat kitten in August, but has only now managed to capture footage of the little one, testament to the species’ elusive nature. Only about 100 Scottish wildcats remain in Britain, making it the country’s rarest mammal, the zoo said. Video here was released by the Chester Zoo on December 7, and shows the unnamed kitten for the first time. “The kitten had not been caught on camera until now. It’s ever so special to see just how active the kitten already is and how she’s already starting to use the skills that these magnificent, stealth hunters use to pounce on their prey," said Tim Rowlands, the zoo’s curator of mammals. “Conservation breeding in zoos is a key component in the wider plan to prevent Scottish wildcats from disappearing altogether – and each new arrival offers another lifeline for the species," Rowlands said. “The hope is that the safety net population being bred by our carnivore experts will be released into the Highlands of Scotland in the future. We’re very much part of the vision to restore and maintain a wild population of the stunning Scottish wildcat for the long term,” he added. Credit: Chester Zoo via Storyful

Student Protesters Run from Tear Gas in Paris Suburb27s

Student Protesters Run from Tear Gas in Paris Suburb

Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters at the Lycee Fustel de Coulanges in Massy, France, on Friday, December 7, the fifth day of student demonstrations against changes to education policies. The student protests erupted nationwide on the week of December 2, following on from the “gilets jaunes,” or “yellow jacket,” movement against a proposed fuel tax increase. Students throughout France have clashed with police, throwing rocks and setting fires. Some have taken advantage of the chaos to vandalize schools and other structures. The police, in turn, have launched tear gas and made hundreds of arrests. Video recorded on Friday from Massy, a suburb south of Paris, shows protesters running after police fired tear gas. The heavy cloud of gas mixed with smoke blanketed a parking lot next to a high school. With more protests set for December 8, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced 89,000 officers would be deployed around the country. Credit: Nico B via Storyful

Car Burned Outside School in Paris Suburb as Student Protests Continue1m29s

Car Burned Outside School in Paris Suburb as Student Protests Continue

A car was burned outside a school in Sarcelles, a northern suburb of Paris, as student protests continued throughout France on December 7. After the yellow vest, or “gilets jaunes,” movement called for another day of protest on December 8, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced the deployment of 89,000 security personnel throughout France for that day. Credit: Mskos via Storyful

Demonstrators March Through Paris as Landmarks Prepare to Close Due to Fears of Violence37s

Demonstrators March Through Paris as Landmarks Prepare to Close Due to Fears of Violence

Protesters marched through Paris on Friday, December 7, as many shops and landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower and the Lourve, prepared to close over the weekend due to fears of further violence. Protests continued throughout France on December 7, with violence reported in a number of cities. After the yellow jacket, or “gilets jaunes,” movement called for another day of protest on December 8, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced the deployment of 89,000 security personnel throughout France on that day. Credit: Michelle Chaffee via Storyful

Police Clash With Student Protesters as Streets Blocked in Reims36s

Police Clash With Student Protesters as Streets Blocked in Reims

Student protesters were arrested during clashes with police near the Lycée Libergier in Reims, northeastern France, on December 7. About 150 people were reported to have taken part in the protest that blocked the Rue Libergier and saw projectiles, including champagne bottles, being thrown at police officers. A fire was started outside another school in the area, the local newspaper L’Union reported. Credit: @seleni51 via Storyful

Hundreds Displaced as Fire Tears Through Shacks in Johannesburg33s

Hundreds Displaced as Fire Tears Through Shacks in Johannesburg

Around 500 shacks were destroyed in Johannesburg, South Africa, after a fire ripped through the informal settlement on December 6, local reports said. eNCA reported that residents scrambled to save their belongings and used buckets of water to try to put out the fire, in the Alexandra area of the city on Thursday afternoon. A spokesperson for the Johannesberg Emergency Medical Services told local media that firefighters struggled to contain the blaze due to a lack of fire hydrants in the area and because the water pressure was low. They appealed for food and clothing donations to help those affected. Credit: @CandyMinaj9 via Storyful