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Will Smith spotted performing Hindu ritual in the Indian Himalayas54s

Will Smith spotted performing Hindu ritual in the Indian Himalayas

Hollywood actor Will Smith visited Rishikesh in Indian Himalayas and performed a Hindu puja to ward off ill-effects of Saturn. Local astrologer Prateek Mishrapuri said there were certain goals Smith wanted to achieve in his life. “A horoscope reading revealed that Saturn was coming in the way, so I recommended a special puja to nullify the ill effects of the planet,” he said. Smith performed ‘rudra abhisheka,’ a ritual to propitiate Lord Shiva at a local temple with milk, honey, yogurt and sugar. After the two-hour long puja, he went to the banks of river Ganga and prayed for another two hours performing ‘arati,’ a fire ritual. Prateek said he was impressed with Smith’s overall horoscope. “His Venus, Mercury and Jupiter are all in excellent positions,” he added. He was curious about his past life and his son’s future as well, said Mishrapuri. Mishrapuri has been consulted by Hollywood stars like Nicole Kidman and Sylvester Stallone. “It was Kidman who referred Smith to me,” said Mishrapuri. Stallone had sent his family members in 2015 to meet Mishrapuri and pray for his son Sage, who had passed away three years earlier.

Resident films devastated coastal area in Florida1m26s

Resident films devastated coastal area in Florida

Hurricane Michael left a trail of destruction after it ploughed into coastal areas of Florida on Wednesday. Footage captured on October 10 shows a coastal road in Alligator Point completely destroyed. The hurricane weakened to a storm and is now heading inland towards Georgia and the Carolinas. Michael was the third most intense continental U.S. landfall by pressure and fourth strongest by maximum sustained winds on record. The storm has killed at least six people.

High tide batters promenade in Penzance1m39s

High tide batters promenade in Penzance

Storm Callum has begun to hit parts of the UK with heavy rain and 60mph winds. Footage captured today, October 12, shows huge waves crashing into the sea wall in Penzance where strong gales were recorded earlier this morning. At least 30,000 homes are left without power in Ireland and South-West England. Warnings of flooding and travel disruption have been issued for northwest England, southwest Scotland, Lothian Borders, Wales, Yorkshire and Humber.

Brave teenagers rescue stray dog stranded in dirty canal1m22s

Brave teenagers rescue stray dog stranded in dirty canal

This was the heartwarming moment brave teenagers wade through a sewage-infested canal to save a stranded dog. Pornpipat Suwanakar, 19, spotted the hapless mutt balancing on a floating piece of debris after falling into the waterway in Bangkok. He clambered down the bridge with friends Pongdej SiyaIam and Thanaphon Suphachi. The pair coaxed over the stay dog but it was too afraid to leap to them so they stepped down into the filthy water which was swollen from the recent heavy rain. Thanaphon then carried the hapless mutt through the water to safety. Pornpipat, who filmed the clip, said: ''The dog was just floating in the water and we had to catch him like we were fishing. ''I'm not sure what would have happened to him and how he fell into the water. The canal is so dirty and smells a lot. It's lucky there was something for him to stand on. ''The dog was happy that he was rescued. And we were happy to have a shower after.''

Strong winds and waves hit Cornish coast50s

Strong winds and waves hit Cornish coast

Storm Callum has begun to batter parts of the UK with strong winds and heavy downpours. Footage captured today, October 12, shows huge waves lashing a promenade in Penzance where 60mph gales were recorded earlier this morning. At least one thousand homes were left without power. Warnings of flooding and travel disruption have been issued for northwest England, southwest Scotland, Lothian Borders, Wales, Yorkshire and Humber.

Michael downgraded to tropical storm status, brings winds and rains to Virginia38s

Michael downgraded to tropical storm status, brings winds and rains to Virginia

Tropical Storm spun towards Virginia on Thursday, October 11, after making landfall as a Category 4 hurricane in the Florida Panhandle and heading inland towards Georgia and the Carolinas. This video, filmed in Danville, Virginia, shows Michael attacking the city with high winds and heavy rain. Michael has killed at least six people and left more than a million people without power across the region. The storm packed maximum sustained winds of 155 mph and a central pressure of 919 millibars, making it among the top four most-powerful hurricanes to hit the United States. A tornado watch was in effect for much of North Carolina and Virginia in the evening.

Flash flood warning issued as heavy rain pours down in southwest Virginia38s

Flash flood warning issued as heavy rain pours down in southwest Virginia

Authorities issued a flash flood warning in Roanoke, Virginia on Thursday, October 11 as heavy rain inundated the city. This video, filmed on Brambleton Avenue at around 3 pm that day, shows a flooded road. "We were detoured by police due to flooding across the road," the filmer said. "This was what we saw during the detour and the water was beginning to flow over the detour route as well."

High tide and roaring waves as Storm Callum hits County Waterford, Ireland47s

High tide and roaring waves as Storm Callum hits County Waterford, Ireland

A Status Orange warning was issued for all coastal counties in southeast Ireland on Thursday, October 11 as local braced for Storm Callum's landfall. This video, filmed in Tramore, County Waterford at around 7 pm, shows the high tide and strong waves being whipped by the winds. Storm Callum, which has already brought torrential rains in the region, is forecast to make landfall in Wales on Friday.

Video shows aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Georgia neighborhood1m23s

Video shows aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Georgia neighborhood

Hurricane Michael headed inland towards Georgia on Wednesday, October 10, after making landfall in the Florida Panhandle. This video, filmed in Colquitt, Georgia, shows the damage in one local's backyard. Trees can be seen downed and parts of the roof blown off. Hurricane Michael has killed at least six people and left more than a million people without power across the region. The storm packed maximum sustained winds of 155 mph and a central pressure of 919 millibars, making it among the top four most-powerful hurricanes to hit the United States.

Huge pine tree crashes into bedroom of Florida home1m27s

Huge pine tree crashes into bedroom of Florida home

Hurricane Michael has brought flooding and destruction to Florida. Video filmed today (October 11) by a local resident shows a huge pine tree felled in the strong winds on top of a house. Chad Hembro filmed the felled pine tree on top of the property, situated around two miles from Apalachicola Bay, and said it belonged to the Nichols family. Local paper The Apalachicola Times quoted Johnny Nichols as saying: “It was intense. I was in my bedroom when the tree fell on it. I think it might have actually been a tornado, but I’m just guessing." Further footage shows residents beginning to clean up in the wake of the hurricane.

Waves break land, flooding residential area in Florida2m15s

Waves break land, flooding residential area in Florida

The worst Hurricane in decades has battered the Floridian coast, flooding newly built homes yesterday (October 10). Eyewitness video filmed in Apalachicola city yesterday (October 10) shows waves forcing their way onto land. Filmer Chad Kembro, a local contractor, had recently finished remodelling the houses when the hurricane arrived in the state.

Moment tree snaps in half, tearing down power lines58s

Moment tree snaps in half, tearing down power lines

Winds caused by Hurricane Michael caused a tree to snap in half, bringing down electrical power lines down, earlier today (October 11) in the state of Georgia. Footage captured in Warner Robins city captures the intense weather as the Category 5 tropical storm batters the south of the US. Filmer and local resident Leroy Etheridge said: "We have no power and it went out for a couple of days." Etheridge, who filmed the incident in his front garden, added: "I was assessing my yard after the hurricane last night and this happened."

Tropical Storm Michael arrives in North Carolina47s

Tropical Storm Michael arrives in North Carolina

Tropical Storm Michael headed towards the Carolinas on Thursday, October 11 after making landfall as a Category 4 hurricane in the Florida Panhandle. This video, filmed in Cary, North Carolina, shows the storm coming in. Trees and power lines were downed as Michael brought strong winds, and many parts of the Triangle area were also flooded. Michael was the third most intense continental U.S. landfall by pressure and fourth strongest by maximum sustained winds on record. The storm has killed at least six people, the most recent being a 38-year-old man who died when a large tree fell on his vehicle on Highway 64, east of Statesville, North Carolina,

Dad get smacked in the face twice during family swingball game1m35s

Dad get smacked in the face twice during family swingball game

What goes around comes around, as father Darren Leach found in a family swingball match, as the ball kept on striking him in the face and caused him to clip his fingers when serving. The video was shot August 2017, and filmed by Leach's son. Leach said of the match: "We usually have a swingball competition if the weather allows. [We're a] very competitive family."

This otter makes some adorable noises when asking for dinner36s

This otter makes some adorable noises when asking for dinner

Boo the pet otter loves his food and is always excited for dinner time, so much so he makes strange cat-like mewing and squealing noises, caught here on camera by his owner last month (September). “I love the noise he makes when he eats,” said the owner.

Rafael Nadal helps with clean-up efforts after deadly Majorca floods36s

Rafael Nadal helps with clean-up efforts after deadly Majorca floods

Rafael Nadal was spotted assisting in the clean-up operation following deadly flash flooding in his native Majorca. Footage captured on October 11 shows the tennis star walking in the streets of Sant Llorenç after clearing mud from the roads with a broom. Nadal, who was born and raised in the nearby Manacor, owns a tennis academy in the town which he has opened up to victims of the disaster. "My most sincere condolences to the families of the passed and those hurt by the severe floods in San Llorenç,’’ Nadal wrote on Twitter. ”As we did yesterday (Tuesday), we're again offering the facilities of the Rafa Nadal Academy for all those affected if they need housing." At least 10 people, including two Britons, have died in the floods and another three are still missing.

Cyclone Titli leaves trail of devastation in Indian city of Srikakulam3m41s

Cyclone Titli leaves trail of devastation in Indian city of Srikakulam

India's eastern coast suffered a beating as Cyclone Titli made landfall today. Winds of up to 150 kph (93 mph) struck the states of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, leaving eight dead. Footage filmed on Thursday in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, shows trees being uprooted and heavy winds scattering debris. Near the coast, tides were measured of up to 10ft (3m) and storm surges were reported. Between 400,000 and 500,000 are now without electricity.

YouTuber shows off squishy gel beads that go invisible in water1m00s

YouTuber shows off squishy gel beads that go invisible in water

YouTuber VivaFrei shows off another weird item, as he acquired some squishy stress ball beads, and in this strangely satisfying video he shows off their properties. The beads are completely transparent and virtually invisible when immersed in water, only casting a very slight shadow. To achieve the strange visual effect, he describes that: "I cut open a little squishy stress ball, and put the beads in water. They absorbed all the water, and became these beautiful gelatinous marbles which disappear in water."

Cyclone Titli overturns several heavy trucks on Indian highway48s

Cyclone Titli overturns several heavy trucks on Indian highway

Cyclone Titli overturned several heavy trucks on a highway in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, India, on October 11. A stretch of highway near Kaviti village resembled a war zone with several capsized trucks dotting the road. A district official said vehicles had been stopped from entering Srikakulam district on the night of October 10. However, a few had ignored the warning and ventured into the district. “We are collecting information on the fate of the drivers, who seem to have escaped,” said the official. Cyclone Titli swept through the Bay of Bengal and lashed at the coastal states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh after making a landfall this morning. Wind speeds reaching 150 kilometres and heavy rains have killed at least eight people in Andhra Pradesh. In Odisha, nearly 300,000 people have been evacuated to safe shelters. Half a million people have lost access to electricity and flights and trains into the region have been cancelled.

Families left homeless after Hurricane Michael smashes Florida6m05s

Families left homeless after Hurricane Michael smashes Florida

These are the devastating sights in Panama City, Florida as Teddy Rawlins and other members of the community try to recuperate from the hammering of Hurricane Michael yesterday (October 10). Rawlins, who has now lost his house and most of his belongings after the first half of the tropical storm hit the Floridan coast, was trying clear the roads and the storm drains so life could somehow get back to normal. The locals were trying to salvage what they could from the wreckage that was once a thriving suburbia with a close-knit community. Rawlins said: "I have personally been affected because my fiancee and my two kids no longer have a house. Our house's roof was ripped off and is laying in the front yard." He additionally said: "I grew up in and the place my mom and dad have lived for the last 13 years...It is highly stressful. I've worked hard for the things I have and it all just tailing away from me in less than a day." Hurricane Michael made landfall yesterday as a category five tropical storm with winds reaching up to 155mph and has been said to be the strongest hurricane Florida has seen in over 50 years.

Horrific moment python is caught eating a pet dog3m34s

Horrific moment python is caught eating a pet dog

This was the horrifying moment a 12ft long python was found attacking a family's pet dog – trying to wrap its jaws around the canine's body. The powerful serpent slithered down the side of the house on September 25 and pounced on the unsuspecting white pooch. The horrified resident came home from work at 10:30pm and heard the nightmarish gargling noises coming from the side of the house in Nonthaburi, Thailand. They called the emergency services who arrived shortly after and began the grim task of releasing the python from its supper. Animal handlers are seen prodding the snake before catching it with lassos. Sadly, the dog was lifeless having been crushed to death by the snake. Rescuer Viroj Boonthai said: "There are many big snakes at the moment because they are looking for somewhere dry and in search of food. ''Pets like cats and dogs are in danger. A few days before we caught a python trying to eat a cat. Now another has been found eating a dog. ''The dog owner arrived too late to help. When we came the dog was already dead. People are scared to go near pythons in case they are bitten.'' The snake was stuffed inside a canvas sack and driven away in a pick-up truck to be released into the wild.

Ladybirds swarm around UK house seeking warmth for coming winter40s

Ladybirds swarm around UK house seeking warmth for coming winter

A cluster of ladybirds began to swarm around a house in England yesterday's (October 10) particularly warm sunny spell, seeking warmth for the coming winter. Native ladybirds are known for this behaviour, but recently another breed of Harlequin ladybirds has been appearing in Manchester, among other cities, to also seek shelter. These insects are known to carry a fungus that can infect the native ladybirds, harming their ability to breed. Pest control authorities believe the Harlequins are not harmful to humans, but advise people to seal off and try and keep hibernating ladybirds out of their homes.

Woman's car flattened by out-of-control truck while waiting at junction52s

Woman's car flattened by out-of-control truck while waiting at junction

Dramatic footage captured the moment a woman pulled up at a junction before her car was flattened by an out-of-control pick-up truck. CCTV shows the white Suzuki Swift preparing to turn left at the end of the road next to a Buddhist temple in Surat Thani, Thailand, on October 9 just after 8am. But suddenly from her right, a pick-up truck with dozens of boxes of paper loaded onto the back is seen careening towards her. The Toyota Hilux lands on top of the smaller car and sends them both crashing into a ditch. The two drivers were both injured and rushed to hospital for treatment. The Tha Chang Rescue Foundation said: ''The pick-up truck skidded on the road and crashed into the other car. "Both cars were being driven by females. They were both seriously injured and taken to hospital for treatment.''