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Aboriginal Youths Perform Incredible Rap and Traditional Dance for Mental Health4m10s

Aboriginal Youths Perform Incredible Rap and Traditional Dance for Mental Health

Aboriginal teens and children from the Belyuen community near Darwin performed incredible rap and traditional dance in a video uploaded in June 2017 to raise awareness about mental health. The video, called “Talk It Out,” encourages aboriginal youths to discuss their emotional health. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics: “In 2008, nearly one-third (32%) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 18 years and over had experienced high/very high levels of psychological distress, which was more than twice the rate for non-Indigenous people.” Credit: Indigenous Hip Hop Projects via Storyful

Typhoon Hato Knocks Out Window Panes at Hong Kong's Hang Seng Bank15s

Typhoon Hato Knocks Out Window Panes at Hong Kong's Hang Seng Bank

Typhoon Hato slammed southern Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau on August 23, flooding streets, overturning cars and severely damaging roads and structures in multiple cities. In Hong Kong, Typhoon Hato’s arrival caused the city’s observatory to raise the typhoon 10 signal – the highest out of Hong Kong’s eight storm warnings. This is the first time a number 10 signal has been issued since 2012. This footage shows missing window panes on the Hang Seng Bank building in Hong Kong’s Central neighborhood. The South China Morning Post reported that the broken glass from the bank covered four westbound lanes on Connaught Road. Credit: Instagram/zwen92 via Storyful

Typhoon Hato Swamps Roads and Buildings in Hong Kong8m41s

Typhoon Hato Swamps Roads and Buildings in Hong Kong

Typhoon Hato slammed southern Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau on August 23, flooding streets, overturning cars and severely damaging roads and structures in multiple cities. In Hong Kong, Typhoon Hato’s arrival caused the city’s observatory to raise the typhoon 10 signal – the highest out of Hong Kong’s eight storm warnings. This is the first time a number 10 signal has been issued since 2012. These videos were taken in the Heng Fa Chuen neighborhood, in the east of Hong Kong island. Winds from Typhoon Hato and the high tide sent waves washing over the sea wall in this area. This footage shows severe flooding on the roads as waves crash against the apartment buildings. Also seen is the severe flooding at a parking garage, in which 100 cars were submerged. Credit: Facebook/Daniel Ho via Storyful

Macau Streets Filled With Rainwater After Typhoon Hato27s

Macau Streets Filled With Rainwater After Typhoon Hato

Typhoon Hato slammed southern Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau on August 23, flooding streets, overturning cars and severely damaging roads and structures in multiple cities. This timelapse show flooded streets outside the Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16 hotel. Three people died and two remain missing in Macau after the storm hit, according to reports from The Standard. At least 153 were injured, the South China Morning Post reported. In nearby Hong Kong, Typhoon Hato’s arrival caused the city’s observatory to raise the typhoon 10 signal – the highest out of Hong Kong’s eight storm warnings. This is the first time a number 10 signal has been issued since 2012. Credit: Instagram/shin_3h via Storyful

Timelapse Shows Typhoon Hato Winds Sweeping Through Macau39s

Timelapse Shows Typhoon Hato Winds Sweeping Through Macau

Typhoon Hato slammed southern Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau on August 23, flooding streets, overturning cars and severely damaging roads and structures in multiple cities. This timelapse shows the storm’s winds sweeping over Macau. Three people died and two remain missing in Macau after the storm hit, according to reports from The Standard. At least 153 were injured, the South China Morning Post reported. In nearby Hong Kong, Typhoon Hato’s arrival caused the city’s observatory to raise the typhoon 10 signal – the highest out of Hong Kong’s eight storm warnings. This is the first time a number 10 signal has been issued since 2012. Credit: YouTube/Luke Lienau via Storyful

Typhoon Hato Floods Zhuhai, Ripping Trees and Overturning Cars2m32s

Typhoon Hato Floods Zhuhai, Ripping Trees and Overturning Cars

Typhoon Hato slammed southern Mainland China after hitting Hong Kong and Macau on August 23, flooding streets, overturning cars and severely damaging roads and structures in multiple cities, particularly Zhuhai, located in Guangdong province. This video, shot in Zhuhai’s Xiangzhou distrinct, shows waves churned up by the storm washing through the city streets and submerging cars. According to the South China Morning Post, the waves in Zhuhai were as high as 31 feet, and the at least one person died in Zhongshan, while parts of Guangdong received about 4 to 10 inches of rain per hour. In nearby Hong Kong, Typhoon Hato’s arrival caused the city’s observatory to raise the typhoon 10 signal – the highest out of Hong Kong’s eight storm warnings. This is the first time a number 10 signal has been issued since 2012. Please note that the uploader of this video must be credited and emailed a link if this footage is embedded in a story or used in a broadcast. (See contact information.) Credit: YouTube/M3TA via Storyful

Kaepernick Fans Protest Outside NFL Headquarters in New York1m00s

Kaepernick Fans Protest Outside NFL Headquarters in New York

Fans of football player Colin Kaepernick held a solidarity protest outside the NFL’s headquarters in New York City on August 23. The former quarterback opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March and has remained unsigned. As the New York Times reported, analysts believe Kaepernick is not being drafted due to his political views. Kaepernick’s football career has been marred by controversy since he took a knee during the US national anthem at a September 2016 game. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media after the game. Credit: Instagram/sipnchatradio via Storyful

This Wallaby's Meditative State Puts Us All to Shame43s

This Wallaby's Meditative State Puts Us All to Shame

Talk about being in the zone. This swamp wallaby’s meditative state put to shame all of us who can’t help but fidget. Lucky is a young wallaby under care of Our Haven Wildlife Shelter in Golden Beach, Victoria. The shelter, who shared this video on August 24, has referred to the little as quite the rascal who’s always looking for mischief. Looks like this may be the one time Our Haven Wildlife Shelter is able to see him keep still. Credit: Our Haven Wildlife Shelter via Storyful

Big Waves Slam Cruise Ship Off NSW Coast29s

Big Waves Slam Cruise Ship Off NSW Coast

A Carnival cruise ship was slammed by big waves off the coast of New South Wales on August 18. This video, shared on August 20, shows the scene. Judith Spence, the author of the video, said the Carnival Spirit faced swells of up to 14 metres. Photos included in local reports show plates and other objects scattered on the floor. Strong winds hit most of New South Wales last week, prompting traffic disruption and power cut. Credit: Facebook/‎Judith Spence via Storyful‎

Whale Family Surprises Kayaker New South Wales47s

Whale Family Surprises Kayaker New South Wales

A whale mother and calf surprised a kayaker in New South Wales on August 20. Matt Burnett was kayaking off the coast of Pambula Beach when a mother whale and her calf approached his kayak. The curious calf came right up to his kayak to take a look, while Burnett put his camera underwater to get a close up of the whales. According to Burnett, the whales played around his kayak for 20 minutes before moving on. Credit: Facebook/Matt Burnett via Storyful

Tornado Flattens Backyard Gazebos in Lachute, Quebec1m06s

Tornado Flattens Backyard Gazebos in Lachute, Quebec

An F1 tornado tore through Lachute, Quebec, on August 23, damaging buildings and uprooting trees. Video shot the next morning shows debris and flattened gazebos in the path of destruction through backyards in the small town west of Montreal. Luckily, according to this uploader, nobody in this area was injured, though roof and structural damage to dozens of homes in Lachute have left them “uninhabitable,” according to reports. Reports citing Canada’s national weather service confirmed an F1 tornado formed during the storm. Credit: Facebook/Tina Coulson via Storyful

Typhoon Hato Causes Severe Flooding in Macau33s

Typhoon Hato Causes Severe Flooding in Macau

At least three people were killed after Typhoon Hato hit Macau on August 23, according to authorities cited by Reuters and other reports, as the severe weather caused flooding and damage to property. Roads were submerged in Macau and vehicles were covered in floodwater. Trees fell over and government offices, schools, and many private businesses were closed. This video shows cars driving through streets submerged in several feet of water. Credit: Instagram/jackyloloo via Storyful

Bodies of Victims in Amazon Region Boatwreck Brought Ashore51s

Bodies of Victims in Amazon Region Boatwreck Brought Ashore

At least 10 people died after a passenger boat carrying about 70 people was wrecked on the Xingú River – a tributary of the Amazon – in Pará region, Brazil, late on August 22, according to government officials. The Comandante Ribeiro boat departed from the municipality of Santarém, bound for Vitória do Xingu, and was wrecked between the towns of Porto de Moz and Senador José Porfírio. The video here shows 10 bodies being transported on vehicles in Porto de Mez. According to the Secretariat of State for Public Security and Social Defense (Segup), at least 15 people survived. The agency said the recovery was being operated from the town of Porto de Mez. Ailson Souto, a resident of Porto de Moz who shared these images, told Storyful the town’s mayor had declared three days of mourning for the victims. Credit: Ailson Souto via Storyful

Man Cuts Off Shroud Covering Robert E. Lee Statue in Charlottesville33s

Man Cuts Off Shroud Covering Robert E. Lee Statue in Charlottesville

Hours after officials draped statues of two Confederate generals in Charlottesville, Virginia, a man cut off the shroud on the Robert E. Lee statue, calling it a “desecration.” The city decided to cover the two statues as a symbol of mourning for the death of Heather Heyer, who died when a driver intentionally drove into a crowd of counter-protesters during the August 12 white nationalist rally. The city voted the previous day to shroud the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park and that of Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson in another nearby park. Just three hours after the Robert E. Lee statue was shrouded, a man cut off the drapes, as this video shows. Credit: Twitter/Lauren Berg via Storyful

Firefighters Battle Blaze at Poundland in Chingford41s

Firefighters Battle Blaze at Poundland in Chingford

Fifteen firetrucks and 97 firefighters battled a fire raging in the Chingford neighborhood of London on August 23. The fire broke out at a Poundland variety store on Old Church Road, according to the London Fire Brigade, who asked that people avoid the area. This video shows smoke and flames rising from the building as onlookers watch from across the street. Credit: Twitter/Mitchell Robinson via Storyful

Massive Rock 'Avalanche' Forces Evacuations in Swiss Alps51s

Massive Rock 'Avalanche' Forces Evacuations in Swiss Alps

Dramatic footage captured a massive rock slide in the Swiss Alps that forced dozens of evacuations in a small village near the Italian border on Wednesday morning, August 23. The rockslide at the Piz Cengalo peak rolled into the Bondasca Valley, where this video was filmed, causing some structural damage and blocking roads. Credit: Facebook/Diego Salasc via Storyful

Timelapse Shows Powerful Winds Along Macau Coast During Typhoon Hato4s

Timelapse Shows Powerful Winds Along Macau Coast During Typhoon Hato

At least three people were killed after Typhoon Hato hit Macau on August 23, according to authorities cited by Reuters and other reports, as the severe weather caused flooding and damage to property. Roads were submerged on Macau and vehicles were covered in floodwater. Trees fell over and government offices, schools, and many private businesses were closed. This timelapse video shows powerful winds buffeting the city’s coastline and causing some ships to bump into each other in the water. Credit: Instagram/austinmonkey via Storyful

Charlottesville Confederate Statues Shrouded in Black as City Mourns50s

Charlottesville Confederate Statues Shrouded in Black as City Mourns

Officials draped statues of two Confederate generals in Charlottesville, Virginia, in black on August 23 , a symbol of mourning for the death of a woman killed at a white nationalist rally earlier this month. Heather Heyer died when a driver intentionally drove into a crowd of counter-protesters during the August 12 rally. The city voted the previous day to shroud the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park and that of Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson in another nearby park. Footage by a local reporter captured workers covering both statues. Credit: Twitter/Lauren Berg via Storyful

Survivors Come Ashore After Passenger Boat Sinks in Amazon Region1m35s

Survivors Come Ashore After Passenger Boat Sinks in Amazon Region

At least seven people died after a passenger boat carrying about 70 people was wrecked on the Xingú River – a tributary of the Amazon – in Pará region, Brazil, on August 23, according to Brazilian media. The Comandante Ribeiro boat departed from the municipality of Santarém, bound for Vitória do Xingu, and was wrecked between the towns of Porto de Moz and Senador José Porfírio, officials said. This video is said to show survivors coming ashore in Porto de Moz. Globo cited officials saying 20 people had been rescued by 11am. Ailson Souto, a resident of Porto de Moz, spoke to Storyful about four hours later, and said at least 34 people had been rescued, though this number is not confirmed. He also said the mayor of Porto de Moz had declared three days of mourning for the victims. Credit: Alexandre Cardoso via Storyful

Kentucky Driver Uses Dolly as Rear Tire in Pikeville33s

Kentucky Driver Uses Dolly as Rear Tire in Pikeville

Nicholas Carrillo caught the moment a driver got creative and decided to use a dolly in place of a rear tire in Pikeville, Kentucky, on August 20. An ambulance can be seen in the video trailing behind the car. Credit: Nicholas Carrillo via Storyful

Street Signs Bent, Roofs Damaged by Tornado in Lachute, Quebec5m13s

Street Signs Bent, Roofs Damaged by Tornado in Lachute, Quebec

Street signs were bent, homes were damaged and trees were uprooted in Lachute, Quebec, on August 22 after an F1 tornado tore through the small town west of Montreal. Roof and structural damage to dozens of homes in Lachute have left them “uninhabitable,” according to reports. Reports citing Canada’s national weather service confirmed an F1 tornado formed during the storm. Credit: YouTube/Alexis Frigault via Storyful

Turkish Foreign Minister Travels to Erbil Over Kurdish Push for Independence53s

Turkish Foreign Minister Travels to Erbil Over Kurdish Push for Independence

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu traveled to Iraqi Kurdistan’s capital, Erbil, on Wednesday, August 23, to discuss his concerns about the region’s plans to hold an independence referendum in just over a month’s time. Earlier in the day, Cavusoglu met with his Iraqi counterpart, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, in Baghdad, telling him the Turkish government deemed the referendum a “mistake” and believed it would threaten Iraq’s territorial integrity. In a press conference, Cavusoglu also said Ankara would support Baghdad in ridding the region of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, outlawed in Turkey. Footage by Iraqi Kurdish news outlet Rudaw shows Cavusoglu stepping off the plane at Erbil’s international airport. Credit: Twitter/Rudaw via Storyful

Lightning Lights up NYC Skyline, Strikes Freedom Tower3s

Lightning Lights up NYC Skyline, Strikes Freedom Tower

A band of severe weather swept through the metropolitan New York area Tuesday night, August 22, causing high winds and frequent lightning strikes – including one seen arcing directly to the top of the Freedom Tower’s 16-foot lightning rod. Many local NYC residents took to their rooftops and windows to watch the dazzling lightning display, and some managed to capture the moment the bolt of lightning struck the tower, also known as One World Trade Center. Credit: Twitter/Eliot Calhoun via Storyful

Russian Theater Director Placed Under House Arrest Ahead of Fraud Trial1m08s

Russian Theater Director Placed Under House Arrest Ahead of Fraud Trial

A Moscow judge on August 23 ordered the Russian theater director Kirill Serebrennikov, charged with fraud, to be placed under house arrest until October 19. Crowds of supporters gathered at the court, with many calling for the director to be freed. Members of the country’s artistic and cultural elite and supporters of the director say the charges are part of Kremlin efforts to crack down on dissent and artistic freedom, according to The Moscow Times newspaper. Serebrennikov, 47, art director at the state-funded Gogol Center and a critic of the government, pleaded not guilty to embezzling 68 million roubles ($1.15 million, €975,000), telling the court the charges against him were “incredibly absurd,” according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Russia’s investigative committee accused Serebrennikov of inflating costs relating to “The Seventh Studio” project he founded in order to steal budgetary funds. He faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty. According to Russia’s state-run news agency Interfax, the court forbade Serebrennikov from using the internet, using fixed or mobile telephones, sending or receiving telegrams. The agency also quoted Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky describing the situation as “sad” and “regrettable,” adding that it “does not bring us any joy.” Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Storyful

Fire Rips Through Hundreds of Stalls at Islamabad Bazaar1m30s

Fire Rips Through Hundreds of Stalls at Islamabad Bazaar

A huge blaze ripped through Islamabad’s Sasta Bazaar, gutting around 1,000 stalls on Wednesday, according to news reports citing officials. The fire started at a dozen garment stalls before rapidly spreading throughout the makeshift market. The cause remains under investigation, but firefighters reportedly said the fire may have been started by shopkeepers burning rubbish nearby. Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Storyful