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This Little Boy Decided to Sit Out His Christmas Performance45s

This Little Boy Decided to Sit Out His Christmas Performance

A little boy left the singing to his other daycare classmates on December 13 in El Paso, Texas. Derek Fernandez shared a video of his son, Gavino, on Twitter taking a break during a Christmas performance. “My son wanted nothing to do with his Christmas performance,” Fernandez posted. The boy can be seen turning his back to the audience and running. He then decides to watch the rest of the performance of “Feliz Navidad” from the floor, laying on his stomach and putting his head in his hands. Credit: Derek Fernandez via Storyful

Police Use Tear Gas to Disperse Yellow Vest Protesters in Biarritz32s

Police Use Tear Gas to Disperse Yellow Vest Protesters in Biarritz

Police in France used teargas to disperse yellow vest protesters gathered in the city of Biarittz on December 18, according to local reports. The protests had been organized to coincide with a planned visit from President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday to launch the French presidency of the G7. The group is due to hold its leaders’ summit in Biarittz in August 2019. Macron cancelled his visit but the meeting went ahead with government officials, FranceBleu reported. Local reports said tensions rose as protesters attempted to approach the Hotel de Ville, where the town’s mayor was hosting Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. Police used tear gas to disperse the protesters, the report said. Credit: SanDra39590927 via Storyful

Surf's Up on San Francisco Coast49s

Surf's Up on San Francisco Coast

A winter storm that moved ashore on the Californian coast over the weekend was still rolling in the surf on Tuesday, December 18, although the wave heights were dropping. This video shows Central Ocean Beach in San Francisco. Credit: Surfline.com via Storyful

Stormy Weather Illuminates the Skies Over Western Australia42s

Stormy Weather Illuminates the Skies Over Western Australia

Geoff Green captured this electric display in the skies over Kununurra, Western Australia. The time-lapse footage uploaded to YouTube on December 15, shows what Green refers to in the caption as a “sparked-up dust storm” and a separate lightning storm over the town. Green told Storyful that these night-time displays were a result of a heatwave that “has lasted for weeks now [and is] spawning storms like this every other day.” Credit: Geoff Green via Storyful

Russian Cargo Ship Successfully Refloated at Cornwall2m04s

Russian Cargo Ship Successfully Refloated at Cornwall

The Russian vessel Kuzma Minin, which ran aground with 18 people on board off the Cornish coast on December 18, was successfully refloated by rescue services at around 2 pm on the same day. Emergency services were sent to assist the bulk carrier off the coast at Falmouth from 6.15 am, the RNLI said. Around noon, the coastguard said that all crew were safe and that a refloat would be attempted. Conditions remained difficult, the coastguard said, with 60 mph winds. Five tugs and a salvage vessel were involved in the refloat, the coastguard said. Credit: @fuzzier1 via Storyful

Couple Raises $1,500 for Homeless Man Selling Newspapers in San Antonio36s

Couple Raises $1,500 for Homeless Man Selling Newspapers in San Antonio

A couple in San Antonio, Texas, decided to help spread some Christmas cheer on Sunday, December 16, to a man they encounter every day. Pierce Caldwell shared a video on Facebook of his wife, Amy, bringing $1,500 to a man named Bill, who spends his day selling newspapers at a highway intersection. The couple see him several times a week selling papers for only a couple of dollars. “My wife and I raised $1,500 for Bill. Felt great giving it to him. Merry Christmas Bill,” Caldwell posted. According to a media report, the couple’s initial goal was to raise $100 and they quickly exceeded that. Credit: Pierce Caldwell via Storyful

Operation Underway to Rescue Russian Ship Run Aground Off Cornwall38s

Operation Underway to Rescue Russian Ship Run Aground Off Cornwall

A Russian bulk carrier, the Kuzma Minin, was grounded off the coast of Falmouth, Cornwall, on December 18. Emergency services were sent to assist from 6.15 am, the RNLI said. Around noon the coastguard said that all crew were safe and that a refloat would be attempted. Conditions remained difficult, the coastguard said, with 60 mph winds. Credit: Sean Stratton via Storyful

Refugees Rejoice After Resettlement Applications to Norway Accepted32s

Refugees Rejoice After Resettlement Applications to Norway Accepted

A video posted to Twitter on December 17 shows refugees at a UNHCR Emergency Transit Center in Romania celebrating after being informed that their applications for resettlement in Norway had been accepted. The clip was tweeted by the UNHCR’s senior regional communications officer, Zoran Stevanovic, and shows the group, recently evacuated from Libya, rejoicing at the good news. Credit: UNHCR via Storyful

Pizza Cake: Competitive Eater Nela Finishes Giant Slice in Under Two Minutes3m13s

Pizza Cake: Competitive Eater Nela Finishes Giant Slice in Under Two Minutes

Competitive eater Nela Zisser has put her munching skills to the test again – this time aiming to devour a massive slice of pizza as quickly as possible. The video upload shows Nela starting the clock before tucking into the pepperoni monster. It’s no match for her though, as she gets the job done in under two minutes. Pizza cake! Credit: Nela Zisser via Storyful

Russian Cargo Ship Grounded Off Falmouth35s

Russian Cargo Ship Grounded Off Falmouth

A Russian bulk carrier, the Kuzma Minin, was grounded off the coast of Falmouth, Cornwall, on December 18. The ship has 18 crew on board and ran aground after its anchor began dragging, the UK coastguard said. Local lifeboat services were launched just after 6 am and the ship was cordoned off by the coastguard. Credit: Megan Hocking via Storyful

Vet Visit Leaves Vexed Husky Sporting the Cone of Shame40s

Vet Visit Leaves Vexed Husky Sporting the Cone of Shame

Husky Ace had clear disdain for his latest accessory as he made his way home from a vet visit. The dog had been at the vet to get neutered and was forced to don a protective cone after the procedure. Owner Teranie Thomas was driving home from the appointment and couldn’t help but notice her canine passenger’s expression of displeasure. She told Storyful that Ace’s pouting is not new behavior as he “does not mind letting me know when he doesn’t like something”. Credit: ace_thehusky4 via Storyful

Disco Fever - French Bulldog Trips the Light Fantastic1m24s

Disco Fever - French Bulldog Trips the Light Fantastic

In this vlogger’s home, when sunlight comes through a certain downstairs window it reflects off a hanging disco ball, in turn casting its light all over the entry hall. This effect is a source of great excitement for the family’s French bulldog, who feverishly chases the lights when the ball is spun. Credit: The Björn Identity via Storyful

Protesters Surround State Broadcaster in Budapest49s

Protesters Surround State Broadcaster in Budapest

Protesters in Hungary took to the streets for a fifth day on December 17 to show their discontent with a new overtime law. Demonstrations unfolded outside Hungary’s public broadcaster, MTVA, which became the scene of violence after several lawmakers tried to broadcast a petition against the measures. This footage shows protesters chant and wave flags outside the MTVA building in Budapest. Credit: Sermer Adam via Storyful

Forget Jack in the Box ... Girl Receives 'Dad in the Box' in Surprise Christmas Reunion1m02s

Forget Jack in the Box ... Girl Receives 'Dad in the Box' in Surprise Christmas Reunion

Nine-year-old Saliah Franchesca received the best Christmas present possible when her father surprised her by returning home from his work placement in the United Arab Emirates. According to GMA News, Martin Flores Navarro initially planned to return to the Philippines in December 2019, but later decided to take a holiday to surprise his daughter for the 2018 Christmas season. The Balikbayan box he jumps out of is an item that is commonly sent overseas by the people of the Philippines, and Navarro’s daughter was delighted this one contained a beloved family member over a regular Chrismas present. Credit: Marco Caesar via Storyful

Tugboats Reach Russian Cargo Ship Run Aground Off Falmouth33s

Tugboats Reach Russian Cargo Ship Run Aground Off Falmouth

A Russian cargo ship, the Kuzma Minin, was grounded off the coast of Falmouth, Cornwall, on December 18. According to the Maritime and Coastal Agency, the ship has 18 crew on board and ran aground after its anchor began dragging. Local lifeboat services were launched just after 6 am and the ship was cordoned off by the coastguard. Credit: Mike Beard via Storyful

Mick Mulvaney Brands Donald Trump 'a Terrible Human Being' in November 2016 Debate7m12s

Mick Mulvaney Brands Donald Trump 'a Terrible Human Being' in November 2016 Debate

Mick Mulvaney, the upcoming acting chief of staff for the Trump White House, appeared in a debate in South Carolina on November 2, 2016, during which he described the future President as “a terrible human being.” This video shows the moment the then Republic Congressman Mulvaney made the remark at York Middle School in York during a debate with his Democrat counterpart Fran Person. In the clip, he is asked by the debate chair: “Are you supporting your party’s candidate for the presidency and why?” Mulvaney responds: “Sure. If I have any chance to accomplish what the majority of the fifth district of South Carolina sent me to Washington to do, Donald Trump has to be president, period. That’s it. You want to try to balance the budget? You want to try and fix health care? You go down the list of things that people asked me to do, and they are not going to get done with Hillary Clinton.” He continues: “Do I like Donald Trump? No. Is he a role model for my 16-year-old triplets? Is he a role model for my sons? Absolutely not. [Hillary] is neither a role model for my daughter. I don’t like her very much either. We have perhaps two of the most flawed human beings running for president in the history of the country. So I have to step back and look and say, ‘OK, what do y’all, the majority of the folks who vote for me, want me to do?’ And in order to accomplish that, I have to support Donald Trump and he has to win.” After further expressing his opposition to Clinton because he claims she will continue the legacy of then President Barack Obama, he concludes: “Yes, I’m supporting Donald Trump. I’m doing so as enthusiastically as I can, given the fact that I think he’s a terrible human being, but the choice on the other side is just as bad.” Two weeks after the 2016 debate, Trump became President, the Daily Beast reported. This video was recirculated online on December 15, 2018, shortly after Mulvaney was announced as Trump’s next chief of staff, replacing John Kelly at the end of this year, CNN reported. Credit: Anonymous via Storyful

Googly-Eyed Fish Lurks in Shadows as Divers Swim Past56s

Googly-Eyed Fish Lurks in Shadows as Divers Swim Past

A peculiar-looking fish showed off its camouflage skills while lurking beneath the sand in the ocean near Blairgowrie, Victoria on December 15. In this video, filmed by diver Jules Casey, the stargazer fish can be seen hiding in the shadows as some divers swim past. Stargazer fish are a predatory species of fish which catch their prey by burying themselves in the sand with only their faces showing. They’re also known for their spectacular ‘disappearing acts’ in which they bury themselves. Credit: Jules Casey via Storyful

Waves Crash Against Shore During Stormy Weather in Pacifica, California59s

Waves Crash Against Shore During Stormy Weather in Pacifica, California

Waves battered the shore of the Pacifica Municipal Pier in Pacifica, California, on the morning of December 17 as the National Weather Service warned of high and potentially deadly surf right up to Washington State. The pier and the Beach Boulevard were later closed by city authorities due to the high surf. Credit: Amanda Atwood via Storyful

Waves Crash Against Rocks in Bodega Bay33s

Waves Crash Against Rocks in Bodega Bay

Heavy waves crashed against rock formations off the California coast at Bodega Bay after the National Weather Service issued a high-surf warning on Monday, December 17, urging residents to stay away from the water. A series of storms in the Pacific Northwest triggered dangerously large swells, according to forecasters. Waves were expected to hammer the coastline from Washington state south to central California, causing the National Weather Service to issue an ominous warning. “STAY WELL BACK FROM THE OCEAN OR RISK CERTAIN DEATH,” read a tweet. Video from Bodega Bay, a section of coastline north of San Francisco, shows the waves crashing just off the coast. Credit: @bayareadiscgolf via Storyful

Canine Team Searches for Urns in Fire-Ravaged Town of Paradise58s

Canine Team Searches for Urns in Fire-Ravaged Town of Paradise

Archaeologists and specially-trained dogs combed through the ashen ruins of homes in Paradise, California, for the cremated remains of family members, in urns or boxes, that residents who fled the Camp Fire in early November may have left behind. Evacuation orders for Paradise were fully lifted on Saturday, December 15, over a month after the wildfire devastated the town on November 8, allowing resident to return to the town. Video taken over the weekend shows a retriever sniffing through ashes on a plot of land where a home once stood. The search was carried out with the help of the Institute for Canine Forensics and Alta Archaeological Consulting. Credit: Deanna Keegan via Storyful

High Surf Pummels California's Pacifica Pier45s

High Surf Pummels California's Pacifica Pier

Waves battered the struts of the Pacifica Municipal Pier in Pacifica, California, on the morning of December 17 as the National Weather Service warned of high and potentially deadly surf right up to Washington State. The pier and the Beach Boulevard, from where this video was shot, were later closed by city authorities due to the high surf. Credit: @newmans_0wn via Storyful

It's a Dog's Life: Golden Retriever Politely Demands More Pets34s

It's a Dog's Life: Golden Retriever Politely Demands More Pets

Dogs are known for being affectionate and golden retriever Lou is no different. The adorable pooch looks content as he sits with his owner and gently demands more pets with a pat of his paw. When she stops rubbing Lou he is quick to let her know he wants more. Credit: LouTube via Storyful

Detroit Lions Fans Body Slam Santa During Tailgate Party33s

Detroit Lions Fans Body Slam Santa During Tailgate Party

A Detroit Lions fan was thrown into the Christmas spirit at a New Era Field tailgate party in New Orchard, New York, on Sunday, December 16, by dressing as Santa Claus before being body slammed onto a table. Buffalo Bills fan Gary L Barney shared this clip of the excitable Lions supporter being lifted by fellow Lions fans and thrown onto the table, which then collapses. Unfortunately for Santa, the Bills defeated the Lions 14-13. Credit: Gary L Barney via Storyful

Plume of Smoke Rises From Fire at Rio Oil Refinery43s

Plume of Smoke Rises From Fire at Rio Oil Refinery

Residents of Rio de Janeiro heard explosions as a fire erupted at the Manguinhos oil refinery in the city’s north on Monday, December 17. Video from the area shows a plume of smoke rising as the fire burned. Fuel trucks were also reportedly in flames. In response to the fire, the city shut down Avenida Brasil, one of its main thoroughfares, as well as the “Yellow Line” expressway. At the time of this reporting, firefighters had responded to the scene and were attempting to control the flames. Credit: Ricardo Adão via Storyful

This Gator's Bellow Will Make You Shake in Your Boots55s

This Gator's Bellow Will Make You Shake in Your Boots

Casper the gator sure knows how to bellow – and it’s pretty intimidating! But, according to biologist and handler Chris Gillette, it’s not necessarily anything to worry about. Gillette works with the alligators at the Everglades Outpost Wildlife Rescue in Homestead, Florida. He told Storyful that although it sounds like Casper might be angry, it’s actually the opposite. “Alligators can bellow when feeling amorous for courtship, or also just to announce their presence and/or territory,” Gilette explained. Such is his confidence Casper is in a good mood, Gillette can be seen in this footage reaching out to touch the animal’s throat. Credit: Chris Gillette via Storyful