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Viral Video Shows Flight Attendant Calming Down Toddler on Late-Night Flight40s

Viral Video Shows Flight Attendant Calming Down Toddler on Late-Night Flight

A flight attendant traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles on Monday, February 12, made a mother of three’s flight a lot easier when she cared for her youngest child who was incessantly crying on the late-night flight. Passenger Rachel Yuen was on the late-night flight from Honolulu to LAX that featured the mother and her three children, one of which, a toddler, was said to have cried for at least half an hour. According to Yeun, the mother turned into an “acrobat” as she tried to keep her children calm, but to no avail. A Hawaiin Airlines flight attendant stepped in to help the mother, who was getting the “stink eye” treatment from fellow passengers inconvenienced by the toddler’s crying. “The mother seemed reluctant, embarrassed and at her wits end. She had tried for at least 45 minutes and nothing worked. The toddler reached out and the flight attendant rocked him… Up and down the aisle until he finally gave in. This is true Aloha spirit,” Yuen wrote. Yeun’s clip had earned over 744,000 views at the time of writing. Credit: Rachel Yuen via Storyful

Slow Lorises Return to Rainforest After Rescue From Illegal Pet Trade1m06s

Slow Lorises Return to Rainforest After Rescue From Illegal Pet Trade

International Animal Rescue (IAR) has returned 15 slow lorises to a rainforest in West Java, having rescued the animals from Indonesia’s illegal pet trade. Footage shared by IAR on February 20 shows the animals returning to their natural habitat. According to the IAR, the nocturnal animals will spend between two and four weeks in a habituation cage in Mount Sawal Protected Forest as they readjust to life in the wild. The five males of the group go by the names Jagara, Dores, Gaza, Rusma and Budiman, while the 10 females are Cisa, Gemblong, Kumal, Jona, Gini, Elsa, Also, Kucel, At and Lola. The IAR said that the primates were all victims of the illegal pet trade and had been confiscated “during law enforcement operations conducted by the police force in Bandung and Tasikmalaya, West Java in 2016.” Since then they have been undergoing treatment and rehabilitation at the IAR’s primate center in Bogor. Credit: International Animal Rescue via Storyful

Workers Remove Freight Train After Michigan Derailment41s

Workers Remove Freight Train After Michigan Derailment

Workers were called to remove the wreckage of a freight train after it derailed in Wyoming, Michigan on Tuesday, February 20. This video of the derailed train was taken by WOOD TV reporter Barton Deiters after the incident. The derailment forced the closure of parts of 28th and 32nd streets, local television reported. There were no injuries and the cause of the accident was under investigation, the report said. Credit: Barton Deiters via Storyful

Ceramic Artist Uses Mesmerizing Painting Method1m00s

Ceramic Artist Uses Mesmerizing Painting Method

Jonathon decided to take a unique approach to painting his pottery at his studio in Brooklyn, New York. After masking, glazing and removing the tape which he had placed in a unique design on the vase, Jonathon revealed the incredible work of art he’d created to his Instagram followers. Credit: jvp_wares via Storyful

6-Year-Old Junior Golf is as Good as the Pros1m00s

6-Year-Old Junior Golf is as Good as the Pros

Pro golfers have nothing on six-year-old Ellianna. The adorable tike proves she is a force to be reckoned with on the golf course. In this clip, Ellianna shows off her grace and technique while practicing. Credit: Davie MacRae via Storyful

Death Toll Mounts in East Ghouta as Bombing Intensifies43s

Death Toll Mounts in East Ghouta as Bombing Intensifies

Heavy bombardment continued in the besieged area of East Ghouta, east of Damascus, on February 20, killing at least 77 people and injuring more than 200 others, according to local activists. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported at least 250 deaths, including 58 children, within 48 hours, as attacks on the area intensified. SOHR reported 106 citizens including 19 children were killed on Tuesday in the shelling on Otaya, Arbin, Mesraba, and surrounding areas. Another 1200 people were reported injured. Video from the Syrian Civil Defense in Damascus shows search and rescue operations. Credit: Syrian Civil Defense via Storyful

Gun Parts Manufacturer Responds to Trending #OneLess Videos1m09s

Gun Parts Manufacturer Responds to Trending #OneLess Videos

A business owner who sells gun accessories in Pennsylvania shared a response on Facebook to gun owners who are throwing away their automatic rifles, parodying the trending #OneLess videos where gun owners are disposing of their weapons. Adam Roth shared a video to his business Aridus Industries’ Facebook page on February 19 stating that he will continue to make parts for guns. In the footage, Roth talks about the videos, sharing that he wanted to follow their example. He then turns around and a loud machine is heard. “Just kidding guys. I’m just making more parts for guns,” Roth states. The business owner later posted a video stating he was not trying to make light of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and shared his ideas for combating gun violence. Credit: Aridus Industries via Storyful

New Fish Species Found in Deep Sea East of Australia1m46s

New Fish Species Found in Deep Sea East of Australia

New fish species were found among tens of thousands of fish collected from the deep sea east of Australia in May 2017, ABC reported. Scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) said more than 42,000 fish of over 100 different species was sourced from reserves off Tasmania and Queensland last year. Among the findings was a peculiar “faceless” fish with no eyes and its mouth under its head. “The discoveries provide us with a glimpse into how our marine fauna fits into the interconnected abyssal environment worldwide and for the scientists, adds another piece to the puzzle of what affects evolution in the deep sea,” Museums Victoria ichthyologist Martin Gomon said. Credit: CSIRO via Storyful

Students March for Gun Law Restrictions Following Parkland School Shooting43s

Students March for Gun Law Restrictions Following Parkland School Shooting

Students in Boca Raton, Florida, staged a walkout on Tuesday, February 20, calling for new gun law restrictions, a week after 17 people were shot dead at a nearby school in Parkland. Hundreds of students from West Boca Raton Community High School marched almost 11 miles from their campus to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 19-year-old student Nikolas Cruz killed 17 students and teachers in cold blood on February 14. Similar demonstrations over gun laws were reported across the US on the same day. Credit: Stephanie Bloomberg via Storyful

Floodwaters Flow Through Mansfield Country Club35s

Floodwaters Flow Through Mansfield Country Club

The Walnut Creek Country Club in Mansfield, Texas, was flooded on Tuesday, February 20, after heavy rain caused creeks to overflow. The Dallas-Fort Worth metro areas reportedly received up to two inches of rain on Tuesday, with more rain expected on Wednesday. Temperatures were forecast to also plunge into the 30s, which would likely cause icy conditions on roads. Credit: Joy Martin via Storyful

Record-Setting Rainfall Floods Riverwalk in Mishawaka, Indiana45s

Record-Setting Rainfall Floods Riverwalk in Mishawaka, Indiana

The St. Joseph River walk in Mishawaka, Indiana, was under water on Tuesday, February 20, after record-setting rain fell across Michiana, the border towns of Michigan and Indiana. According to The South Bend Tribune, South Bend had received 4.29 inches of rain since the storm system began on Monday, breaking a rainfall record set in 2014. In Mishawaka, city officials had to close access to parks and streets because of the rising St. Joseph River. In nearby towns, the St. Joseph River was expected to be fully crested by Thursday or Friday, the report said. Credit: Sara Rosenberg via Storyful

Black Swans Unperturbed by Crashing Waves From Ex-Cyclone Gita44s

Black Swans Unperturbed by Crashing Waves From Ex-Cyclone Gita

Despite some widespread damage and heavy flooding brought about by ex-Cyclone Gita on Tuesday, February 20, black swans on New Zealand’s North Island was not bothered. This video, taken at Lake Rotorua on Tuesday, shows the birds calmly braving waves that spilled onto a walkway. A state of emergency was declared in Christchurch and Buller, and air traffic to and from Auckland, Wellington, New Plymouth, Hokitika, Queenstown and Nelson was disrupted. The full impact of the storm was expected late on February 20 and into the morning of February 21, NZ Herald quoted Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel. The ex-cyclone caused damage to parts of the Pacific islands of Tonga and Samoa. Credit: Gretchen Sveda via Storyful

Sound of Planes Over East Ghouta Frightens Children24s

Sound of Planes Over East Ghouta Frightens Children

In videos posted to a Twitter account run by their mother – an English teacher – on February 19 and 20, two girls in East Damascus, Syria, under heavy bombardment weeks, say that “nobody sleeps” because of the warplanes flying overhead. Alaa, 8, and Noor, 10, live in a besieged area of East Ghouta, where food prices and rates of malnutrition, especially among children, has risen in recent months. Multiple deadly airstrikes had hit the area in the previous few days, and aircraft are audible flying overhead in several of these videos. Credit: Noor and Alaa via Storyful

Boy Struggles Against Ex-Cyclone Gita Winds on New Zealand's North Island31s

Boy Struggles Against Ex-Cyclone Gita Winds on New Zealand's North Island

Ex-Cyclone Gita brought rain and severe winds to New Zealand’s North Island on Tuesday, February 20, downing power lines and leaving more than 13,200 customers without power in Taranaki, according to the local Civil Defence. A tree also fell onto a major water pipe, destroying it and cutting off water to eastern areas of the district, the Civil Defence said. A state of emergency was declared in the region, as well as several others, and remained in effect in several areas of Taranaki on Wednesday. This video shows a boy facing into strong winds at Taranaki’s Bell Block Beach. Credit: @fabskp via Storyful

Girl Reunited With Beloved Doll Lost During Hurricane Harvey59s

Girl Reunited With Beloved Doll Lost During Hurricane Harvey

A six-year-old girl in Texas was reunited with a beloved toy that was lost during Hurricane Harvey. Sarah Mitchell shared a video of herself and her niece, Emily, as she receives her toy doll “pink baby” which was lost in the evacuations during Hurricane Harvey. Mitchell shared her search in a Facebook group called Plush Memories Lost Toy Search Service asking for help finding Emily’s cherished doll. On February 8, Mitchell shared with the group that a woman named Kristen alerted them to “pink baby’s” whereabouts and was able to ship the doll to Texas just in time for Emily’s birthday. Credit: Robert Mitchell via Storyful

Strong Winds in New Zealand's North Island as Gita Advances17s

Strong Winds in New Zealand's North Island as Gita Advances

Ex-Cyclone Gita brought rain and severe winds to New Zealand’s North Island on Tuesday, February 20, downing power lines and leaving more than 13,200 customers without power in Taranaki, according to the local Civil Defence. A tree also fell onto a major water pipe, destroying it and cutting off water to eastern areas of the district, the Civil Defence said. A state of emergency was declared in the region, as well as several others, and remained in effect in several areas of Taranaki on Wednesday. This video shows strong winds blowing trees and shrubs in Taranaki. Credit: Kate Beggs PPM Treecare via Storyful

Whiteout Conditions Blanket Traffic on I-80 in Salt Lake City19s

Whiteout Conditions Blanket Traffic on I-80 in Salt Lake City

Motorists traveling along Interstate 80 in Salt Lake City, Utah, faced whiteout conditions courtesy of a band of lake effect snow on February 20. The conditions affected large swathes of the Salt Lake City area, with Salt Lake City International Airport receiving a storm total of 7.5 inches according to the National Weather Service. Credit: Alex Lukinbeal via Storyful

Ex-Cyclone Gita Brings Severe Rain to New Zealand35s

Ex-Cyclone Gita Brings Severe Rain to New Zealand

A state of emergency was declared in parts of New Zealand on February 19 as ex-cyclone Gita brought severe wind and rain to the country. In Taranaki thousands were reported to be without power due to the storm. Gita was forecast to cross central New Zealand on February 20 and 21 with warnings of stormy coastal conditions and strong gusts of wind. This video shows trees move as a result of forceful wind conditions along the fence of a sanctuary in Taranaki. Credit: Fiona Gordon via Storyful

High School Students March 13 Miles to School Shooting Scene, Demand Change32s

High School Students March 13 Miles to School Shooting Scene, Demand Change

Hundreds of students from West Boca Raton Community High School in south Florida walked out of class on February 20, and a large number of them began a 13 mile walk to Parkland, where 17 people were killed in a Valentine’s Day shooting. The Boca students chanted “We want change,” and “no justice, no peace” as they gathered outside their school. Many carried signs of support for the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where the deadly shooting took place. MSD students were traveling on Tuesday to Tallahassee, Florida’s capital, for a day of activism on Wednesday. Credit: Lindsey via Storyful

Turkish Shelling Near Afrin After Syrian Government Allied Troops Arrive38s

Turkish Shelling Near Afrin After Syrian Government Allied Troops Arrive

Shells fell near Afrin where militias allied with the Syrian government gathered on February 20 in a show of force against the Turkish offensive and to show support for Kurdish forces fighting them. In this footage, multiple shells fall on the side of the road from where news outlets covered the entrance of Syrian government allied militias to the Afrin region. Local news outlets reported the shelling by Turkish forces killed two fighters from militias allied with the Syrian government, and Turkish state news outlet Andalou said the Syrian militias withdrew after “warning shots” were fired and did not reach the city of Afrin. Following negotiations, the Syrian government agreed forces loyal to it would enter Afrin to support local Kurdish fighters and protect Syrian sovereignty. The alliance is notable as Syrian government forces and their allies recently clashed with US backed Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces in Deir Ezzor, a city in southeast Syria. Credit: Point Agency via Storyful

Dog Fetches Can of Cider for Owner40s

Dog Fetches Can of Cider for Owner

Talk about a good dog! Jordan Devlin captured this footage of his dog, Lucy, showing off her new trick. Jordan’s father has a disability and has taught the golden retriever how to fetch his shoes, the phone, and other items, but her latest feat is fetching a can of cider. The pooch happily trots off to get the can for her owner and earns her treat. Credit: Jordan Devlin via Storyful

Woman Destroys Her Gun in Wake of Florida High School Shooting3m44s

Woman Destroys Her Gun in Wake of Florida High School Shooting

A woman who describes herself as a ‘regular hillbilly gunowner’ destroyed her gun as a reaction to a high school shooting in Florida in which 17 people died. Amanda Meyer, originally from Strawberry Point, Iowa, said she grew up around guns and that her parents always emphasized gun safety. She said the only way in which she could be sure that her Sig Sauer P229 won’t hurt anyone was by destroying it. Addressing the camera Amanda said, “I’m not going to let the second amendment any more to be used as an excuse for children to be used as collateral damage.” This video shows Amanda address the camera about the reasons behind her choice to destroy her gun before dismantling the gun with an angle grinder. Credit: Amanda Meyer via Storyful