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Activists Say 'No' to Amazon HQ deal at New York City Council Hearing21s

Activists Say 'No' to Amazon HQ deal at New York City Council Hearing

Activists opposed to Amazon’s deal to bring its second headquarters to New York briefly disrupted a city council hearing looking into that deal on Wednesday, December 12, chanting “GTFO, Amazon has got to go!” as the panel was about to be sworn in. Council Speaker Corey Johnson cautioned the group not to interrupt again or he would have the balcony, where many of the protesters were sitting, cleared. The hearing was the first of three the city council has announced to investigate how the deal to build a new Amazon headquarters in Long Island City was struck. Johnson has said that “something is fundamentally wrong when you’re giving this much money away and public land away” and the deal was negotiated behind closed doors and without going through the council’s land review process. Credit: Maritza SilvaFarrell via Storyful

Santa Confronts Conservative Michael Gove as He Enters Parliament43s

Santa Confronts Conservative Michael Gove as He Enters Parliament

A man in a Santa costume accosted Michael Gove, the Conservative Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, as he entered Parliament in London on Wednesday, December 12. The man, dressed as Father Christmas and ringing a bell, berated Gove as he walked with reporters, questioning him over the Brexit issue and hurling seasonal insults. Gove was told he was a “naughty boy” and an “elitist toad,” according to reports": https://twitter.com/DanielHewittITV/status/1072852657528815619 . Video from the scene shows the man offering the cabinet minister packages from a sack and carrying a sign that read “Brexit: A HoHo Hopeless Mess.” Later in the day, members of Parliament are scheduled to take a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May, who has been criticized for her handling of the country’s impending extrication from the European Union. Gove announced Wednesday morning that he would support the prime minister and urged fellow Conservatives to do the same. Credit: Jennifer McCall via Storyful

Activists Disrupt Amazon Hearing at New York City Council35s

Activists Disrupt Amazon Hearing at New York City Council

Activists opposed to Amazon’s deal to bring its second headquarters to New York briefly disrupted a city council hearing looking into the deal on Wednesday, December 12, chanting “GTFO, Amazon has got to go!” as the panel was about to be sworn in. Council Speaker Corey Johnson cautioned the group not to interrupt again or he would have the balcony, where the protesters were sitting, cleared. The hearing was the first of three the city council has announced to investigate how the deal to build a new Amazon headquarters in Long Island City was struck. Johnson has said that “something is fundamentally wrong when you’re giving this much money away and public land away” and the deal was negotiated behind closed doors and without going through the council’s land review process. Credit: ALIGNny via Storyful

Dad Coaches Baby Son to Say 'Celtic' as His First Word37s

Dad Coaches Baby Son to Say 'Celtic' as His First Word

Kyle Corrigan is an unfailingly passionate supporter of Glasgow Celtic football club. So forget “momma” or “dadda” – Kyle has no doubt about what he wants his son Bradley’s first word to be. And his coaching seems to be paying off. This video shows Kyle intently encouraging little Bradley to say “Celtic,” and the child certainly seems to have a fair stab at it. Kyle posed the question to his Twitter followers, tweeting,“Need help with this one… I’m convinced my wee man’s first word was ‘Celtic’. Thoughts?” Almost everyone who replied was happy to agree. Credit: corrigan847 via Storyful

Catch Me if You Can ... Snake Gives Queensland Catcher a Hard Time2m37s

Catch Me if You Can ... Snake Gives Queensland Catcher a Hard Time

A seasoned snake catcher had a lucky escape from an eastern brown snake in Queensland recently, demonstrating the dangers of the job. Video uploaded to Facebook on December 12 shows Stuart McKenzie dropping his bag just as he’s placing the five-foot snake inside it. Writing on Facebook, McKenzie explained his actions: “As I lowered him into the bag he flung his body upwards and I didn’t react quick enough and as I let him go, rather than going into the bag he was now sitting on the rim of the snake bag coming up the handle. I immediately dropped the bag as he was getting way to close to my hand.” After 20 minutes, McKenzie found the snake again, inside a cardboard box. This time, he made no mistake and safely bag it. Credit: The Snake Catcher 24/7 – Sunshine Coast via Storyful

French Police Hunt for Strasbourg Market Gunman1m32s

French Police Hunt for Strasbourg Market Gunman

A manhunt was underway on December 12 after a gunman opened fire at a Christmas market in Strasbourg the night before, killing three people and injuring 13. The attack took place at around 8 pm, and prompted government officials to issue an emergency security alert. Police named the suspect as Cherif Chekatt, a 29-year-old with a long criminal history in France, Germany and Switzerland. Chekatt was also known to the French intelligence services. Early on December 12, France’s interior minister, Christophe Castaner, visited the scene of the attack. Castaner told local media that security would be tightened at all Christmas markets throughout France in light of what happened. This footage shows Castaner visiting the scene of the shooting. Credit: Lorraine-Actu via Storyful

Cyclone Owen Causes Flooding and Landslides in Queensland12s

Cyclone Owen Causes Flooding and Landslides in Queensland

Cyclone Owen caused flooding and landslides in the Daintree National Park, Queensland, on Tuesday, December 11, as the region prepared for yet another bout of bad weather. Roads leading through the Daintree National Park were closed as Douglas Shire council workers cleared fallen trees and landslides on Tuesday afternoon. In this video, shared to Facebook by Kerri-may Tanner on Tuesday morning, a road in the Alexandra Range is flooded. Another image showed council workers among tree rubble from a landslide. Cyclone Owen left the region at around 5 pm on December 11, and moved north into the Gulf of Carpentaria overnight, the Bureau of Meteorology Queensland stated. At about 2:22 pm on December 12, the BOM Queensland issued a warning for residents in areas near Cape Shield, in the Northern Territory, and Burketown, in Queensland. Residents were advised to prepare for “Gales with gusts up to 110 kilometres per hour” as well as “heavy rainfall which may lead to flash flooding” and “destructive winds”. The BOM Queensland had been monitoring Cyclone Owen’s path since December 1, according to Twitter updates. Credit: Kerri-may Tanner via Storyful

Police Seen Near City Center After Gunfire in Strasbourg47s

Police Seen Near City Center After Gunfire in Strasbourg

Police responded to gunfire near the city center in Strasbourg, France on Tuesday, December 11. According to a"police statement": https://twitter.com/Prefet67/status/1072591895463903234 , at least ten have been hospitalized and one killed after a gunman opened fire on Rue des Orfèvres. Police asked residents of the Neudorf quartier of the city to shelter-in-place. A police operation is reportedly underway in the area. Video taken from near the city’s center shows armed police in the streets, yelling to residents to stay indoors. The incident remains ongoing. Credit: Raphael Haddad via Storyful

Teachers Denounce Police Clashes with Student Protesters in Paris Suburb45s

Teachers Denounce Police Clashes with Student Protesters in Paris Suburb

Tensions between students protesting changes to education policies and security forces spilled over into violence in the Paris suburb of Gennevilliers on Tuesday, December 11, causing teachers at Lycée Galilee to intervene. After students blockaded their school on Tuesday morning to protest against examination fees, security forces responded, firing tear gas in an attempt to disperse the crowds. In this video, police and students are seen at a roundabout near the school as riot police encourage students to leave. Tensions soon escalate when police attempt to arrest a student on a scooter. According to a statement from staff at Lycée Galilee, teachers intervened during the arrest to prevent escalation, prompting the officers to react with force. Video captured during the altercation shows an officer putting a student into a stranglehold while another officer throws another student to the ground. In a second video, police are seen dispersing the crowd as tear gas hangs in the air. Police also reportedly fired rubber bullets at the fleeing students, allegedly hurled Islamophobic and homophobic insults, and kicked a protester in the chest. Teachers at Lycée Galilee denounced the police actions. The eruption of violence between police and students occurred during a second consecutive week of protests against changes to the Baccalauréat. Tuesday’s demonstrations were prompted by a student union’s call for a nationwide mobilization for a “Mardi Noir,” or Black Tuesday. At least 450 schools across France were affected by the demonstrations, according to Le Figaro. Credit: Kevin Lam via Storyful

Koala Suffers Severe Burns After Habitat Destroyed in Salamander Bay Fire47s

Koala Suffers Severe Burns After Habitat Destroyed in Salamander Bay Fire

A koala was severely burnt after a fire ripped through 16 hectares of koala habitat in the Mambo Wetlands Reserve, near Salamander Bay, New South Wales, on Monday, December 10. This video shows the wounded koala in the care of rescue organisation Port Stephens Koalas, which is located a short distance from the large expanse of wild koala habitat at Mambo Wetlands Reserve. Wildlife rescuers said the animal was in “excruciating pain” and had suffered “full thickness burns” to her rump, arms, face and all four paws. Port Stephens Koalas shared an update on Tuesday, December 11, saying they had rescued a further three koalas that fortunately had not suffered burns. A mother and joey were separated during the fires but the organisation managed to reunite the two and release them back into the wild after the fires had been extinguished. Wildlife carer Simone Aurino told the ABC the reserve was one of the essential habitats for koalas in the region. She said the flow-on effects of the fire had the potential to wipe out the entire koala population in the area. The blaze broke out near the Salamander Bay shopping centre on Monday evening and burnt more than 80 hectares of scrub in total, according to the ABC. It is suspected the fire was deliberately lit. Credit: Port Stephens Koalas via Storyful

You’ve Got a Friend in Me: Golden Retriever and Owner Exchange Hug55s

You’ve Got a Friend in Me: Golden Retriever and Owner Exchange Hug

If proof was ever needed that dogs are a man’s best friend, this video of a dog embracing and a human is it. A video shared to YouTube shows Louie the golden retriever bestowing a lengthy hug upon his human friend. Louie’s owner Josh wrote on Facebook that, “a good hug is a cure-all” Credit: LouTube via Storyful

People Flee Scene of Deadly Shooting Near Strasbourg Christmas Market31s

People Flee Scene of Deadly Shooting Near Strasbourg Christmas Market

At least two people were killed and nearly a dozen injured when a gunman opened fire on people in Rue des Orfèvres, Strasbourg, France, near the city’s famed Christmas Market on Tuesday, December 11. French police said the incident was being investigated as a terrorist attack and that the gunman was known to them. These videos show people at the Christmas Market observing others running from the shots, and a military presence in pursuit of the gunman, whom police say is still at large. Several people among the injured were reported to be in critical condition. Witnesses said the gunman fired a volley of rounds near the market around 8 pm, then a second fusillade, the Guardian reported. The shooting was said to have lasted about 10 minutes. Credit: Davide D’Antoni via Storyful

Harley the Cockatoo Finds a New Hobby - Doing Hair1m06s

Harley the Cockatoo Finds a New Hobby - Doing Hair

Harley the cockatoo has many talents but her latest endeavor may be her most challenging. Seems Harley wasn’t happy with owner Anja’s hair style and as Anja sat quietly on the couch took matters into her on beak. Harley used a cup to help style Anja’s short brown hair and seemed happy with the results. Is there nothing this bird can’t do? Credit: Harley the cockatoo via Storyful

Killer Whales Approach Swimmer at New Zealand Beach2m11s

Killer Whales Approach Swimmer at New Zealand Beach

Local resident Judie Johnson was swimming alone at Hahei Beach, New Zealand, on December 4 when three orca approached her in the water. She told 1 NEWS that she initially thought the animals were dolphins until she saw the white colour on their back. “I was also thinking they eat seals and I’m in a black wetsuit,” she added. Ultimately, the orcas did her no harm, and simply swam alongside her in what she described as a life-changing experience. Credit: Dylan Brayshaw via Storyful

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Published: December 11, 201851 views
Bear-Faced Cheek: Bear Bags Itself Some Booty1m08s

Bear-Faced Cheek: Bear Bags Itself Some Booty

A bear was recorded stealing a large bag of dog food from a home in DeLand, Florida, on December 10. The animal was captured mid-crime by Chelsea Hyder’s home security system. DeLand is said to be next to one of the largest populations of black bears in Central Florida. Credit: Chelsea Hyder via Storyful

London Rally Supports Activists Convicted of Blocking 'Deportation Plane'1m22s

London Rally Supports Activists Convicted of Blocking 'Deportation Plane'

Scores of people rallied outside the UK Home Office on Tuesday, December 11, in support of the Stansted 15, activists found guilty of terrorism-related charges for blockading a charter plane at Stansted Airport that was to take deportees to Africa. Speakers at the rally included Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott and Labour MP Clive Lewis. The 15 activists were convicted on Monday after a nine-week trial at Chelmsford Crown Court. Human rights organizations decried the conviction, particularly after the judge in the case, Christopher Morgan, ordered the jury to ignore the defendants’ arguments that they had broken the law to prevent greater harm. The incident took place on March 28, 2017, when the defendants chained themselves to the nose of a plane chartered by the Home Office to take 60 people to Nigeria, Ghana, and Sierra Leone. Credit: Matthew Mulligan via Storyful

Hard-Packed Ice Keeps North Carolinians Stuck at Home1m00s

Hard-Packed Ice Keeps North Carolinians Stuck at Home

Boot prints, dog tracks, and tractor tracks were all frozen solid in Canton, North Carolina, on Tuesday, December 11, keeping residents frozen in place with no safe way to get down from their mountain homes. As seen in this footage, school teacher Paige Kenley Bell’s half-mile-long driveway was impassable on Tuesday, even with slightly warmer temperatures and sunshine after a major winter storm over the weekend. Credit: Paige Bell via Storyful

White Christmas! At Least, It Will Be for Albino Deer Spotted in Ohio1m03s

White Christmas! At Least, It Will Be for Albino Deer Spotted in Ohio

Craig Atkins of Mansfield, Ohio, had the rare pleasure in the holiday season of seeing an albino deer in his backyard on Saturday, December 8. Atkins noticed that one of the deer in his yard appeared to be an albino and decided to take out his camera to record it. According to reports, this is the first time Atkins has ever spotted an albino deer, and he will definitely not forget it! Credit: Craig Atkins via Storyful

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Smoke Seen on Paris Streets as Student Protesters Face Police in Mossy45s

Smoke Seen on Paris Streets as Student Protesters Face Police in Mossy

Crowds of students and grey smoke were visible on the streets of Mossy, Paris, on December 11, after demonstrators protesting new education policies were confronted by police. Demonstrations on December 11 came after a student union called for a “Mardi Noir,” or Black Tuesday, to stand against new education policies and show support for the Gilets Jaunes, or Yellow Jackets, whose widespread protests have forced French President Emmanuel Macron to call for peace. The nationwide mobilization included thousands of students, according to a press release. The Union Nationale Lycéenne has also called for those working as administrators in public education to strike on Thursday, December 13. At least 450 schools across France were affected by the demonstrations on Tuesday, according to Le Figaro. Sixty were reportedly closed by blockades. Credit: @thibaud_ri via Storyful

Pittsburgh Zoo Penguins Won't Let Anything 'Snow' on Their Parade45s

Pittsburgh Zoo Penguins Won't Let Anything 'Snow' on Their Parade

Footage shared to Facebook by Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium on December 7 shows its resident penguins enjoying a stroll in the cold weather. According to the post, Penguins on Parade is a regular attraction at the zoo, and takes place every weekend as long as weather conditions are below 45 degrees. The parade starts outside the aquarium, and allows visitors to witness the wonderful waddle of its adorable penguins. The video had over 12,000 views at the time of writing. Credit: Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium via Storyful

Riot Police Confront Student Protesters on 'Mardi Noir,' Near Paris57s

Riot Police Confront Student Protesters on 'Mardi Noir,' Near Paris

Riot police confronted students demonstrating against new education policies in Roissy-en-Brie, a suburb east of Paris, on Tuesday, December 11. Footage taken outside Lycée Charles le Chauve shows a crowd of students coughing after police carrying riot shields fired tear gas. A dumpster can be seen burning near the school’s gate. In a second clip, a group of officers pushed a protester with their shields, spraying him with a riot control agent in close quarters. Demonstrations on Tuesday came after a student union called for a “Mardi Noir,” or Black Tuesday, to protest education policies and show support for the “Yellow Jackets.” The nationwide mobilization included thousands of students, according to a press release. The Union Nationale Lycéenne has also called for those working to administer public education to strike on Thursday, December 13. At least 450 schools across France were affected by the demonstrations on Tuesday, according to Le Figaro. Sixty were reportedly closed by blockades. Credit: @omaxxx_max via Storyful

Bin There, Done That ... Man Gets Well and Truly 'Trashed' on Glasgow Street1m17s

Bin There, Done That ... Man Gets Well and Truly 'Trashed' on Glasgow Street

Oscar the Grouch was not among a group of costumed revelers seen in Glasgow on December 9, but that didn’t stop one, dressed as a caveman, from doing a fine impression of Sesame Street’s trashcan-dwelling grump. The man’s feet could be seen poking out from a wheelie bin while his so-called mates dragged it across a cobbled street before one of them kicked it over. The scene was observed with much amusement by Michael Thomson, who recorded this footage in the company of his mother and grandmother. The caveman eventually emerges unscathed from his rough ride, club still proudly aloft. The bin, happily, was returned to its rightful owner. Credit: Michael Thomson via Storyful

Riot Police Confront Paris Students Demonstrating Against Education Reform10s

Riot Police Confront Paris Students Demonstrating Against Education Reform

Hundreds of students demonstrated in Paris streets against education reform on December 11, and outside the Ministry of Education, were confronted by riot police. This footage, recorded in the Roissy-en-Brie area of Paris, shows riot police run towards white smoke outside a school where protests had taken place. The national high school union claimed tens of thousands of students were taking place in the protests across France. In the city of Boulogne-sur-Mer, protesters formed a blockade outside high schools and set trash cans on fire. Credit: @iamarionn via Storyful

Theresa May Arrives for Meeting With Angela Merkel, Gets Locked in Car36s

Theresa May Arrives for Meeting With Angela Merkel, Gets Locked in Car

British Prime Minister Theresa May briefly got locked in her car as she arrived to meet with Angela Merkel on December 11, leaving the German Chancellor waiting patiently as aides struggled with the vehicle’s door. May’s whirlwind one-day tour of European leaders began in The Hague, where she met Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. She then flew to Berlin, before moving on to meet EU leaders Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker. MPs were due to vote on May’s Brexit deal on December 11, but in the face of a definite loss, she pulled the vote. Credit: Michaela Kuefner, Deutsche Welle via Storyful

Here’s a Bright Idea: A Seamless Way to Put Up Christmas Lights1m01s

Here’s a Bright Idea: A Seamless Way to Put Up Christmas Lights

A dad in Toronto, Ontario, has a tip for taking the pain out of putting up Christmas lights. Taking to YouTube Alex Stratis demonstrated how he balances his strip lights onto a hook at the top of his garage facade before slotting the lower part of the festive lights into his gutter. Stratis’ YouTube caption promises that his “Christmas lights life hack” will take just 60 seconds to complete. Credit: Alex Stratis via Storyful