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Heavy Snowfall Builds in Bloomfield, Denver Metro Area31s

Heavy Snowfall Builds in Bloomfield, Denver Metro Area

Big snowflakes fell in the Denver, Colorado, metro area on January 18, with the possibility for up to two inches per hour, according to the National Weather Service. This video shows snow starting to build in Broomfield, Colorado, a suburb of Denver, on Friday. Credit: @helijosh222 via Storyful

Unarmed Protesters Flee Sounds of Gunfire in Khartoum8m46s

Unarmed Protesters Flee Sounds of Gunfire in Khartoum

A Facebook Live on January 18 shows a group of protesters marching in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, and fleeing as the sound of gunfire rang out. At least three people – two men, including a doctor, and a child – died on Thursday as a result of gunshot wounds inflicted by Sudanese security forces, according to Amnesty International, the Sudan Doctors Committee and other sources. The demonstrations, which began in December, were sparked by rising prices and calls for President Omar al-Bashir to resign. Sudanese security forces responded with violent crackdowns, using tear gas and live ammunition against demonstrators on several occasions. Amnesty International estimated on January 18 that more than 40 people had been killed in the protests. The organization called on Sudan’s security forces to end “their ongoing deadly onslaught on protesters and medical personnel.” President Omar al-Bashir has been in power since 1989. On January 14, he reiterated that he would not step down, despite the protests. A constitutional amendment proposed this month would allow him to retain his position past the end of his term in 2020. Credit: Mosaab Hassouna via Storyful

Stunning Footage Captures House Completely Covered by Snow on Austrian Mountain30s

Stunning Footage Captures House Completely Covered by Snow on Austrian Mountain

Barbara Reiter captured stunning footage of a snow-covered house in the majestic Eisenerzer Reichenstein mountain range in Austria’s Ennstal Alps on January 16. The region had been hit with weeks of heavy snow leading to evacuations. Engineers from the armed forces were working to clear snow off buildings, according to reports. Credit: Barbara Reiter via Storyful

Military Couple's Heartwarming Reunion Will Bring You to Tears48s

Military Couple's Heartwarming Reunion Will Bring You to Tears

Jordan Pruitt, a US Army Medical Specialist Corps officer, got quite a surprise at the end of his classroom training on January 14. The US Army Medical Department Center and School Health Readiness Center of Excellence (AMEDDCS HRCoE) shared footage on their Facebook page of Officer Pruitt being reunited with his wife, Second Lieutenant Jamie Douglas, a Medical Platoon Leader/ Squadron Medical Officer. Douglas had been on an eight-month deployment to Iraq and surprised her husband who was wrapping up a class for his physical therapy doctorate program. Douglas walks into the classroom asking, “Is there a Jordan Pruitt here?” Pruitt jumps out of his chair and the two share an emotional embrace before the room erupts in applause. As of writing, the video had over 90,000 views on Facebook. Credit: US Army Medical Department Center and School Health Reediness Center of Excellence or AMEDDCS HRCoE via Storyful

'Bubblicious': Orangutans at Topeka Zoo in Kansas Get a Taste for Bubbles33s

'Bubblicious': Orangutans at Topeka Zoo in Kansas Get a Taste for Bubbles

Orangutans at Topeka Zoo in Topeka, Kansas, were treated to a shower of bubbles on January 12. The zoo shared the footage, taken by an employee, on their Facebook page. “Bubbles!!! The keepers set up a bubble machine in the orangutan habitat recently. We think they had fun,” the post said. The orangutans can be seen attempting to catch the bubbles in their mouths. As of writing, the footage has over 5,000 views on Facebook. Credit: Shelley Kinsey via Storyful

Occupants Flee Red Crescent Ambulance Hit With Tear Gas During Gaza Clashes57s

Occupants Flee Red Crescent Ambulance Hit With Tear Gas During Gaza Clashes

Three ambulances were targeted during clashes at the Gaza-Israel border on January 18, according to the health ministry in Gaza. Footage here shows tear gas billowing from a Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance. The vehicle’s windshield is broken, and the people inside struggle to escape. Thirty people, including three paramedics and two journalists, were injured by bullets fired by Israeli forces during the 43rd consecutive “March of Return,” the health ministry’s spokesperson said. Credit: Saleh al-Jafrawi via Storyful

Convoy of Militants Fires Guns to Disperse Protesters at Khartoum Hospital47s

Convoy of Militants Fires Guns to Disperse Protesters at Khartoum Hospital

A group of protesters marching in Sudan’s capital fled when a convoy of vehicles charged toward them, carrying passengers dressed as soldiers as they shot firearms, on January 18. This footage shows the incident outside the Royal Care International Hospital, in Khartoum, where a man died after reportedly being shot by government forces the day before. The Sudan Central Doctors Committee said that doctor and a teenager died as a result of gunshot wounds on January 18. The demonstrations, which began in December, were sparked by rising prices and calls for President Omar al-Bashir to resign. Sudanese security forces responded with violent crackdowns, using tear gas and live ammunition against demonstrators on several occasions. Credit: Anonymous via Storyful

Gunfire Rings Out During Protests in Khartoum2m02s

Gunfire Rings Out During Protests in Khartoum

Gunfire could be heard in the distance as protesters gathered in Khartoum’s Burri neighborhood on January 18. The latest demonstration followed the funeral of a man reported to have been killed by government forces the previous day. Moawia Bashir Khalil, a 60-year-old, was killed, after allegedly allowing protesters shelter in his house. The demonstrations, which began in December, were sparked by rising prices and calls for President Omar al-Bashir to resign. Sudanese security forces responded with violent crackdowns, using tear gas and live ammunition against demonstrators on several occasions. Amnesty International estimated on January 18 that more than 40 people had been killed. President Omar al-Bashir has been in power since 1989. On January 14, he reiterated that he would not step down, despite the protests. A proposed constitutional amendment would allow him to retain his position past the end of his term in 2020. Credit: Abdallh Bakhoor via Storyful

The Rocks of Gibraltar: Streaker Steals Show at Soccer Game39s

The Rocks of Gibraltar: Streaker Steals Show at Soccer Game

A streaker drew cheers and laughs when he ran onto the field during a Gibraltar Premier Division game in Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar, on Thursday, January 17. The naked man ran across the field during Gibraltar United’s 5-1 loss to Lincoln Reds. According to Twitter user @LukeyD1912, the streaker was shoved by the Gibraltar United goalkeeper before escaping via the pitch-side tunnel. Credit: @LukeyD1912 via Storyful

Driver Crashes Into Trees to Avoid Head-On Collision in Tennessee1m05s

Driver Crashes Into Trees to Avoid Head-On Collision in Tennessee

Jacob Ketterer was driving to a meeting when he was forced to swerve off the road and crash into a tree to avoid a head-on collision in Hixson, Tennessee. In this dashcam video, you can see a silver sedan traveling towards Ketterer in the other lane, before it crosses over the double yellow lines into Ketterer’s lane. Ketterer said he “made the choice to drive off the road” in a split second so that he could preserve his life and the life of the other driver. A Facebook post shared by both Ketterer and his wife, Sarah, states that the other driver continued on their way and made no effort to stop and see if Ketterer was okay. Luckily, the only injury Ketterer suffered was some sore wrists and he is grateful to be back home with his family safe and sound. Credit: Jacob Ketterer via Storyful

Dogs' Best Friend: Man Greeted by Gaggle of Happy Chihuahuas1m54s

Dogs' Best Friend: Man Greeted by Gaggle of Happy Chihuahuas

Kind-hearted Robert Humphreys uses his home as a sanctuary for chihuahuas. He told Storyful that many of the dogs were rescued after being “abused, neglected or abandoned”. He currently has 32, and they are welcome to stay as permanent residents. Humphreys loves returning home, because he always gets the best possible welcome from his excitable gang. This video shows the dogs happily surrounding their owner and vying for his attention. Credit: Big Guy, Littles World Sanctuary via Storyful

Little Girl Is Upset She Did Not Get Her Flu Vaccine1m20s

Little Girl Is Upset She Did Not Get Her Flu Vaccine

In a typical case of sibling jealousy, Natalie was upset when her younger sister Milla received a flu shot and she didn’t. After an unsuccessful trip to the doctor with her dad, Austin Dopp, the four-year-old can be heard explaining why she wanted the procedure, mainly to stop the “boogies in her nose”. Despite Dopp and his wife, Annaka, attempting to explain to their daughter that injections can be painful, he told Storyful that, “She didn’t believe us!” Dopp also told Storyful that Natalie went back to the doctor later that day and received her shot, as seen in this YouTube video. Credit: Austin Dopp via Storyful

Baby Gray Whale Swims in Mom's Slipstream1m00s

Baby Gray Whale Swims in Mom's Slipstream

Guests on a whale-watching trip in Dana Point, California, were treated to an enchanting sight: a mother and baby gray whale swimming together. The mother and calf moved peacefully past the whale-watching boat. The owner of Dana Wharf Whale Watch, Donna Kalez, wrote on YouTube that “the water around mom is moving at the same speed as the mom, so the calf virtually gets a ‘free ride’.” Capt Frank Brennan used a drone camera to record the whales. Credit: Dana Point Whale Watching via Storyful

Little Girl Finally Defeats Her Dad in Handstand Challenge57s

Little Girl Finally Defeats Her Dad in Handstand Challenge

Earl Wright III has been helping his daughter Sienna’s acrobatics skills by challenging her to handstand competitions, which, he said, he’d always won. Until now. Wright, of Corona, California, happened to be recording on the fateful day the torch was passed from father to aspiring-gymnast daughter. Sienna finally outlasted him in the challenge, before dancing for joy. Responding to comments on Reddit after posting the video on January 16, Wright revealed he suffered more than just a bruised ego in the competition: “i actually caught a cramp near my ribs that still hasn’t gone away,” he said. Credit: Earl Wright III via Storyful

Justin Trudeau's Afghan Singing Sensation Doppelganger Hopes for Face-to-Face Meeting2m47s

Justin Trudeau's Afghan Singing Sensation Doppelganger Hopes for Face-to-Face Meeting

An Afghan talent show contestant, who gained viral fame for his striking resemblance to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has said that he hopes to meet his doppelganger in person. Abdul Salam Maftoon, a bricklayer and a wedding singer in the remote province of Badakhshan, said that he had never heard of his Canadian counterpart until people began to point out their resemblance following his appearance on the talent show Afghan Star. Speaking to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Maftoon said that he thought Trudeau could be his younger brother. “I looked it up on social media, and I was surprised. I looked at him, I looked at myself. I found out we have the same face. And I felt strange. I thought he could be my younger brother.” Maftoon said that he was just a “poor boy” from the remote borderlands of Afghanistan, but would be thrilled to meet Trudeau. “I would love to meet him. I hope my message reaches him, and I meet him face to face.” Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Storyful

Man Helps Thirsty Pigeon Wet Its Beak at Water Fountain in New York33s

Man Helps Thirsty Pigeon Wet Its Beak at Water Fountain in New York

While waiting for the Staten Island Ferry in New York, Steven Pesantez noticed a pigeon lingering around a public water fountain. Thinking the bird might be thirsty, Pesantez pressed the water fountain’s button to give it a refreshing drink. Uploading the video to Twitter on January 10, he wrote, “I saw that my mans was thirsty so I decided to help him out.” The Manhattan-based wildlife rehabilitation center the Wild Bird Fund tweeted that this was a “regular phenomenon at the Staten Island ferry terminal fountains.” Credit: Steven Pesantez via Storyful

Louisiana Volleyball Player Shares the Emotional Moment She's Awarded Full Scholarship1m32s

Louisiana Volleyball Player Shares the Emotional Moment She's Awarded Full Scholarship

A volleyball player from the University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM) couldn’t wait to share the news with her mom after she won a full athletic scholarship. The pair’s emotional response to the great news has since gone viral. A Twitter video shared by ULM Volleyball on January 14 shows the moment Albany Schaffer shared “the best news ever” with her delighted mom. “You deserve this so much,” she tells Albany, who is in tears of joy. The video had over 27,000 views at the time of writing. Credit: ULM Volleyball via Storyful

Avalanche Triggered to Spectacular Effect in Swiss Alps50s

Avalanche Triggered to Spectacular Effect in Swiss Alps

A huge avalanche was triggered above the slopes of Grimentz, in the Swiss Alps, on the morning of January 15, testament to the heavy snow that had accumulated during recent bad weather, leading to raised avalanche warnings. A local aviation and rescue company, Air-Glaciers, worked with the local ski station to secure the pistes ahead of their opening for skiers. The bright sunshine made for perfect filming conditions too, with one of the Air-Glacier helicopter’s crew capturing this spectacular footage. Credit: Anonymous via Storyful

California Skier 'Head Over Heels' for a Challenge10s

California Skier 'Head Over Heels' for a Challenge

A skier in California bit off more than he could chew on January 11, making a hard landing and flipping head over heels near Donner Lake. The state has been hit by rain and winter storms in recent days, with 30 inches of snow recorded in north central California on Thursday, January 17, according to weather reports. In the mountains, the snow meant good ski conditions earlier in the week. Nick Coulter, who posted this video on January 11, said it was his friend, Brandon Craddock, who took the tumble, but that he was fine afterwards. Credit: Nick Coulter via Storyful

Diving Headlong Into the Russian Winter7s

Diving Headlong Into the Russian Winter

Sasha and her pal made the most of the snow in Dombay, a ski resort in the Russian Caucasus, recently. You could say they dived headlong into the winter wonderland. Sasha, who shared the footage on January 11, said that it would take a special kind of dedication to have a bad mood with so much snow around to enjoy. Credit: @sasha_skullmaker via Storyful

Man Takes Jeep For a 'Spin' on Slippery Road in California32s

Man Takes Jeep For a 'Spin' on Slippery Road in California

A local man took advantage of fresh snow dumped on Donner, California, on the evening of Thursday, January 17. The region was hit by snow storms, with 30 inches of snow recorded in north central California on Thursday, according to weather reports. “This was filmed on a backroad off the 89 not too far from Truckee,” the source told Storyful. “Was just out having some fun in the snow! It’s extra slippery out there.” The winter storm caused whiteouts and hazardous road conditions in parts of the state. Credit: Nor Cal Nomad via Storyful

Baby Bat Enjoys a Bath During Intense Summer Heat1m00s

Baby Bat Enjoys a Bath During Intense Summer Heat

A baby bat enjoyed a bath at a flying fox rehabilitation centre in Queensland, as high temperatures impacted the region in mid-January. In this video, filmed by a carer at the Wings Paws N’ Claws facility in South East Queensland, baby Storm gets her wings cleaned. Flying foxes are known for being particularly susceptible to the heat. “I keep my orphans cool by keeping a fan blowing and offering them water in bowls and drippers,” the carer told Storyful. “My outside bats get the same, but instead of a fan, I put a sprinkler on the top of the aviary to cool it down inside. It’s light so they just think it’s raining. “If I’m doing a rescue and it is extremely hot with a bat on barbed wire etc, I will lightly spray their wings with water. Credit: Wings Paws N’ Claws via Storyful

Single and Ready To Mingle: Hugo the Tortoise Has Real Sex Appeal in Steamy Shower Video39s

Single and Ready To Mingle: Hugo the Tortoise Has Real Sex Appeal in Steamy Shower Video

It was designed to cool him down, but hard-shelled bachelor Hugo the tortoise was steamier than ever while taking a cold shower to beat the heat at the Australian Reptile Park in Somersby, New South Wales. In this slow-motion video, shared by the park on January 18, the 68-year-old Galapagos tortoise relished a hose-down as the country experienced a heatwave. The cheeky footage was shared by the zoo to get the word out that Hugo is on the prowl for a mate. The zoo’s head of reptiles, Daniel Rumsey said: “We are legitimately looking for the perfect mate for Hugo. We see the slow-mo showering shots work for the real bachelors on TV, so why not give Hugo a go?” Weighing 165kg, Hugo is fully grown, has now reached middle age and is ready to settle down. Credit: Australian Reptile Park via Storyful

Rescued Flying Fox Munches Banana as Carers Work to Relieve Heat-Stressed Animals37s

Rescued Flying Fox Munches Banana as Carers Work to Relieve Heat-Stressed Animals

A flying fox was rescued in Rochedale South, Queensland, as high temperatures across the country caused many of the animals to become disoriented from heat stress. In this video, filmed by carer Denise Wade, the rescued flying fox, named Master Cecil, stuffs his cheeks with chunks of banana. “We are in the middle of summer and our weather is hot,” Wade told Storyful. “When the temperature becomes extreme and there is the very real danger that bats will die from heat stroke we hose them and their surrounds with water in an effort to decrease their temperature and to also provide a drink which will hopefully save them,” she said. Bananas are a favourite among bats, Wade said. Master Cecil will remain in an aviary until he has healed and is fit enough to be released back into the wild, Wade said. Credit: Batzilla the Bat via Storyful