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A video just under 14-minutes long that has been on YouTube since July 2 sparked protests outside US diplomatic missions in several Arabic countries this week. It claims to be the “trailer” from a movie called “The Real Life of Muhammad” or “Innocence of Muslims.” But it’s been available online for over two months. Why did protests only kick off on Tuesday?
Spaniards took to Twitter on Thursday to protest a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel as pressure mounted on Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to accept a sovereign bailout. But in the wake of deeply unpopular austerity measures,...Show More Summary
When Costa Rica was hit by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake on September 5, this was one of the first videos we found, uploaded to the YouTube channel of La Nacion journalist Damián Arroyo, who is based in San Jose. The video includes swaying poles and wailing sirens. The quake rattled buildings and briefly caused a tsunami alert for the coastline.
The storm itself is just a memory, but Hurricane Isaac left devastating flooding behind in the bayous and other lower areas of Louisiana. This video was shot near Springfield.
Several YouTube videos uploaded by activists working in the northern Syrian town of Al Bab document the aerial bombardment of Al Bab by regime warplanes on Monday. The videos are a rare instance of near real-time filming of an atrocity carried out by the Syrian regime. Show More Summary
The fallout from Clint Eastwood’s address at the Republican National Convention (RNC) continued on Monday when conservatives celebrated what they called “National Empty Chair Day.” Eastwood addressed the RNC on its final night accompanied by an empty chair, meant to represent President Obama. Show More Summary
It wasn’t the standard way to get an answer to a question, but at least the reporters got it in writing. NBC reporter Peter Alexander rolled an orange down the aisle of Mitt Romney’s campaign plane on Saturday. Written on the fruit was a question asking the GOP presidential candidate if Ohio Sen. Show More Summary
Louisiana saw several helicopter rescues, like this one in LaPlace, because of the severe flooding from Hurricane Isaac. Here, a Coast Guard helicopter pulls someone up to safety in the town west of New Orleans.
A dramatic live-tweeting of a brothel raid in Cambodia which captured the world’s attention last year has finally come full circle. On August 30, New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof posted a video update he had received from one of the girls he witnessed being rescued while documenting the story. Show More Summary
As the Paralympic Games began on August 29 with an opening ceremony in London’s Olympic Stadium, the city once again came alive with competitive energy. The event marked the beginning of 11 days of athletic competitions in the city, with almost 4,200 athletes from around the world taking part. Show More Summary
The annual La Tomatina festival took place in Buñol, Spain on August 29, bringing almost 40,000 revelers to the small town west of Valencia to participate in the traditional tomato throwing celebration. The event is held on the last Wednesday of August during a week of festivities and has been held since 1943. Show More Summary
Isaac reached hurricane status on Tuesday morning and made landfall in the early evening on the Louisiana coast while its strong outer bands of tropical storm force winds pounded Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida panhandle. TheseShow More Summary
Ahead of his keynote address at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, tonight, we have compiled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s greatest hits in one easy-to-manage page. No stranger to the limelight, Christie has...Show More Summary
As Tropical Storm Isaac took aim at New Orleans, Typhoon Bolaven barreled into the Korean peninsula, putting the Seoul, South Korea, under a typhoon warning. Outside of the capital, the storm’s outer bands were already dumping heavy rain in parts of the country. Monday night, strong winds battered Gwangju, as seen in this video from Jason Morrow, out in the storm.
As Tropical Storm, expected to become Hurricane, Isaac made its way from the Caribbean to the coast of Florida and onwards towards the southern coast of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, all eyes were on the region. Storyful was busy verifying and geo-tagging videos from the affected areas.
Tampa is a hive of activity on August 27, but not for the reasons the Republican Party would have liked. Tropical Storm Isaac has battered the Florida Keys, forcing the GOP to delay its convention by one day, but that hasn’t stopped the many protesters from hitting the streets. Show More Summary
Anticipation is building in Tampa, Florida for the Republican National Convention (RNC) next week. But all the preparations could be unhinged as organizers struggle to keep up with weather alerts, with tropical storm Isaac making its way towards Florida. The photo above, taken by David M. Drucker of Roll Call shows a calm Tampa on Saturday morning.
Tropical Storm Isaac passed by Martinique as it entered the Caribbean on Wednesday, August 22. This video offers some of the first images of the storm as its powerful waves slammed near the Fort de France Martinique.
Tony Nicklinson was paralyzed from the neck down since a major stroke in 2005. The 58-year-old Englishman became a household name last week in his home country after losing a High Court case to allow doctors to help end his life. His family reported that on Wednesday, August 22, via his Twitter account, that Nicklinson had died due to natural causes.
The Ponderosa wildfire has been roaring in Tehama and Shasta Counties in California. Thousands of people were forced from their homes on August 19 and this footage, added to YouTube August 20, shows a DC-10 equipped to drop flame retardant battling the blaze. Show More Summary