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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
The #WarOnWomen hashtag is back. It comes amid the continued fall-out from controversial remarks made by GOP Missouri Senate contender Todd Akin on Sunday. For three consecutive days, the public has tweeted their reaction directly to @ToddAkin after he claimed ‘legitimate rape’ does not cause pregnancy. Show More Summary
Six wildfires burning in San Diego County, California, have been dubbed the Vallecito Lightning Complex. As of Friday morning, they’ve scorched more than 22,000 acres near Julian. The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing from nearby Marine Corps...Show More Summary
Tony Nicklinson has been paralyzed from the neck down since a major stroke in 2005. Now the 58-year-old Englishman has become a household name in his home country after losing a High Court case to allow doctors to help end his life. The hashtag #tonynicklinson trended across Britain on Thursday as news spread of the court decision. Show More Summary
What does it take to put Syria on top of the news agenda after months of shelling and countless casualties? It takes what happened at Azaz, a rebel held town near the Turkish border where dozens were killed on Wednesday after a brutal bomb attack. Show More Summary
Wednesday saw Indians take to Twitter to celebrate their Independence day, 65 years after the country officially became independent from Britain. The event coincided with the partition of India and the birth of Pakistan, with many online...Show More Summary
It’s the meme that went viral that inspired imitators that became a book and then one of the funniest political parody accounts around. But for those seeking to dig down the internet layers that recently surfaced the new spoof Twitter...Show More Summary
The London Olympics have drawn to a close, though many of the outstanding sporting moments are safely stored in the collective memory of those who witnessed them. But beyond the races won and lost, there were plenty of peripheral delights captured in video, as featured on our Olympics channel. Show More Summary
Ash and steam emerge from a sulphur vent on volcano Mount Tongariro, which erupted for the first time in 100 years on August 7. Volcanologists could not determine whether another eruption was likely at this time, according to The New Zealand Herald. The earlier eruption of volcanic ash grounded flights and closed roads in New Zealand.
A controversial Reproductive Health Bill is dominating on and offline conversation in the Philippines, as the pro and anti-camp kicked off the debate in the country’s senate on August 13. Senate majority leader Vicente ‘Toto’ Sotto III...Show More Summary
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. But for social media users, this year’s Olympic Games was a gift of memes, hashtags and buzzing delights. Alongside the sporting events themselves, there were some hilarious moments, thanks to Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and more, such as the image above, taken from the Tumblr Mo Farah Running Away From Things.
You know that song that inspired countless YouTube covers? Well now the artist responsible for the currently ubiquitous ‘Somebody that I used to know’ is in on the act, collating some of the best versions for the ultimate mash-up of the song that established him on the international scene. Yep, things just took a turn for the meta.
Multiple activist reports stated that a Syrian army jet was “shot down” over Muhassan, in the Deir Ezzor governorate, on the morning of Monday, August 13. Storyful followed the story through social media from the moment it was broken, and our discovery and verification efforts are included below.
This video shows an “island” of pumice roughly the size of Belgium floating in the South Pacific about 85 miles west-southwest of New Zealand’sRaoul Island. The pumice was first spotted by a Royal New Zealand Air Force patrol on August...Show More Summary
The announcement we’ve been waiting for has finally been made; Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan has been announced as Mitt Romney’s running mate. NBC News reported overnight that Romney was set to pick Ryan, and this was confirmed early on Saturday morning by Romney’s VP app and by Romney at a rally in Norfolk, Virginia. Show More Summary
The announcement that we’ve all been waiting has finally been made; Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan has been announced as Mitt Romney’s running mate. NBC News reported overnight that Romney was set to pick Ryan, and this was confirmed early on Saturday morning by Romney’s VP app. Show More Summary
A prolonged and determined burst of criss-crossing the state of Wisconsin, forever vocally championing the cause of Mitt Romney paid off for one Paul Ryan today. After months of intensive #Veepstakes speculation, Ryan will officially become #Veep at 9am ET on August 11, having trended on Twitter for hours. Show More Summary