Sunday, 25 May 2008

Video: Rolling Thunder Motorcycling Group Visit President Bush at White House 05/25/08

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Bush meets Rolling Thunder vets group (MSNBC)
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Members of the Rolling Thunder motorcycling group roared into town for a White House visit Sunday, where they presented President Bush with his own cowhide vest jacket and pushed for increased veterans benefits.

Video: Plane Crash Brussels Airport Cargo Jet Splits in Two 05/25/08

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Boeing 747 Cargo Jet Skids Off Brussels Runway; None Injured (
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May 25 (Bloomberg) -- A Boeing Co. 747 cargo plane skidded off the runway at Brussels airport and split in at least two pieces after an aborted takeoff. None of the five crew members was seriously injured.

Video: Tornado Hennessey Oklahoma 05/24/08

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Video: May 24, 2008 A tornado in Hennessey, northwestern Oklahoma.

Saturday, 24 May 2008

Video: Winner Eurovision 2008 Russia - Dima Bilan - Believing (Youtube)

Russian 2008 Eurovision Winning entry.

Video: Germany, German Couple Try To Sell Baby on Ebay

Police quiz mum who put baby on eBay (The West Australian)
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German police are investigating a couple after they offered their eight-month-old son for sale on internet auction site eBay. Renee Beck, a police spokesman in the Bavarian town of Krumbach west of Munich, said on Saturday the 23-year-old woman told them it was only a joke.

Police remove baby after parents try to sell him on eBay (WTOL 11 Toledo)
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Authorities in southern Germany have taken custody of a 7-month-old boy after his parents posted an ad on eBay offering to sell him for...

German parents post baby on eBay for 1 euro (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Authorities in southern Germany said Saturday they have taken custody of a 7-month-old boy after his parents posted an ad on eBay offering to sell him for one euro, the equivalent of $1.57.

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Video: Wildfire Santa Cruz County Mountains "Summit Fire" Heading Towards Corralitos

Behind thick smoke seen throughout the South Bay, dramatic scenes of angst and disbelief unfolded from Summit Road to Eureka Canyon, where fire officials said the blaze was moving late Thursday as it headed toward the Santa Cruz County
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Wildfire In Santa Cruz Mountains Cause Evacuations (CBS 13 Sacramento)
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A wind-whipped wildfire burning out of control threatened several homes in the Santa Cruz Mountains on Thursday, closing schools and prompting some evacuations. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the Sacramento Valley.

Wildfire in Santa Cruz Mountains prompts evacuations (San Francisco Chronicle)
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Gusty winds fanned a wildfire Thursday that burned at least 10 homes and more than 3,000 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains, whose rugged terrain frustrated firefighters' efforts to get a handle on the fast-moving blaze. About 1,400 homes were under evacuation...

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Video: Dog and Parrot Fight Over Dinner

Dog and Parrot Fight Over Dinner (the left over spaghetti fight)

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Video: Senator Robert Byrd Moved To Tears Over Edward (Ted) Kennedy Brain Tumour

Senator Robert Byrd was moved to tears over the news that Ted Kennedy has a brain tumour.

Video: Florida Fires, Everglades Wildfire 05/20/08

Everglades fire growing, but visibility improves (AP via Yahoo! News)
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South Florida's smoky skies cleared slightly Tuesday despite a growing wildfire in Everglades National Park, but officials still advised children, the elderly and people with breathing problems to stay indoors.

South Florida smoky as fire scorches Everglades (USA Today)
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A massive and smoky wildfire burned in the Everglades early Tuesday, prompting health warnings across South Florida and the evacuation of two detention centers.

Wildfire scorches Florida Everglades, prompts health warnings (CNews)
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MIAMI - A massive and smoky wildfire continues to burn in the Florida Everglades, prompting health warnings across the southern part of the state. Smoke and fog advisories have been issued across South Florida.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Video: Vatican OK To Believe in UFO's Aliens Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes

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Vatican: Belief In Extraterrestrials Is OK (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
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In an interview for the Vatican newspaper entitled "The Extraterrestrial Is My Brother," the Jesuit Director of the Vatican Observatory Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes said that ruling out the existence of aliens would be like "putting limits on God's creative freedom."

Video: Yves Rossy (Fusion Man) Jet Powered Wings Flight Swiss Alps

Daredevil inventor flies with jet wings: the day man learnt to fly (Tech Digest via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
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My life is complete, or it will be when I get to do what Yves Rossy, aka Fusion Man, has done and fly at 8,200ft with rocket-powered wings.

Pilot Makes Incredible Flight Wearing Only Jet Powered Wings (CityNews)
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A pioneer soars to incredible heights in a feat that makes a new mark in aviation history.

Wearing jet-propelled wings, pilot performs above Alps at 186 mph (San Diego Union-Tribune)
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BEX, Switzerland – A Swiss pilot strapped on jet-powered wings and leaped from a plane yesterday for the first public demonstration of the homemade device, turning figure eights and soaring high above the Alps.

Pictured: Rocketman flies over Alps with jet-pack strapped to his back (Daily Mail)
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Some people go fishing on their day off. Yves Rossy likes to jump out of a small plane with a pair of jet-powered wings on his back and loop the loop above the Swiss Alps. The self-built contraption took the former fighter pilot five years to build and perfect - and yesterday he gave it its maiden flight.Stepping out of an aircraft at 7,500ft, Rossy unfolded the 10ft rigid wings strapped

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Video: Australian Man Jason Cull Fights Off Shark Attack

Man pokes shark in eye to escape (TVNZ)
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A swimmer punched and poked a white pointer shark in the eyes to make it release his leg in an attack off a West Australian beach. Jason Cull was about 80 metres off Middleton Beach in WA's south when a four-metre white pointer, one of three circling the area, attacked him.

Swimmer fends off shark with poke in the eye (Guardian Unlimited)
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37-year-old teacher punched the shark before it grabbed him by the leg and dragged him under the waves

Video: Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez (Youtube)

Time magazine has labelled Yoani Sanchez, a Cuban blogger, one of the world’s 100 most influential people.
Al Jazeera met her in Havana, the Cuban capital.
She told us how being a blogger in Cuba can bring both inspiration and frustration.
This is her story in her own words. Source: AlJazeera Youtube

Friday, 9 May 2008

Video: Fired Bikini Wearing Teacher Tiffany Shepherd (Youtube)

Bikini teacher protest rumor brings cops to Port St. Lucie High (The Palm Beach Post)
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Nearly a dozen police officers responded to Port St. Lucie High School this afternoon amid rumors of a protest brewing about bikini-clad former teacher Tiffany Shepherd, but Principal Terry Davis maintained peace by ordering students off campus at 2:15 p.m.

Bikini-clad ex-teacher considers 'Playboy' offer (Florida Today)
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PORT ST. LUCIE — She may not have a job at Port St. Lucie High School anymore, but all the publicity around the Treasure Coast's own bikini-wearing ex-biology teacher has landed her an offer to appear in Playboy, according to a report by The Palm Beach Post.

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Video: Growing Sinkhole Daisetta Texas

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Regulators checking huge sinkhole near Daisetta (KXAN 36 Austin)
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DAISETTA, Texas (AP) - Regulators continued monitoring a massive sinkhole which has swallowed up equipment and vehicles since surfacing outside Daisetta in southeast Texas.

Sinkhole in Daisetta engulfs utility poles, pipeline racks, storage tanks w/VIDEO (Beaumont Enterprise)
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DAISETTA - Cracks began to form along a dirt road a few blocks north of Hull-Daisetta High School Wednesday morning, precursors to a sinkhole wide enough by early afternoon for the Fighting Bobcats' football stadium to fit in neatly.

Giant sinkhole swallows oil equipment in southeastern Texas (The Charlotte Observer)
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A large sinkhole swallowed up oil field equipment and some vehicles Wednesday in southeastern Texas and continued to grow. There were no reports of injuries or home damage. "Right now we're not concerned about any kind of explosion or any kind of hazard," said Tom Branch, coordinator of the Liberty County Office of Emergency Management. "We are monitoring some other things around the area to ...

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Video: Las Vegas Police Chase Golf Cart Caught On Tape In Summerlin

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Golf Cart Chase Caught On Tape In Summerlin (KTNV Las Vegas)
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It started as a trap to catch car thieves and turned into a chase across a golf course. Police rig a bait car to catch car thieves in the act. One suspect did not want to get caught so as police closed in on him Monday morning, he took off.