At least 13 people were killed and more than 100 others injured when a van rammed into a crowd in Barcelona’s popular Las Ramblas district on Thursday, August 17. Police said the attack, in addition to another that night in the seaside town of Cambrils, was an act of terror. Joe Cooke told Storyful that he heard gunshots and then took out his phone to record as everyone ran for cover. He was filming just 250 meters away from where the van attack began on Las Ramblas boulevard.
A lioness and 12 other animals were evacuated from a defunct zoo in war-torn Syria. When vets from Four Paws charity discovered the lioness was pregnant, her three week journey became a race against time. She gave birth to a cub just 12 hours after reaching a wildlife refuge in Jordan.
Governor of Guam Eddie Calvo reassured the people of Guam on Wednesday, August 9, that there is no change to the threat level after North Korea and President Donald Trump traded threats. North Korea previously said it was examining an attack on Guam.
A 20-year-old man has been banned from driving for 20 months after being caught on surveillance video pulling a man in a wheelchair along a street in Harrogate, England on January 28, 2017, after leaving a bar. The 28-year-old man in the wheelchair pleaded guilty to holding onto a vehicle for the purpose of being drawn.
Air Transat flight 157 from Brussels was diverted to Ottawa due to thunderstorms. The plane sat on the tarmac for six hours, while passengers said that air conditioning and lights were shut off. Passengers called the treatment “inhuman.”
A Vancouver police officer scolded a mother for leaving her children, ages 3 and 6, in a hot car while she grocery shopped on the afternoon of July 3. Police said they received multiple emergency calls about two children, who were said to be in distress while alone inside the locked car as the alarm also went off. The mother was reportedly inside the grocery store for 20 minutes.
Surveillance video shows the moment a 34-year-old woman was sent flying through the air by a speeding teenager's out-of-control car in Liverpool, England. The woman suffered multiple facial fractures, including a broken right eye socket and nose plus bleeding on the brain. The teen was given a 15-month sentence in a young offenders institution, a license suspension of two years, plus 240 hours of community service. The video was published with the permission of victim.
A stray dog in Turkey pleasantly surprised an orchestra audience during a live performance. The dog walked on stage while the Vienna Chamber Orchestra was in the middle of performing Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony No.4.
Oscar Perez, a police pilot accused by Venezuela's president of conducting a helicopter attack on the country's Supreme Court on Tuesday, called for a rebellion against Nicolas Maduro's "tyranny," in a a video released on his Instagram page.