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Hawk hides from Hurricane Harvey in taxi, refuses to leave
 
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A Houston taxi driver made an unusual friend during Hurricane Harvey. William Bruso returned to his taxi after getting food to find a hawk sitting on the passenger seat. Dubbed Harvey, the Coopers hawk refused to leave his shelter. Bruso made sure the bird wasn't injured and tried to release him but Harvey seemed unwilling to brave the storm on his own. Eventually, Bruso agreed to let the hawk stay until the hurricane has passed. Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2fNDngG - - - - - - - - - - - - - For more videos: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/videos Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IBTimesUK Twitter: https://twitter.com/IBTimesUK Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ibtimes_uk
Views: 7146608 IBTimes UK
Composer creates music just for cats and they love it - listen here
 
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Cats enjoy "species appropriate" music, with purring, chirping and sliding tunes topping the kitty charts. Researchers tested what music cats like to listen to by playing them human music and cat music, composed by composer David Teie (who was not involved in the study). Publishing their findings in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science, researchers noted that many studies have tried to use music to influence the behaviour of animals, but outcomes have been conflicting. "We have developed a theoretical framework that hypothesises that in order for music to be effective with other species, it must be in the frequency range and with similar tempos to those used in natural communication by each species," they wrote. The team used species appropriate music composed by Teie and compared it with human music. The cat music was created by looking at the natural vocalisations of cats, using a lot of sliding frequencies commonly found in their calls, along with sounds they thought would be interesting for the animals, including purring, suckling and chirping. Speaking to Discovery News, study author Charles Snowdon, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said: "We looked at the natural vocalisations of cats and matched our music to the same frequency range, which is about an octave or more higher than human voices." They tested the tunes on 47 domestic cats at home with their owners present. While they ignored the human music, they rubbed their heads against the speakers when the cat music played. When cats display this rubbing behaviour, they are claiming that object or individual. Researchers believe this shows the cats wanted to claim the music. The authors concluded: "Cats showed a significant preference for and interest in species appropriate music compared with human music. Younger and older cats were more responsive to cat music than middle-aged acts. The results suggest novel and more appropriate ways for using music as auditory enrichment for nonhuman animals." Researchers believe the findings could have implications for helping shelter cats feel calmer: "We think of cats as highly independent of their human servants, but there is some research showing that cats experience separation anxiety, which is greater in human-raised cats than in feral cats," Snowdon said. Teie's cat music is available to purchase from his site, musicforcats.com. For more videos, head over to http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tv
Views: 205899 IBTimes UK
'You're harassing her': Co-passenger yells at American Airlines crew as they kick model off flight
 
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Instagram model Jen Selter was kicked off a New York-bound American Airlines plane after a disagreement with airplane staff on Saturday night, January 27. The video clips Selter posted on Twitter show parts of a conversation involving the 24-year-old fitness model, her sister, a flight attendant and the pilot.
Views: 2270576 IBTimes UK
Chris Eubank's son buries hatchet to play his dad in Michael Watson biopic
 
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IBTimes UK interviews boxer Nathanael Wilson to learn more about his big screen debut in biographical film 'Michael' in which he plays the role of his father Chris Eubank.
Views: 90240 IBTimes UK
The Vamps talk music, girlfriends and manhood
 
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For more videos, head over to http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tv
Views: 392242 IBTimes UK
Apple Watch Unveiled by CEO Tim Cook
 
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For the first time since Steve Jobs debuted the iPad in January 2010, Apple has launched a completely new product - the Apple Watch. Apple Watch will hit retail in early 2015 starting at $349 in the US. Apple Watch is compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus running the latest version of iOS 8. Apple CEO Tim Cook said "Apple Watch is the most personal device we've ever created." Apple calls it "a comprehensive health and fitness companion" and "an extremely precise and customizable timepiece."
Views: 21089 IBTimes UK
Open Bionics: UK startup creates custom fitted 3D printed bionic arm for less than £1,000
 
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3D-printed bionic arm offers fashion, function and affordability through 3D printing.
Views: 87138 IBTimes UK
US states that will vote on marijuana legalization in 2018
 
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Marijuana legalization advocates may find several victories in 2018 with expansions in marijuana policy. At least 12 states are poised to consider marijuana legalization this year, with more possibly joining as legislative sessions continue.
Views: 282384 IBTimes UK
Tommy Wiseau talks James Franco, Hollywood respect and underwear
 
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO REPORT: IBTimes UK chats to Tommy Wiseau about James Franco filming the Disaster Artist, based on The Room. For more videos, head over to http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tv
Views: 1082103 IBTimes UK
Japan floods: Couple and their dogs rescued from rooftop after Joso City submerged under water
 
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Dramatic video footage shows families rescued by helicopter as floods hit eastern Japan. Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2fNDngG - - - - - - - - - - - - - For more videos: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/videos Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IBTimesUK Twitter: https://twitter.com/IBTimesUK Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ibtimes_uk
Views: 4818341 IBTimes UK
Vigilante Biker Gets Revenge on Drivers Who Litter
 
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A vigilante biker has released a video of them gaining revenge on litter bugs by picking up litter dropped by drivers and throwing it back into their cars, before speeding off. The anonymous woman, who is only heard and not seen, films the events with a camera attached to the helmet. It is assumed the video was filmed in a Russian city, as whilst no description is given of the location of the video, Russian is heard being spoken.
Views: 108513 IBTimes UK
'Use English only': Woman launches Starbucks tirade against customers speaking Korean
 
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A woman in a Starbucks in Walnut Creek, California, was escorted from the premises by police after launching a tirade against two people speaking Korean, in which she said they should stop speaking "oriental." Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2fNDngG - - - - - - - - - - - - - For more videos: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/videos Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IBTimesUK Twitter: https://twitter.com/IBTimesUK Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ibtimes_uk
Views: 487126 IBTimes UK
Human or Machine? The Incredibly Life-Like Android Robots From Japan
 
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A new exhibition entitled "Android: What is Human?" launching tomorrow at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Tokyo will showcase some of the most realistic humanoid robots that have ever been seen.
Views: 1425001 IBTimes UK
Using Apple Pay in the UK: Simple and brilliant but limited
 
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Apple Pay has launched in the UK and we have tested it the contactless payment system to see how it works.
Views: 68364 IBTimes UK
Rollercoaster built inside house for Dutch advert
 
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A company in the Netherlands offered would be home-buyers a rather unusual way to view one of their properties, by building a rollercoaster through a house. In the advert, individuals take their turn touring the property by riding the mini-coaster, which twists and turns along it's track through the rooms of the house, before finishing in the garden outside. The advert, by Dutch bank ABN AMRO, is part of a promotion running through December to help home sellers advertise their properties.
Views: 51290 IBTimes UK
Meet Tomatan, a wearable robot that feeds you tomatoes as you run
 
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A Japanese vegetable juice company has designed a new a wearable robot that dispenses tomatoes for people to eat while on the go. Tomatan is a robot that can be worn as a backpack. Weighing 8kg (18 pounds), it features a tomato shaped head with a mouth that opens to dispense the tomato into circular metal arms that then come down over the person's mouth to feed them a tomato. For more videos, head over to http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tv
Views: 378966 IBTimes UK
Akala: Theresa May And The Conservative Party 'Patronise' People
 
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The UK conscious rapper on why his songs never get played on daytime radio, the 2017 general election, and whether he would ever go into politics.
Views: 16031 IBTimes UK
Loveable Rogues Tell All
 
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The Essex lads chat to IBTimes UK about their debut studio album, relationships, and going on tour with Olly Murs. Check out full interview with our lifestyle and entertainment journalist, Toyin Owoseje, at: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/438412/20130222/loveable-rogues-britain-s-talent-olly-murs.htm
Views: 13792 IBTimes UK
I went to a Harry Potter-inspired school and this is what I learned
 
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The Bothwell School of Witchcraft in East Sussex welcomes role-players who want to impersonate witches in a Harry Potter-inspired setting.
Views: 17526 IBTimes UK
Google founder's flying taxis set to launch in New Zealand
 
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Google co founder Larry Page has unveiled plans to start a commercial flying taxi in New Zealand.Page invested in flying car start up Kitty Hawk who have designed the all electric prototype Cora.The New Zealand government are supporting the venture to make the flying taxi a reality as it fits in with their plans for the country to have net zero emissions by 2050.
Views: 12338 IBTimes UK
Collabro: Q&A with Musical Theatre's Answer to One Direction
 
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They are melting hearts across the globe with their unique sound and now Britain's Got Talent 2014 winners Collabro are preparing to release their debut album. Stars, the classical boyband's first offering ,includes impressive covers of Stars and Bring Him Home from Les Misérables. The highly-anticipated record, which they describe as 'musical theatre with a twist', also features their rendition of popsongs such as Let It Go from Frozen and John Legend's All Of Me. Speaking to IBTimes UK at the Sony offices in London, the five-piece musical theatre group, which consists of Michael Auger, Richard Hadfield, Jamie Lambert, Matt Pagan and Tom Redgrave, said fans should expect something special. Stars will hit shelves on Monday (18 August).
Views: 17843 IBTimes UK
These 'Lego' homes are helping to house London's homeless
 
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Lewisham council and architects from Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners have built 24 modular housing units to help homeless families get off the streets of London.
Views: 17351 IBTimes UK
Terry Crews Gives Emotional Speech When Talking About Alleged Sexual Assault
 
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Terry Crews delivered an impassioned speech detailing his experience with sexual assault before the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 26. Crews first shared his story of being allegedly inappropriately groped by talent agent Adam Venit shortly after Hollywood's fallen director Harvey Weinstein's longstanding history of sexual assault, abuse and rape was revealed in two separate New York Times and New Yorker magazine exposés in October.
Views: 4074 IBTimes UK
Smart Nation: Singapore's vision to connect 'everyone to everything, everywhere, all the time'
 
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In Singapore there are almost as many smartphones as there are people. 90% of the population of the South-East Asian city-state owns a smartphone - a higher proportion than any other country in the world. But for Lee Hsien Loong, the Prime Minister of Singapore, this isn't enough. Lee has tasked one government agency, the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), with transforming Singapore into the world's first "smart nation" and bring about a vision referred to as E3A: "Connecting everyone to everything, everywhere, all the time." For more videos, head over to http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tv
Views: 31184 IBTimes UK
London to host UK's first professional drone race in June
 
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The Drone Racing League (DRL) has announced that it will be launching a series of world championship races dedicated to professional First Person View (FPV) drone racing in June, and the events will be televised and broadcast around the world.
Views: 14248 IBTimes UK
Robotic chef can cook Michelin star food in your kitchen by mimicking world's best cooks
 
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A smartphone-controlled robotic chef that can cook world-class food using recipes downloaded from an online store sounds like pure science fiction - but the robot is real, will go on sale in 2017 and just made me a crab bisque. For more videos, head over to http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tv
Views: 120229 IBTimes UK
Donna Summer's funeral attended by close friends and family
 
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She was a musical sensation who came to define the disco era, and yesterday afternoon close friends and family said goodbye to Donna Summer at a funeral held in Nashville, Tennessee. Hundreds of people close to the singer, along with well renowned members of the music business such as record producer David Foster, turned up at the Christ Presbyterian Church to say their farewells to the disco legend.
Views: 276269 IBTimes UK
Expo Milano 2015: Inside the supermarket of the future
 
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Located on the south side of the Expo 2015 venue in Milan, the Future Food District aims to show how new technologies can be applied at each step of the food chain. For more videos, head over to http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tv
Views: 25951 IBTimes UK
Miss P the Beagle wins 139th Westminster dog show
 
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A beagle named Miss P won the top honour at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. For more videos, head over to http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tv
Views: 66024 IBTimes UK
Pennsylvania Golf Club Calls Police On Black Women Members For 'Playing Slowly'
 
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The Grandview Golf Club in Braddock, Pennsylvania, has apologized after calling the police to eject a group of black women who had allegedly refused to leave the premises after being told they were playing too slowly.
Views: 204751 IBTimes UK
Amazon, Starbucks and Google grilled by MP's over tax
 
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Executives from three of the world's most famous corporations - Amazon, Starbucks and Google - were grilled in a fiery encounter with British parliamentarians amid accusations that they were not paying enough tax to the Treasury. The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC), chaired by Labour MP Margaret Hodge, hosted representatives from the three firms to probe their financial arrangements following recent outcry against corporate tax avoidance, given government austerity and swingeing cuts to public services. Troy Alstead, Starbucks' chief financial officer, was asked how the coffee giant made 13 years of losses in the UK, the reason it had given for paying just £8.6m in corporation tax during that time. "You're either running the business badly, or there's some fiddle going on," said Austin Mitchell MP, who sits on the PAC. Alstead said high rents were eating away at the company's UK revenues and batted away claims that Starbucks was simply exporting its profits from the country so as to avoid tax. Amazon's director of public policy, Andrew Cecil, told MPs that France's taxman was trying to claw $252m (£142m) from them in unpaid taxes after European revenues were funnelled through Luxembourg. Cecil said Amazon is challenging the attempt by the French government to claim the tax. He also angered the British lawmakers by refusing to reveal the value of Amazon's UK sales. "We have not disclosed those figures ever publicly," he claimed. Chairperson Hodge described Cecil's avoidance and failure to answer certain questions as "outrageous" and said it was "just not acceptable". Google executive Matt Brittin, who is the internet search behemoth's vice president for sales and operations in Northern and Central Europe, dismissed the corporation's 2011 UK tax bill of just £3.4m, despite $4bn of sales in the country. It had actually made a loss in the UK in 2011, said Brittin, and the corporation pays "all the tax that it is required to." He said that Google was directing European profits through Bermuda and that this was an entirely legal thing to do. "We are not accusing you of being illegal, we are accusing you of being immoral," said Hodge. Perhaps, taking a swipe at the company's famous motto: "Don't be evil." The world's biggest economies, led by Britain and Germany, are seeking ways to clamp down on corporate tax avoidance and plug black holes in state treasuries across the globe. Written by Shane Croucher
Views: 18601 IBTimes UK
London's American food boom uncovered
 
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There is an American food boom in Britain at the moment, with countless burger restaurants, BBQ joints and 50's diners dotted across the country, offering a large slice of Americana. But what's the driving force behind this US food revolution, and why are people lapping up the calorie-laden food that is almost as synonymous with the States as the stars and stripes? In a special short documentary, IBTimes UK spoke to some of the leading players in London's American restaurant scene to find out how the trend towards US food emerged, and whether the British public will continue to want their grub American-style in the future.
Views: 17264 IBTimes UK
British beer guide: The differences between ale, stout and IPA
 
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Jane Peyton, Britain's beer sommelier of the year 2014, shows how to pair beer with food.
Views: 19028 IBTimes UK
Michael Keaton on playing villains and Spider-Man: Homecoming
 
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The Birdman star will be taking on Tom Holland's titular web-slinger in the upcoming Marvel Studios' movie.
Views: 8873 IBTimes UK
Liverpool: Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho and Lazar Markovic take dizzy penalties
 
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Liverpool FC have released a hilarious video showing star players Philippe Coutinho, Raheem Sterling, Lazar Markovic and Jordon Ibe attempt to take penalties while dizzy. The Redmen TV, the club's YouTube channel, filmed the players taking part in the Dizzy Pens Challenge at the club's Melwood training ground upon returning for pre-season training. Each player had to run round in a circle a number of times before trying to take a penalty. For more videos, head over to http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tv
Views: 15914 IBTimes UK
5 Volcanoes That Could Erupt In 2018
 
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Experts suggest that there are five volcanoes across the world that we should be looking out for in 2018.Although some may simply calm down they will be monitored closely.
Views: 141028 IBTimes UK
Spectacular Fireworks at the Eiffel Tower for Bastille Day
 
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France commemorated the centenary of World War One on Bastille Day with a spectacular fireworks display at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Bastille Day marks the July 14, 1789, storming of the Bastille prison by angry Paris crowds that helped spark the French Revolution.
Views: 108307 IBTimes UK
Inside Yandex, the Russian tech company that claims to be better than Google
 
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IBTimes UK was granted exclusive access to the Russian company's offices in Moscow. For more videos, head over to http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tv
Views: 15442 IBTimes UK
Navya driverless bus makes UK debut at Heathrow Airport
 
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Heathrow hosts first UK demonstration of the Nava Arma, an electric and fully driverless shuttle bus.
Views: 8386 IBTimes UK
Hurricane Harvey: Dramatic rescues caught on video
 
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Texans stranded by Hurrican Harvey are being rescued by brave folks, both civilian and military. Here are some of the most dramatic rescues caught on camera so far.
Views: 52053 IBTimes UK
Here's how zero gravity planes work
 
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Novespace uses a converted Airbus A310 jetliner to simulate zero gravity runs,allowing researchers to study the impact of microgravity on the human body, plants and matter in the hope of one day make living on planet Mars possible.
Views: 52726 IBTimes UK
DUP vs Sinn Féin: Northern Ireland politics explained
 
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For months now, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Féin have been at loggerheads, collapsing the Northern Ireland executive at Stormont. Now, as the DUP find themselves thrust into the role of Westminster kingmakers, we take a look at what exactly is happening in Northern Irish politics.
Views: 5830 IBTimes UK
FBI agents bust a £131m global credit card fraud ring
 
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24 cyber hackers thought to be involved in a potential £131m credit card scam have been busted by the FBI. U.S. officials called the crackdown on the young men across the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia as the 'largest enforcement effort ever' against computer crooks. Their actions have saved over 400,000 people from being scammed. Here's one of the accused fresh from court in Manhattan and enjoying  the media spotlight!  18-year-old Mir Islam, who sports the online nickname of 'JoshThe God'. He's alleged to have bought and sold hacking programs, and stolen information via secure websites. Authorities say he's also admitted to helping emerging hacker group UgNazi, who had launched a cyber attack against Twitter last week. Here's another one of the suspected fraudsters Joshua Hicks. 19, he lives with his Mom and uses the net name 'OxideDox'. During a two-year long sting FBI agents locked on to suspected criminals by posing as members of an internet forum called 'Carder Profit'. The fake site was all rigged up to identify, investigate and disrupt the illegal activities of all the registered users who were online just to exchange stolen account numbers. Investigators made 11 arrests in various states, including New York, Florida, Wisconsin and California. Thirteen others were picked up: some here in the UK, as well as Bosnia, Norway, Italy and Japan. Search warrants were also executed in Australia and Canada.  If convicted, some of them face up to 40-years or more in prison.
Views: 29769 IBTimes UK
Flight full of Eagles fans break into song ahead of Super Bowl showdown
 
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On a flight from Los Angeles to Philadelphia on Saturday, February 3 – just one day ahead of the Super Bowl – Philadelphia Eagles fans broke out into revelry and song as fellow fans boarded the crowded plane. Some Eagles fans travelled to Philadelphia on Saturday to soak up the atmosphere ahead of their team's rematch with the New England Patriots The game will be held Minneapolis, Minnesota, on February 4. Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2fNDngG - - - - - - - - - - - - - For more videos: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/videos Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IBTimesUK Twitter: https://twitter.com/IBTimesUK Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ibtimes_uk
Views: 237164 IBTimes UK
Tommy Wiseau tries to steal mic from James Franco but fails during 2018 Golden Globes speech
 
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James Franco invited 'The Room' creator Tommy Wiseau onstage for his second Golden Globe win Sunday night, winning best actor in a comedy or musical for "The Disaster Artist." Unfortunately, Franco didn't let Wiseau come up to the mic to say anything. Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2fNDngG - - - - - - - - - - - - - For more videos: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/videos Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IBTimesUK Twitter: https://twitter.com/IBTimesUK Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ibtimes_uk
Views: 287907 IBTimes UK
World Cup 2014: A Look at the England Squad
 
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England's 23-man World Cup 2014 squad: Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, Fraser Forster, Ben Foster Defenders: Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Phil Jagielka, Glen Johnson, Phil Jones, Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling Midfielders: Ross Barkley, Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Frank Lampard, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Raheem Sterling, Jack Wilshere Forwards: Rickie Lambert, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck Standby list: Michael Carrick, John Ruddy, Jon Flanagan, John Stones, Tom Cleverley, Andy Carroll, Jermain Defoe
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Historic visit to Myanmar by US President
 
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The U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, currently on an Asian tour of Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore and Australia. Visited Myanmar, the first by a sitting US president, to meet with President Thein Sein and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Obama met Suu Kyi, a fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate, at her lakeside house in the former capital Yangon, where she was held under house arrest for several years by army generals. The opposition leader, who led the struggle against military rule and is now a lawmaker, shook hands with Obama and warmly greeted Clinton with an embrace. Some human rights groups say the visit is premature because reforms have yet to be consolidated, but the White House has said Obama would press Myanmar's reformist president, Thein Sein, both in public and in private to do more about ethnic violence and human rights abuses. Although reports suggest several dozen political prisoners are to be freed in line with this visit Iam Ann Salter thanks for watching. Stay tuned for the latest news and updates on this trip with me at ibtimes.co.uk Written and presented by Ann salter
Views: 23221 IBTimes UK
Who are the victims of the Las Vegas shooting?
 
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At least 59 people were killed by gunman Stephen Paddock on Oct. 1, after he opened fire at crowds at a Las Vegas music festival.
Views: 157340 IBTimes UK
Police officer filmed yelling at mother for leaving children in hot car
 
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A video shows a Canadian police officer yelling at a mother for leaving her two children in a hot car while she went grocery shopping. Police in Vancouver received multiple calls about the children who were said to be in distress. A full emergency response including police and fire services were dispatched.The children, aged 3 and 6, were reportedly in the car for 20 minutes. The Ministry of Children and Family Development was informed about the case.
Views: 71421 IBTimes UK
Thousands gather to pay final respects to Romania's former King Michael
 
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Thousands of Romanians lined the streets of Bucharest on December 16 for the funeral of the country's late king Michael, one of the last surviving World War Two European heads of state.
Views: 18632 IBTimes UK