Couple Uses Alligator for Baby Gender Reveal raymond.liu 2018-03-310 views This couple wanted to make their gender reveal party unique and special, so they added an alligator to the mix. After they put a ball in the animal's mouth, broke it open revealing a blue jelly that indicated that they were having a boy. Credit: AP
Hamill, best known for his role as Luke Skywalker in the ongoing franchise, received the 2,630th star and in 'Star Wars' style, he was joined at the ceremony by the franchise's creator George Lucas, his co-star Harrison Ford as well as the droid R2D2 and two Stormtroopers.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR, HARRISON FORD, SAYING: "When thinking about today, I'm really sorry that we don't have the other member of our trio here to celebrate with us but I feel her presence."
Servicemen formed the number '8' with tanks, drew hearts on snow and even parachuted from the sky to bring Russian women flowers and congratulations.
International Women's Day was started in the early 1900s by labour movements campaigning for women's work rights in North America and across Europe. March 8 is now one of the most popular holidays in Russia
Dixon Police said a patrol car was driving near the intersection 4th Avenue and North Galena Avenue when officers saw a blue car heading north on Galena and running red lights, veering into the opposite lane of traffic.
Randy Tompkins was heading south and had to reverse his car to keep from getting hit. He stopped his car, got out and dove inside the wayward car. The driver was in the middle of a seizure.
Paramedics took the driver to a hospital to recover, according to police.
He was taken to intensive care in the UK on March 4 after being exposed to an unknown substance.
The man is 66-year-old Sergei Skripal, according to a source close to the investigation.
He is a former spy who was convicted in Russia in 2006 of spying for Britain.
He was granted refuge in the UK after a spy swap between the U.S. and Russia in 2010.
Without providing any names, police said a 66-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman were found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury on Sunday.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) WILTSHIRE POLICE'S TEMPORARY ASSISTANT CHIEF CONSTABLE, CRAIG HOLDEN, SAYING: "They are currently being treated for suspected exposure to an unknown substance. Both are currently in a critical condition in intensive care."
Relations between the UK and Russia have been strained since 2006.
That year, former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned in London.
A British inquiry said his death was probably approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The 28-year-old snowboarder, freestyles on handrails and a footbridge as "the Beast from the East" covered the town of Leigh-on-Sea. Morgan was awarded the Bronze medal in the big air event at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. He was the first ever male to win a snowboard medal for Team GB.
Much of Britain and Ireland were blanketed in snow as freezing Siberian weather dubbed "the Beast from the East" disrupted travel plans for thousands. Temperatures fell to minus 12 Celsius (10 degrees Fahrenheit) in some rural areas while Britain's weather service warned of up to 40 cm of snow in higher areas of Scotland.
According to local media, it's been decades since the big waterfall completely froze.
Extreme temperatures brought by the Siberian cold spell covered Croatia in deep snow and ice.
But none of that stopped British tourists from visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park.
SOUNDBITE (English) Lewis Reed; tourist from Bristol, UK: "Yeah, it's freezing. It's freezing cold, gloves on and everything. Gloves are not thick enough. On my feet, I've got a lots of socks on, and it's not warm enough. Five layers on, three trousers on and I'm still cold. But it's really nice, it's really nice around here."
Reed said that despite being cold, he was happy he came.
But unlike many of the survivors of the massacre, the 16-year-old sees a nascent, student-led campaign for tighter gun controls as a threat to her rights under the U.S. Constitution.
Her concerns, similar to those voiced by other teens at the club in Sunrise, Florida, are a vivid counterpoint to the views of students who have been lobbying state and federal lawmakers for tighter restrictions on gun ownership.
Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old shooter in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, belonged to one of those clubs before he was expelled from the school.
The young Florida gun enthusiasts suggest it may be premature to forecast a victory for the student-led movement in turning the tide on the gun debate in America. Polls show that previous schools shootings over the last two decades failed to make younger Americans significantly more in favor of gun control than their parents or grandparents.
SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL OF ANTIQUITIES, MOSTAFA WAZIRI, SAYING: "On December 31, 2017, I was not here honestly, but a colleague alerted me to a scarab (popular amulet), which carried the words 'Happy New Year' in hieroglyphics. This is a message sent to us from the afterlife. It was sent to us on December 31, 2017. Look at this wonderful coincidence."
The site, which is more than 2,000 years old, is expected to take another five years to excavate.
Egypt's relics are a draw for foreign visitors and authorities hope new finds can help attract more as a way to help revive tourism hit by the unrest that followed the overthrow of former President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
In the post, the zoo states “A lot of love went into caring for Fiona and helping her become a healthy happy hippo!” In the video, Fiona can be seen taking a bath and playing with water toys with zookeepers.
Credit: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens via Storyful
The department staged the special gender reveal for the couple, using a firehose and buckets filled with both blue and pink water.
A clip shared to the City of Decatur Fire and Rescue YouTube account on February 10 shows the couple embracing while they held the firehouse. Moments later, bright pink water shot into the air, much to the delight on onlookers.
Credit: City of Decatur Fire and Rescue via Storyful
Tom Hardy waxwork with a 'heartbeat' unveiled for Valentine's Day raymond.liu 2018-02-080 views Madame Tussauds in London has unveiled a treat for Valentine's Day: a waxwork of hearthrob Tom Hardy with a 'heartbeat' and a warm torso. The English actor's wax figure has a heartbeat of 60 reps per minute and a core temperature of 37 degrees Celsius. Fans can nestle on a leather sofa with the star and pose for photos. Some canine fans also took part in a photo opportunity with Hardy, who's well-known as a dog lover. Several of the dogs came from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, a rescue charity close to Hardy's heart. Hardy starred in "Dunkirk," "Mad Max" and "The Revenant," for which he was nominated for an Oscar. Credit: AP
Escaped bear shocked pedestrians raymond.liu 2018-02-060 views Pedestrians in Basra, Iraq, got quite a shock this morning: A huge bear lumbering across the street. The animal had escaped from a shop where it was being held for sale, according to local news reports. Onlookers captured footage of the Syrian brown bear ambling through crowded streets of the Persian Gulf port city before it was captured and returned to the shop. The bear was safely captured and returned to the shop. Credit: Ammar Kadhim via Storyful, Almirbad via Storyful, AP
Dog Hugs Owner After Fire Destroys Home raymond.liu 2018-02-060 views Montague the dog was left hurt and confused after seeing his home destroyed by a fire. After sifting through the debris with his owner, he wrapped his front legs around her body and placed his head on her chest for a hug. Credit: Jukin Media via AP
Dashcam footage of boulders falling near cars during Taiwan quake raymond.liu 2018-02-060 views Strong and shallow earthquakes struck off Taiwan's east coast near Hualien County on Sunday night. A driver's dashboard camera caught several rocks falling from the mountain and crashing on the road. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.1 quake's epicentre was 14 kilometres (9 miles) northeast of the city of Hualien, at a depth of just 7.8 kilometres (4.9 miles). Credit: AP