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Loretta Lynn returns after stroke to honor Alan Jackson at Country Music Hall of Fame induction
(23 Oct 2017) LORETTA LYNN RETURNS AFTER STROKE TO HONOR ALAN JACKSON AT COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTION Country icon Loretta Lynn returned to the Country Music Hall of Fame for the first time since she suffered a stroke in May, to formally induct Alan Jackson, Sunday (22 OCT. 2017). Jackson joined late guitarist and singer Jerry Reed and songwriter Don Schlitz to become the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame during the ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee. Lynn, who cancelled her tour dates this year to recover, said Jackson was the only person that could make her leave her house. She recalled meeting Jackson when he was a nervous young artist decades ago and knowing then that he would "be one of the greatest singers in country music." "He hadn't let me down," said Lynn, who is also a member of the Hall of Fame. The 59-year-old Jackson is one of country music's most successful solo artists, having sold nearly 45 million albums in the United States and had 26 singles reach the top of the Billboard country charts. Many of his hits became instant classics, from the bar-room staple "Chattahoochee" to the somber "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" written after Sept. 11, 2001. Reed, who died at age 71 in 2008, was first known as an in demand studio musician with a unique finger picking style on the guitar. He played for and wrote songs for stars like Elvis Presley and Porter Wagoner. In later years, he started appearing in TV and movies, most notably playing Burt Reynolds' sidekick in "Smokey and the Bandit." He also sang many of the songs on the soundtrack, including "East Bound and Down." His daughters, Seidina Hubbard and Lottie Zavala, accepted the honor on his behalf. Schlitz, 65, from Durham, North Carolina, had his first songwriting hit in 1978 when Kenny Rogers recorded his song "The Gambler," which became Rogers' signature song throughout his career. Songs he helped write include "On the Other Hand" and "Forever and Ever, Amen," both sung by Randy Travis. Aloe Blacc and Vince Gill sang a duet version of "The Gambler" at the ceremony, while singers Charlie Worsham and Mary Chapin Carpenter also performed his songs in his honor. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b28134e14a41a27fd10e69791049e428 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Charles & Diana Wedding in 4K | Part 1 | Arrivals at St Paul's Cathedral | 1981
Viewable for the first time in high quality 4K, this is reel 1 of the 25 minute British Movietone documentary called "The Royal Wedding". This stunning 4K version has been made from the original British Movietone 35 mm negative. Movietone were the only company to film events of this momentous day on film rather than video. A seamless version of the documentary is available via AP Archive in London. The file size is too large to upload to YouTube so we have loaded up each individual reel for you to enjoy in 4K quality, plus 12 clips of key moments from this special day. Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AVxcfadVkU Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJQjF7iGldI&t=29s REEL 1 - GV The Queen's Landau from Buckingham Palace zoom into the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh. LS The Queen Mother's landau. GV Bridesmaids car arrives at St. Paul's Cathedral. GV Crowd. MS Bridesmaids from car. MS Bridesmaid and Page boys up steps and into St. Paul's x 2. MS Margaret Thatcher and Denis Thatcher. LS Mrs Nancy Regan arrives. GV Crowd and flags. LS Crowned Heads Of Europe on St Pauls steps. CU The Queen and DUke in landau x 2. GV Prince Charles landau from Palace zoom into him and Prince Andrew x 3. TS The Queen's carriage arrives at St. Pauls. CU Lord Mayor Of London (Sir Ronald Gardn � er-Thorpe) MS The Queen and Duke greeted by Lord Mayor. LS The Queen Mother and Prince Edward. LS The Queen, Duke, Queen Mother and Prince Edward enter St. Pauls. Zoom in Prince Charles' Carriage Procession x 2. MS Mounted Police outside Clarence House zoom out The Glass Coach leaves Clarence House. GV Interior The Queen's procession in St. Pauls. LS The Queen and Duke. LS Members of Royal Family move to seats. MS As before with King Of Tonga in background. LS Members of Royal Family followed by Queen Mother, Queen and Duke pull back to show choir and congregation. MS Royal Family seated. Zoom in Prince Charles and Prince Andrew from carriage and up steps x 2. LS Brides Carriage procession in Trafalgar Square. LS Prince Charles walks up aisle x 3. LS Glass Coach arrives at St Pauls. MS Earl Spencer out. CU Lady Sarah Armstrong Jones and India Hicks. MS Bride from carriage. MS Bride and father wave from half way up steps. MS Bride on steps whilst train adjusted. MS Bride up steps. LS Bride into St. Pauls. GV Interior Bride's procession up aisle. LS Procession of Clergy. CU Bishop of London (Right Rev Graham Leonard). LS Bride up aisle and joined by groom. GV Congregation. This footage is available to licence for commercial use from the AP Archive - http://www.aparchive.com/ContactUs Find out more about AP Archive - http://www.aparchive.com/AboutUs Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/
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Toronto neighbour of Meghan Markle speaks to the AP
(27 Nov 2017) A neighbour of American actress Meghan Markle, who Kensington Palace announced on Monday is engaged to be married to Britain's Prince Harry, said she once gave him a gift for letting the Royal Canadian Mounted Police park outside his house. Markle accompanied the gift of Belgian chocolates with a handwritten note. Neighbour Fortunato Agliodoro said Markle had "beautiful calligraphy." Markle used to freelance as a calligrapher. Agliodoro described her as "lovely" and said she greeted him whenever she saw him. Britain's royal palace says Prince Harry and Markle are engaged and will marry in the spring of 2018. The announcement came on Monday from the office of Harry's father, Prince Charles. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9c3ed44aa55607372029c8fca87a4ebe Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Nicole Kidman gets emotional on Cannes red carpet after 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer' premiere
(22 May 2017) NICOLE KIDMAN GETS EMOTIONAL ON CANNES RED CARPET AFTER 'THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER' PREMIERE Nicole Kidman shared an intimate moment with husband Keith Urban Monday (22 MAY 2017) after the Cannes Film Festival premiere of her new movie, "The Killing of a Sacred Deer." Wiping tears from her eyes, Kidman – who has brought four projects to Cannes this year – cozied up to Urban, burying her face in his shoulder in the glare of photographers' camera flashes. Kidman was joined on the red carpet by her "Sacred Deer" co-stars Colin Farrell and child actors Sunny Suljic, Barry Keoghan and Raffey Cassidy. Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos's brutally dark family comedy divided the audience at its morning press screening, though critics largely praised Lanthimos' allegorical horror. It's one of 19 movies competing for the Palme d'Or, which will be awarded on May 28. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/19c3e0dcfbdb4f35b68396423d6c26b0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Wedding of Charles & Diana in 4K | Clip 11 | Charles and Diana kiss on balcony | 1981
Viewable for the first time in high quality 4K. This extract from the 25 minute British Movietone documentary entitled "The Royal Wedding" shows Charles and Diana on the balcony of Buckingham Palace - and that famous kiss. The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Prince Charles and Princess Diana. This footage is available to licence for commercial use from the AP Archive - http://www.aparchive.com/ContactUs Find out more about AP Archive - http://www.aparchive.com/AboutUs Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/
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'Stranger Things' stars share the highs and lows of working with kids
(10 Aug 2017) 'STRANGER THINGS' STARS SHARE THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF WORKING WITH KIDS From spontaneity to flatulence, the stars of Netflix's "Stranger Things" say the show's young cast brings so much to set. "They smell. And the farting," explained David Harbour. "Yes, oh god yes. Oh god yes! The amount of takes ruined by the occasional body movement that they can't control. Come on, when you were a child, when you were teenager - I mean, the amount of things that are happening in your body that you just cannot control. You know we've all been through it! That's very challenging." Those awkward teen years can also create awkward moments while shooting. "I mean they're kind of great, but they're kind of like teenagers and it's such an awkward time. And even though they're big shot movie stars, they're still teenagers so, like, they don't know anything about girls and they kind of come to me and they want to ask questions and I'm like, 'I have to go.' Like, this doesn't happen to me when I work with other people. And, like, it's just a very vulnerable time. So it's got the beauty of like their pure huggability and then it's got this complexity of, like, you guys got to go through the teenage years, which was so hard on all of us." Harbour says he's quite protective of the hit show's young stars, who include Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown. "I have to say with all this attention they've gotten, all this fame that they've got, I worry for them like as a fellow actor because I want them to preserve the fact that they're just weird, misfit kids who can bring that to the screen. And I also want them to develop as artists. So I'm very protective of them in a strange way because as everyone else sort of kowtows and is so excited by them, I'm the one going on set and being like, 'No, let's grow. Let's develop further. Like, it was good, but let's get it better.'" His ultimate goal is to push them to be the best. "I'm sort of like a bit of a taskmaster with them and I think that, you know, I think that they appreciate it because I think they have a lot of people telling them that, you know, their whatever doesn't stink. And I think that they need those voices that are a bit harder on them. So I like being in that position where I can be... I like trying to take a position of kind of mentoring them and trying to be like, 'Look, I want you guys when I'm in the nursing home, I want you to bring me your Oscars so I can look at them. I want you to develop into Meryl Streep and to Daniel Day-Lewis. I don't want you to become someone who flashes out. I want you to become artists.' So, you know, I think ultimately they appreciate that," Harbour said. The greatest lesson co-star Joe Keery has learned is to be present in the moment. "Just to get out of your goddamn head," he said. "I feel like so many people, you know, are doing the work on set. I think a lot of the work that you should do is kind of beforehand and then these kids - they're on set, hanging out, talking two seconds before the take, talking about some fart joke and then they're going and all of a sudden, it's like, the stakes are high. It's just, like, refreshing to have such energy and just fun. They're having so much fun." "Stranger Things" is set to return to Netflix on Oct. 31. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/40bb3809aa9edf15dc50199f2e9229dd Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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The Battle of Khe Sanh - 1968 | Today in History | 21 Jan 17
On January 21, 1968, the Battle of Khe Sanh began during the Vietnam War. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/021b38e3d89faf5a36a8d74dcdef58d6 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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John Cleese on the world needing comedy, Brexit and his new BBC sitcom
(17 Aug 2017) JOHN CLEESE TALKS COMEDIANS, BREXIT AND HIS NEW BBC SITCOM "We have never needed comedians more." That was veteran British comedian and actor John Cleese's verdict on the world, as he collected an honorary Heart of Sarajevo award on Wednesday (16 AUGUST 2017) Comedians, Cleese claims, "often feel a bit more strongly about things than actors because after all comedians create their own material, actors very seldom do, and I think that makes them a little more comfortable with sticking their neck out." Cleese's latest project sounds anything but comic - he says he's writing a show called "Why There Is No Hope." It's based on the psychology of the human brain. Speaking in Sarajevo the day after receiving his award, the comedian offered his advice on becoming happier. "Get rid of a lot of economists who have taught us to think that the only important thing in life is money. And you see that in London now I think, you see these very driven people racing around looking grim and anxious and then you come here (Sarajevo) and you see people in the streets with a much less luxurious kind of life looking a lot happier." Cleese was part of the iconic Monty Python troupe, who rose to fame in the 1960s. He has starred in many Hollywood films, including most famously, "A Fish Called Wanda." Most recently the 77 year old made headlines in his native Britain when he advocated "Brexit," although he now says he didn't vote in the U.K. Referendum, as he was abroad. "The problem is we have no idea what the effect of Brexit will be," Cleese points out. "I mean the Governor of the Bank of England a few years ago, he's now retired, called Lord Mervyn King, said recently that he thought it would be another five years before we knew whether it was basically a good thing or a bad thing and I think that's the gist of what he said, and I've always felt that, and one of the disappointing things about England is that the two side are so entrenched and are really just rude about the other side and I say to everyone, 'We don't know, we don't know what's going to happen, don't tell me that I'm a bad person' because I advocated at one point, I said I would vote for Brexit because I'm fed up with the European Commission." Cleese also has advice for American comedians trying to navigate political uncertainty in their own country: "What you can do sometimes is you can make fun of certain people and certain attitudes, attitudes is important, and make them less tenable for a lot of people and I think that's the good that we can do, and I think the late night shows, of course, they are what we say 'preaching to the converted', preaching to the choir the Americans say, but nevertheless I think it creates a bit of an atmosphere." The comedian is also much loved for his part in the classic 1970s BBC sitcom, "Fawlty Towers," where he played irate hotel owner Basil Fawlty. Cleese has returned to the BBC to make a new sitcom, "Hold the Sunset", although he found filming a more gruelling experience at his age. "It's the first thing I've wanted to do in terms of a sitcom for over 40 years, " he explains. "It was a very happy experience because I liked the crew and the cast so much they were lovely people, but it was not terribly efficient and I think we shot very long days and at 77 I don't want to work from seven in the morning 'til seven at night, because after two days I'm tired and I'm not doing my best work, so the process was unsatisfactory and the people were lovely. But I gather the results are very good." "But otherwise to do money, I do stage shows as it's the most reliable form of income, you don't have to wait for anyone to telephone you, you can set it up in advance," he adds. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e538d23e86a9824875827481b88ebc62 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Quentin Tarantino walks Tribeca red carpet for 25th anniversary of 'Reservoir Dogs'
(29 Apr 2017) QUENTIN TARANTINO WALKS TRIBECA RED CARPET FOR THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF 'RESERVOIR DOGS' From the moment it was released in 1992, the gritty, violent and funny "Reservoir Dogs" became a cult hit, making the career of its then rookie director, Quentin Tarantino. Part of its uniqueness was the color aliases of each character - and as he walked the red carpet Friday ( 28 APRIL) for its 25th anniversary screening at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York., Tarantino explained why. "I was trying to come up with something that was like, tough guy, existential, deadpan, comedic, you know. And to me the idea of Mr. White, Mr. Orange, Mr., you know, Mr. Blonde, which I thought was kind of clever. I thought that was really interesting. It fed into the tough guy, existential, almost French noir kind of aesthetic of the movie." The film has gone on to become a classic,thanks to its non-linear storytelling and fresh use of dialogue. One of the most talked about scenes happens during the film's cold opening, which takes place in a diner, and includes a rant on tipping the waitress. Tarantino never doubted the scene was perfect for the film. "Well, I never really though of it as a chance. I liked the scene. I though the dialogue was really good. I thought it was funny, you know. I didn't think that was chancy. Most of the people that responded to the script, one of the things they responded was that opening scene," Tarantino said. It was in that scene that Tarantino gave his theory on what Madonna's "Like a Virgin" was really about. That set him on a path to appear in the films that he writes and directs. "Well, it was actually Harvey's urging, because he basically thought I did the Madonna speech better than anybody we auditioned, you know. I had done it for him a few times, and he thought I did it better than anybody else, so he thought I should be in the film," the filmmaker explained. Harvey Weinstein's Miramax Films produced "Reservoir Dogs." But it was another Harvey that anchored the cast. That's Harvey Keitel, and he starred as Mr. White. Keitel describes the magic that compelled him to appear in the film: "Well, the first thing I saw of his was his writing. I didn't see him in person, but he certainly transformed whatever it was he was thinking about, artistically, onto the page. It was a very special screenplay." The violent crime thriller depicts the proceedings before and after a failed jewelry store heist. The story is intensified when the gang feels there's an undercover cop amongst them. For Steve Buscemi, the role of Mr. Pink made him a star, and he feels a debt of gratitude to Tarantino. "Look, it was a special time in my life. I loved making the film. I'm so grateful for what the film did for me as an actor. But more than that, I'm just really proud to, you know, to be part of a work that people really seem to respond to," Buscemi said. The film also stars Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, and the late Chris Penn and Lawrence Tierney. Tarantino and the cast held a panel after the screening, discussing the film. The director went on to be one of the most famous faces in Hollywood, producing hits such as "Kill Bill", along with "Pulp Fiction" and "Django Unchained." You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/fbd8014dba83290e272fd024f3fa0c74 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Orlando Bloom and Jerry Bruckheimer defend Johnny Depp at “Pirates” Hollywood premiere, young stars
(19 May 2017) BLOOM DEFENDS DEPP AT 'PIRATES' HOLLYWOOD PREMIERE Orlando Bloom defended Johnny Depp as "one of the most private and stand-up people I've ever met" as the fifth "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie held its Hollywood premiere on Thursday (18 May) at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Depp has faced recent scrutiny for his messy divorce from actress Amber Heard and a lawsuit filed by his former business managers that claims he fell into financial trouble due to a lavish lifestyle that cost more than $2 million a month. "You know, listen – the man that I know and love is the man who is here tonight and is on form and does everything the right way," said Bloom, who starred in the first three "Pirates" movies with Depp. "People go through all kinds of weird stuff in the world. And it's just a shame that it has to be dragged out into the public. Because God knows he has been one of the most private and stand-up people I've ever met." "Pirates" franchise producer Jerry Bruckheimer blamed the news media for Depp's troubles. "Oh, he's the best. And unfortunately the media kind of picks on certain people. And it was his turn in the barrel," Bruckheimer said. "But he's a fabulous guy and a great artist. And he's here and he's excited to be here for the premiere." The Captain Jack Sparrow actor signed autographs and posed for selfies with fans dressed like pirates on Hollywood Boulevard. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" also stars Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario. Bloom's returning role as Will Turner in the new movie is small - and he acknowledged his fee for joining in hinged on showing up to the movie's premieres. "They kind of told me I had to. It was part of the deal. It was like 'Bro, we're going to pay you this. And you're going to do two days, but you're coming to every premiere that we do. OK?' I was like, 'OK!' So – but it was great, because to be honest, we shot this 2 and a half years ago. That was a time where I was having really precious moments with my son, didn't want to really leave him," Bloom said. "So when I was like, OK, I did shoot two scenes over three continents, and I was all over the place. But it's great, man. I mean, these movies – I had a nice emotional hook for my son, to send him off of the journey, and at the end I get to kiss Keira Knightley. It couldn't be worse, right? How bad could it get?" Spanish actor Javier Bardem plays a character new to the franchise, the undead Captain Armando Salazar. He remembers play-acting as a pirate as a child - along with being Darth Vader's spaceship. And now that he's in the Disney family, maybe there's another franchise in his sights. "Yeah, yeah – of course. I am a kid. I'm a boy. So I remember playing – I remember playing pirate, warriors, and also I remember playing spaceship – Darth Vader's spaceship. Not Darth Vader, but the spaceship. Which is very weird for a kid," Bardem said. "Yeah – the whole noise, and the whole thing. So I guess I'm trying to get into the 'Star Wars' franchise now. ... Yeah, I could do that. I know some people now." Brenton Thwaites plays the son of Orlando Bloom's character. He says he's not sure if "Pirates" could continue as a franchise without Depp at its center. "I mean, I think all of the fans including myself really want to see what Captain Jack Sparrow is up to you in the next movie. In this one, I think he is deeper, darker, funnier," Thwaites said. Both he and co-star Kaya Scodelario became parents in the time since filming ended and the movie premiered. "It's wonderful. It's amazing. We've spawned the next generation of little pirates. I hope in 13 years' time, they'll be taking the reins from us," Scodelario said. Colombia 24 May 2017 You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/2771eeb36791205c018ef2beecb14a54 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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A look at the last remaining paternoster lifts
(25 Aug 2017) LEAD IN The paternoster elevator, which works on a circuit and never stops moving, is rarely seen these days. But despite some concerns over safety, a handful still operate in Central and Eastern Europe. STORY-LINE: Paternoster elevators are a holdover of times when safety regulations were a little more lax, but the unusual elevators are still in use. The name Paternoster, Latin for Lords Prayer, comes not from a last ditch effort to nervously atone before jumping on one. It actually gets its name because each car runs on chains on a belt system in a loop, a little like rosary beads on a rosary. Passengers are supposed to exit before the paternoster passes the top or bottom floor. If they don't nothing serious happens, but they must wait to make the turn in the circuit before heading back up or down in the opposite direction. Some people make the turn just for fun to see what happens. The inventors of the paternoster saw it as a way to deliver more people up and down floors without as a long of a wait. The disadvantage is they could be very dangerous if they don't have an emergency shut off triggered by an obstruction. This one in Prague's Lucerna Palace, a downtown Art Deco shopping passage, has an emergency shut off. There are dozens of decades old paternosters still in use in the Czech Republic, where they are mainly used by staff in government buildings. A few are open to the public to ride. There are also as many 200 of them still in use in the Germany. But they are slowly being replaced, since new ones are no longer allowed to be installed in buildings. And a few remain in the UK where the invention of the paternoster, dating to the 19th century, has its origins. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/1b9c1f9143f7d260d415daa5e30246ee Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Charles & Diana Wedding in 4K | Part 3 | after the ceremony | 1981
Viewable for the first time in high quality 4K, this is reel 3 of the 25 minute British Movietone documentary called "The Royal Wedding". This stunning 4K version has been made from the original British Movietone 35 mm negative. Movietone were the only company to film events of this momentous day on film rather than video. A seamless version of the documentary is available via AP Archive in London. The file size is too large to upload to YouTube so we have loaded up each individual reel for you to enjoy in 4K quality, plus 12 clips of key moments from this special day. Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LeL-kFARpk Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AVxcfadVkU&t=2s The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Prince Charles and Princess Diana. REEL 3 - Bride and Groom from St Pauls. MS Down steps. TS Into Landau x 2. MS Bridesmaids put train into landau. LS The Queen and families look on. CU Bride and groom. MS Families look on. TS Landau moves off. MS Group including Princess Michael of Kent. TS Bridal procession down Fleet Street. GV Crowds. GV Bridal procession through Trafalgar Square x 2. GV The Queen and Earl Spencer's landau zoom in. GV Duke and Mrs Shand Kydd's landau zoom in. GV The Queen Mother and Prince Andrews landau zoom in. GV Crowd. GV Bridal procession rounds Queen Victoria's Memorial (QVM) x 2. MS Bridal pair in Landau pull back as it enters Palace. BV Crowds waving flags. MS Bridal landau arrives at Grand Entrance and couple alight and enter Palace. MS The Queen's landau halts. MCU Postillion. MS Duke and Mrs Shand Kydd followed by Queen Mother and Prince Andrew enter Palace. TS Crowds rush to railings x 3. LS Crowds move up the Mall x 2. MS Couple out onto balcony and joined by Bridesmaids and Page boys. LS Couple on balcony. MS Couple as Charles kisses Diana's hand then Queen moves into framce. TS Crowd. MS Earl Spencer, The Queen , Bride & Groom. TS Crowd. Pull Back to show families on balcony and Charles kiss Diana. TS Crowd. GV Landau through Palace arch (Honeymoon departure). MS Pan couple in landau and balloons tied to back. LS Families and friends on forecout with Prince Andrew standing centre left. MS Couple in landau pull back as it enters the Mall. TS procession away down the Mall. This footage is available to licence for commercial use from the AP Archive - http://www.aparchive.com/ContactUs Find out more about AP Archive - http://www.aparchive.com/AboutUs Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/
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Intelligence agents raid houses in search of IS members
(22 Feb 2017) LEAD-IN: Iraqi intelligence agents have raided six locations in eastern Mosul. They arrested suspected members of the Islamic State group. STORY-LINE: A house in eastern Mosul is being raided. Agents from Iraq's National Intelligence Service are hunting for suspected members of the Islamic State group. Officers are conducting six separate raids across the city, and have identified the houses partly through tip-offs from locals. Six suspects are arrested and taken away blindfolded. "There is no escape for you guys," an agent tells one of the detainees. Some of the suspects are accused of being active sleeper agents for IS or former members of the group. Iraqi forces took control of eastern Mosul last month but the city continues to be plagued by violence, including bombings. Iraqi security officials say the incidents are caused by IS sleeper cells based in the liberated areas of the city. Other incidents include mortar shelling from the west of Mosul, which is still controlled by IS. Iraqi forces are asking residents to share any information they may have on the extremists. The suspects are being taken away for questioning Separately, Iraqi forces launched an offensive against the western part of Mosul last week to dislodge IS militants from the other half of the city. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/cd8d6e0c8f8ea94d7b9c5ed77656dfc9 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Czech President meets UK Queen
(16 Jun 2017) Czech President Milos Zeman met with Queen Elizabeth II on a trip to London on Friday. He was accompanied by his wife Ivana Zemanova and daughter Katerina Zemanova during a private audience at Buckingham Palace. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/a48afe3639d1d91920ff35f21d8ce4ad Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Richard Armitage teases Season 2 of 'Berlin Station' from city set
(27 Jul 2017) RICHARD ARMITAGE TEASES SEASON 2 OF 'BERLIN STATION' FROM CITY SET Richard Armitage has been filming the second season of TV spy drama "Berlin Station" in Germany's capital. He reprises his leading role as spy Daniel Miller, who is this time deep undercover, trying to infiltrate the Far Right movement in the run up to an election. Leland Orser also returns to the show. Speaking from the set, he noted shooting in the summer months has made a pleasant change. "Being here Season 2, we're shooting in the spring and the summer, so it's an entirely different city. Last year we shot throughout the long, wet, cold winter and dressed similarly and basically froze our asses off," he said, "so it's really nice to see the city green, filled with flowers and everybody out on the street." Season 1, broadcast is 2016, dealt with leaks and whistle-blowers at a time when the Edward Snowden controversy was fresh in audiences' minds. Armitage admits that "one of the challenges" of Season 2 has been keeping that current feel, as news and politics march on. "As Season 2 was being constructed and written, the kind of geo-political landscape across America and Europe really, was really shifting, so the subject matter has had to really get in line with that," he notes. "I think we're sort of working in the middle of a seismic shift really, so it's likely that things will change by the time we've finished shooting and by the time it's aired. But it is interesting to not necessarily directly reference real events but at the same time to be relevant and current. It's, you know, it's quite exposing and it's quite a scary place to be, I think." Season 2 also features returning star Rhys Ifans, and new cast members Ashley Judd, Keke Palmer and Thomas Kretschmann. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/66d0e550737b8389e57e3f065fb1a9c4 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Mattis in Lithuania, Meets NATO troops
(10 May 2017) US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited US and NATO troops during his trip to Lithuania on Wednesday. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/a995507e7e338b96f40554eaf23e9b9c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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CTE: How Repeated Head Blows Affect the Brain
(7 Sep 2017) What is CTE? CTE stands for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Dr. Ann McKee at the Boston University School of Medicine goes over some of the possible causes. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Ann McKee/Boston University School of Medicine "CTE has been associated with repetitive head impacts, that is repetitive concussion and sub concussive injury in contact sport athletes, but also in military veterans." The repetitive head impact linked with CTE impacts the brain. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Ann McKee/Boston University School of Medicine "So with repeated impact to the head, the brain inside the skull ricochets back and forth. It goes forward, accelerates and decelerates but it also goes rotationally and that causes the brain inside the skull to actually elongate and stretch and that stretching puts a lot of that physical force in that individual nerve cell, especially the neurons and the axons. And that can lead up to the buildup of Tau." Tau is a definitive sign of CTE. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Ann McKee/Boston University School of Medicine "Tau is a normal protein in the brain. Normally its inside the nerve cell and it contributes to what we call the cytoskeleton or the skeleton of the cells. It helps hold up the cell shape.Under abnormal circumstances, like after trauma, like when the nerve cells when the cells are damaged, the TAU actually comes off those, comes off the skeleton. It comes off the microtubules and it starts clumping up and eventually it will kill the cell if enough builds up over time. " Dr. Ann McKee dissects the brain to look for indications of CTE. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Ann McKee/Boston University School of Medicine "An individual in his forties, this is a former NFL player who is a person of large statue. You can see the ventricles, the areas of the brain that contain spinal fluid, they are enlarged. This thinning tends to be damaged more than the ventral aspect. That's something we've only really seen in CTE. We can see spaces near the hippocampus, which is part of the brain that is important for learning and for memory. And we can see there has been shrinkage there as well.To see this in such a young individual is quite startling. " There are various types of behavior associated with CTE. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Ann McKee/Neuropathologist/Boston University School of Medicine "We see a lot of CTE lesions on the top and the lateral side or the frontal lobe, which is about two-thirds of the forward part of the brain. That's what leads to the symptoms and signs of CTE. There is loss of cognition, loss of memory, some behavioral and personality change and often mood changes like depression." There are ways to preventing CTE SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Ann McKee/Neuropathologist/Boston University School of Medicine "Well the real key to preventing CTE is preventing exposure to head impact. So anything an individual athlete can do to minimize the amount of head contact, the number of falls or blows. " Researchers will continue to study CTE in order to figure out how to detect it in the future. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/416f904833590d868283b69f4846c9a2 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Battery-powered pod taxis aim to change city mobility
(27 Dec 2016) LEAD IN: An environmentally-friendly Swedish start-up is attempting to change the nature of city mobility. Bzzt! - as it's known – is a city centre taxi service, which uses app-hailed, three-wheeled electric pods to take people to their intended destinations. STORY-LINE: Student Frida Longnell needs to make a journey through Gothenburg's busy city centre. But rather than taking a bus, or flagging a traditional taxi, she's using a fledgling start-up to negotiate the traffic-filled streets of Sweden's second largest city. Using a dedicated smartphone app, she's hailing a Bzzt! pod taxi, a battery-powered, three-wheeled, yellow passenger vehicle, to get to her intended destination. The start-up was founded in November 2014 and first began trials of the pod taxis in 2015. "The idea is to solve the problem that we think hasn't really been solved when it comes to traffic in city centres, busy city centres," explains Per Nyrenius from Bzzt!. "We want to be able to provide a perfect service for short trips within the city, from A to B. As opposed to if you catch a bus, you don't really get to your final destination." While buses and traditional taxis frequently venture beyond central routes, Bzzt! only conducts short, city centre journeys. It has a defined "city zone" which covers the city centre and main transportation hubs in and out of the city. The idea is to reduce vehicle emissions in central areas, while providing a quick service from A to B. The average journey distance is just over two kilometres. "Twenty people on a bus is a great way to travel, probably for a longer distance where you're in not that much of a hurry and you don't need to get straight to your final destination, that's perfect," says Nyrenius. "But within the city centre, within cities, it's very important for lots of people to be able to travel quicker." This summer, the company's yellow pod taxis completed over 3,000 trips in Gothenburg. The small passenger cabins can fit two people. The battery-powered pods can run for around 75 kilometres on one charge. Then it takes about three hours to recharge them. "Well basically, these vehicles are dong the best job on short trips, that's also where we see the strength of what we offer," says Bzzt! CEO Sven Wolf. "So, we see this as a combination with other types of public transport and bicycling and walking and so on." It's yet to seriously rival Gothenburg's traditional taxi service, there are only nine pod taxis in operation. But Bzzt! believes there's great potential beyond Gothenburg's streets and plans to trial the service in Stockholm from April 2017. It will begin with 20 yellow taxi pods in the Swedish capital. "The potential is huge. We see congestion problems and problems with air quality in pretty much all cities across the globe," says Wolf. "So, we think this can be something we can roll out across the planet." According to a recent report by the World Health Organisation, over nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution. That contributes to problems like strokes, heart disease and lung cancer. The U.N. health agency says 92 percent of people live in areas where air quality exceeds WHO limits - southeast Asia, eastern Mediterranean and western Pacific regions are the hardest hit. Outdoor air pollution is estimated to kill about three million people per year based on 2012 figures. Having reached her destination, Longnell says the yellow 'Tuk Tuks' are a fun, environmentally-friendly way to travel the city. "First of all, it's environmentally-friendly - which is very important for me - and then it's cheap and it's easy to get by in the city of Gothenburg, in a quick way," she says. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f09a9cbf15d58753898177c87902b686 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Kosovars gather at the capital’s mosque to celebrate Eid
(1 Sep 2017) Muslim worshippers in Pristina joined together in prayer on Friday to mark Eid al-Adha, or the 'Festival of Sacrifice'. The holiday commemorates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim - or Abraham as he is known in the Bible - to sacrifice his son in accordance with God's will, though in the end God provides him a sheep to sacrifice instead. Traditionally, Muslims sacrifice an animal at Eid and share the meat with their families, neighbours, and people less fortunate than themselves. Kosovo is considered secular although the overwhelming majority of its population is Muslim. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/5f3c1b830e6e5756a4b7ebcac2dea756 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Qatari FM defends ties with Iran in UK speech
(5 Jul 2017) The Qatari Foreign Minister on Wednesday defended his country's "healthy and constructive" relationship with Iran, with which it shares a massive undersea gas field. Four Arab nations have demanded energy-rich Qatar curb its ties with Iran, amid an ongoing diplomatic rift. Sheik Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani spoke in London just hours after foreign ministers from four Arab nations seeking to isolate Qatar said they had received Doha's response to their demands for ending the diplomatic crisis roiling the Persian Gulf. Al-Thani was asked by a journalist to comment on whether Qatar's alleged decision to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in ransom money to free Qatari royals kidnapped in Iraq during a hunting trip enraged Saudi Arabia and led to its dramatic decision to cut ties with Doha. Al-Thani did not directly answer the question, and said only that money had been paid to the Iraqi government. Shiite militias are active in that area of Iraq where the 2015 kidnapping happened and work closely with the neighbouring Shiite power Iran. A person involved in the negotiations told the AP earlier this year that 11 of the captives were members of Qatar's ruling family. Al-Thani also warned that the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and the Gulf countries "could set a precedent for the future" and called on the international community to help bring about a solution to the crisis. He refused to disclose the content of Doha's response to the four Arab nations, but said it was "not infringing the sovereignty of the state of Qatar." You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/0e29ca4d9272593ad4b69bec0a9c9755 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Mattis hosts Saudi Crown Prince at Pentagon
(16 Mar 2017) US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis hosted and roundtable meeting at the Pentagon Thursday with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense. The Pentagon visit followed a White House meeting between Prince Mohammad bin Salman and President Trump on Tuesday. In opening remarks before the meeting, Secretary Mattis said the U.S.-Saudi relationship "has held firm through good times and bad" over many decades. And he thanked the 31-year-old leader for his "vigorous leadership" and "willingness to broaden and deepen" Saudi Arabia's support for common efforts. For his part, the Crown Prince said his nation is "on the front line facing" very serious dangers in the region and the world. He listed Iran and extremist organizations as the top challenges Saudi Arabia faces but said his country is "very optimistic under the leadership of President Trump." During the White House meeting earlier in the week, Trump reportedly emphasized the need to normalize relations between the US and Saudi Arabia, which had soured in recent years over Saudi objections to the Iran nuclear deal, reached by the Obama administration. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/6b23c72339d30f7550e059b2bc7ec6ac Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Philippine and Australian forces hold training exercise
(18 Dec 2017) The first stage of the Military Operation on Urbanized Terrain (MOUT) program between the Philippine Marine Corps and Australian Defence Force, taking place in Cavite province, drew to a close on Monday. The MOUT is part of an on-going effort to train Filipino troops in urban warfare following a disastrous siege by pro-Islamic State group militants on Marawi city in the southern Philippines this year. Philippine troops accustomed to battling insurgents in jungle terrain struggled for five months to fight the hundreds of militants and snipers who took cover in buildings, mosques and houses in Marawi. As part of the closing ceremony, the Filipino Marines demonstrated various military warfare operations that they have learned including close combat target engagement, sniping and counter-sniping, improvised explosive device encounters, and urban breaching, clearing and search. Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely mentioned in her speech at the MOUT closing ceremonies that she is happy that Australia continues to provide support to regional allies, as terrorism is not only a threat to the region but to the world. She also said that more training programs between the two countries will commence once again early next year. As part of Filipino military tradition, the ceremonies ended with a lunch feast, locally called a 'boodle fight', in which everyone eats by hand. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/7035aae0d14236df03a06d30500eba38 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Volchansk is Russia's smallest town with its own tramway
(5 May 2017) LEADIN In the heart of the Russian Ural mountain range, deep in the sub arctic forest known as the Taiga, lies the town of Volchansk. It is an unremarkable town, but it has one claim to fame... it is the smallest town in Russia with its own tram service. STORYLINE Welcome to Volchansk, best known as Russia's smallest town with its own tramway. A single-track 7.5-kilometer line connects the northern and the southern part of the town. Costing just 30 US cents per ride, the tram carries up to 300 people on a weekday, running across town once an hour on old crooked rails. In 1956, Volchansk was granted the township status after it expanded 6 kilometers north to compounds where coal, and before that gold mines, had been located. The tram system, along with much of the town's infrastructure and industrial facilities, was constructed by German prisoners of war during and after World War II. The tram system became operational in 1951 and initially ran along three routes transporting workers to industry. One of the lines led to an opencast colliery, another, a cross-city line to the neighbouring town of Karpinsk 35 kilometers away. The former was closed in 1994 due to theft of the rails and trolley wire while the latter was dismantled less than 10 years after the opening because it was in the way of a large working excavator. The third, a 7.5-kilometer route, still crosses the town north to south. Some residents still remember when the tramcars were full of people, and they had to hitch an extra car. However the population of Volchansk has decreased steadily from 36 thousands of people in 1973 to under 10,000 today as the descendants of the WWII prisoners of war who constituted the majority in the town have moved to Germany. Larisa Bushuyeva, the director of the tram line, adds that tram lost many of its passengers to buses and private cars. "The thefts began (in 1990s): once a rail was detached and carried away, another time (a piece of) wire was stolen. And it (the tram) became unprofitable - people had been leaving the town. Are we to drive empty trams ? We decided one would be enough. Then buses appeared here. And accordingly all of them are faster and more convenient. People preferred another type of transport. Now we work as an antiquity." All this makes the tram service unprofitable; every year local and regional authorities fund about $180,000 to maintain the line. Four kilometers of the line between the two towns pass through part of the thick forest known as taiga that stretches from the Ural Mountains to the Far East. The passengers often use the tram just to enjoy the forest view or to go there for fishing and mushroom picking. Tram driver Galina Fyodorova says "here (in the forest) nobody gets on or gets off. Only mushroom-gatherers in summer." Despite of perceptible shaking and loud noise inside, people love this transport mainly because it has a fixed schedule making it more reliable than local buses. "It's faster by bus. (But) if you have an appoinment, you have to walk and wait (for bus), but by tram you reach (your destination) in time (knowing the schedule)." says passenger Margarita Faber. In 2009 Volchansk was recognised by the "book of records of Russia" as the "smallest town with tramway transportation". Their plan to raise the claim to Guinness World Records was thwarted when they discovered a smaller town in Germany with a similar tram. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/134bedff481c075ecaf09335f84b4379 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Queen Elizabeth II, Markle, royals attend Christmas service
(25 Dec 2017) QUEEN ELIZABETH II, MARKLE, ROYALS ATTEND CHRISTMAS SERVICEs Queen Elizabeth II and senior members of the royal family - along with newcomer Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's American fiancee - attended a Christmas church service on Monday as a crowd of local residents gathered. Markle smiled and gave a brief wave in her first public appearance with the queen. She and Harry stopped to talk with several locals on their way back to the queen's residence. The queen was joined by her husband, Prince Philip, and close family members including grandson Prince William and his wife, Kate, who is expected to give birth to the couple's third child in the spring. William and Kate also stopped to talk with area residents who had waited in the cold for a chance to give flowers to the royals. The crowd was larger than in past years, perhaps because of curiosity about Markle. Elizabeth, 91, and Philip, 96, missed last year's church service because they were suffering from the flu, but they seemed in good health during Monday's brief appearance. Philip walked back to the queen's house with other royals, but Elizabeth opted to be driven. Elizabeth planned to use her annual Christmas message to pay tribute to the way the cities of London and Manchester pulled together after extremist attacks earlier this year. Remarks pre-recorded by the monarch will be televised later on Christmas Day in the United Kingdom and the 51 other Commonwealth countries. Excerpts released by Buckingham Palace indicate Elizabeth praises Manchester, hit by a suicide bomber in May, and London, which endured attacks on Parliament, London Bridge and other landmarks. "This Christmas, I think of London and Manchester, whose powerful identities shone through over the past 12 months in the face of appalling attacks," she says. The queen says it was her privilege to visit young survivors of the attack on a Manchester concert hall as they were recovering from the blast which claimed 22 lives. "I describe that hospital visit as a 'privilege' because the patients I met were an example to us all, showing extraordinary bravery and resilience," she says. Elizabeth also pays tribute to her husband, who this year stepped down from most public duties because of his advancing years. She praises him for his "support and unique sense of humor." The queen and Philip are spending the holidays at Elizabeth's country estate in Sandringham, 110 miles (175 kilometers) north of London. The royal family has a private lunch scheduled after the church service. They traditionally exchange gifts on Christmas Eve. This is the first Christmas the family is joined by Markle. The actress and Prince Harry plan to marry at Windsor Castle in May. Elizabeth says in her brief broadcast that the royal family looks forward "to welcoming new members into it next year." You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/cf65ff9a5755873e3d59f3af34fc8636 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Prince's first wife says new memoir is no tell-all
(10 Apr 2017) NO 'TELL-ALL,' BUT PRINCE'S EX DETAILS THEIR LIFE IN NEW MEMOIR Love, grief, loss and legacy are just a few of the reasons Mayte Garcia is stepping back into the purple light with a new memoir covering her 11 years with the late music icon Prince. Garcia was just 16, a fan and already a professional belly dancer, when her mother slipped one of Prince's entourage a videotape of her daughter dancing. They were at one of his concerts and Prince watched right away, summoning her backstage. Letters and phone calls followed as a friendship blossomed, regardless of their 15-year age difference. At nearly 18, she became part of his working life; by 19, she was his lover. They married when she was 22. She was pregnant two months later, but they lost their baby boy to a rare genetic disorder six days after birth. Their grief over the passing of their precious Amiir, which means Prince in Arabic, would contribute to their divorce in 2000, Garcia said while promoting the recently released book "The Most Beautiful Girl: My Life with Prince." Garcia — the subject of Prince's hit "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" — hadn't seen him for many years when he died April 21, 2016. The 43-year-old regrets that she didn't get in touch earlier that year when she learned through old friends that he wasn't doing well. Garcia says she never saw Prince take drugs. A medical examiner has ruled his death was due to an accidental opioid overdose. What she does know is this: He was once rushed to the hospital to have his stomach pumped after passing out, saying that he mixed wine and aspirin for a migraine. "He told me he had a migraine. He had a migraine and he drank too much. I just didn't think anything of it. I was like, 'Oh, OK.' There was a time he asked her to flush some pills down a toilet after falling ill before a concert. "I know that the loss of our son was really hard on him and I think that that's what I thought. I remember thinking, 'Wow, he's really affected by it. I really need to be there for him.' I just went into that, trying to be there for him instead of, what is this and why are you doing that and where did you get it from? Now that I'm older, I probably would have done that, but it just was a very sensitive time." Garcia says she actually started writing her book years ago. "It was never like a tell-all or to talk bad about my relationship and my past. Actually it was done for love, and then when he passed, then I really felt the urgency to do it because I know a lot of people are going to come out with books and stories, but none like mine." Prince was intensely private; he shied away from the spotlight, did few interviews and cultivated a mysterious image. But Garcia said he didn't try and stop her from writing a memoir. "He was aware that I was writing a book. He never said anything," she said. She learned the news of Prince's shocking end from an unlikely source: Manuela Testolini, Prince's second wife who he also divorced. Testolini was involved in his charitable foundation and a Jehovah's Witnesses study group he attended while he and Garcia were still married. Years later, Testolini and Garcia struck up a friendship, of sorts, that endures. Garcia was driving in Los Angeles, where she lives with her 5-year-old daughter, when Testolini texted for her to call, and told her of Prince's death. "I don't know how many no's I said, I don't remember. I can't count," she said. The question of whether Prince had a will has slowed settlement of his estate for a year. None has been found. All Garcia knows is at one point he had one. "Absolutely. I mean I don't know if it exists anymore because people were very respectful of him. He could have said, 'Destroy that,'" she noted. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b70ac9e681e341e3ea7b54fe823e8216 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Dramatic battle video as troops advance in Mosul
(20 Mar 2017) Iraqi forces battling Islamic State group (IS) militants in Mosul continued their approach on the mosque where the leader of the extremist group declared its self-styled caliphate in the summer of 2014. As the advance proceeded on Monday, Iraq's ERD (Emergency Response Division, also known as Rapid Response Forces) used IRAM rocket launchers against militant positions near the Old City. Iraq launched a massive operation in October to retake Mosul, its second largest city and the IS group's last major urban bastion in the country. It declared eastern Mosul "fully liberated" in January and troops are now locked in a fierce battle for the city's more densely populated western half. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/57023fe6de067e0dff74697909edd86a Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Activist and former IS hostage, Nadia Murad, visits Yazidi camp
(4 Jun 2017) LEADIN: A Yazidi UN Goodwill Ambassador and former IS hostage has visited an IDP camp in Iraq. Many of Nadia Murad's relatives are still missing and she says it is "very difficult" to save those captured by the militants. STORYLINE: Nadia Murad stops to talk to some women at Qadia camp in Iraq. At one time, it must have seemed like she might never have a simple conversation like this again. Along with thousands of other Yazidi women and girls, Murad was taken hostage by Islamic State militants in August 2014 when the extremist group took control of their areas. After being held as a sex slave and subjected to horrific abuse, Murad managed to escape in November 2014. Five of her eight brothers are missing, presumed dead. One of her sisters is still missing too. And recent victories by Iraqi forces against IS in Mosul have not brought the good news she had hoped for. "I had believed that with the liberation of Mosul the majority of the Yazidi captives, over 3,000 women and children, would be found because all the phone calls, all the information had indicated that that is where they were," she says. "Even my own family, my niece called us from there just 10 months ago. But now we don't know anything about her. And now all those who have been freed in Mosul, they're no more than 75 people." She hopes survivors will be found as IS is pushed out of its last strongholds. But she says it is "very difficult" to save them as ransoms are so high. After escaping IS, Murad resettled in Germany and in 2016 she was named UN Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking. Her return to Iraq is an opportunity to visit fellow Yazidis at this camp - Murad is now an activist for Yazidi rights. She spends some time with her brother and sister who live here. Thousands of Yazidi men were systematically killed in what several international groups have branded as genocide. Murad's home village of Kocho is where the worst of the massacres took place. It has recently been retaken by pro-government militias so Murad has had the chance to go back to the family home and search for mementos of her loved ones - including her mother who was killed by IS. "I couldn't find anything that belonged to my brothers but I found a jacket that used to be Katherine's (niece), and this shirt belonged to Nasrine, another niece whose fate we know nothing about. And from all my life and memories in the house that I lived in I couldn't find anything except this comb," she says. Thousands of Yazidis continue to live in camps across northern Iraq because many of their areas are still under IS control, close to active frontlines or lack basic services. Yazidis are a mostly Kurdish-speaking religious minority group living in northern Iraq whom IS has vowed to exterminate because they consider them infidels. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/7d6b012650d03cd11ad4f940205f52ad Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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English language could rival French in Algeria
(23 Jan 2017) LEADIN: English is starting to surpass French as the main foreign language in Algeria. Changing attitudes have contributed to the shift. STORY-LINE: The streets outside the University of Algiers are bustling. Traditionally this is a Francophone institution, where key subjects such as Law and Medicine are taught in French. Since the French colonisation of Algeria in the 19th Century, this has been a Francophone country. But this could soon change, as interest in the English language increases. The British Institute is a language college that caters to the increased demand for English lessons. It's a piece of the United Kingdom in the Algerian Capital, and is full of students eager to begin learning or improve their English. It has been open since 2012 and offers accredited Cambridge English language assessments. It is a "learning centre and it is also an organisation with a mission to promote expertise and excellence in teaching, learning, and assessment of the English language of the students," explains British Institute director Jalil Gosab. Tarik Touati is a teacher at the Institute. He has witnessed increasing interest in learning English. "We still consider that nowadays more and more students are getting involved, so they realise more that English is very important nowadays in terms of the work, the studies," he says. According to official statistics, only five percent of Algerians can speak English, while the number of French speakers is estimated to be around 30 percent. This may change for several reasons, one of them being that English is now taught in Algerian middle schools. Gosab believes English may overtake French. "Back then, like if you go back nine or ten years ago, there was a phobia of the English language here, especially by those Francophones. But now since English is spoken by a significant, well you like it or not, whether we like it or not, English is spoken by a significant number," he says. Hundreds of private English institutes are opening their doors across the country, and the change can be seen in the streets of Algiers, where many shops now have English names. Arabic and Tamazight are the two officially recognised languages of Algeria, and French is spoken in most of the big cities. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/af627cb66e57f33e147869be72beb22a Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Prince Philip's first interview since retiring
(11 May 2017) Britain's Prince Philip says he became involved in carriage driving only after he decided to quit polo at the age of 50. Philip was speaking after riding at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, in his first interview after announcing his retirement from royal engagements. The 95-year-old represented Britain at several international championships. The Duke of Edinburgh, who is married to Queen Elizabeth II, said he "always did rather well at dressage" but "never managed the obstacles very well". When asked if he had any special memories from the times he participated in competitions, he joked "turning over here, in the water". You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e573b460a332e61322a76a7721c95b9b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Mary J. Blige denounces Trump as 'racist' at Sundance
(22 Jan 2017) MARY J. BLIGE DENOUNCES TRUMP AS 'RACIST' AT SUNDANCE Mary J. Blige has denounced President Donald Trump as "racist" at the Sundance Film Festival. The R and B singer and actor, who supported Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and sang at Barack Obama's first inauguration in 2009, said she didn't watch Trump's inauguration. "I really wasn't trying to give him any ratings or support it because I'm really against it. I just really can't support this. It is what it is. He speaks about women viciously, and he speaks of – just racist. Like, I can't. It makes me emotional," she said. Blige was interviewed on Saturday (21 JAN.y 2017) alongside her "Mudbound" co-star Carey Mulligan and director Dee Rees. The film, set in 1940s Mississippi, focuses on two families - one white, one black - and the forces that link and divide them. Mulligan said she was heartened by the demonstrations around the world on Saturday. "I just sat in my room this morning just in tears watching everyone all over the world participating. It was really unbelievable," she said. "It's a really difficult time. I think it's really – I haven't seen anything like this in my lifetime, in terms of the reaction and people speaking out in the activism that it's inspired. And I think that such a hugely positive thing, and I hope – my hope is that that continues and that people take up a fight every day for what they believe in." Blige said she hoped Trump's presidency would prompt a reaction of love and independence among Americans. "The only thing that's going to make anything change is for us to love each other. Seriously. And I don't mean like mushy love. I mean like take care of ourselves first, take care of our lives, take care of our businesses, take care of our children. Take care of everything that we think that he might be able to give us, the government might be able to give us or whatever. We have to take care of ourselves. I hate speaking like this, but it's the truth. I hope that it brings us all together and uplifts us and awakes us -- instead of breaking us." The Sundance Film Festival continues through 29 January. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c7934517f2c230d9329172ff2f6151ad Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Charles & Diana Wedding in 4K | Part 2 | ceremony in St Paul's Cathedral | 1981
Viewable for the first time in high quality 4K, this is reel 2 of the 25 minute British Movietone documentary called "The Royal Wedding". This stunning 4K version has been made from the original British Movietone 35 mm negative. Movietone were the only company to film events of this momentous day on film rather than video. A seamless version of the documentary is available via AP Archive in London. The file size is too large to upload to YouTube so we have loaded up each individual reel for you to enjoy in 4K quality, plus 12 clips of key moments from this special day. Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LeL-kFARpk&t=4s Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJQjF7iGldI&t=40s REEL 2 - CU The Duke and Duchess of Kent. WA Bridgegroom in front of Archbishop of Canterbury. THIS BEGINS SEQUENCE OF THE MARRIAGE CEREMONY WITH SYNC SOUND. Back view guests. MS Bride and Groom follow Archbishop to High alter. SV Bridesmaids Clementine Hambro and India Hicks seated. MS Archbishop gives his blessing (SYNC). MS Trumpeters sound fanfare x 2. WA Bride and groom down aisle. SV They bow and curtsey to the Queen and continue. WA Bride and Groom down aisle towards camera. Slow zoom in. This footage is available to licence for commercial use from the AP Archive - http://www.aparchive.com/ContactUs Find out more about AP Archive - http://www.aparchive.com/AboutUs Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/
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Passover faithful re-enact sacrifice of lamb
(6 Apr 2017) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY Jerusalem – 6 April 2017 1. Wide of ceremony with mock altar in background 2. Wide of tapestry symbolising the destroyed Jewish Temple on Temple Mount 3. Mid of faithful 4. Close of poster showing Jews with Muslim Dome of the Rock in background, reading (Hebrew): "Descendants of those that want to walk up the Temple Mount" 5. Close of Jewish faithful holding Paschal (to be slaughtered) lamb 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Rina Ariel, Jewish faitful: "Because the Jewish Temple has not been yet built so we have to do something just to practice. We want to practice this year so next year we'll be ready." 7. Close of pendant showing the Arc of the Covenant 8. Jewish man with T-shirt of slain Jewish leader Meir Kahane, founder of the outlawed ultranationalist Kach movement, reading (Hebrew): "Kahane was right." 9. Close of print of Kahane 10. Close of slaughtered lamb 11. Wide of ceremony 12. Various of Jewish faithful 13. Lamb being brought toward fire pit 14. Various of faithful chanting traditional prayers 15. Close of fire pit 16. Close of lamb on fire pit STORYLINE: Jewish activists and faithful recreated the biblical sacrifice of a lamb in on Thursday ahead of the Passover holiday. The event took place overlooking a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem, revered by Jews as the location where the biblical Temples once stood. The ceremony is said to have traditionally been held at the biblical Temples. The lamb would be sacrificed to mark the Passover holiday, which begins on Friday. Participants at Thursday's event hope the ceremony will soon be held in the rebuilt Jewish Temples, which is now the site of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third-holiest site in Islam. Under a decades-old arrangement, Jews are allowed to visit the site, but not pray there. Religious Jews pray that a third temple will be built on the site and maintain the tradition as practice for when the time comes to build a new temple. Jewish activist groups in recent years said Jews should instead focus on pushing for prayer at the contested hilltop compound itself. =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/5092c03488e22008687dfddb8f9daf2c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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'Downton Abbey' star Hugh Bonneville on documentary about Jesus; Brexit
(27 Apr 2017) 'DOWNTON ABBEY' STAR HUGH BONNEVILLE ON DOCUMENTARY ABOUT JESUS; BREXIT "Downton Abbey" star Hugh Bonneville is in Jerusalem to film an hour long documentary called "Countdown to Calvary," which will look at the feast of Passover and the last days of Jesus. The project is a co-production between Irish national broadcaster, RTE, French-German channel ARTE and American Public Television/PBS. "I didn't even think about being myself on camera. I mean luckily I'm just interested by the subject. And so I'm listening to experts really and learning as I go," Bonneville told The Associated Press. Bonneville, a Cambridge University Theology graduate, will discuss the days leading up to the execution of Jesus. The show will air first on Irish television at Easter 2018, according to a press release. Bonneville will be talking to a host of acclaimed figures across a variety of disciplines, including archaeology, history and law. The actor's most recent project - "Viceroy's House" - dealt with the British Empire's complex legacy during colonial times in India. However, in Jerusalem, the 53-year old actor steered away from politics, although he said he wished Britain would leave the European Union "with some dignity." "It feels strange to be exiting it. But, if we can do it with some dignity and still with a sense of cooperation then maybe there's hope for everyone." You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e7fb1f8883acb1400fa3f599f2df75b5 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Little protection for Syrian women who marry as second wives
(2 Jan 2017) LEAD IN: A growing number of Syrian women in Turkey are marrying local men as second wives. But as the country's law does not recognise the marriages, they have limited legal protection. STORY-LINE: Du'aa is a proud mother to her baby boy. He's the product of her marriage to a Turkish man. She fled to Turkey from Syria and met her husband by chance in the street. But Du'aa is not his only wife. He is already married and Turkey does not recognise second wives. So while they have had a Muslim wedding, Du'aa has no protection or rights under Turkish law. It's a situation her family had grave misgivings about. "They (my family) objected because he was already married, and his wife couldn't have children, so he decided to marry a Syrian woman," she says. "He was supposed to find a solution to register me officially and he said he couldn't divorce her because he sympathises with her. Then I said it is okay." Du'aa is one of a growing number of Syrian women who are marrying Turks as second wives. Polygamy is legal in Syria, so although she didn't like the idea of sharing her husband with his first wife, the 25 year-old accepted it and moved with them into a luxurious house in Sanliurfa. However, after a few months, the husband's business got into difficulty and problems started when Du'aa had her baby, now one year-old. "My husband's economic situation got very bad, and we had to move from a rich neighbourhood in Sanliurfa to a small village nearby," she says. "After we moved to the village I had a baby. When I have the baby he proposed to register the baby in his first wife's name but I said 'no way, you must to register him under my name', but he didn't accept that." It's a common situation brought about because the second marriage isn't legal - but means mothers lose legal rights over their own children. Du'aa hopes that the father reconsiders the situation and can find a solution to get the couple's son Turkish citizenship. Twenty-one year-old Hour has also married a Turkish man. She says her husband has divorced his first wife. But that has not made her story any easier. Hour didn't want to get married because she feel too young for it, but after the middlemen and her family negotiated a 30,000 Turkish Lira dowry (8,500 US Dollar) in gold and jewels, she felt compelled to accept. She was content for the first few months of the marriage. But after her parents moved away, things began to change. "He changed the way he treated me," she says, "The way he spoke to me wasn't in a good way. It was like talking to an animal, it was like he owned me as an animal." She left him and moved in with her mother and other relatives in Sanliurfa. But Hour discovered she was pregnant. She says she has received no financial support for their daughter other than hospital expenses. Hour has been left with nothing and together with her family is struggling to survive and raise her baby girl. The Turkish cities along the border with Syria are riddled with thousands of similar cases. Most of the women gathering at the Syrian Family Care Centre in Urfa come from Deir Al-Zour, Raqqa or Hasakah, first running from the Syrian regime then from IS. Since the war started in Syria in 2011, almost 400,000 Syrians live in the district of Sanliurfa, the highest number in Turkey, compared to a local population of 800,000, according to official statistics. Almost three million Syrians live in Turkey. Aziz Hamdan is a 55 year-old architect who moved here in 2012 and founded the Syrian Family Care Centre two years later. Research done by Hamdan's centre in 2015 documented that two to three percent of the Syrian women in this district are married to Turks as second wives. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/8fd988e256c275d9167fb29ca62efc31 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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A selection of comments from stars about what it meant for Ellen DeGeneres to come out on network TV
(27 Apr 2017) 'YEP, I'M GAY': HAPPY 20TH OUT ANNIVERSARY, ELLEN DEGENERES With a headline of "Yep, I'm Gay" on the cover of Time magazine and the same declaration on her sitcom, Ellen DeGeneres made history 20 years ago as the first prime-time lead on network TV to come out, capturing the hearts of supporters gay and straight amid a swirl of hate mail, death threats and, ultimately, dark times on and off the screen. The code-named "The Puppy Episode" of "Ellen" that aired April 30, 1997, was more than just a hit. It was one of those huge cultural "where were you" moments for anybody remotely interested in TV, or the advancement of LGBTQ people working in TV, or who were itching to come out of their closets at home at a still-perilous time. The hype was real, fed by DeGeneres' personal desire to end her secret-keeping at age 38 and to bring her TV character along for the ride. The off-screen act came first in Time by slightly more than two weeks, but "Puppy" was months in the making under lock and key, something that failed to matter when the script leaked and the world then waited. The episode was watched by an estimated 44 million viewers. It won an Emmy for writing, a Peabody as a landmark in broadcasting and numerous other accolades. The attention coincided with a new and very public relationship for DeGeneres with her girlfriend at the time, Anne Heche, herself new to the out life. The following season, DeGeneres' fifth, was the last. It was a failure in terms of ratings. The network took to slapping "adult content" warnings on the show, something DeGeneres knew nothing about ahead of time. The season was bashed by some as unfunny and "too gay," as was the out-and-proud DeGeneres herself as she lived life big with Heche offscreen. Sponsors fled and the show was canceled. DeGeneres herself made a spectacular comeback, eventually, now the host of her own daytime talk show and America's sweetheart at age 59. (President Barack Obama awarded her the nation's highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom, last year.) Numerous gay leads followed on TV, yet advocates hope for still more diversity and accuracy in story and character development DeGeneres went into a "hole," a deep depression, where she stayed without work for more than three years. "When Ellen came out every single gay person in the world was just holding their breath wondering what was going to happen to her," said actress Portia di Rossi who is now married to DeGeneres. "I don't think anyone was doing it more than actors at that time because she was the litmus test. If she did it and kept her career together then maybe, maybe there's a chance that someone like I could do it. But, when everything came crashing to a halt three months or so after she came out it was just a very clear, very strong message sent by the TV industry that it wasn't going to tolerate gay people. It was incredibly difficult when she disappeared for three years. It was a horrible time because she was the one that was brave. She was taking the brunt of it. And so when I heard that she had a talk show I remember tuning in the first episode, the day that it premiered and I remember watching the monologue and I thought, 'she's done it'...yeah, yeah...she came back." "I am so lucky and so privileged that I never actually had to have that moment of, 'I'm gonna come out. I'm gonna say something' because I always was able to just be and why? Because of people like Ellen," said actress Samira Wiley. "I think any time you live with courage on your front foot it's important and valuable to do," added actress Sarah Paulson. Laura Linney said she remembers the episode well and that it's reminder of both how far and how little we've come since. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/36ab6daca254f5795b234a5b616b6130 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Freed Puerto Rico nationalist: I have no regrets
(18 May 2017) Puerto Rico nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera received a heroes welcome at a concert in San Juan on Wednesday after being freed from house arrest following decades in custody. The celebration at the plaza near the University of Puerto Rico drew at least 1,000 supporters by late afternoon, some embracing and wearing T-shirts reading: "Welcome to your homeland!" Lopez, is a Puerto Rican nationalist who was a member of the ultranationalist Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN), which claimed responsibility for more than 100 bombings at public and commercial buildings during the 1970's and '80's in New York, Chicago, Washington and other US cities. The group's most notorious bombing killed four people and injured more than 60 at New York's landmark Fraunces Tavern in 1975. In an interview with the Associated Press, Lopez said he had no regrets about his involvement with the FALN. Asked about the possibility of violent independence for the US island territory, Rivera said that conditions on the island had changed and that, "the issue of violence is discarded completely." Rivera was sentenced to 55 years in prison after he was convicted on one count of seditious conspiracy, and he was later convicted of conspiring to escape from prison in Leavenworth, Kansas. He served nearly 13 years in solitary confinement, when former US President Barack Obama commuted his sentence before leaving office in January 2017. His case transformed him into a martyr among his supporters but outraged those who lost loved ones in a string of deadly bombings. Puerto Rico has been under US jurisdiction since 1898, and its people have been US citizens since 1917. The island is home to numerous military veterans, though Puerto Ricans can't vote for president and their representative in Congress has no vote. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/305f4106fab2257fdea159981cd3fe32 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Finns compete in annual hobby horse championship
(29 Apr 2017) Hobby horse enthusiasts from all over Finland gathered in Vantaa on Saturday for annual championships. This year's main event took place at a packed sports hall attracting an estimated 1,000 spectators to watch some 200 participants competing with their hobby horses in several sub-categories. Riders, almost all girls aged mostly between 10-18, competed in sports that simulate traditional equestrian events like dressage and show jumping. For show jumping, competitors were divided by age into several groups that all had their own winners announced after each group had finished. The vast majority of the hobby horses are home-made - splendidly pimped-up, colourful creatures complete with names like Chattanooga Choo Choo and Panda - exchanged and sold by owners at events and through social media. Some of them have been known to fetch up to 200 euros (218 US dollars). Some 10,000 people are currently estimated to be involved in hobby-horsing in Finland, and its popularity is also growing steadily in the other Nordic countries and elsewhere in Europe, though the numbers are much smaller. No official statistics exist as hobby horsing doesn't have any affiliation with Finnish sports associations and enthusiasts meet and exchange views mainly at online discussion forums and share photos and videos on social media platforms. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c23c6e224b9a4e71d2e2133ab27a5b86 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Thatcher Assassination Attempt - 1984 | Today In History | 12 Oct 17
On October 12, 1984, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher escaped an attempt on her life when an Irish Republican Army bomb exploded at a hotel in Brighton, England, killing five people. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/5f745f8c104110eaffc29371a5fe83b4 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Opioid Crisis Strains Families and Foster System
(12 Dec 2017) ACROSS THE U.S., SOARING USE OF OPIOIDS HAS FORCED TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN FROM THEIR HOMES, CREATING A GENERATION OF KIDS ABANDONED BY ADDICTED PARENTS. NAT SOUND UP OF A MOTHER TALKING WITH HER ADOPTED SON SOUNDBITE: (English) Tiffany Eggers, adopted foster child: "When I got him at four months, he reeked of some sort of substance. It literally took a week to get this horrible smell out of his hair, out his saliva, out his feces, out of his urine." TODAY, ELI IS A HEALTHY LITTLE BOY, THE EGGERS FAMILY ADOPTED HIM BUT WILL NEVER FORGET THE DIFFICULT PROCESS. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tiffany Eggers, adopted foster child: "He was just very colicky, he would scream but now I look back on it I realize he was just traumatized" THOUGH SUBSTANCE ABUSE HAS LONG BEEN AN ISSUE FOR CHILD WELFARE OFFICIALS, THIS IS THE MOST PROLIFIC WAVE OF CHILDREN AFFECTED BY ADDICTION SINCE CRACK COCAINE USE SURGED IN THE 1980S. SOUNDBITE: (English) Shawnee Wilson, Mother: "He was born on methadone, they sent him home and he went into severe withdrawal." SHAWNEE WILSON GREW UP WITH ADDICTS AND WAS 13 WHEN CHILD WELFARE OFFICIALS REMOVED HER FROM HER HOME. NOW, AT 26, SHE'S TRYING TO BEAT HEROIN, HAVING ALREADY LOST CUSTODY OF TWO CHILDREN AND GIVEN ANOTHER UP AT BIRTH. HER FOURTH CHILD, KINGSTON, WAS BORN JUST OVER A YEAR AGO, AND IT TOOK A MONTH FOR DOCTORS TO WEAN HIM OFF THE HEROIN WILSON EXPOSED HIM TO. HE IS IN FOSTER CARE NOW IN INDIANAPOLIS, AND WILSON IS FIGHTING TO GET HIM BACK. SOUNDBITE: (English) Shawnee Wilson, Mother: "It's hard, it was harder at first as I was still struggling with addiction, but, now it's making me stronger for when he comes home." NEW FOSTER CARE CASES INVOLVING PARENTS WHO ARE USING DRUGS HAVE HIT THE HIGHEST POINT IN MORE THAN THREE DECADE OF RECORD-KEEPING, ACCOUNTING FOR 92,000 CHILDREN ENTERING THE SYSTEM LAST YEAR. THE CRISIS IS SO SEVERE -- WITH A 32 PERCENT SPIKE IN DRUG-RELATED CASES FROM 2012 TO 2016 SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr. Tara Benjamin / Riley Children's Health "When I came to Indiana I was floored at what I saw here" DR. TARA BENJAMIN IS A MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE SPECIALIST. SHE TREATS WOMEN WITH HIGH-RISK PREGNANCIES. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr. Tara Benjamin / Riley Children's Health "When I walked in to the labor and delivery unit they had a list of patients with the title, do not prescribe, and it meant if these women called they are probably seeking so do not prescribe, I had never heard of that in life. To me that was an indicator of how bad this epidemic was here." IN INDIANA, DRUG-RELATED FOSTER CASES SHOT UP MORE THAN SIX-FOLD BETWEEN 2000 AND 2015. SOUNDBITE: (English) Judge Marilyn Moores, Marion County Juvenile Court: "I read the report and I just burst out crying.." JUDGE MARILYN MOORES HAS BEEN ON THE FRONT LINES OF HELPING CHILDREN AFFECTED BY THE HORRORS OF THEIR PARENTS' ADDICTION. HER BURDEN IS MAKING THE RIGHT DECISION FOR FAMILIES ACCORDING TO THE LAW - AND HER HEART. SOUNDBITE: (English) Judge Marilyn Moores, Marion County Juvenile Court: "We had a two-year-old that was found in a home, a neighbor heard him screaming, and thank God the door was unlocked and the neighbor went over and found the two-year-old in the home. The Dad was dead of a heroin overdose with a needle in his arm and no one knew how long the two-year-old had been alone on the home." THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC IS DESTROYING COMMUNITIES AND FAMILIES. MEANWHILE, THOUSANDS WORK TOWARD SOLUTIONS AND A MEANS TO COMFORT THE CHILDREN BORN INTO THE DESOLATION OF ADDICTION. ROBERT RAY, ASSOCIATED PRESS You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/fbdd8aa5da98e845934c16f4a2e1028e Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Designer creates Arabic and Hebrew written hybrid
(16 Jun 2017) LEAD IN A designer in Israel has attempted to bridge the gap between her country's two main languages by creating a hybrid of the two. "Aravrit" is a type of written language which merges Arabic with Hebrew. STORYLINE These moving letters might look familiar but you'd be forgiven for not knowing which language they're from. That's because they're a new language, created by a designer from Israel, which merges Arabic and Hebrew. Liron Lavi Turkenich who's behind the idea is aiming help Jews and Arabs understand each other better. "Aravrit" is an experimental writing system, a new one, which is combining Hebrew and Arabic in the same letter forms. So the top part is Arabic and the bottom part is Hebrew, and those are new characters that are compound out of Hebrew and Arabic," she says. Turkenich grew up in Haifa and says she got the idea for Aravrit while looking at road-signs in Hebrew, Arabic and English, and realising she was ignoring the Arabic: "Every sign in Israel has three languages on it, it has Hebrew, Arabic and English," she explains. "And it really bothered me that I'm ignoring it in a way, and I decided to come up with this project which will give the same kind of respect for both Hebrew and Arabic." Haifa is home to numerous Jews as well as both Muslim and Christian Arab communities. Realising she was looking at Arabic simply as decorative and not understanding it, Turkenich thought of creating a set of letters which both sides would find easy to read. She uses up to 638 varieties letters and each word takes about 15 hours to create on a computer. Turkenich deliberately avoided the use of politically charged words, such as Palestine, Israel, and peace, in order not to offend Jews or Arabs. But the language is still creating controversy, with many not wishing to see their language altered or merged with another. "I think it looks nice, but I'm simply against it, it's kind of shameful to have a real language mixed with a stolen language, especially when we talk about Arabic and Hebrew, Says Ehab Iwidat, a resident of Ramallah. Other's like the new language: "I think it is beautiful and the combination makes sense and it's amazing," says Tamar Golomb from Jerusalem. Turkenich researched the two languages and discovered the differences were fewer than she expected, although similar words in Hebrew and Arabic don't sound the same and visually the two languages are very different. Research led Turkenich to work by a 19th century French ophthalmologist called Louis Emile Javal, whose work had concluded that looking at only the top of Latin characters was sufficient for people to recognise the letters. Turkenich found that Hebrew and Arabic were compatible as the bottom part of the script is recognisable in Hebrew, while the top is dominant in Arabic. So she took the top part of Arabic letters and joined them with the bottom part of Hebrew letters - turning them into easily recognised letter for both Arabic and Hebrew speakers. Dr. Sharon Laor Sirak, curator at the Museum of Islamic and Near Eastern Cultures thinks the concept works: "Both languages are sharing the same basic letters, letter design, and with that they carry a bigger idea of the fact that we can combine two languages and still each one of them can still understand, decipher and live its own life, together," she says. But although Aravrit may look attractive and is comprehensible, Turkenich is hopeful her message of mutual understanding will not be lost. Whichever way the designer's calligraphic invention is guaranteed longevity as she is getting numerous requests to design Aravrit words for tattoos. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/7c1caaaa9e15af9c876965960e76bcbe Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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What Americans Heard in Cuba Attacks: The Sound
(12 Oct 2017) The Associated Press has obtained a recording of what some U.S. embassy workers heard in Havana as they were attacked by what investigators initially believed was a sonic weapon. The recording published Thursday is one of many taken in Cuba since of sounds associated with attacks that started last year. Recordings from Havana have been sent for analysis to the U.S. Navy, which has advanced capabilities for analyzing acoustic signals, and to the intelligence services, the AP has learned. But they have not significantly advanced U.S. knowledge about what is harming diplomats. The United States says "we still don't know what is responsible for the injuries." The Navy and the State Department did not respond to requests for comment. Cuba has denied involvement or knowledge of the attacks. The U.S. hasn't assigned blame. The sound seemed to manifest in pulses of varying and inconsistent lengths _ seven seconds, 12 seconds, two seconds _ with some sustained periods of several minutes or more. Then there would be silence for a second, or 13 seconds, or four seconds, before the sound abruptly started again. Not all Americans injured in Cuba heard sounds. Of those who did, it's not clear they heard precisely the same thing. Yet the AP has reviewed several recordings from Havana taken under different circumstances, and all have variations of the same high-pitched sound. Individuals who have heard the noise in Havana confirm the recordings are generally consistent with what they heard. "That's the sound," one of them said. The recording being released by the AP has been digitally enhanced to increase volume and reduce background noise, but has not been otherwise altered. Whether there's a direct relationship between the sound and the physical damage suffered by the victims is unclear. The U.S. says that in general, the attacks caused hearing, cognitive, visual, balance, sleep and other problems. A closer look at one recording reveals it's not just a single sound. Roughly 20 or more different frequencies, or pitches, are embedded in it, the AP discovered using a spectrum analyzer, which measures a signal's frequency and amplitude. Plotted on a graph, the Havana sound forms a series of "peaks" that jump up from a baseline, like spikes or fingers on a hand. Conventional recording devices and tools to measure sound may not pick up very high or low frequencies, such as those above or below what the human ear can hear. Kausik Sarkar, an acoustics expert and engineering professor at The George Washington University, who reviewed the recording with the AP, said the human ear would not be able to hear the full range of noise being aimed at individuals affected. "But of course it is going into your system it's like a you know an acoustic hammer which is hitting you, you're just not able to hear it because it's frequency is much higher," he said. The recordings have been played for workers at the U.S. embassy to teach them what to listen for, said several individuals with knowledge of the situation in Havana. The AP reported last month that some people experienced attacks or heard sounds that were narrowly confined to a room or parts of a room. At least 22 Americans are "medically confirmed" to be affected, the State Department says, adding that the number could grow. The attacks started last year and are considered "ongoing," with an incident reported as recently as late August. Cuba has defended its "exhaustive and priority" response, emphasizing its eagerness to assist the U.S. investigation. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/0f13167728b99e7a3a10ee94e2ba9b2c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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One man's mission to save dogs from being slaughtered
(11 Nov 2017) LEADIN: A Los Angeles dog lover is spearheading a campaign to save thousands of animals from being tortured and slaughtered for meat in Asia. Marc Ching rescues hundreds of dogs from the infamous Yulin dog meat festival in China, bringing them to the United States to find them loving homes. STORYLINE: There's nothing Marc Ching likes more than spending quality time with dogs. He has several of his own and also runs the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation - a non-profit organisation that focuses on rescuing abused and neglected animals, rehabilitating them and working to find them homes. But he also risks his safety by going undercover to rescue dogs about to be killed each year in Asian slaughterhouses. Hundreds of videos and photos on his phone tell the horrifying tale. "Animal Hope & Wellness was started basically to focus on abuse cases, try to rehabilitate them and get them good homes. In time, we've changed, to where much of our focus is on the Asian dog meat trade where, in certain countries, they eat dogs, torturing them, believing that it makes the meat taste better or if you ingest the meat, it gives you some type of special healing powers or something like that. Now a lot of our focus is on legislation. In America, we are doing HR1406 which is an anti-dog and cat meat prohibition bill. Overseas we're doing mirror legislation in Korea as well as Cambodia and we work a lot in China. This year we rescued 858 dogs from the Yulin Dog Meat Festival as well as cats and some other animals," he says. Since 2015, Ching has conducted 17 solo rescue missions to China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and South Korea to save dogs from a cruel death. He has rescued 3000 dogs over the last three years but only a third make it back to the United States as many don't survive the cruelty they've already endured. After learning about the brutal practice of torturing dogs before slaughtering them during the Yulin dog meat festival, he made it is mission to bring the horrific details to light. Posing as a wealthy American buyer looking to purchase dogs, Ching secretly videotapes the torture of innocent dogs. He says dogs are boiled, burned alive with blow torches, beaten, and left to hang by their necks with horrific injuries. "My job is different. I go undercover into slaughterhouses. And as someone who does this, I have to witness a constant torturing of animals and so for someone that considers his own dogs his own children it's very difficult for me and my family as well as my own children." Ching says he has been beaten up, shot at, and almost died four times during his rescue missions. Dr. John Sessa, Executive Director of Vanderpump Dog Foundation, also campaigns against the Yulin festival and says China has a shameful lack of animal cruelty laws. "What we are trying eradicate, and I think a lot of activists around the world are trying to eradicate, is the fact that this is a celebratory event that shouldn't be celebrated. You don't want to celebrate killing 10 to 15 thousand dogs and cats every single year, so that's kind of what I think the collective world wide voice is, and I think the fact that there's a town that has made a festival out of some sort of a torture-istic act and I think that is what the public outcry is," he says. At the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation offices in Los Angeles, volunteers and visitors shower the animals with love. Here, many of the rescued dogs meet their new owners who also learn of the cruelty that many of animals have witnessed. Ching wants the world to know that it's not OK to treat animals inhumanely, especially when many of the Yulin dogs are stolen pets. The Choi family of Los Angeles, adopted two dogs Ching saved from near death in China. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/325b5a6e1fc1411b9a9c28ebe82f6344 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Afghan boy dubbed "Little Picasso" in Serb camp
(13 Mar 2017) A 10-year-old boy from Afghanistan with a passion for drawing has earned the nickname 'Little Picasso' among other migrants in Serbia. Farhad Nouri's drawing pad includes portraits of painter Salvador Dali, Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US actress Angelina Jolie. Nouri also likes to draw portraits of his family and friends, fairy-tale castles, nature or anything else that comes to mind. Painting, he said, has helped him cope since the family left their home in Afghanistan a year ago. Nouri and his family - his parents and two younger brothers - are among several thousand migrants who have been stuck in Serbia looking for ways to reach western Europe amid closed borders and mounting anti-migrant sentiments. Last week, neighbouring EU nation Hungary toughened its anti-migrant rules - including putting all migrants in shipping containers on the border - making future prospects for migrants even dimmer. The Nouri family has formally applied for asylum and would like to go to Switzerland or the United States. For now, though, their home in Belgrade's Krnjaca refugee camp is a narrow and damp room with bunk beds, a wardrobe and a small table. The former workers' barracks had previously hosted refugees from the 1990s' wars in the former Yugoslavia. Nouri said he plays with other children in the refugee camp and attends Serbian language classes in the camp during the day. He usually draws at night, in his bed, while it is still quiet outside. Nouri said he hopes his family will be able to build a new life in a new country and that one day he hopes to become a painter. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e6126a5c5270fa1390b9e58ac7b5bdd0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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US commander on Mosul, Raqqa timeline
(8 Feb 2017) A top US commander in Iraq says he expects to retake Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria from the Islamic State group within the next six months. Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend made his comment while on a tour north of Baghdad on Wednesday. Townsend, who heads the US-led coalition against IS, also said that although Iraq's military is still in the process of putting forces into place ahead of the push into western Mosul, but predicted operations would begin "in the next few days." Iraqi forces declared Mosul's east "fully liberated" in January after launching the operation to retake the city in October. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/cd73406565c6a3be3c7c7f34096f4a14 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Mattis Says US Should Stay In Iran Nucelar Deal
(3 Oct 2017) Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday the United States should remain in the nuclear deal negotiated during the Obama administration that constrains Iran's ability to build a nuclear arsenal. Sen. Angus King of Maine asked Mattis during a congressional hearing if he thinks it's in the national security interests of the United States to stay a part of the international accord. Mattis said, "Yes, senator, I do." Pressed by Sen. Mike Rounds of South Dakota to explain, Mattis said the U.S. needs to confirm Iran is complying with the agreement and it's not outside of the president's "portfolio'' to consider things beyond the letter of the agreement. President Donald Trump has called the deal the worst agreement ever negotiated by the United States. Trump has repeatedly said that he's inclined not to certify Iranian compliance after having twice found the country compliant at earlier deadlines. Denying certification could lead the U.S. to reintroduce sanctions, which in turn could lead Iran to walk away from the deal or restart previously curtailed nuclear activities. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/01a1a0c9a94a790ce9acefbed971c2bb Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Fear Of Deportation Drives People Off Food Stamps
(7 Jun 2017) A crackdown on illegal immigration under President Donald Trump has driven some poor people to take a drastic step: opt out of federal food assistance because they are fearful of deportation, activists and immigrants say. People who are not legal residents of the U.S. are not eligible to take part in what is formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. But many poor families include a mix of non-legal residents and legal ones, such as children who have citizenship because they were born in the U.S. In those cases, it is often an adult who is not a legal resident who submits the application. Some now feel that is too dangerous under a president who has made immigration enforcement a priority. Throughout the U.S., there are accounts of people resisting efforts of nonprofit organizations to sign them up for food stamps, letting benefits lapse or withdrawing from the program because of the perceived risk. The food stamp program provides monthly payments, typically about $125 per eligible household member, to poor families to buy essential staples. Going without can be an extreme decision, advocates say. A 52-year-old woman name Rosa, a Mexican in the country illegally, told The Associated Press she was motivated in January to drop a benefit that was supporting her teenage daughter, a U.S. citizen, purely because she was afraid of being in the food stamp system, which requires applicants to state their immigration status. "It's because of fear that people like me who get food stamps, that we would be deported or something. I decided it was better to close my account," said the woman who asked AP not to use her last name. About 3.9 million citizen children living with noncitizen parents received food stamps in the 2015 fiscal year, the most recent available data, according to the Department of Agriculture, which administers the food stamp program. The Department of Agriculture says a lower percentage of noncitizens who qualify for the program known as SNAP have historically used the benefit than citizens because of an incorrect perception that it could affect their immigration status or hurt their chances of becoming a U.S. citizen. Driving the most recent fears about the program is an increase in immigration enforcement. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested nearly 40 percent more people suspected of being in the country illegally in the first 100 days under Trump than in the same period a year earlier. The agency said nearly 75 percent of them had been convicted of criminal offenses but "non-criminal arrests" were up by more than 150 percent. Immigrant advocates see the aversion to food stamps as a reflection of a climate of fear that drives people in the country illegally deeper underground, which in some cases also makes them reluctant to report crimes. "I, among others, think this is part of the strategy of this administration, creating a sense of fear, creating a sense of we are just waiting to get you," said Jairo Guzman, the president of the Mexican Coalition, an immigration advocate group based in New York. Mark Krikorian, an advocate for reducing immigration to the United States, says he believes immigrants like Rosa should be afraid of being deported. "People who break the law are supposed to be afraid of law enforcement, now they know perfectly well that if you're an illegal immigrant it's not like you are going to be water boarded or anything, what they're afraid of is that they're going to be made to go home to their own countries and that's the way it should be," said Krikorian, who works for the Center for Immigration Studies. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/80453fe1388edbbd78e884d241c0e4a9 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Iraqi forces in fierce urban battle in Mosul
(16 Mar 2017) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY Mosul - 16 March 2017 1. Various of Iraqi Federal Police soldier firing machine gun 2. Various of damaged buildings on fire, UPSOUND of gunfire 3. Iraqi Federal police officer communicating target position to artillery 4. Mortar falling, UPSOUND of gunfire and explosions 5. Building on fire, UPSOUND of artillery explosions 6. Close-up of smoke coming out from building on fire, UPSOUND of explosions and gunfire 7. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Staff Major Haiman Abbas Fadl, Commander of the 2nd Regiment, 9th Brigade, 3rd Division, Iraqi Federal Police: "It's our artillery, it is giving us good support, and there are observing officers on the ground to guide the aiming, the area targeted is empty of civilians, because it is important for us to respect human rights and the civilians' life. There is no civilian in the targeted area, just IS fighters and we are dealing with these targets." 8. Soldiers running, UPSOUND of gunfire 9. Close-up of magazine being reloaded 10. Soldiers at the window firing 11. Close-up of damaged building, UPSOUND of gunfire 12. Soldier firing from inside a top floor of a building and taking cover UPSOUND of radio 13. Soldier walking inside damaged apartment, UPSOUND of radio 14. Damaged buildings and smoke seen fro a top floor of a high building UPSOUND of gunfire 15. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Staff Major Haiman Abbas Fadl, Commander of the 2nd Regiment, 9th Brigade, 3rd Division, Iraqi Federal Police: "For sure every terrain has its own characteristics and tactics, each land has its own tactics, there is a tactic for the open area and one for the urban area, this is specific urban warfare, of course to fight here is more difficult than in an open field." 16. Major Haiman Abbas Fadl and his field assistant listening to radio, taking notes of IS sniper's coordinates 17. Tank rolling towards sniper position 18. Rubbles in the street UPSOUND of gunfire 19. Armoured vehicles parked in the street UPSOUND of gunfire and explosions 20. Close-up of building on fire STORYLINE: Iraqi Federal Police forces engaged in a fierce urban battle on Thursday as they continued to push further into western Mosul. Soldiers on the ground, supported by artillery fire, fought at close quarters against Islamic State fighters. Federal police forces are trying to establish a new frontline in connection with the so-called Old Bridge, fighting their way through a densely populated area and several high-rise buildings. Iraqi high commanders say their forces have driven the Islamic State group out of more than half of western Mosul, nearly a month after launching an operation to seize the remainder of the city from the extremists. Iraq declared eastern Mosul "fully liberated" in January. Iraq launched a massive operation in October to retake Mosul - the country's second largest city which fell to IS in 2014. Western Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, is home to about 750,000 people. The United Nations raised the alarm about a possible humanitarian crisis as many remain trapped with very little access to basic necessities as the fighting continues to dislodge the Islamic State militants from the city. =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/dbda1a0a106745a197e5d5f40fc0c30e Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Venezuelans cross to Brazil to flee crisis at home
(8 Jun 2017) Fleeing the economic and political crisis in their home country, thousands of Venezuelans are crossing the border into Brazil and overwhelming authorities. Often travelling by foot, the migrants' first port of entry in Brazil is the town of Pacaraima in the Brazilian state of Roraima. Many of the Venezuelans migrating to Pacaraima come from the poor Warao indigenous community in search of food, medical care and employment. The sudden increase of migrants crossing Brazil's most northern state has also caused a humanitarian crisis there, filling already struggling public hospitals and prompting local authorities to improvise migrant centres in school gyms. According to Humans Rights Watch, over 80 percent of patients being treated at the Pacaraima public hospital are Venezuelan. In the first five months of this year alone, there have been more refugee status requests made by Venezuelans than during all of last year. According to Brazil's Justice Ministry, from January to May 3,971 refugee status requests were made compared to 3,375 in all of 2016. Brazilian law allows refugees to work temporarily until their application is processed. In Boa Vista, the capital of Roraima, long lines of Venezuelans have formed outside the federal police headquarters where applications are made. Many say they want to bring the rest of their families that stayed behind. Meanwhile, daily demonstrations against the embattled government of President Nicolas Maduro continue in Venezuela. Nearly 70 people have died in two months of political unrest fed by Venezuela's triple-digit inflation, widespread food shortages and high crime. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/fd4c141edb59fef19443f993ccff8f7d Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Wedding of Charles & Diana in 4K | Clip 6 | Charles & Diana walk down the aisle |1981
Viewable for the first time in high quality 4K. This extract from the 25 minute British Movietone documentary entitled "The Royal Wedding" shows Diana and Charles walking down the aisle together. The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Prince Charles and Princess Diana. This footage is available to licence for commercial use from the AP Archive - http://www.aparchive.com/ContactUs Find out more about AP Archive - http://www.aparchive.com/AboutUs Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/
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Museum of Failure celebrates unsuccessful innovations
(2 Jun 2017) LEADIN: Many museums celebrate our greatest achievements, but now one in Sweden is showcasing a selection of innovation failures. Helsingborg's Museum of Failure presents an amusing look at brand innovations that aimed for the stars... but missed. STORYLINE: Green Heinz ketchup? Fat-free Pringles? Colgate frozen lasagna? A doggie woof-translator? You don't need to be an expert to know they weren't successful. Which is why these wild creations - along with around 60 others - are star artifacts at Helsingborg's new Museum of Failure, a wacky parade of unsuccessful products from years gone by. It's the brainchild of 43-year-old curator and clinical psychologist Samuel West. The idea came to him when holidaying in Croatia and he quickly purchased the internet domain name. West later realised he'd accidentally misspelt 'museum' - a sure sign his project would succeed. "In innovation, we know that 80 to 90 percent of innovation projects they fail and you never read about them, you don't see them, people don't talk about them," says West. "And if there's anything we can do from these failures is learn from them. But, you can't learn from them, if you can't talk about them or see them." Many featured products show companies attempting to diversify their brand and break from what they're traditionally known for. There's Coca-Cola's 'BlaK' coffee beverage and Pepsi's 'Crystal' clear soda. Iconic American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson makes an appearance, but there's not a bike in sight. Instead, there's a men's eau-du-toilette, launched in the mid-90s. "They launched this cologne and people, the fans, hated it," explains West. "They said: 'You're Disneyfying our brand,' They had Christmas ornaments, Barbie dolls, all kinds of other stuff with the Harley-Davidson logo and it sort of trivializes the brand and it wasn't popular amongst their core fans." Even one of the world's best-known businessmen makes an appearance - President of the United States Donald Trump. The 'I'm Back And You're Fired' board game from 2004 looks like Monopoly, but players use 'T' branded pieces and the paper notes are adorned with Trump's image. "It's a boring version of 'Monopoly,' it's simplified so stupid people can play it, but it's also horribly boring," says West. "And the game is full of Trump's logo, picture of Trump on the money, anecdotes, stories about how successful Trump is, the game is horrible." Perhaps surprisingly, the Museum of Failure is also home to some high-tech devices, including Google's 'Glass' headset, with augmented reality display and in-built camera. "The problem was Google released it too early, it was still a prototype, so it as full of bugs, there weren't any applications, it wasn't really useful in anyway," says West. "On top of that, the Google Glass had huge privacy issues, so they were banned from cafes in San Francisco and people (that) used Google Glass were called 'Glass-holes'." Of course, many of the brand's featured in West's collection of failures will dispute their place - it's the equivalent of a Hollywood actor being nominated for a 'Razzie' award. Segway may feel particularly aggrieved to see its two-wheeled electric mobility device making an appearance, but West claims it's justified given how revolutionary developers first thought the vehicle would be. "It was an innovation, and it failed to meet those expectations that they had from the start," explains West. "The Segway was supposed to revolutionize the way we transport people, it was supposed to be to the car, what the car was to the horse and buggy. "And we all know that the Segway today is used by tourists before the go get drunk." The bulky black device paved the way for the iPhones and iPads millions use today. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/36a0019b3f7b6c322d1f0324dbccf7bc Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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