Colombian Messi fan creates giant inflatable jersey to pay tribute to World Cup champion

A team of four Colombian artists worked tirelessly to make a giant inflatable jersey to pay tribute to Argentina’s World Cup-winning captain Lionel Messi, as seen in the footage filmed in Antioquia on Wednesday. The jersey created by Colombian artist Alejandro Uribe measures around 20 meters long and 17 meters wide. “It is made of … Read more

Mexico: ‘See us as family’ – Migrant from Venezuela at border with Texas as US Supreme Court upholds ‘Title 42’ expulsions

Migrants remained stuck at the United States-Mexico border in Ciudad Juarez on Wednesday as the US Supreme Court upheld the Trump-era ‘Title 42’ which allowed migrants to be expelled without delay at the border. Footage features US servicemen patrolling the border strip while migrants can be seen climbing over a fence and walking toward the … Read more

Brazilian football legend Pele dies in Sao Paulo aged 82

Brazilian football legend Pele passed away at the Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital in Sao Paulo on Thursday, at the age of 82. Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known internationally as Pele, was admitted to the hospital in November to re-evaluate his treatment for colon cancer. He was later moved to palliative care after being diagnosed with … Read more

Germany: Kurdish community march in Berlin to demand justice for deadly racist shooting victims

Members of the Kurdish community marched in Berlin on Thursday to commemorate the three victims of last week’s deadly shooting allegedly motivated by xenophobia. Protesters held portraits of the shooting victims as well as victims of previous acts of violence against Kurds. They demanded justice for those killed during the last attack. “The target of … Read more

Choptastic! Barber made Yellow Crane Tower with 5,465 chopsticks, turning his shop into art gallery

Duan Xianyong, a barber from Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province, made the model of the Yellow Crane Tower out of 5,465 chopsticks. The incredible manual labour took a year, three months, and 19 days. Images captured on Thursday show the details of Chopstick Yellow Crane Tower, with moving doors and windows, interior decorations, and lighting effects. Many … Read more

Peru: ‘I didn’t ask for those deaths to happen’ – Boluarte on deadly protests after Castillo’s impeachment

Peru’s President Dina Boluarte said on Thursday that the people have been lied to, making them believe that she was responsible for the departure of former President Pedro Castillo. Peruvian President Dina Boluarte held a press conference for foreign media at the government house in Lima on Thursday. During the briefing she addressed the police … Read more

Nigeria: ‘Children, adults, women’ – At least 14 killed at annual bikers’ carnival in Calabar

At least 14 people were killed and over 20 others injured after a vehicle rammed into a crowd of onlookers at a popular bikers’ carnival in Calabar on Tuesday. Footage captured on Wednesday shows grieving family members of the victims outside the University of Calabar teaching hospital, where many of the injured are receiving treatment. … Read more

Turkey: ‘Purchasing power has fallen drastically’ – Istanbul locals comment on year’s economic outcome during holiday shopping

Istanbul residents expressed concern regarding the year’s economic outcome, while heading to markets before the New Year’s holiday, as footage filmed on Tuesday shows. Sami Baris, a greengrocer in one of Istanbul’s old markets, said that customers were recently tending to buy fewer amounts of vegetables, saying that “purchasing power has gone down, it’s gone … Read more

Strawberries fields forever! Palestinian agricultural Engr manages to plant berries out of charcoal

Despite the lack of resources and being under threat of eviction, Shady Mustafa Atatreh, an agricultural engineer from Ya’bad town in Jenin, managed to successfully plant strawberries in charcoal soil. “This is the first experiment of planting in charcoal in the world; of course, we are talking about growing strawberries because planting on charcoal hasn’t … Read more

Philippines: At least 13 killed, dozens missing after floods hit country’s central and southern areas

Heavy rains and flash floods have left at least 13 people dead and 23 more missing in six regions of the archipelago nation. Camarines Sur and Misamis Occidental provinces, as well as Eastern Visayas, Bicol, and Northern Mindanao regions were reportedly affected. Footage filmed in Oroquieta on Tuesday features damaged houses and roads as well … Read more

Oman: Sultan Haitham bin Tarik welcomes Iranian FM Amir-Abdollahian in Muscat

Oman Sultan Haitham bin Tarik welcomed the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and the Iranian delegation in Muscat on Wednesday. According to local media, Amir-Abdollahian delivered the message of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to the Sultan and extended an invitation for him to visit Tehran. The meeting between the two leaders reportedly aimed to strengthen … Read more

Iraq: ‘They should do it in more than one region’- Baghdad locals rejoice as lights lit up to mark end of year

The Municipality of Baghdad began installing illuminated Christmas decorations in public squares and streets to celebrate the last weeks of the year in several areas of the capital, as seen in footage on Wednesday. The Mayor of Baghdad, Ammar Musa Kazem, declared that “we extend our congratulations to you with the most beautiful expressions of … Read more

Argentina: ‘Democracy captured by mafias’- VP Kirchner appears in public for first time after conviction on corruption charges

Argentinian Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner appeared in public and delivered a speech for the first time after being convicted on on corruption charges and banned from running in the 2023 presidential election, on Tuesday in Buenos Aires. Footage shows VP Kirchner delivering a speech for her supporters, who can be seen chanting and … Read more

Mexico: Migrants queue along border with US as ‘Title 42’ restrictions expected to expire

Footage filmed on Tuesday features dozens of migrants queuing along the border with the US in the vicinity of Ciudad Juarez as ‘Title 42’ restrictions are expected to expire. The border restriction has allowed US border agents to immediately expel migrants, who have crossed the southern border illegally during the COVID outbreak. Migrants without documentation … Read more

USA: Long queues at airports as Southwest cancels thousands of flights amid winter freeze

Long queues of travellers were seen at the Dallas Love Field Airport on Tuesday, as Southwest airlines continued to cancel thousands of flights following days of extreme weather across the United States. The airline reportedly cancelled almost 2,600 flights nationwide on Tuesday, accounting for almost two-thirds of all cancelled flights on that day. Southwest’s struggles … Read more

Italy: Cartoon Network celebrates 30th anniversary in Rome with spectacular drone light show

American cable television channel Cartoon Network (CN) celebrated the 30th anniversary with a spectacular drone light show recreating signature cartoon characters in Rome’s central square Piazza del Popolo on Tuesday. A part of Warner Bros. Discovery multinational conglomerate CN Inc. was founded by a television producer Ted Turner and was launched on October 1, 1992.

State of Palestine: Protesters clash with Israeli forces while demanding release of prisoner’s body

Hundreds of Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces in Ramallah on Tuesday, during a rally to demand Israel release the bodies of Palestinians killed and withheld by its forces. The protesters gathered at the Amari refugee camp, home of Nasser Abu Hamid, who reportedly died in an Israeli prison last week following a year-long battle … Read more

Taiwan: Pres Tsai Ing-wen announces mandatory military service increase to one year

President Tsai Ing-wen during a press conference in Taipei on Tuesday announced the initiative to increase the term of mandatory military service in Taiwan from four months to one year. “The current four-month military service is inadequate in quantity and quality of training to meet the rapidly changing situation and current military requirements. After two … Read more

Turkey: Israeli envoy presents letter of credence to Erdogan after 4 years of strained relations

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received the credentials of Israel’s Ambassador to Turkey Irit Lillian at the presidential complex in Ankara on Tuesday, as the two countries continue to normalise ties after four years of diplomatic strain. Senior diplomat Lillian has served as Israel’s charge d’affaires in Ankara since January 2021 and has played a … Read more

Serbia: ‘They want to destroy us and crush us’ – Pres Vucic on Kosovo tensions

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic discussed the situation in Kosovo with the Head of Serbian Orthodox Church Patriarch Porfirije in Belgrade on Tuesday. “They want to destroy us and crush us precisely because of everything that is happening between Russia and Ukraine so that Kosovo would not be used as a precedent in those relations, – … Read more

China: Busy streets as Beijing returns to life following Zero-COVID U-turn

Commuters were seen crowding major roads and transport arteries in Beijing on Tuesday as people re-emerged from their homes after three years of the country’s zero-COVID policy and strict lockdown rules. Footage shows mask-wearing passengers in packed subway trains and congested roads in the Shuangjin and Guomao subdistricts as citizens returned to their daily pre-pandemic … Read more

China: Govt further eases COVID measures, scraps quarantine requirement for international travellers

Officials from the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council announced that they would end the COVID quarantine for international travellers in early January on Tuesday in Beijing. “Quarantine measures will no longer be implemented for coronavirus-infected people, close contacts will no longer be identified, high and low-risk areas will no longer be … Read more

Bangladesh: Residents of Dhaka attend hospitals as new strain of COVID spreads in China and India

With Directorate General of Health Services’ (DGHS) raising awareness about BF-7, a sub-variant of Omicron COVID-19’s strain spreading in the neighbouring countries of India and China, residents of Dhaka could be seen attending hospital. Footage filmed in Dhaka’s 250 Beaded E-TB and chest diseases hospital on Tuesday shows patients being vaccinated by medical staff, queuing … Read more

Syria: ‘Fabulous atmosphere’ – Xmas market hosts hundreds of people in Damascus amid economic crisis

The Christmas market in Damascus returned with lights and shining decorations to host Syrian people ahead of the festive season, amid a tough economic situation in Syria. Footage filmed on Monday features men, women and children taking pictures, and visiting stalls installed in wooden huts, and Christmas trees designed with light strings. Vendors could be … Read more

Serbia: Barricades of lorries block roads leading to Pristina as tensions continue in northern Kosovo

Serbs in northern Kosovo used lorries to block road leading to Pristina in Kosovska Mitrovica on Tuesday as tensions in the region between Albanians and Serbs continue. Two new barricades were installed north of Mitrovica during the 18th day of protest over the arrest of Serbs and the presence of special police forces in Kosovo. … Read more

Serbia: Army at ‘highest level of combat readiness’ over Kosovo tensions – Def Min Vucevic

Serbia’s Defence Minister Milos Vucevic announced in Belgrade on Monday that the country’s President Aleksandar Vucic, as Commander-in-Chief, ordered Serbian Armed Forces to be on the highest level of readiness from that night onwards. “Bearing in mind the intelligence that the state of Serbia has, at its disposal, the President of the Republic of Serbia, … Read more

Canada: Drone footage captures linemen restoring power in Port Colborne after snowstorm hits Niagara Region

Linemen crews strived to repair electric posts and restore power on Tuesday in Port Colborne after a severe snowstorm hit Niagara Region. Drone footage features streets, houses, cars, and trees covered with thick snow. Electrical linemen workers could also be seen next to the downed trees and branches. Niagara Region declared the state a of … Read more