Cat jumps from 5th floor of burning Chicago building, bounces, runs off
18 May 2021 | 3:09 pm
Images from the Chicago Fire Department show the moment a desperate cat leap from the 5th floor of a burning multi-story apartment building in Chicago on Thursday afternoon. The black cat appears through the thick smoke at a broken window and pauses for a second before taking the plunge. Onlookers gasp as the cat falls gracefully through the air before landing on his feet with a bounce on the grass.
9 Jul 2021
Our guest is Sultan Al Qassemi, who is not just a friend of the show but also the inspiration behind some of our guests. He joins us in the studio to talk about his latest book, "Building Sharjah", which is the most extensive study of any city in the United Arab Emirates and quite possibly the entire region.
14 Jul 2021
In Tokyo’s busy business area of Shinjuku, a giant 3D cat on a 4K billboard greets shoppers. Passers-by are flocking to photograph it, with many unable to believe how lifelike it is.
2 Aug 2021
One of America's largest events -- Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago -- is underway this weekend, to the delight of fans and to the despair of others. The four day music festival is expected to draw more than 100,000 people to downtown Chicago each day, at a moment when coronavirus cases are on the rise and vaccinations have plateaued. Lollapalooza has said their policy is for unvaccinated people to wear masks and show a recent negative Covid test.
13 Aug 2021
Gaynor Georgiou, 77, is a British national known as the 'cat lady' of Cyprus. Everyday she visits eight selected spots to feed the felines of Paphos, come rain or shine. Georgiou, who has consistently looked after around 160 daily cats for the last 32 years, relies mostly on her own money to provide the cat food, water and medical assistance. She also receives donations, but these have suffered recently due to the coronavirus and the lack of tourists.
21 Aug 2021
Ahead of international cat day, a look inside cat rescuer Mahmoud Shehadeh's home. Mahmoud provides much-needed care and rehabilitation to neglected cats in his home in the city of Khan Yunis, before finding them a permanent home.
25 Aug 2021
The Chi-Town native is set to host the third listening party series for his tenth studio album, Donda, on Thursday at Chicago’s Soldier Field for 38,000 fans – reduced from the original 63,000 maximum capacity.
2 Sep 2021
In a place where concrete is cheap, one man, Doudou Deme, dreams of an ecological, sustainable alternative. Compressed earth bricks, manufactured in his factory outside Dakar, offer better temperature regulation as well as benefiting the planet.
16 Sep 2021
In this part of the series, Chimezie Emewulu, MD/CEO, Seamfix Ltd, and Chibuzor Onwurah, Co-Founder, Seamfix Ltd explain the gaps they noticed in the society that necessitated the birth of Seamfix and how they have been solving everyday problems using technology.
1 Oct 2021
Barack and Michelle Obama break ground on their presidential library and center, launching a project the former president said would produce the next generation of American leaders.
8 Oct 2021
Dubai's Expo has released figures on construction-related casualties for the first time — amid criticism of the Gulf state's workers' rights record.
15 Oct 2021
Taiwanese residents voice anguish and outrage after 46 people perished in an inferno that tore through a dilapidated housing block, as investigators searched for what sparked the island's deadliest fire in decades.
6 Nov 2021
The Biden administration has said it "opposes" the advancement of Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The move is a shift from the open support of settlements from ex-President Trump.
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Indigenous communities are the guardians of the Amazon forest. Their lands are legally protected, but since President Jair Bolsonaro came to power, that's of little help anymore. Loggers are taking what they want. Violence is on the rise, the Karipuna people are fighting back.
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Only negotiations will bring an end to the conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, mediators and security experts agree. But the latest escalation and involvement of Eritrean troops is a setback to peace.
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The first-time demographic shift could have repercussions for British unity. When Northern Ireland was founded in 1921 as part of the United Kingdom, two-thirds of the population were Protestant