A Houston taxi driver made an unusual friend during Hurricane Harvey. William Bruso returned to his taxi after getting food to find a hawk sitting on the passenger seat. Dubbed Harvey, the Coopers hawk refused to leave his shelter. Bruso made sure the bird wasn't injured and tried to release him but Harvey seemed unwilling to brave the storm on his own. Eventually, Bruso agreed to let the hawk stay until the hurricane has passed. Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2fNDngG - - - - - - - - - - - - - For more videos: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/videos Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IBTimesUK Twitter: https://twitter.com/IBTimesUK Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ibtimes_uk
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Instagram model Jen Selter was kicked off a New York-bound American Airlines plane after a disagreement with airplane staff on Saturday night, January 27. The video clips Selter posted on Twitter show parts of a conversation involving the 24-year-old fitness model, her sister, a flight attendant and the pilot.
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IBTimes UK interviews boxer Nathanael Wilson to learn more about his big screen debut in biographical film 'Michael' in which he plays the role of his father Chris Eubank.
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Terry Crews delivered an impassioned speech detailing his experience with sexual assault before the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 26. Crews first shared his story of being allegedly inappropriately groped by talent agent Adam Venit shortly after Hollywood's fallen director Harvey Weinstein's longstanding history of sexual assault, abuse and rape was revealed in two separate New York Times and New Yorker magazine exposés in October.
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Dramatic video footage shows families rescued by helicopter as floods hit eastern Japan. Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2fNDngG - - - - - - - - - - - - - For more videos: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/videos Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IBTimesUK Twitter: https://twitter.com/IBTimesUK Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ibtimes_uk
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO REPORT: IBTimes UK chats to Tommy Wiseau about James Franco filming the Disaster Artist, based on The Room. For more videos, head over to http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tv
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A woman in a Starbucks in Walnut Creek, California, was escorted from the premises by police after launching a tirade against two people speaking Korean, in which she said they should stop speaking "oriental." Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2fNDngG - - - - - - - - - - - - - For more videos: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/videos Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IBTimesUK Twitter: https://twitter.com/IBTimesUK Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ibtimes_uk
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Cats enjoy "species appropriate" music, with purring, chirping and sliding tunes topping the kitty charts. Researchers tested what music cats like to listen to by playing them human music and cat music, composed by composer David Teie (who was not involved in the study). Publishing their findings in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science, researchers noted that many studies have tried to use music to influence the behaviour of animals, but outcomes have been conflicting. "We have developed a theoretical framework that hypothesises that in order for music to be effective with other species, it must be in the frequency range and with similar tempos to those used in natural communication by each species," they wrote. The team used species appropriate music composed by Teie and compared it with human music. The cat music was created by looking at the natural vocalisations of cats, using a lot of sliding frequencies commonly found in their calls, along with sounds they thought would be interesting for the animals, including purring, suckling and chirping. Speaking to Discovery News, study author Charles Snowdon, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said: "We looked at the natural vocalisations of cats and matched our music to the same frequency range, which is about an octave or more higher than human voices." They tested the tunes on 47 domestic cats at home with their owners present. While they ignored the human music, they rubbed their heads against the speakers when the cat music played. When cats display this rubbing behaviour, they are claiming that object or individual. Researchers believe this shows the cats wanted to claim the music. The authors concluded: "Cats showed a significant preference for and interest in species appropriate music compared with human music. Younger and older cats were more responsive to cat music than middle-aged acts. The results suggest novel and more appropriate ways for using music as auditory enrichment for nonhuman animals." Researchers believe the findings could have implications for helping shelter cats feel calmer: "We think of cats as highly independent of their human servants, but there is some research showing that cats experience separation anxiety, which is greater in human-raised cats than in feral cats," Snowdon said. Teie's cat music is available to purchase from his site, musicforcats.com. For more videos, head over to http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tv
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3D-printed bionic arm offers fashion, function and affordability through 3D printing.
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A new exhibition entitled "Android: What is Human?" launching tomorrow at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Tokyo will showcase some of the most realistic humanoid robots that have ever been seen.
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British psychiatrist David Nutt explains the science behind the hangover-free synthetic alcohol known as 'Alcosynth'. He believes the new beverage can prevent future generations from developing alcohol dependency problems and reduce the number of premature deaths due to alcohol consumption.
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They may have collaborated with the likes of Demi Lovato and Shawn Mendes, and supported Selena Gomez on tour, but The Vamps will not be making bizarre diva demands any time soon. Speaking to IBTimes UK at London's Highgate Studios, the British band aka Bradley Simpson, Connor Ball, Tristan Evans and James McVey insisted they were unchanged by their celebrity status and were are determined to stay grounded. For more videos, head over to http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tv
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A vigilante biker has released a video of them gaining revenge on litter bugs by picking up litter dropped by drivers and throwing it back into their cars, before speeding off. The anonymous woman, who is only heard and not seen, films the events with a camera attached to the helmet. It is assumed the video was filmed in a Russian city, as whilst no description is given of the location of the video, Russian is heard being spoken.
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Apple Pay has launched in the UK and we have tested it the contactless payment system to see how it works.
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Here are the best moments of actress Kristen Bell from the SAG Awards 2018 as she hosted the event.
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The Bothwell School of Witchcraft in East Sussex welcomes role-players who want to impersonate witches in a Harry Potter-inspired setting.
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Drew Goodall was once a professional actor who worked alongside Brad Pitt and Hugh Grant but ended up on the streets after a negative review destroyed his confidence and his career. During his spell of homelessness, he began shining shoes on the streets and eventually founded Sunshine Shoeshine, a shoe shine business which now has an annual turnover of £250,000.
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Many foreign bankers don’t see Frankfurt as an attractive place to move to but following a hard Brexit many might not have any other choice but to relocate to Germany's financial centre. Nick Jefcoat, a retired banker and chairman of the German-British Association Rhein Main, first moved to Frankfurt 23 years ago. He explains why he never moved on. For more videos, head over to http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tv
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Lewisham council and architects from Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners have built 24 modular housing units to help homeless families get off the streets of London.
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Google co founder Larry Page has unveiled plans to start a commercial flying taxi in New Zealand.Page invested in flying car start up Kitty Hawk who have designed the all electric prototype Cora.The New Zealand government are supporting the venture to make the flying taxi a reality as it fits in with their plans for the country to have net zero emissions by 2050.
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A company in the Netherlands offered would be home-buyers a rather unusual way to view one of their properties, by building a rollercoaster through a house. In the advert, individuals take their turn touring the property by riding the mini-coaster, which twists and turns along it's track through the rooms of the house, before finishing in the garden outside. The advert, by Dutch bank ABN AMRO, is part of a promotion running through December to help home sellers advertise their properties.
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Lindsey Lohan has posted a bizarre video in which she offers to put what she claims to be a refugee family up in a hotel room for the night, before accusing the parents of child trafficking and attempting to take the children away from them. The actress broadcast the clip via Instagram Live showing her approaching a family of four in what is believed to be the streets of Moscow on Friday night.
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They are melting hearts across the globe with their unique sound and now Britain's Got Talent 2014 winners Collabro are preparing to release their debut album. Stars, the classical boyband's first offering ,includes impressive covers of Stars and Bring Him Home from Les Misérables. The highly-anticipated record, which they describe as 'musical theatre with a twist', also features their rendition of popsongs such as Let It Go from Frozen and John Legend's All Of Me. Speaking to IBTimes UK at the Sony offices in London, the five-piece musical theatre group, which consists of Michael Auger, Richard Hadfield, Jamie Lambert, Matt Pagan and Tom Redgrave, said fans should expect something special. Stars will hit shelves on Monday (18 August).
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Engraver Emmet Smith discusses the art of the signet ring and the challenges of keeping a tradition going. For more videos, head over to http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tv
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For the first time since Steve Jobs debuted the iPad in January 2010, Apple has launched a completely new product - the Apple Watch. Apple Watch will hit retail in early 2015 starting at $349 in the US. Apple Watch is compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus running the latest version of iOS 8. Apple CEO Tim Cook said "Apple Watch is the most personal device we've ever created." Apple calls it "a comprehensive health and fitness companion" and "an extremely precise and customizable timepiece."
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The UK conscious rapper on why his songs never get played on daytime radio, the 2017 general election, and whether he would ever go into politics.
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A Japanese vegetable juice company has designed a new a wearable robot that dispenses tomatoes for people to eat while on the go. Tomatan is a robot that can be worn as a backpack. Weighing 8kg (18 pounds), it features a tomato shaped head with a mouth that opens to dispense the tomato into circular metal arms that then come down over the person's mouth to feed them a tomato. For more videos, head over to http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tv
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Executives from three of the world's most famous corporations - Amazon, Starbucks and Google - were grilled in a fiery encounter with British parliamentarians amid accusations that they were not paying enough tax to the Treasury. The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC), chaired by Labour MP Margaret Hodge, hosted representatives from the three firms to probe their financial arrangements following recent outcry against corporate tax avoidance, given government austerity and swingeing cuts to public services. Troy Alstead, Starbucks' chief financial officer, was asked how the coffee giant made 13 years of losses in the UK, the reason it had given for paying just £8.6m in corporation tax during that time. "You're either running the business badly, or there's some fiddle going on," said Austin Mitchell MP, who sits on the PAC. Alstead said high rents were eating away at the company's UK revenues and batted away claims that Starbucks was simply exporting its profits from the country so as to avoid tax. Amazon's director of public policy, Andrew Cecil, told MPs that France's taxman was trying to claw $252m (£142m) from them in unpaid taxes after European revenues were funnelled through Luxembourg. Cecil said Amazon is challenging the attempt by the French government to claim the tax. He also angered the British lawmakers by refusing to reveal the value of Amazon's UK sales. "We have not disclosed those figures ever publicly," he claimed. Chairperson Hodge described Cecil's avoidance and failure to answer certain questions as "outrageous" and said it was "just not acceptable". Google executive Matt Brittin, who is the internet search behemoth's vice president for sales and operations in Northern and Central Europe, dismissed the corporation's 2011 UK tax bill of just £3.4m, despite $4bn of sales in the country. It had actually made a loss in the UK in 2011, said Brittin, and the corporation pays "all the tax that it is required to." He said that Google was directing European profits through Bermuda and that this was an entirely legal thing to do. "We are not accusing you of being illegal, we are accusing you of being immoral," said Hodge. Perhaps, taking a swipe at the company's famous motto: "Don't be evil." The world's biggest economies, led by Britain and Germany, are seeking ways to clamp down on corporate tax avoidance and plug black holes in state treasuries across the globe. Written by Shane Croucher
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Fifty years ago, on 21 October 1966, disaster struck in Aberfan, Wales. 116 children aged between 7-10 and 28 adults were killed when a landslide destroyed the local school and several houses. The avalanche happened after a build-up of water in a coal tip above the village. The National Coal Board (NCB) had ignored concerns of local authorities about the location of the tip. They were found guilty of extreme negligence by a tribunal in 1997. For more videos, head over to http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tv
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She was a musical sensation who came to define the disco era, and yesterday afternoon close friends and family said goodbye to Donna Summer at a funeral held in Nashville, Tennessee. Hundreds of people close to the singer, along with well renowned members of the music business such as record producer David Foster, turned up at the Christ Presbyterian Church to say their farewells to the disco legend.
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Texans stranded by Hurrican Harvey are being rescued by brave folks, both civilian and military. Here are some of the most dramatic rescues caught on camera so far.
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Located on the south side of the Expo 2015 venue in Milan, the Future Food District aims to show how new technologies can be applied at each step of the food chain. For more videos, head over to http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tv
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The Hungarian leader used an annual speech to the nation to call for an alliance against migration.
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The Grandview Golf Club in Braddock, Pennsylvania, has apologized after calling the police to eject a group of black women who had allegedly refused to leave the premises after being told they were playing too slowly.
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IBTimes UK technology editor David Gilbert looks at how easy it is for cyber-criminals to clone our credit cards and steal our money online. When in crowded places we are regularly warned to watch our wallets. But increasingly, the real threat to our money is not from pickpockets but from cyber criminals. In this week's Tech Talk, IBTimes UK technology editor David Gilbert speaks to James Lyne from security company Sophos, who explains just how easy it is for cyber-criminals to clone our credit cards, steal our money online and even empty our bitcoin wallets. "A lot of people would think with a modern credit card like this with chip and pin and the latest security features, it would be very difficult," says Lyne. "But unfortunately, retailers are the weakest link and a lot of countries where we do transactions don't support these more modern technologies". "Online transactions in fact represent a bigger opportunity for the cyber criminals, because they can achieve scale. There's actually some terribly bad user habits that have been drilled into them that can get them into a lot of trouble," he adds.
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Marijuana legalization advocates may find several victories in 2018 with expansions in marijuana policy. At least 12 states are poised to consider marijuana legalization this year, with more possibly joining as legislative sessions continue.
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Who knew cows were fans of traditional Irish music? Musician Sharon Shannon found out when she played an impromptu concert for the animals. Some of the cows immediately stopped grazing as they heard Shannon's button accordion. Others join in as the cows edged closer and closer to the musician. Completely mesmerized they almost came within touching distance and one brave cow even dared to lick Shannon's leg as a thank you.
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For months now, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Féin have been at loggerheads, collapsing the Northern Ireland executive at Stormont. Now, as the DUP find themselves thrust into the role of Westminster kingmakers, we take a look at what exactly is happening in Northern Irish politics.
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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal reacted angrily to being told that the Red Devils have at this stage the same points as they did under David Moyes last season, following on from losing 1-0 at home to Southampton. A goal from Serbian midfielder Dusan Tadic saw the Saints win at Old Trafford for the first time in 27 years, and inflict United with their first home defeat since the opening day of the 2014-15 season. After being asked by a journalist in the post-match press conference if there has been any progress under his tenure, seeing as United have the same amount of points (37) after 21 games this year as they did last year, van Gaal reacted angrily by accusing the journalist of "waiting for the moment so you can put this question". Southampton's in saw them leap-frog United to go third in the table, and leaves the Red Devils just a point ahead of fellow Champions League chasers Arsenal. Manchester United's next game is against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.
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A smartphone-controlled robotic chef that can cook world-class food using recipes downloaded from an online store sounds like pure science fiction - but the robot is real, will go on sale in 2017 and just made me a crab bisque. For more videos, head over to http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tv
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IBTimes UK explains why people in the UK wear poppies to commemorate Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday every November. For more videos, head over to http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tv
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England's 23-man World Cup 2014 squad: Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, Fraser Forster, Ben Foster Defenders: Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Phil Jagielka, Glen Johnson, Phil Jones, Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling Midfielders: Ross Barkley, Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Frank Lampard, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Raheem Sterling, Jack Wilshere Forwards: Rickie Lambert, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck Standby list: Michael Carrick, John Ruddy, Jon Flanagan, John Stones, Tom Cleverley, Andy Carroll, Jermain Defoe
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The Birdman star will be taking on Tom Holland's titular web-slinger in the upcoming Marvel Studios' movie.
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If you've never been involved in Bitcoin before and you want to get started using Bitcoin, the first thing you need to think about is what you are going to do when you get it. You have to think about security first, know how to get your Bitcoin and what to do with it.
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There is an American food boom in Britain at the moment, with countless burger restaurants, BBQ joints and 50's diners dotted across the country, offering a large slice of Americana. But what's the driving force behind this US food revolution, and why are people lapping up the calorie-laden food that is almost as synonymous with the States as the stars and stripes? In a special short documentary, IBTimes UK spoke to some of the leading players in London's American restaurant scene to find out how the trend towards US food emerged, and whether the British public will continue to want their grub American-style in the future.
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