Ria Pereboom made this video in Bleskensgraaf in the Netherlands.
This 15 March 2011 video says about itself:
Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
The accident occurred in Marib province, east of the Yemeni capital Sanaa. According to the Ministry of Defense in Yemen [that is, the Saudi puppet government in exile of Yemen] website the helicopter was shot down by friendly fire.
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This 13 April 2017 video shows two mute swans in love.
Tonny Vermeulen made this video in Genk, Belgium.
This video from Egypt says about itself:
Dr Mostafa Waziry talking on the new discovery in Luxor
18 April 2017
The tomb represents a typical example of a nobleman tomb. It is a T-shaped tomb consisting of an open court leading into a rectangular hall, a corridor and an inner chamber.
After removing almost 450 cubic metres of debris out of the open court, appeared the entrance of the tomb as well as two other entrances leading to two joint tombs.
Excavation works are at its full swings to reveal the secrets of these two tombs.
From AFP news agency:
Mummies discovered in ancient tomb near Egypt’s Luxor (Update)
April 18, 2017, by Mohamed Abdel Aziz
Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed several mummies, colourful wooden sarcophagi and more than 1,000 funerary statues in a 3,500-year-old tomb near the city of Luxor, hailing an “important discovery”.
It belonged to a nobleman named Userhat who worked as the city judge. It was opened to add more mummies during the 21st Dynasty, about 3,000 years ago, to protect them during a period when tomb-robbing was common, Mostafa Waziri, the head of the archaeological mission, said at the site.
“It was a surprise how much was being displayed inside,” Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Enany told reporters outside the tomb.
“We found a large number of Ushabti (small carved figurines), more than 1,000 of them,” Enany said.
“This is an important discovery.”
Ushabti figurines were often placed with the deceased in ancient Egyptian tombs to help with responsibilities in the afterlife.
Antiquities officials had initially said six mummies along with partial remains were discovered near the southern city, but said they had later identified two more mummies.
“There are 10 coffins and eight mummies. The excavation is ongoing,” Waziri said.
Inside the tomb, archaeologists wearing white masks and latex gloves inspected the sarcophagi, which were covered with intricate drawings in red, blue, black, green, and yellow, and featured the carved faces of the dead.
Further discoveries possible
The coffins were mainly well-preserved, though some had deteriorated and broken over the years.
Archaeologists were also examining a mummy wrapped in linen which was inside one of the coffins.
White, orange, green, and patterned pots were also found in the tombs.
The age of the tomb was determined “through the drawings on the ceiling,” said Waziri.
“It is a T-shaped tomb (which) consists of an open court leading into a rectangular hall, a corridor and an inner chamber,” the ministry said in a statement.
A nine-metre shaft inside the tomb held the Ushabti figurines, as well as “wooden masks and a handle of a sarcophagus lid,” the ministry said.
“The corridor of the tomb leads into an inner chamber where a cachette of sarcophagi is found,” the ministry said.
Waziri said the mummies dated back to an age called “the era of the tomb robbers.”
“It’s evident that someone with a conscience, the priests or a high-profile government official… made an opening to the chambers, and they put the coffins there,” he said.
Another room in the tomb was also discovered, though it has not yet been completely excavated, the ministry said.
Archaeologists were able to enter the tomb “after removing almost 450 metres of debris out of the open court,” it added.
The tombs and ancient temples of Thebes, the capital of ancient Egypt during its later periods and now the city of Luxor, have been a major tourist attraction.
Tourism here has dropped in the turmoil that followed the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak.
Enany said he hoped these new discoveries would help attract tourists again.
Nevine el-Aref, the spokeswoman for the antiquities ministry, said “there is evidence and traces that new mummies could be discovered in the future” at the site.
American archaeologists have unearthed a pharaonic tomb from the 18th dynasty in Egypt’s famed temple city of Luxor, officials said on Tuesday: here.
This video from Indiana in the USA says about itself:
Female Barred Owl Returns to Brood Growing Owlets – Apr. 18, 2017
Watch as the female Barred Owl returns at dawn to brood her three growing owlets.
The three eggs hatched on April 6, 8, and 10. The Barred Owls‘ sole focus for the next 4–5 weeks will be to provide enough food and warmth to their owlets as they grow old enough to venture into the wild beyond the nest box.
Watch live here.
This video says about itself:
10 July 2013
On the streets of Madrid there has been a clear message to Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. “Go to jail,” chanted hundreds of protesters in the wake of fresh allegations of corruption in the ruling People’s Party.
Spain’s second largest daily newspaper [right-wing] El Mundo which has played a key role in uncovering other scandals has published what it says are original documents showing payments from an illicit slush fund operated by the PP.
“We are in an unsustainable situation, at our limit. We are being ruled by a delinquent government, supported by criminal structure which is the party and consequently we are in a corrupt system that cannot take it anymore,” said one of the protesters.
Another added, “We have over six million out of work, we have a massive brain drain, we have an excess of qualified people at universities who must emigrate and we can’t take that anymore.”
The documents published in El Mundo show the name of Mariano Rajoy and two payments of 12,600 euros. El Mundo has handed them over to the High Court.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV:
Spanish Prime Minister called as a witness in bribery trial
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has to appear in court as a witness in a corruption trial. The National Court has called him in the Gurtel trial against several members of Rajoy’s Popular Party (PP).
In this court case 37 people stand accused, including two treasurers of the ruling party. After a lengthy investigation the Spanish Public Prosecutor suspects these politicians of bribery, forgery and tax evasion.
They are said to have constituted a criminal network with a Spanish businessman at its head. The members abused their power for years and have accepted bribes in exchange for contracts.
The Popular Party itself is at issue, that conservative party is said to have benefited from illegal funds. The case has been around for a while. Already in November 2014 the Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato had to resign. …
The PP still won the election last year, but lost the absolute majority. Prime Minister Rajoy therefore leads a minority government.
Just four months after coming to power as a minority government with the help of the Socialist Party (PSOE) and the Citizens party, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s Popular Party (PP) administration is beset by yet another corruption scandal. According to the latest survey, 45 percent of voters say corruption is one of the three main problems facing Spain, an increase of almost 10 points since January. The revelations in the “Caso Lezo” (Lezo Case) show once again the outright criminality that lay at the heart of the country’s now-shipwrecked real estate-based economic boom. It is the latest in a long list of corruption scandals affecting one major Spanish institution after another: here.
This video is about twites in January 2017 in Belarus.