Posted on

Prince Harry bear-hugged by American sailor

(22 Oct 2018) Britain’s Prince Harry was bear-hugged by an American sailor during his visit to Australia during the Invictus Games (Oct. 22)

Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress
Website: https://apnews.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP
Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews
Google+: https://plus.google.com/115892241801867723374
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/

You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/d1d61bb22d3ac477ddb7262b6c385ec2

Posted on

US midterms: Pearl Kim, a Republican for the American Dream

Ahead of the mid-term elections in the United States, AFPTV meets men and women hoping to embody the future of American politics, standing as candidates for the first time. In Pennsylvania, Pearl Kim, the daughter of South Korean immigrants, a sexual assault and cancer survivor, is running for Congress as a Republican – a position made available when the district’s former congressman resigned following a sexual harassment scandal.

Posted on

US midterms: Colin Allred, from the NFL to politics

Ahead of the midterm elections in the United States, AFPTV meets men and women on both sides of the aisle who are running for office for the first time.In Texas, former American football player Colin Allred is running for a congressional seat on the Democratic side.

Posted on

US midterms: First-time candidate Deb Haaland

Ahead of midterm elections in the US, AFPTV meets men and women on both sides of the aisle who are running for national office for the first time. Deb Haaland is hoping to become the first native American woman to enter US Congress. She is running as a Democrat in New Mexico.

Posted on

Thousands watch largest legal base jumping event in US

Hundreds of base jumpers brave a 267 metre plunge over the New River Gorge in West Virginia, USA. Every year, thousands of people come to see these thrill-seeking athletes jump and be catapulted from one of the highest road bridges on the American continent during the largest legal gathering of the discipline in the world.

Posted on

2 Guys From Brooklyn Went To Syria To Fight ISIS. Now They’re Back (HBO)

Christopher is a former bike racer and photographer currently working as a metalworker in Brooklyn. His roommate, Chris, works as a theatre director. It’s a big change from a year ago, when both of them were in Syria, fighting the Islamic State as part of a Kurdish militia.

One year ago the U.S.-backed Syrian Defense Forces (SDF), finished a four month campaign to push ISIS out of its Syrian capital, Raqqa. Official American involvement in Raqqa was limited to airstrikes and small teams of elite special forces troops. But the YPG, a socialist Kurdish militia, didn’t have the same limitations, drawing hundreds of foreign, less-than-experienced fighters to its ranks.

Signing up was easy — both men found applications on Google. That’s also how they met, while fighting for the YPG, and they were there on the day Raqqa officially changed hands. (After hearing rumors that ISIS had placed a bounty on the heads of foreign fighters, Chris and Christopher requested to be identified only by their first names or Kurdish noms de guerre.)

“Most of the time it was super boring,” said Christopher. Chris says he read the “whole cannon” of Shakespeare during his time in Syria.

And like many foreign fighters, Chris decided to hide his involvement in the Syrian war, avoiding social media, and only telling close friends and family where he was. Christopher, on the other hand, took a slightly different approach, building a small Instagram following, where he posted updates from the battle in Raqqa and propagandized in support of Kurdish revolutionaries.

VICE News Tonight met Christopher and Chris in New York to ask what exactly compelled them to run off to Syria to fight for the Kurdish cause.

This segment originally aired October 17, 2018 on VICE News Tonight on HBO.

Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News

Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com

Follow VICE News here:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews
Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews
Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews
More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo

Posted on

These Brooklynites Went To Fight ISIS In Syria. Now, They’re Back. (HBO)

Christopher is a former bike racer, photographer who’s now a metalworker. Chris, his roommate in Brooklyn, New York, is a theatre director.

But a year ago they took a break from their jobs and went to Syria, to fight the Islamic State.

Despite the thousands of ISIS fighters that foreign recruits, official American involvement in Raqqa was limited to airstrikes and small teams of elite special forces troops. But the YPG, a socialist Kurdish militia that dominated the SDF coalition, also drew hundreds of foreign, less experienced fighters. The two Brooklynites, Christopher and Chris, met while fighting for the YPG and were there on the day Raqqa officially changed hands.

Before traveling to Syria, Christopher spent most of his time with bikes, racing and fixing them, while Chris dedicated himself to Shakespearean theatre. Like many foreign fighters, Chris decided to hide his involvement in the Syrian war, avoiding social media, and only telling close friends and family where he was.Christopher, on the other hand, built a small Instagram following where he posted updates from the battle in Raqqa and propagandized in support of Kurdish revolutionaries.

VICE News Tonight met Christopher and Chris, in New York, to ask what compelled them to fight for the Kurdish cause.

Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News

Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com

Follow VICE News here:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews
Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews
Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews
More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo

Posted on

Facebook launches ‘war room’ to combat manipulation

In Facebook’s “War Room,” a nondescript space adorned with American and Brazilian flags, a team of 20 people monitors computer screens for signs of suspicious activity.

Posted on

US midterms: Deb Haaland – first Native American congresswoman?

Ahead of the midterm elections in the United States, AFPTV meets men and women on both sides of the aisle who are running for office for the first time. In New Mexico, Democrat Deb Haaland could become the first native American woman to enter the US Congress.