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Joaquin Phoenix appears aggressive to journalist
 
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(8 Nov 2003) original story = R10739 USA: BROTHER BEAR INTERVIEW - JOAQUIN PHOENIX APPEARS AGGRESSIVE TO JOURNALIST DURING INTERVIEW. R10739 R10739 n/a APTN You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/3c3f84390d6907d27aa41e885bd92bfc Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Turkish PM Erdogan walks off stage in clash over Gaza
 
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(29 Jan 2009) SHOTLIST WEF POOL 1. Wide of stage, including Israeli President, Shimon Peres and Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan 2. Stage, with Peres talking 3. Mid of audience listening 4. Mid of Peres and Erdogan on stage 5. Close of Peres speaking, turning to Erdogan, UPSOUND (English) Peres: "I want to understand why did they fire rockets against us. What for? There was not any siege against Gaza." 6. Various of Erdogan asking for time to respond, UPSOUND (English) Erdogan: "one minute, one minute..." 7. SOUNDBITE (Turkish) Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish Prime Minister: (taken from simultaneous translation) "I feel that you perhaps feel a bit guilty and that is why perhaps you have been so strong in your words, so loud. Well you killed people. I remember the children who died on the beaches." 8. Various of Erdogan trying to speak and, chairperson trying to end proceedings 9. Erdogan walking off stage AP TELEVISION 10. People gathered in hallway 11. Close up of sign reading: (English) "middle east peace" 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Amr Moussa, Arab League Secretary-General: "Yes he walked out because he was not given the full time to answer, and we also wanted him to answer because what Mr. Peres said was first unacceptable, second, many of the points were not really accurate and we wanted to say something. So the Prime Minister of Turkey was not given that opportunity. He is after all the Prime Minister of Turkey and he wants to speak." (Question: And he was in his right to walk out and make a point?) "This is a different story. He is angry and I believe we are going to see him now." 13. Cutaway delegates ++MUTE++ STORYLINE Turkey's prime minister stalked off the stage at the World Economic Forum on Thursday after reproaching Israel's president over the devastating military offensive in Gaza. The packed audience, which included President Barack Obama's close adviser Valerie Jarrett, appeared stunned as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Israeli President Shimon Peres raised their voices and traded accusations. Peres was passionate in his defence of Israel's 23-day offensive in Gaza, which it said targeted Gaza-rulers Hamas and aimed to stop Palestinian militant rocket fire into southern Israeli towns. As he spoke, Peres often turned toward Erdogan, who in his remarks had criticised Israel's strict blockade of the Gaza Strip. "Why did they fire rockets? There was no siege against Gaza," Peres said, raising his voice. The heated debate with Israel and Turkey at the centre was significant because of the key role Turkey has played as a moderator between Israel and Syria. Erdogan appeared to express a sense of disappointment when he recounted how he had met with the Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert just days before the offensive, and believed they were close to reaching terms for a face-to-face meeting with Syrian leaders. Obama's new Mideast envoy, George Mitchell, will be in Turkey for talks on Sunday. Erdogan was angry when a panel moderator cut off his remarks in response to an impassioned monologue by Peres defending Israel's offensive. The angry exchange followed an hour-long debate at the forum attended by world leaders in Davos. Erdogan tried to rebut Peres as the discussion was ending, asking the moderator, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, to let him speak once more. "You killed people," Erdogan told the 85-year-old Israeli leader. "I remember the children who died on beaches." When moderator repeatedly interrupted, asking him to stop, Erdogan angrily stalked off, leaving behind fellow panelists United Nations Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon and Arab League Secretary-General, Amr Moussa. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/61e8fccf791b1e2f8766ea162b585a06 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Hungary police repel migrants at Serbia border | Editor's Pick | 16 Sept 15
 
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Hungarian police clashed with migrants and refugees on Wednesday at the Serbian border, firing water cannons and tear gas at them. Hundreds have been stuck at the border after Hungary closed it on Tuesday. A spokesman for the Hungarian government, Zoltan Kovacs, said those who tried to push past the border post present a very real danger to his country. Find out more about AP Archive: http://tinyurl.com/neh3pb4 Story number for this item is: 4004290
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President Bush reacts to Obama's victory in 2008 election
 
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SHOTLIST 1. US President George W. Bush walks to podium 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) George W. Bush, US President: "Good morning. Last night I had a warm conversation with president-elect Barack Obama. I congratulated him and Senator Biden on their impressive victory. I told the president-elect he could count on complete cooperation from my administration as he makes the transition to the White House. I also spoke to Senator John McCain. I congratulated him on a determined campaign that he and Governor Palin ran. The American people will always be grateful for the lifetime of service John McCain has devoted to this nation, and I know he will continue to make tremendous contributions to our country. No matter how they cast their ballots, all Americans can be proud of the history that was made yesterday. Across the country citizens voted in large numbers. They showed a watching world the vitality of American democracy and the stride we have made toward a more perfect union. They chose a president whose journey represents a triumph of the American story. A testament to hard work, optimism and faith in the enduring promise of our nation. Many of our citizens thought they would never live to see that day. This moment is especially uplifting for a generation of Americans who witnessed the struggles of civil rights with their own eyes; four decades later, see a dream fulfilled. A long campaign is ended and we move forward as a nation. Embarking on a period of change in Washington, yet there are some things that will not change. The United States government will remain vigilant in meeting its most important responsibility: protecting the American people. And the world can be certain this commitment will remain steadfast under our next commander in chief. There is important work to do in the months ahead and I will continue to conduct the people's business as long as this office remains in my trust. During this time of transition I will keep the president-elect fully informed on important decisions. When the time comes on January 20 Laura and I will return home to Texas with treasured memories of our time here, with profound gratitude for the honour of serving this amazing country. It will be a stirring sight to watch President Obama, his wife, Michelle, and their beautiful girls step through the doors of the White House. I know millions of Americans will be overcome with pride at this inspiring moment that so many have waited so long. I know Senator Obama's beloved mother and grandparents would have been thrilled to watch the child they raised ascend the steps of the Capitol and take his oath to uphold the constitution of the greatest nation on the face of the earth. Last night I extended an invitation to the president-elect and Mrs Obama to come to the White House and Laura and I are looking forward to welcoming them as soon as possible. Thank you very much." 3. Bush walks away STORYLINE: US President George W. Bush fully embraced the election of Democrat Barack Obama as his successor on Wednesday, paying stirring tribute to the election of the first U.S. black president-elect and hailing the campaign of change that led Obama to victory. Bush promised Obama his "complete cooperation" during the Democrat's 76-day transition to the White House. The president said he would keep Obama informed on all his decisions between now and January 20, and said he looked forward to the day - soon, he hopes - that Obama and his family would take him up on his offer of pre-inauguration White House visit. The defeated leader of his own party, John McCain, won accolades not nearly so glowing with Bush hailing his lifetime of service to the US. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/2fa200219adad4f7856826ee20527d8b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Nelson Mandela Released From Prison  - 1990
 
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AP footage showing the release of Nelson Mandela after 27 years in prison. Crowds of well wishers are there to see him released. 11 February 1990 PAARL (commentary throughout this section). GV prison gate and many police Car convoy towards outer gate. Crowd waiting to see Mandela. LS Nelson and Winnie walk hand in hand. Winnie raises clenched fist. Both give ANC salute. CU Mandela walking. MCU Nelson and Winnie in car. Car moves off through crush of supporters and security and cameramen. motorcade leaving. 11 February 1990 CAPETOWN. GV motorcycle outriders lead Mandela convoy. PAN Convoy passing. Mandela car, damaged, drives past. Mandela car surrounded by supporters. MCU Mandela on balcony with supporters. Walter Sisulu chants to crowd, and introduces Mandela to crowd. Mandela chants to crowd. Crowd chants. X01716 You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/3a74d9933ba10bf172e48cc971748921 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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India - Debate Of Confidence Starts
 
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T/I: 10:27:07 The Indian parliament on Monday (27/5) began debating a vote of no-confidence which threatens to bring down the country's first Hindu nationalist government. The debate, in the Indian Lok Sabah (lower house of Parliament) will decide if India's BJP government survives. SHOWS: NEW DELHI, INDIA 27/05 Exterior view of Parliament House Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee arrives WS interior parliament Vajpayee SOT (in Hindi) WS Parliamentarians Vajpayee SOT (in Hindi) WS parliament Former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao SOT:"What I said was that, from Indira Ghandi's days, there was a clear announcement from the government of India here in this house that the personal law from any section of people can not be changed without consulting them and taking their consent." Former Commerce Minister Chidambaram outside parliament commenting on Vajpayee's speech to parliament SOT: "The entire speech is laced with anti-Muslim sentiment. Why is he not talking about other things? He is not talking about anything else. Perhaps he is preparing for an election speech?" 2.10 You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/369159373d2b172fafe0b063b6942f62 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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NETHERLANDS: BRITISH & DUTCH SCIENTISTS MAKE FROG FLOAT IN MID-AIR
 
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English/Nat British and Dutch scientists using a giant magnetic field have made a frog float in mid- air, and might even be able to do the same thing with a human being. The team from Britain's University of Nottingham and the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands has also succeeded in levitating plants, grasshoppers and fish. Scientists at the University of Nijmegen in Holland have managed to make a frog float six feet (approximately two metres) in the air - and they say the trick could easily be repeated with a human. The secret is not magic but a powerful magnetic field which overcomes the force of gravity. The field makes the frog's atoms generate a weak magnetic force in the opposite direction. This causes it to be repelled in the same way as like poles of two magnets. Plants, grasshoppers and fish have been levitated by the research team in the same way. NASA, apparently, is extremely interested in the experiment in order to be able to test the effects of weightlessness on astronauts without having to put them into space. Easy, says team leader Dr Andre Geim. SOUNDBITE: (English) There is no problem with putting a man by this magnetic levitation, to fly in the air. Technically we can do it with you without any problems. SUPER CAPTION: Dr Andre Geim, Director of the High Field Magnetic Laboratory of the Catholic University of Nijmegen And for those worried about the effects on the frog - don't worry. He's not hopping mad - quite the opposite, in fact. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f760c710bc6ebc4556bfd7fb75d70404 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Imran Khan comments after release from jail
 
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Lahore - 21 November 2007 1. Various of celebrations outside family home of released opposition leader Imran Khan Dera Ghazi Khan - 21 November 2007 2. SOUNDBITE: (Urdu) Imran Khan, Pakistani opposition leader: "On this occasion I suggest all political parties should boycott the upcoming elections, especially those parties that believe in democracy in Pakistan. These elections are going to be the biggest fraud in the history of Pakistan. Musharraf has done what no dictator in the history of Pakistan has ever done. He has crossed all limits." 3. Pan right of journalist 4. SOUNDBITE: (Urdu) Imran Khan, Pakistani opposition leader: "I don't know why they released me. If they think they have managed to scare me by arresting me, they are wrong. I will oppose him more strongly this time. I do not accept Musharraf's office or his position. I think he is the biggest traitor." 5. Pan left of party supporters 6. Khan leaving STORYLINE: A day after being released from prison Imran Khan, one of Pakistan's opposition figures, urged all political parties to boycott any elections organised by President Gen. Perves Musharraf in a bid to oust him from power. "I suggest all political parties should boycott the upcoming elections, especially those parties that believe in democracy in Pakistan. These elections are going to be the biggest fraud in the history of Pakistan," Khan said. Musharraf has said he expects to step down as military leader by the end of the month, and insists elections scheduled for January will be held on time. But he says he will not bow to international pressure to lift the state of emergency imposed three weeks ago in response to what he said was a growing threat from Islamic militants. On Wednesday Law Minister Afzal Hayder announced on state television that the government had released 5,634 lawyers and political party members. He said 623 people remained in custody, but that they would be let go soon. "I don't know why they released me. If they think they have managed to scare me by arresting me, they are wrong," he said. "I will oppose him more strongly this time. I do not accept Musharraf's office or his position. I think he is the biggest traitor," he added. Khan, a former cricket star who has become a firebrand in the opposition to Musharraf's rule, also said he would continue a hunger strike begun in custody. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/34e0898adbe98acc5c8a64b85c74933a Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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USA: NOBEL PRIZE FOR CHEMISTRY AWARDED TO SCIENTIST ZEWAIL
 
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Los Angeles, USA, 12 October 1999 The Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded to an Egyptian-American for his pioneering work with lasers. Scientist, Ahmed Zewail has shown that a rapid-firing laser can observe the motion of atoms in a molecule, during chemical reactions. The Nobel Prize is the latest in a series of plaudits offered to Zewail and his colleagues at the California Institute of Technology for work in this field. It was congratulations all round when Ahmed Zewail arrived at work on Tuesday morning The 53-year-old scientist had just found out that he had been awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work capturing ultrafast snapshots of atomic reactions. SOUNDBITE: (English) "Well in the excited state as they say, I feel well, very, very well. (Q) Did you expect it? You can never expect a Nobel Prize, nobody ever expects a Nobel Prize. People tell you that you can get it but you never expect a Nobel Prize so it was very thrilling to get the call at 5.30 this morning. (Q) What happened with the telephone call? Well the Royal Swedish Academy, the secretary-general called and he said 'I'm sorry to wake you up and I have some good news' and then he told me about the award and the significance and so on. (Q) How did you feel when you got off the phone? Did you jump in the air? I went and kissed my wife and kissed my children and she made a cup of coffee and the phone did not stop until now. It just did not stop." SUPER CAPTION: Ahmed Zewail, Nobel Laureate Colleagues who work with Zewail are elated at the award and say he's a deserving recipient. SOUNDBITE: (English) "Yeah I was excited, I woke up at six and went and turned on the computer and went on-line and there he was, Ahmed Zewail, it was unbelievable. I'm really excited, I'm so happy and I'm one hundred percent sure he deserves it, it's great." SUPER CAPTION: SOUNDBITE: (English) "He did some very good experiments in the late 80s and he's the founder of the field. Now there's hundreds of groups all over the world doing the same thing and I think many people didn't believe it was possible but he showed it was and now it's a standard thing, text-books, conferences, everywhere." SUPER CAPTION: Zewails' development known as femtochemistry, uses ultra-fast lasers to measure the movement of atoms during chemical reactions. His ground-breaking research has helped explain the way the human eye adjusts to the dark and the way plants convert light to food in photosynthesis. SOUNDBITE: (English) "Until the work at CalTech you could not really see them in real time, you could not see the motion of the atoms." SUPER CAPTION: Ahmed Zewail, Nobel Laureate Zewail grew up in Egypt and got his first science degree from Alexandria University in 1967. From there he went to the United States, where he earned a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. He then performed research at the University of California in Berkeley and was appointed to CalTech's faculty in 1976. Zewail and his team have been showered with honours over the years, the Nobel prize is the latest. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/31443ed802a63e1639b8f6b031fcb92c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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USA: OJ SIMPSON TRIAL
 
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English/Nat The normally sedate OJ Simpson trial in Los Angeles was shaken Tuesday after racially offensive tapes of one of the police officers involved in the investigation were played in court. The former Los Angeles police detective Mark Furhman who found a bloody glove on Simpson's estate viciously degrades many ethnic and social groups, threatens violence on people, and claims the prosecution's case will fold without him. Still to be determined is whether Judge Ito will allow jurors to hear the controversial tapes. Detective Mark Fuhrman..once an LA police officer met screenwriter Laura Hart McKinney ten years ago before he was known all over the world before he discovered a critical piece of evidence on the property of OJ Simpson on trial for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Goldman. In court McKinney outlined the scenario of the tapes she made with the former detective, starting some 10 years ago. SOUNDBITE: "We were talking about different racial groups and the LAPD. Specifically we are talking about Hispanics, Mexicans and blacks." SUPERCAPTION: Laura Hart-McKinney, Witness. The tapes were laced with racial slurs and the so-called "N" word Fuhrman swore to the court he hadn't used. The tapes also detailed police brutally and Fuhrman's boastful remarks about being the star witness in the trial of the century. SOUNDBITE: "You know why I stopped the choke..I stopped the choke because a bunch of these niggers have these organizations in the south end and because all niggers who are choked up and killed 12 in 10 years...pretty extraordinary isn't it?" SUPERCAPTION: Mark Fuhrman, Detective. SOUNDBITE: "We basically tortured them there were four policemen and four guys we broke numerous bones in each of them, their faces were just mush." SUPERCAPTION: Mark Fuhrman, Detective. SOUNDBITE: I'm the key witness in this case..I think if I go down they lose the case." SUPERCAPTION: Mark Fuhrman, Detective. As for the defence's contention that Fuhrman planted a bloody glove on Simpson's estate- McKinney dispelled the fact that Fuhrman had ever talked of planting evidence. SOUNDBITE: "I don't recall an incidence right now where detective Fuhrman says he planted evidence on innocent people." SUPERCAPTION: Laura Hart-McKinneym Witness. McKinney also says Fuhrman actually told her he never planted the glove to frame Simpson. SOUNDBITE: "And he told you that he did not plant the glove didn't he?" McKinney: "Yes." SUPERCAPTION: Chris Darden, Prosecutor Laura Hart McKinney, Witness. After the tapes were played both sides passionately argued for their cause-Defence Attorney Gerald Uelmen pleaded for the tapes to be admitted into evidence. SOUNDBITE: "After all of these transcripts and listening to all of these tapes of the sickening realization of who Mark Fuhrman is: Los Angeles's worst nightmare probably the greatest liar since Ananias." SUPERCAPTION: Gerald Uelmen, Defence Lawyer Prosecutor Marcia Clark, incidentally, sided with the defence that Fuhrman has a problem. SOUNDBITE: "And as a citizen I am deeply offended and I am shocked and I am disgusted with what I have heard." SUPERCAPTION: Marcia Clark. Prosecutor. But in no way argued Clark should Fuhrman's racist views intervene into the trial of OJ Simpson. She read an article from an American newspaper noting the victim's plight. SOUNDBITE: "The little child watching television with his child asks what is the forbidden "N" word they keep talking about Mommy and she says Nicole...I think that about sums it up and I think that is what it is all about." SUPERCAPTION: Marcia Clark, Prosecutor. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/4450962721c65c930ef510d22f1769f5 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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IAN SMITH TALKS ABOUT PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE
 
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English/Nat XFA With the opposition trying to impeach him and his popularity at an all-time low, President Robert Mugabe has lashed out at Zimbabwe's white minority, threatening genocide trials for all who fought against him in the independence war. Mugabe told supporters on Wednesday that Ian Smith, the white leader he helped overthrow two decades ago, and all whites who fought against black guerrillas would face trials for war crimes. Speaking as he arrived for a debate in Oxford on Thursday, Ian Smith responded to these latest threats, saying Mugabe's actions belonged to a man clinging onto the last vestiges of power. He challenged Mugabe to set up a truth and reconciliation committee, saying that he had nothing to fear. Arriving at Oxford Union Thursday night, the former white leader of the former British colony of Rhodesia, Ian Smith laughed off President Mugabe's latest threat to put him on the stand. Mugabe is calling for all whites who fought against black guerrillas to face trials for war crimes. Mugabe has said the nation's 70,000 whites - less than 1 percent of the population of 13 million - mostly opposed his government and had spurned offers of forgiveness and reconciliation. Smith rejected Mugabe threat, saying that the blame for the violence lay squarely on Mugabe's shoulders. SOUNDBITE: (English) "Well he is the one who should be put on trial for genocide isn't he, Mugabe -- not Smith." SUPER CAPTION: Ian Smith, former Rhodesian Prime Minister SOUNDBITE: (English) "Well because he killed so many people, massacred them by the thousands, I mean Gurugundi and Matabeleland land, when he massacred 30,000 Matabeleles, I never remember massacring a single person in my life." SUPERCAPTION: Ian Smith, former Rhodesian Prime Minister Smith said Mugabe's belligerent style of government had forced him into a corner - one which had made him desperate and dangerous. SOUNDBITE: (English) "He is in a state of panic, he doesn't know whether he is coming or going, he is like a wounded animal in a corner, dangerous and unpredictable. So I don't know what to say or what to think, it is difficult." SUPERCAPTION: Ian Smith, former Rhodesian Prime Minister When asked if he feared a trial, Smith openly challenged Mugabe to carry out his threats, saying he had nothing to fear. SOUNDBITE: (English) "No I would love it, let's get the truth, when your conscience is clear you have got no problem, have you?" SUPERCAPTION: Ian Smith, former Rhodesian Prime Minister However, when questioned if he felt any responsibility for the current state of the economy in Zimbabwe, Smith said the blacks had actually benefitted under British rule. SOUNDBITE: (English) "Certainly not, the black community will tell you they lived better under Smith than under Mugabe, they were brain washed by a communist propaganda machine into believing that things were going to improve, sadly they were taken for a ride." SUPERCAPTION: Ian Smith, former Rhodesian Prime Minister He said that the only way to establish the truth of Mugabe's accusations was to follow in the footsteps of South Africa's truth and reconciliation commission. SOUNDBITE: (English) I've challenged Mugabe to set up a commission of truth and reconciliation similar to the one they had in South Africa. My word I think that would frighten him if he had to face up to that thing, I would welcome it." SUPERCAPTION: Ian Smith, former Rhodesian Prime Minister Mugabe's threats come the same day a poll was released showing that 75 percent of Zimbabweans want Mugabe to resign and 51 percent want him prosecuted for human rights abuses. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/069628e97ab74f9de7351706fa46551a Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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SYND 9-3-74 NIXON ACCOMPANIES SINGER PEARL BAILEY AT THE PIANO
 
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(7 Mar 1974) Singer Pearl Bailey convinces US President, Richard Nixon to accompany her on the piano, at a White House function You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/fd81eefa90fbf22b4727463426ffc1a3 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Planks made from recycled plastic build cheap houses
 
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MEXICO PLASTIC HOUSES SOURCE: AP TELEVISION RESTRICTIONS: HORIZONS CLIENTS AND AP LIFESTYLE, HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY CLIENTS ONLY LENGTH: 3:56 Autlan, Jalisco state - 13 April 2013 1. Mid of vultures sitting on landfill 2. Wide of man collecting plastic bottles 3. Mid of man collecting plastic bottles, vultures in background 4. Mid of plastic bags and other rubbish in landfill 5. Wide of tyres 6. Mid of rubbish 7. Mid of recycling bin for plastic waste 8. Wide of man putting plastic bottles in recycling bin Guadalajara, Jalisco state - 20 February 2013 9. Wide of piles of plastic waste outside Kuadro Ecological Solutions factory 10. Various of men sorting plastic rubbish, putting it into bags 11. Wide of interior of factory 12. Close-up of worker cutting up large plastic bottle 13. Mid of worker putting plastic objects into shredding machine 14. Pull focus from pile of shredded plastic "confetti" to workers in background 15. Shredded plastic in tray 16. Wide of workers pushing tray of shredded plastic towards oven 17. Close-up of baked plastic boards with workers in background 18. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Ramon Martin Espinosa, Commercial director of Kuadro Ecological Solutions: "We transform the waste material into a plastic board that can be a substitute for some conventional materials such as wood, steel and concrete." 19. Mid of workers cutting plastic board with electric saw 20. Close-up of worker cutting a piece of plastic board 21. Wide of plastic boards in factory 22. Workers cutting plastic boards 23. Workers constructing plastic platform Mazamitla, Jalisco state - 27 February 2013 24. Mid of fence made of plastic 25. Mid exterior of building made from plastic 26. Close-up tilt-down of wall of plastic building Guadalajara, Jalisco state - 20 February 2013 27. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Ramon Martin Espinosa, Commercial director of Kuadro Ecological Solutions: "Another goal is to create a product that allows us to deal with a need that has become very important these days, and that is housing, specifically in vulnerable areas, where people have been marginalised and don't have the opportunity to live in dignity." Mazamitla, Jalisco state - 27 February 2013 28. Wide of new building made of plastic boards 29. Close-up of window 30. Workers outside plastic building 31. Travelling shot moving from outside to inside building 32. Mid of building 33. Wide pan of building LEADIN As Mexico's economy grows, so does the amount of plastic that Mexicans use - and throw away. But a Mexican company has found an innovative use for the country's growing mounds of plastic rubbish by turning it into low-cost housing. STORYLINE: Mexicans throw out more than four-thousand metric tonnes of plastic waste every year, and at the moment, about 90 percent of it ends up on landfills, waterways and beaches, according to the country's National Plastic Industry Association. Only about 10 percent of this plastic waste is reprocessed. Recycling facilities do exist in Mexico, but a lack of awareness among most people about the importance of reducing waste in the environment means that a large amount of plastic ends up on landfill sites. A company called Kuadro Ecological Solutions has spotted an opportunity among all the rubbish. Based on the outskirts of Mexico's second-largest city Guadalajara, Kuadro reprocesses plastic waste and turns it into plastic boards that can be used as a construction material. Every month, 40 metric tonnes of plastic waste from all over the state is sanitised and brought to the company's factory to be processed. Kuadro employs a team of workers to sort through a mountain of drinks bottles, chemical containers, supermarket bags, pipes and even car interiors. ==== You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e697d8aacb8b5b106d48abda1ae84c1a Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara show off First dog Millie's new puppies to White Hou
 
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(29 Mar 1989) First dog Millie's half-dozen puppies went on display for the White House press corps Wednesday as President Bush and his wife Barbara looked on admiringly and chatted with reporters. The puppies - five females and a male - hovered close to the neatly cropped grass - their eyes closed - as the president and his wife talked of their experience with the litter and the dogs' mother. The Bushes have decided to give the puppies away to some of their 11 grandchildren - apparently on a first-bid, first-serve basis. Mrs. Bush said the children claiming the puppies will have the right to name them, and that so far, only one - "Pickles" - has been spoken for. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/2958adb191454d08a8ccb605f5e8315a Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Obama talks about relationship with Australia; joke about local accent
 
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(16 Nov 2011) 1. Wide of U.S. President Barack Obama being introduced to speak 2. Obama walking onto stage 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Barack Obama, U.S. President: "Our guys, the Americans, couldn't figure out why your guys were always talking about cheese. All day long. Morning, noon and night. 'Why are the Aussies always talking about cheese?' and then finally, they realised it was their Australian friends just saying hello. Just saying 'Cheers.' So, we Americans and Australians, we may not always speak the same way or use the same words, but I think it's pretty clear, especially from the spirit of this visit and our time together this evening, that we understand each other." 4. Wide of Obama speaking 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Barack Obama, U.S. President: ++part of soundbite is overlaid with wide of Obama speaking, applause, close up of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard++ "I know there's some concern here that your Australian language is being Americanised. So, perhaps it's time for us to reverse the trend. Tonight, with your permission, I'd like to give it a "burl" (I'd like to give it a try). I want to thank the prime minister for a very productive meeting that we had today. I think she'll agree that it was a real 'chinwag' (discussion/gossip). When Julia and I meet, we listen to each other, we learn from each other. It's not just a lot of 'earbashing', that's a good one, 'earbashing', I can use that in Washington, because there's a lot of 'earbashing' sometimes." 6. Wide of Obama speaking 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Barack Obama, U.S. President: ++part of soundbite is overlaid with wide of audience, applause++ "It's that moment, in the midst of battle, when the bullets are flying and the outcome is uncertain, when Americans and Aussies look over at each other, knowing that we've got each other's backs, knowing in our hearts: 'no worries, she'll be right" (all will be ok). And so tonight, as we mark 60 years of this remarkable alliance through war and peace, hardship and prosperity, we gather together amongst so many friends who sustained the bonds between us and we can say with confidence and with pride, the alliance between the United States and Australia is deeper and stronger, than it's ever been, 'spot on' (exactly), 'crackerjack" (the best), 'in top nick' (perfect condition). Thank you very much everybody." 8. Wide of Obama walking back to table STORYLINE: US President Barack Obama endeared himself to the Australians in a Wednesday night dinner speech calling them "Aussies" and trying his hand at some local slang. "We can say with confidence and with pride, the alliance between the United States and Australia is deeper and stronger, than it's ever been, 'spot on' (exactly), 'crackerjack" (the best), 'in top nick' (perfect condition)," he said. Obama, who has announced a new security agreement with Australia that is widely viewed as a response to Beijing's growing aggressiveness, is on the second stop on a nine-day tour of the Asia-Pacific region. The agreement will expand the U.S. military presence in Australia, positioning more U.S. personnel and equipment there, and increasing American access to bases. About 250 U.S. Marines will begin a rotation in northern Australia starting next year, with a full force of 2,500 military personnel staffing up over the next several years. The U.S. and smaller Asian nations have grown increasingly concerned about China claiming dominion over vast areas of the Pacific that the U.S. considers international waters, and reigniting old territorial disputes, including confrontations over the South China Sea. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c2c28fbb3fdf9d15d1c56ba5f072fed0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Royal family members attend funeral of Princess Margaret
 
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(15 Feb 2002) 1. Wide shot of Windsor Castle 2. Various of Queen Mother arriving in people carrier 3. Princess Margaret's children - David, Viscount Linley, and Lady Sarah Chatto 4. Royal Family walking down road toward chapel doors - pictures include, Princes Charles, William and Harry, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward with wife Sophie, and Princess Anne. 5. Queen Elizabeth II's car arriving 7. Queen getting out of car with husband, Prince Philip. The pair walk past brick wall toward chapel. 8. Wide shot of coffin in chapel 9. Coffin with a guard standing at each end 10. Coffin with roses on top 11. Side shot of coffin with guards at either end 12. Coffin being down castle stairs 13. Coffin being carried towards hearse, coming to a halt 14. Queen, Prince Philip, and David, Viscount Linley, and Lady Sarah Chatto watching from castle steps. Queen wipes a tear from her eye. 16. Front shot of Scots guards playing bagpipes accompanying the hearse through the castle gates into the streets of Windsor, well-wishers watching from behind barricades. STORYLINE: Members of the British royal family bid a final farewell to Princess Margaret at Windsor Castle on Friday, 50 years after her father, King George VI, was buried nearby. The service at Saint George's Chapel was private, though a subdued crowd of nearly three thousand wellwishers had gathered outside the gates. The principal mourners were Margaret's children, Viscount Linley and Lady Sarah Chatto, along with the queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Margaret's former husband, the Earl of Snowdon. The 101-year-old Queen Mother arrived in a people carrier and entered the building through a different entrance to the rest of her family. Some 450 people, including more than 30 royals, attended the funeral service for the 71-year-old younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II. The princess's rose-covered coffin was shrouded in her red, blue and gold-coloured personal standard during the funeral service. Following cremation at nearby Slough Crematorium, Margaret's ashes were to be placed in the Royal Vault at Saint George's Chapel. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9dc316c7c847abd949909bb65bf7e013 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Japan - New discoveries in paper folding
 
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T/I: 10:24:08 Anything made out of paper is generally thought to be structurally weak, but with skilful folding, paper can gain unexpected strength. The Japanese art of origami, or paper folding, has long been admired for its ingenuity, but this traditional pastime is now providing the basis for the foundation of a new technology. Two years ago, Professor Hideyuki Ohtaki, a teacher in mechanical engineering at Saitama University, and his students began conducting research into paper structures. They discovered that long triangular cylinders threaded horizontally through a collection of hexagons produced a strong structure that resisted twisting -- strong enough to hold the weight of a person. A tricycle made entirely out of recycled paper, using joints made from paper cups, was among the objects built to demonstrate the strength of their chosen material. With a fire and water resistant coating, paper could be used in unique ways giving it new options for the years ahead. SHOWS: JAPAN RECENT CU flimsy pieces of paper; Paper being folded into strong structure; Strong paper taking weight of apple; Exterior of Saitama University; Interior shot of researchers in meeting; SOT Professor Hideyuki Ohtaki: "Compared to metals, paper is extremely light-weight and easy to recycle. These advantages create various possibilities for the use of strong paper structures." Student cutting out paper shapes, CU paper structure being made on desk, CU completed structure, strength of structure being demonstrated; Person standing on strong paper structure; VS tricyle made from paper; VS strong paper structures; VS of paper structures. 2.49 You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/54786da5df3e59a4477a85b9cc388fff Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Queen addresses French Senate
 
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1. Wide shot Senate courtyard with Republican guards 2. Various Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh arriving, being welcomed by President of Senate Christian Poncelet and President of the National Assembly Jean-Louis Debre 3. Military honours in senate courtyard 4. Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh entering senate 5. Mid shot Queen being applauded inside senate 6. Mid shot crowd applauding 7. Wide shot Queen, Christian Poncelet and Jean-Louis Debre arriving in room 8. Audience 9. SOUNDBITE (French) Queen Elizabeth II: "This anniversary gives a special meaning to my state visit, my fourth one to France. Looking back, it is the moment to celebrate the foresightedness of this agreement that laid the foundations for a decisive alliance that allowed both our countries to brave the difficult times of the twentieth century. Looking forward, it gives us the opportunity to put aside recent tensions and to rise to the challenge and the promises of tomorrow. Both our countries have chosen to make Europe and the European Union the main vector for their economic and political aspirations. This choice does not threaten friendship ties." 10. Cutaway audience listening 11. SOUNDBITE (French) Queen Elizabeth II: "This is about complimentary ties. More than ever we are committed to making the voice of Europe heard in the world and to give European diplomacy the military credibility it requires to allow the European Union, when necessary, to engage in military operations that NATO is not involved in." 12. Wide of audience applauding, and Queen STORYLINE: Queen Elizabeth II addressed the French Senate on Tuesday afternoon, on the second day of her state visit. The speech, in French, followed a packed day of engagements, including a visit to the Louvre museum, after lunch with French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin and his wife in Matignon, the French Prime Minister''s residence. Earlier on, the Queen watched a performance by the elite Cadre Noir dressage team before going for a walk along the Rue Montorgueil, accompanied by Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoe. The monarch''s three-day trip marks the centennial of the Entente Cordiale, a colonial-era agreement that ended centuries of warring and hostility between France and Britain and paved the way for cooperation during two world wars. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f1b47ab9dac8d4cc6c03f733aaf8d86c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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SOUTH AFRICA: MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER MAHATHIR MOHAMAD VISIT
 
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English/Nat Malaysian Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, has indicated that his country will buy attack helicopters from South Africa. The deal would require the approval from the South African government. He was speaking after receiving an award from Nelson Mandela - the Order of Good Hope. The Malaysian Prime Minister was given a warm welcome on his arrival in Cape Town., After being greeted by an official reception committee he was driven to the Presidential Palace, in the shadow of Table Mountain. There he was met by President Nelson Mandela, and awarded the Order of Good Hope - South Africa's highest award for a foreigner. Afterwards, he spoke warmly about one of South Africa's latest weapons - an attack helicopter. SOUNDBITE: (English) "I think our air force has evaluated the Rooivalk, and the chances are that we will decide to purchase the Rooivalk and make it our helicopter. Also to participate in the construction and production of the Rooivalk" SUPER CAPTION: Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysian Prime Minister The two-seater Rooivalk helicopter is manufactured by the Denel Group. They claim that it uses the world's most advanced avionics, and competes with the popular U-S Apache. It has been in development since 1984. After Mandela and the African National Congress swept to power in 1994, they continued to back the project. The purchase of the helicopters by Malaysia would require the approval of the South African government. But Mandela said earlier this year that the government would look favourably on the deal because he knew that Malaysia would only use the aircraft for defensive purposes. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/a81ad133419c38394ff5f994f5e78bb9 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Funeral service for actress Natasha Richardson
 
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(22 Mar 2009) Friends and family gathered in a small Hudson Valley town on Sunday to say a final farewell to Tony Award-winning actress Natasha Richardson. Liam Neeson, in a dark suit and sunglasses, was at the head of the casket as he and five other pallbearers carried his wife's coffin into St. Peter's Episcopal Church, near the home where the two married in 1994. He and Richardson's mother, actress Vanessa Redgrave, waved to the dozens of reporters crowded behind a police barricade on the dirt road leading to the tiny white clapboard church. The grieving family, including the couple's two sons, Micheal, 13, and Daniel, 12, then paused to allow the media to photograph them in front of church before the service. Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, Laura Linney, Uma Thurman and Timothy Dalton were among the friends who filed into the church on the chilly spring afternoon. After a graveside service under a large green tent, the 45-year-old actress was buried in a nearby cemetery, about 80 miles (128 kilometres) north of New York City. She was laid to rest near the grave of her maternal grandmother, the actress Rachel Kempson, who died while visiting her granddaughter and Neeson at their home in nearby Millbrook in 2003. Neeson and the Redgrave family, including Richardson's sister, actress Joely Richardson, visited Kempson's grave after the burial. Richardson died on Wednesday at a Manhattan hospital after falling while skiing Monday at the Mont Tremblant resort in the Canadian province of Quebec. The New York City medical examiner's office said Richardson suffered from an epidural hematoma, which causes bleeding between the skull and the brain's covering. She wasn't wearing a helmet when she fell. Richardson is descended from one of Britain's great acting dynasties but built her own reputation in films such as "Patty Hearst" and "The Handmaid's Tale," as well as for her work on the stage. She won a Tony for her role in the 1998 revival of "Cabaret." She co-starred with future husband Neeson in the 1993 revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie." The two married at their secluded Millbrook home the next year. The famous couple was well known in this area, which counts many celebrities among its part-time residents. The ceremony on Sunday caps off a grim week during which Neeson greeted a stream of friends and family during a private viewing on Friday at the American Irish Historical Society. Celebrities paying respects this week included Diane Sawyer, Ethan Hawke and Sarah Jessica Parker. Theatres on Broadway and London's West End dimmed their lights this week in honour of Richardson. Her final feature film, "Wild Child," has been released internationally but not in the US, and Universal Pictures said a US release date had not been scheduled. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/1242d438fad2ddab74799db381c3641a Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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WRAP Prince William and Kate Middleton announce engagement ADDS more
 
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(16 Nov 2010) Prince William has finally became engaged to long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton, giving her his late mother's engagement ring and Britain the prospect of its biggest royal wedding since Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer almost 30 years ago. Royal officials announced on Tuesday that William will marry Middleton next spring or summer in London, ending years of rumoured splits, reconciliations and will-they, won't-they speculation. The college romance that seemed to wilt under the pressure of adulthood and the glare of the paparazzi had blossomed at last. "This was my way of making sure that my mother didn't miss out on today," William said as the couple posed for photographers inside St. James's Palace. William proposed during a holiday in Kenya last month and gave Kate the oval blue sapphire surrounded by diamonds, from the jeweller Garrard, that his mother, Princess Diana, once wore. William is second in line to the British throne after Charles, his father. Kate and William's first child would move ahead of his younger brother Prince Harry to become third in line to the throne. "Blimey," said William as he faced a torrent of camera flashes Tuesday at St. James's Palace. He wore a navy suit, Kate a simple blue dress. Kate acknowledged that being queen was "a daunting prospect" and declined to say whether the prince had gone down on bended knee when he proposed. Many in Britain welcomed the royal engagement as a rare piece of good news in a time of economic uncertainty and cutbacks - a time much like 1981, when millions watched Charles and Diana's fairy-tale wedding. Their marriage eventually ended in divorce - but no one was dwelling on that detail on Tuesday. William's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and her husband Prince Philip "are absolutely delighted for them both," Buckingham Palace said. Prince Charles said he was "obviously thrilled," and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, said her stepson's engagement was "the most brilliant news." Middleton's parents, Carole and Michael, also welcomed the prince to their family. "We all think he's wonderful, we're extremely fond of him," Michael Middleton said. "They make a lovely couple." Using Twitter as well as a news release, Clarence House said Charles was "delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton." Few were surprised by the news. Kate and William's engagement was the safest bet in Britain, an event so certain that bookies had stopped taking bets on a 2011 wedding. The date avoids London's Summer Olympics and the queen's Diamond Jubilee, both being held in 2012. No venue has been announced yet. For true pomp, the ceremony is likely to fall between the extraordinary spectacle of Charles and Diana's wedding in St. Paul's Cathedral and Charles' subdued second marriage to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at Windsor Guildhall in 2005. The formal engagement is likely to turn the poised, brunette Middleton - already depicted approvingly in the fashion pages - into a global icon. With her confident good looks and long brown hair, Middleton has already become one of the most photographed women in Britain. The palace will be hoping that she combines Diana's glamour and charm with a more commonsense approach to life. At 28, Middleton is considerably older than Diana was when she wed at 20, and has had greater life experiences and longer training in dealing with the media. William and Harry have spent a lifetime in the spotlight, with their drunken nights out and female friends the subject of constant tabloid gossip. William once told an interviewer he wouldn't marry "until I'm at least 28 or maybe 30." He turned 28 in June, Middleton met William at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/100d4b3ca0172eaee0756e475cee0777 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Jimi Hendrix News Conference - 1970
 
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Musician Jimi Hendrix gives a news conference in New York City. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/7e256d89e75f6b91e5ac0f688d8b36eb Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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President Clinton and Boris Yeltsin laugh attack
 
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(1 Sep 2003) USA: PRESIDENT CLINTON AND BORIS YELTSIN PRESS CONFERENCE - LAUGH ATTACK You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/bd276c0564b0f3e84910cfd8fa1eb480 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Two faced cat! Longest living Janus cat in 2011
 
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His name is Frank and Louie, and he's just entered the record books. He's now the longest-living cat with two faces, also known as a Janus cat. Worcester, Massachusetts 1. Mid of cat called Frank and Louie on his owner''''s lap 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Marty Stevens, cat owner: "My name is Marty and this is Frank and Louie, and Frank and Louie just recently made the Guinness World Records for the only, for the longest-surviving Janus cat. He has two faces, it''''s a very rare condition and it''''s even more rare that he survived." 3. Mid of Frank and Louie''''s face 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Marty Stevens, cat owner: "Oh, I used to work at the Tufts University, the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. And he was brought in, at a day-old, to be euthanised and I just offered to take him home and try to save him and they told me not to get my hopes up too much because usually they don''''t survive. They never survive, actually, and he is 12-years-old, September 8th." 5. Frank and Louie playing with rope 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Marty Stevens, cat owner: "He''''s actually more of a dog than a cat. He walks on a leash, he goes right in the car, he loves car rides, I take him to Connecticut all the time when I go home to visit." 7. Close-up Frank and Louis 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Marty Stevens, cat owner: "He is different. It''''s funny because people walk up to him thinking it''''s a nice, fluffy white cat and they''''re walking up with a big smile on their face to pat him, like, ''''Oh, what a beautiful cat'''' and I see a look of horror come over their faces when they actually see his face, it''''s funny," (Laughs.) 9. Marty Stevens walking cat in her backyard Grafton, Massachusetts 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr. Armelle deLaforcade, an associate professor at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and head of the animal hospital''''s emergency services: "In many cases a cat like this might be put to sleep because the family isn''''t willing to manage a cat that has congenital abnormalities, and I think this one is a good example that it''''s worth giving them a shot." Worcester, Massachusetts 11. Frank and Louie eating dry food put in a bowl on the kitchen floor Keyword - wacky - bizarre You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/6ed46f620d08141f796061db15fba089 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN MARRIES LISA HALABY (QUEEN NOOR) IN AMMAN
 
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(15 Jun 1978) King Hussein of Jordan marries Lisa Halaby (Queen Noor) in Amman. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/806042d757650c915d902f7ac0c65ba4 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Former US President G. Bush meets Thailand King
 
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1. Wide of former U.S. President George Bush arriving at the Grand Palace of Bangkok with his wife Barbara 2. Wide of former President Bush entering the Grand Palace of Bangkok with his wife 3. Wide with pan of former President of US George Bush with his wife Barbara meeting King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej 4. Wide of Bush, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, Queen Sirikit of Thailand, Barbara Bush, and Crown Princess Sirindhorn meeting 5. Close up of Bush 6. Pan to King of Thailand and guests sitting down 7. Wide of Bush and King Bhumibol Adulyadej talking 8. Mid of Bush and the King talking 9. Close of Bush 10. Close of King Bhumibol Adulyadej 11. Mid of (left to right) Queen Sirikit, Barbara Bush and Princess Sirindhorn sat talking 12. Various of Bush and King of Thailand and wives exchanging presents 13. Wide of King and Bush walking across room to greet dignitaries 14. Mid of Bush shaking hands with Thai Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont 15. Wide of the meeting in the Palace STORYLINE: Former U.S. President George Bush and his wife Barbara joined the King and Queen of Thailand at the Chakri Maha Prasart Throne Hall in the Grand Palace in Bangkok on Monday. Bush, acting as a special envoy for his son, U.S. President George Bush, arrived in Bangkok on Sunday with his wife for a three-day official visit to deliver the U.S. message of goodwill for the 60th anniversary of His Majesty the King's accession to the Thailand throne. Their official visit is a reflection of long, cordial ties between the two countries. King Bhumibol Adulyadej - the world's longest-reigning monarch - is scheduled to host a formal dinner at the royal palace for his American guests, according to U.S. embassy officials and the Foreign Ministry. Bush is the third former U.S. President to visit Thailand this year, following the visits of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Former President Bush was to be escorted to the dinner by Thai Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont whom he met in the Throne Hall. Surayud became Thailand's interim prime minister after a 19 September coup that Washington criticised as a setback to democracy. The coup ousted elected Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was widely accused of corruption and abuse of power. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b00dc1d955e11b1dd9105185314a7e25 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Behind locked doors of the biggest venom producer in the world
 
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(26 Oct 2012) Valence, France, October 11, 2012 1. Various of Puff Adder crawling and striking on floor of storage room in venom production laboratory 2. Various tracking shots of member of staff going through security doors to get to snake storage area (serpentarium) 3. Close of man's feet stepping onto and off disinfectant pads 4. Close of man entering storage unit 5. Wide reverse view of man coming into storage unit 6. Close tilt down of trays with labels giving details of the snakes held within 7. Mid of man opening tray 8. Close of snake in tray 9. Wide of snake being checked by staff and tray being closed 10. SOUNDBITE: (English), Harold de Pomyers, CEO, Latoxan "The species we are housing here coming from all over the world, and anti-venom manufacturers are trying to develop regional anti-venom products, and we need to cover these many different species." 11. Wide pan from road to the gates of Latoxan laboratories 12. Close of Latoxan company sign 13. Close of warning sign reading: "Do not park, access for fire brigade " 14. Mid of Indian Cobra on the floor of the storage area being lifted 15. Close of Indian Cobra in drawer which is being shut 16. SOUNDBITE: (English), Harold de Pomyers, CEO, Latoxan "The quantities we are getting from milking are very small and accordingly the prices may seem very expensive. Prices of venoms, of snake venoms, range from about 500 Euros ($650 USD), to 4000 Euros, ($5,200 USD) per gram (0.03 ounces) and the price of the scorpions range from between 10,000 Euros ($13,000 USD) per gram (0.03 ounces) and 30,000 Euros ($39,000 USD)." 17. Wide zoom in of Latoxan laboratory workers picking up Puff Adder for venom collection 18. Close of lab worker holding head of snake 19. Various of venom being extracted into glass 20. Close of snake's fangs 21. Close of another snake being milked for it's venom 22. Various close of laboratory worker examining venom in glass 23. Wide of laboratory worker taking out tray of scorpions stored in jars 24. Close of scorpion being removed from jar 25. Various of scientist preparing scorpion for venom extraction 26. Close of scorpion venom being extracted Paris, France, September 27, 2012 27. SOUNDBITE: (English), Professor Max Goyffon, biochemist & immunologist, Mus�um National d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris, " Venom potential is huge. We have calculated than in snake venom, or precisely in scorpion venom, we can find few hundred unknown different toxins. We only know one or two per cent of them. There is about 2000 different species of scorpions, if you multiply these 2000 species by hundreds toxins, you will get million of substances to analysed and to study. This is a huge potential. Valence, France, October 11, 2012 28. Various of laboratory worker pouring venom into storage jar 29. Close of jar being sealed and put in cupboard LEADIN The number of companies producing venom for antidotes has shrunk so drastically, that demand is pushing up its value. The venom is used as to combat lethal snake and insect bites, but now doctors believe it may hold the key to understanding and treating other illnesses. STORYLINE : This Puff Adder is inside Latoxan, France's biggest producer of venom. It's also one of the deadliest snakes in the world. Its bite releases a slow acting cytotoxic venom. It causes severe tissue damage, and if it remains untreated it can spread, causing gangrene and secondary infections which can result in loss of fingers and limbs. It can cause circulatory collapse and renal failure, which can result in death. This Puff Adder is just one of hundreds of snakes from seventy different species that are kept at this high security laboratory in Valence in south eastern France. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/a4c497075394c7a8a5767500554bc273 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Presidential candidates on the campaign trail
 
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1. Philippine presidential candidate Fernando Poe Jr. with running mate Loren Legarda on stage at rally to launch election campaign 2. Wide shot of cheering crowd in auditorium - pans 3. Wide shot of Poe on stage with crowd 4. Supporters in audience shouting (English): "F-P-J (Fernando Poe Jr.)" 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Fernando Poe Jr., Philippine presidential candidate: "We need a leadership that will apply the rule of law. We need a leadership that has political will. We need a leadership that inspires confidence, not fear (crowd cheers)." 6. Wide shot of Poe and fellow campaigners on stage with ticker tape falling 7. Close-up of Poe 8. Presidential candidate Raul Roco at school campus - zooms in on Roco with arms raised in air 9. Crowd watching 10. Roco walking through crowd shaking hands - pans STORYLINE: Election posters went up and candidates addressed their first rallies as the traditionally festive - and often violent - Philippine presidential campaign opened on Tuesday. The May 10 poll promises to be the most contentious since the 1986 snap election that led to the downfall of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and restoration of democracy, according to local media. The main rival to incumbent Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is movie star Fernando Poe Jr. who kicked off his campaign at an indoor stadium in Manila's Pasay district packed with about 20-thousand supporters. Poe's spokesman said the event, with its giant video screens and fellow celebrities was "tailored for television". The actor is a 64-year-old high school dropout who is courting mostly poor voters who helped elect his friend and fellow film star, Joseph Estrada in 1998. Poe says he wants to restore confidence in government. But he's said very little of his programme and has avoided media questions, raising concerns over his lack of inexperience. Currently lying in third place in voters surveys is prominent former Senator Raul Roco. He opened his campaign in a more subdued style, spending time with university students in the capital. Roco served as Arroyo's education secretary before the two fell out. He has a clean reputation and has fared well in popularity surveys, but lacks the backing of traditional political parties. The elections are already off to a bad start. A multi-million (m) U-S-dollar scandal has scuttled plans to use computers for the first time to speed up - and clean up - the ballot count. Notoriously slow hand-counting, which has fostered vote-rigging and violence in the past, will be used again instead. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/cd1d03002d534d02ac13778762c83fbb Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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INDONESIA: JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER HASHIMOTO MEETS SUHARTO
 
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Japanese/Nat Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto held talks with Indonesia's President Suharto on Sunday over Asia's current economic crisis. The leaders also discussed details of an international financial bail out plan for Indonesia with Suharto also asking for greater flexibility to make the plan work. Despite this however, there appeared to be little evidence that the impasse over economic reform between President Suharto and the International Monetary Fund had been broken. Sunday's talks between the Japanese Prime Minister and the Indonesian leader were held at President Suharto's residence in the capital, Jakarta. Hashimoto's visit had been regarded a crucial test of whether Japan, as an Asian neighbor, could win a breakthrough toward bringing reforms in Indonesia. And the Japanese prime minister arrived with a tough message for President Suharto... stick to the International Monetary Fund reform proposals. During a two and a half hour meeting he urged the Indonesian leader to live up to previous commitments to reform his country's battered economy. In turn, President Suharto asked for greater flexibility to make the international bail out plan work. There was no clear sign, however, that an impasse over economic reform between Suharto and the International Monetary Fund had been broken. As part of a bailout engineered in January, the I-M-F promised Indonesia 43-billion US dollars to ease its economic problems. In return, Suharto agreed to a long list of tough and painful economic reforms. Asia's longest serving leader, he was reappointed for another five-year term by a 1,000-member People's Consultative Assembly last Tuesday. Emerging from Sunday's talks Prime Minister Hashimoto told a news conference he was convinced the president would attempt to restore international confidence. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese) "President Suharto as he has done to date, is determined to continue with the efforts to win the confidence of the international community and I am also convinced that the Indonesian people have the energy to overcome the current crisis." SUPER CAPTION: Ryutaro Hashimoto, Japanese Prime Minister He also said that continued dialogue with Indonesia is the best solution. SOUNDBITE:(Japanese) "As far as Japan is concerned, we shall continue to engage in consultations with Indonesia on such matters as trade, insurance grants and aid cooperation etc. I am sure other countries around the world will continue and deepen this exchange of views with Indonesia and I am convinced doing so will only be of benefit to Indonesia." SUPER CAPTION: Ryutaro Hashimoto, Japanese Prime Minister An I-M-F team is expected to arrive in Indonesia within the next few days to gauge what progress the country has made on its reform demands. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/806fe77d4c44d6d0a68332c9fbe1d22e Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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FRANCE: ARLES: JEANNE CALMENT'S 120TH BIRTHDAY
 
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French/Nat She remembers selling coloured pencils to Vincent Van Gogh and watching builders erect the Eiffel Tower. Jeanne Calment has outlived the rest of her family. But the woman said to be the world's oldest person had plenty of company and attention when she turned 120 Tuesday. More than five thousand birthday cards from around the world arrived at Jeanne Calment's nursing home in Arles. Journalists from around the world flocked to see her and her neighbours join in the birthday celebrations. Hard of hearing and nearly blind, Calment has been living since 1985 at the nursing home that has been named after her. The Guinness Book of Records lists Calment as the oldest person in the world whose age can be authenticated. She has been the oldest person since 1991, when American Carry White died at 116. And In seven months and 22 days, she would surpass Shigechiyo Izumi - a Japanese man who died in 1986 - as the oldest person of all time with a verifiable birth date. Experts, including her doctor, say the secrets to her youth lie partly in genetics, and partly in her extraordinary character. UPSOUND "A treat, give me a treat." "We'll bring you a candy. I will put it in your mouth...There, you can open your mouth....there." SOUNDBITE: (In French) "She comes from a family that has a propensity for living long and she has been endowed with a character that is extremely strong, extremely well structured which has allowed her to face life, and I do mean face life rather that be a victim of it, regardless of how hard some events of her life have been" SUPER CAPTION: Doctor Victor Limbre Calment has been forced to give up her two cigarettes a day and her single glass of port before meals, but she still nibbles on chocolate and plans many more birthdays. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f73a5fabe934f3bfbfadfc11bf1cbf7e Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Twins say they're very excited to be having surgery
 
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Singapore - June 11, 2003 1. Various exteriors of Raffles Hospital 2. Twins walking in to presser 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Ladan Bijani, conjoined twin: "We are very excited to be having surgery. We hope the surgery will be successful and we feel happy, excited and a little bit nervous, as we shall be." 4. Cutaway 5. Cutaway consultant neurosurgeon Keith Goh 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Laleh Bijani, conjoined twin: "We are so happy because the operation is a possibility and we are so happy because of the medical improvements and we are so happy this time there is a possibility to do the surgery." 7. Cutaway 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Ladan Bijani, conjoined twin: "We are sure and confident that the best team will be coming to help us. We don't have any fear about the surgery because we know that every surgery has a high risk." 8. Cutaway media, pan to presser 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Professor Walter Tan, Raffles Hospital: "We are embarking on this because we know there is a reasonable chance of success, at least for one of them. And the medical fraternity throughout the whole world has responded very well and we are very touched by this because when we approach people who have expertise in areas that we don't have they have come up almost immediately to say they would support." 10. Cutaway 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Ladan Bijani, conjoined twin: "We want to, after surgery, do different careers. I want to continue law, to become a lawyer, but my sister wants to be a journalist like you. And we have a lot of work to do and a lot of dreams to do after surgery." 12. Cutaway FILE 13. Xrays/angiograms of the twins' skulls/brains 14. Model of what the twins' skulls look like STORYLINE: Adult Iranian twins joined at the head since birth said on Wednesday they were excited and happy about their scheduled separation surgery next month - a procedure that doctors say could kill one or both of the 29-year-old sisters. Laleh and Ladan Bijani have spent years trying to persuade doctors to operate and say they are prepared to take the risks. The operation, which will take place at Raffles Hospital in Singapore, will mark the first time surgeons have tried to separate adult craniopagus twins - siblings born joined at the head. The surgery is scheduled to take place in the first week of July. The twins arrived in Singapore on November 20 from Iran for medical and psychological evaluations. They are spending the days leading up to the surgery praying, chatting with friends on the Internet and building up strength at the gym, the twins told reporters at Raffles Hospital. The Bijani sisters, born in Tehran in 1974, have separate brains that lie next to each other in a joined skull. Their condition makes basic manoeuvering such as getting out of bed, walking through doors or going up and down stairs very awkward. The separation procedure will require a team of 12 surgeons and about 100 nurses and assistants and could take up to four days to complete, the lead surgeon Dr. Keith Goh has said. Once separated, Laleh has said she hopes to become a journalist in Tehran, while Ladan wants to earn a graduate degree in law and move back home with their parents in Shiraz. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e0877360f6083d00582763e58916a450 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Middle-aged graffiti elders are still picking up the spray
 
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(31 Jul 2012) LEADIN: Graffiti art was a radical form of expression that changed the landscape of New York's streets in the 1970s and 80s. Three decades on, many of the original graffiti artists are still spray painting their feelings and creating art on New York's streets despite their middle-aged responsibilities. STORYLINE: In torn jeans and saddled with a black backpack, Andrew Witten glances up and down the street for police, and then whips out his black marker pen and scribbles "Zephyr" on a wall. Witten was part of a generation of urban latchkey kids who spray-painted their initials all over Manhattan in the 1970s and '80s. Now the artistic rebels that transformed the city's urban landscape, and art scene are coming of age - middle age, that is. But the 51-year-old single father is having trouble putting away his spray paint can. Now revered as a graffiti elder, Witten says it is the only time he feels free. "I'm chronologically old to be out there doing it. I'm sure I can't run quite as fast. But it's the only time that I feel completely free actually," he says. Witten built a reputation as a master at spray-painting extravagant graffiti pieces on freight and subway trains, called train-bombing, in the neighbourhoods where he now teaches his 6-year-old daughter, Lulu, to skateboard. For him, spray-painting other people's property with his nickname, or tag, is almost an addiction, and danger is part of the drug. Crawling under barbed wire, ducking from police officers, even being shot at is all part of the experience. But he is all too aware of the consequences of being caught by the police for expressing himself on public property when he is a single father caring for his daughter. "I'm ready. I could go tonight. But I have to be pragmatic and look at the benefits if I go tonight and the risks. And because of my daughter that wouldn't be the responsible thing to do because she needs her father and in jail I'm not much use as a father," he says. But with an artist's heart, Witten describes painting graffiti in more poetic terms. He calls it a freeing experience, in which the silence of night gives way to the hiss and mist of the spray rising into the moonlight. On a tour of past works of graffiti, Witten says something from 1994 is a rarity: usually work would be spray painted over, or cleaned away. Witten's brush with fame now often comes with his freelance art writing and his sporadic visits to his daughter's school, where he teaches her classmates how to draw. Lulu knows her father draws "crazy art," a term she picked up from seeing graffiti on trains. "Well she's a big fan of graffiti but she has her own name for it which is 'crazy art' which she came up with on her own," he says. Angel Ortiz recently served 41 days of a 50-day sentence in the Rikers Island jail system after being busted for spraying his tag, LA Roc, on a billboard in March last year. For decades, 45-year-old Ortiz, has been known on Manhattan's Lower East Side as LA Roc. A traumatic loss of a girlfriend brought him out of a 14-year hiatus from graffiti writing. He has since been caught three times spraying his tag on property, each time while walking a friend's dog. The streets are his canvasses he says. He usually scribbles with black marker pen, "LA Roc", and was doing this when he was caught by police. When a pair of police officers smelled the fresh paint and nabbed Ortiz, they asked if he saw himself as too old to be doing graffiti. But even now, Ortiz keeps a spray can or marker in his pocket to satisfy that incessant itch to tag mailboxes, signs and fire hydrants. Graffiti documentary maker and photographer Henry Chalfant looks back at Ortiz's heyday as a revolutionary time period in street art. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9fb502f92abaa42706c49d1f08967133 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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King of Nepal arrives in India - 2002
 
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1. Wide shot Nepalese Royal plane taxiing 2. Close up Nepalese flag 3. Various of Indian officials 4. King and coming down from plane 5. King and queen meeting several Indian and Nepalese officials at airport 6. King and queen getting into car and leaving airport STORYLINE: Nepal's king arrived in neighbouring India on Sunday, where he was expected to meet with Indian leaders to discuss issues including help in battling Nepal's Maoist rebels. This is the first foreign trip for the king, who took the throne after his brother, King Birendra, was gunned down by Crown Prince Dipendra on June 1, 2001. During a year of mourning, King Gyanendra did not travel abroad and made few public appearances. King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev and Queen Komal Rajya Lakshmi Devi Shah will be in India June 23-28 at the invitation of Indian President Kocheril Raman Narayanan and his wife. During their stay, the royal couple is scheduled to meet with the president, India's Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and other leaders. They are expected to discuss issues related to India's open and unfenced border with Nepal, activities of Pakistan-based terror groups that New Delhi says are operating out of Nepal, and Indian aid to help Nepal deal with Maoist rebels. The rebels, who draw their inspiration from Chinese revolutionary leader Mao Zedong, have been fighting since 1996 to topple Nepal's monarchy and parliamentary democracy. Over 4,000 people have been killed. Fighting between the rebels and government forces has intensified since King Gyanendra declared emergency rule in November and ordered the army, for the first time, to fight the guerrillas. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/0304b806e158f121449f79509c38c136 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Man eats 25,000th hamburger, 39 years after consuming his first
 
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(18 May 2011) AP TELEVISION May 17, 2011 1. Various of Dan Gorske putting on Big Mac burger hat UPSOUND Applause 2. Gorske taking a bite of his 25,000th Big Mac UPSOUND (English) "It's been seven years since 20,000. Same thing goes this year folks. You can't have the carton and it still takes me 16 bites for me to finish a Big Mac." 3. Close-up burger 4. Gorske signing autographs for children 5. Gorske holding sign marking 25,000th Big Mac 6. Exterior of McDonalds where Gorske ate his 25,000th Big Mac 7. Mid shot of sign AP TELEVISION May 16, 2011 8. Gorske showing the Big Macs he has in his freezer at home 9. Close-up of frozen Big Mac 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Don Gorske, Has eaten 25,000 Big Macs: "When I was 19 years old I had eaten my first thousand Big Macs and I was kind of like, I thought how long before I hit 10,000? Then it was like boy by the time I hit 25,000 I will be old and retired. Well wouldn't you know, I'm not super old, I am 50-something, but I am retired and stuff, but you don't dream of living so long as to reach a milestone like that." 11. Wide pan of Gorske's room that has pictures of him eating Big Macs through the years 12. Mid shot of pictures 13. SOUNDBITE (English) Don Gorske, Has eaten 25,000 Big Macs: "Now my route for quite a while has been just to buy six on Monday and eight on Thursday. And, like I say, you can come here on Monday after I have been to McDonalds and you can see my Big Macs stacked in the fridge or you can see them stacked in the freezer and then I use them up and then Thursday I go back and buy eight and I'm good for the weekend. So I get my 14-a-week." 14. Stacked Big Mac containers saved over the years by Gorske 15. SOUNDBITE (English) Don Gorske, Has eaten 25,000 Big Macs: "Well I plan on eating Big Macs until I die." 16. Mid shot of Big Mac containers 17. Close-up of containers 18. SOUNDBITE (English) Don Gorske, Has eaten 25,000 Big Macs: "She (his wife) says that for me to keep eating Big Macs, when she has to put them in a blender, it's over." 19. Wide exterior of Gorske's house, car parked in driveway 20. Vehicle registration plate reads "Sesame" STORYLINE: A retired prison guard in Wisconsin ate his 25,000th Big Mac on Tuesday, 39 years to the day after eating his first. Don Gorske was honoured after reaching the meaty milestone during a ceremony at a McDonald's in his hometown of Fond du Lac. Surely McDonald's most loyal customer, Guinness World Records recognised Gorske's feat three years and 2,000 Big Macs ago, and the 59-year-old says he has no desire to stop. "I plan on eating Big Macs until I die," he said. The sign beneath the golden arches on Tuesday read "Congrats Don Gorske 25000 Big Macs." Before he ate No. 25,000, he showed dozens of onlookers many of the different styles of cartons he has collected over the years and other Big Mac-related stories. Before biting into the sandwich, he said, "It's been seven years since 20,000. Same thing goes this year folks. You can't have the carton and it still takes me 16 bites for me to finish a Big Mac." The crowd erupted into applause. Gorske, who appeared in the 2004 documentary "Super Size Me," which examined the fast food industry, looks nothing like one might expect of a fast food junkie. He's trim and walks regularly for exercise, and he attributes his build to being "hyperactive." He said he was recently given a clean bill of health and that his cholesterol is low. Gorske's obsession with the burger - two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun, for those not familiar with the once-ubiquitous ads - started on May 17, 1972, when he bought three Big Macs to celebrate the purchase of a new car. keyword wacky You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/870d2d63f39439d31ee949e82484110a Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Somalia - Evacuation Marines Display Non-Lethal We
 
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T/I 10:08:31 EVACUATION MARINES DISPLAY NON-LETHAL WEAPONS Mogadishu, Somalia Eng Comm Duration: 1.35" US Marines evacuation UN personnel from Somalia have struggled to convince local people that they are not there on a mission of revenge, out to kill as many supporters of clan warlord Mohammed Farah Aideed as possible because they failed to capture him in 1993. One way they sought to calm fears was by displaying some of the non-lethal weapons they were carrying. Marine spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Broeckert, said they were equipped with sticky foam that gels like glue on an aggressor's body. "We can stick hundreds of them together with that thing," another American officer said. They also have bean-bag guns that fire small sacks of lead pellets, designed to bruise rather than maim. Wooden bullets and rubber pellets are available for immobilising an adversary. None of the weapons, lethal or otherwise, were expected to prevent Somalia's rival factions battling for control of Mogadishu's airport when the UN peacekeepers are all gone. SHOWS: MOGADISHU. WS American soldier having his hair cut in street. Two soldiers walking along path towards camera. Foam gun being fired at marine on ship. Soldier with foam gun. CU of man on floor with foam trapping him down. CU foam gun shooting. SOT: "Rubber pellet, direct fire, stand by, ready..Shoot!" Unnamed marine, SOT: "This is a beanbag round..it comes out a normal 12-gauge shot out of a normal shotgun..and what it does, it's filled with lead shot so it won't get buried beneath the skin, it'll just slap you - it feels like someone is slapping you real hard...it'll knock you back, definitely it'll knock you back." Marine firing rubber bullet. Aiming gun. Unnamed marine SOT: "If I don't have to hurt nobody. I like the means to where, if I don't have to do it, you know, I could take that option." Soldiers walking by tank towards fence where Somalis watch. MS through fence at Somali children. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/54366ccc94f88cc8769266505ab0e172 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Robin Williams impersonates Al Pacino
 
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(13 May 2002) 337929 USA: INSOMNIA PREMIERE - ROBIN WILLIAMS EXPLAINS HOW THE TRIBECA REGION AND DOWNTOWN NEW YORK IS PICKING UP AGAIN, WHEN HE IS DISTRACTED BY AL PACINO. ROBIN THEN DUCKS BEHIND PACINO AND BEGINS TO IMPERSONATE HIM, AS PACINO MIMES THE WORDS. EF02/0407 06:20:54 APTN You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/a11568cf5bbbdcdc839b1582c8707bc5 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Argentina's Welsh-speaking community
 
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(24 Mar 2009) SHOTLIST Gaiman, Chubut Province, Argentina - 7th February, 2009 1. Large pan from hillside across the town of Gaiman in the valley 2. Medium low angle shot of cars driving through tree lined main street 3. Close on red dragon laden sign for tea house as vehicle drives through shot 4. Medium of Welsh shop as customer walks in. 5. Medium of Mayor of Gaiman (Gabriel Restucha)walking towards commemorative plaque to Welsh in park 8. Close on street name signs with name of Gaiman founder Michael D. Jones 9. SOUNDBITE (Welsh) Gabriel Restucha, Mayor, Gaiman, Chubut Province, Argentina "Here in Gaiman the signs are in Welsh and the people on the streets speak the Welsh language. Children join Welsh classes teaching the language to their grandparents, thus seeing hope in the lingual tongue. Twenty years ago everyone thought the Welsh language was going to die, but the community and language are still live." 10. Large panoramic overview of Puerto Madryn with coast in background 11. Medium of old ships anchored along the coast 12. Medium pan from tide washing in on shore up to old ships 12. Large of first house built in Gaiman 13. Close of sign explaining that it was the first house built in Gaiman 14. Medium of tour guide and tourists walking through doorway of house 15. Medium of tourist taking picture in house 16. Close of picture of Welsh settler 17. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Fernando Williams, Architectural Anthropologist, Gaiman, Chubut Province, Argentina "They came to Patagonia thinking of creating a sort of autonomous settlement. After the experience of the migration to the United States, where they were assimilated very easily, especially in linguistic terms with the local population. The manner which...one of the principal ideas of the colony was to maintain certain independence and certain survival of the Welsh language." 18. Large panoramic landscape shop of barren Patagonian landscape 19. Large exterior of Gaiman Welsh museum with person walking through fixed shot 20. Mid of sign 21. Medium of family in Gaiman Welsh museum looking at artefacts 22. Close of family 23. Close of document in museum 24. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Tegai Roberts, Curator, Welsh Museum, Gaiman, Chubut Province, Argentina "The organisers of the colony in Wales, they were in contact with the Argentine Government. In 1875 they came here to receive the lands which the government had promised them. There were 25 square blocks for each dweller." Trelew, Chubut Province, Argentina - 8th February, 2009 25. Medium panoramic of Chubut valley 26. Large of horses drinking from stream in valley Gaiman, Chubut Province, Argentina - 7th February, 2009 27. Medium of Caitrin Williams and local person sitting at table 28. SOUNDBITE (Welsh) Cathrin Williams, Welsh Teacher, Gaiman, Chubut Province, Argentina "The first time was a very, very emotional experience, because we were met at the airport by a group of Welsh speaking people. The thought that we were the other side of the world with people the same as us who spoke the same language. By now though I have been here so many times, I don't get the same feeling, but I do see it in other people who come here from Wales. I see that they feel exactly the same as I did when I first came here." 29. Medium of Gustavo Zampini (young local Welsh speaker) leaning on counter in kitchen of his home 30. Medium of mother of Gustavo preparing Mate (Argentina's favourite beverage) and passing it over 32. Medium over shoulder of Mother of Gustavo drinking mate, while both are speaking Welsh 33. Close of mother of Gustavo taking back Mate and walking away, while both are speaking Welsh 34. SOUNDBITE (Welsh) Gustavo Zampini, Welsh speaker, Gaiman, Chubut Province, Argentina LEAD IN: STORYLINE: You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/478ca37bd2c842de306339cb795fe419 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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SYND21-09-73 BATTLE OF THE SEXES BILLIE-JEAN KING V BOBBY RIGGS AT TENNIS
 
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(21 Sep 1973) Billie-Jean King plays Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes clash in the Astrodome, Houston, Texas. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/06065b93ab097d3a91974d3859da1eac Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Major archaeological discovery in Northern Iraq
 
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1. Older site with temple and complete winged lion statues 2. Ruins of newly discovered site 3. Various of Iraqi experts excavating the site 5. Man in the Ancient Well at Nimrud 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Muzahim Mahmoud Hussien, Chief of the Excavation team Nimrud "These two lions are a big size but the upper part is destroyed because it is near the surface, and also because maybe some person attacked it and destroyed it in ancient times. And these two lions are important because on the faces are text and the text was translated by a sepical doctor (expert) in our department in Mosul University who told us it belonged to the King Ashur the second who ruled the Assyrian Empire in the 9th century B-C." 7. Various of previously discovered site with intact winged lions STORYLINE An important archaeological discovery has been unearthed in Northern Iraq. The Iraqi Antiquities and Heritage Department announced Monday the discovery of a temple and two-winged lions in the ancient city of Al-Nimured. The findings date back to 800 (eight hundred years) B-C. In the temple dedicated to the Goddess Ishtar (an ancient Goddess of Love and War) are two-winged standing lions. On each side of the lions, experts found uniform writings and ornamentations which revealed that the two lions date back to the era of Ashur, the most famous Assyrian King who reigned from 883 - 859 B.C. The empire of Assyria was situated in northern Mesopotamia, what is now modern Iraq. Assyria was the major power in the ancient Near East from about 900 to about 600 B-C and the capital cities of Nimrud and Nineveh were unrivalled in size and splendor. Nimrud is already celebrated for its ancient Assyrian tombs and statues. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/8ac99b632b0f80b5efeb6ee710c34955 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Vertical farming big trend in Chicago
 
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AP Television Bedford Park, Illinois, USA - March 13, 2013 1. Timelapse shot of basil seedlings growing 2. Exterior of warehouse that houses FarmedHere company 3. Wide shot of vertical growing structure inside 4. Worker carries harvesting bins up steps to vertical farm structure 5. SOUNDBITE (English): Maximino Gonzalez, master grower, FarmedHere: "It's different here than I've seen anywhere else, just the size, the sheer scale of it is very unique." 6. Wide shot of Gonzalez planting seeds 7. Mid shot of Gonzalez planting seeds 8. Tight shot of Gonzalez planting seeds 9. Close of basil plants growing at week 1 of 6 10. Close of basil plants growing at weeks 2 of 6 11. Close of basil plants growing at week 3 of 6 12. Close of basil plants growing at week 4 of 6 13. Close of basil plants growing at week 5 of 6 14. Close of basil plants growing at week 6 of 6 15. Close of plants 16. SOUNDBITE (English): Maximino Gonzalez, master grower, FarmedHere LLC: "So once they get a certain height, from the germination rack, we transplant them to our system." AP Television Bedford Park, Illinois, USA - March 14, 2013 17. Shot across plants of Gonzalez harvesting basil 18. Tight shot of Gonzalez harvesting basil 19. Mid shot of Gonzalez harvesting basil, from side 20. Gonzalez puts basil in harvesting bin 21. Growing basil, before harvesting, from above AP Television Bedford Park, Illinois, USA - March 13 22. SOUNDBITE (English): Yolanta Hardej, CEO of FarmedHere LLC: "Let's say that the demand is suddenly for various types of arugula or various types of mixed greens, or mini greens. We could change the whole system. We could harvest the basil, change the system, seed a different plant, different green that is demanded." 23. Growing basil with lights above 24. Gonzalez carries bin of harvested basil to packing room AP Television Bedford Park, Illinois, USA - March 13, 2013 25. Mid shot of workers sorting, packaging basil 26. Tight shot of basil being weighed 28. Shot from above of worker packaging basil 29. Tight shot of scale 30. Worker puts packaged basil in box 31. SOUNDBITE (English): Maximino Gonzalez, master grower, FarmedHere LLC: "So from our coolers, we load them up to the vans and directly to the stores." 32. Exterior of warehouse by day 33. Exterior of warehouse in dark of early morning 34. Tracking shot of passing highway from delivery van AP Television Chicago, Illinois, USA - March 19, 2013 35. Exterior of grocery store in downtown Chicago 36. Worker pulls boxed basil and arugula from van to take into grocery store 37. Sign reading: "receiving" area of grocery store 38. FarmedHere employee waits with delivery of basil and arugula 39. Worker at Mariano's grocery store loads boxes on trolly to take to produce area 40. Worker stacks boxes of basil in produce area 41. Tight shot of packaged basil in produce area 42. Mid shot of packaged basil in produce area LEADIN Farming in abandoned warehouses has become a hot trend in Chicago and other parts of the the United States - with varying degrees of success. But few, if anyone, in America has tried it at the "mega farm" level, as one outlet is now trying to do. STORYLINE: Sowing the seeds of success - these are often called "vertical" farms because, within the buildings, farmers build tall structures with several levels of growing beds, often lined with artificial lights. Elsewhere, growers are incorporating greenhouses and natural light into their models - on rooftops, or in large fields. "Aquaponic" farms, which also raise tilapia and other fish, use water circulated to the plants that is fertilized with fish excrement. How is FarmedHere different than other vertical farms in the United States? But challenges remain. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/3ef985d146370a3f0fc42409430c10cc Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Iraq/Kuwait - Saddam Retains Leadership
 
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T/I: 10:34:42 SADDAM STILL IN CHARGE Iraq/Kuwait Natsot Duration: 3.52" Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has ruled Iraq for more than 16 years. The 58-year-old Arab joined the Iraqi Ba'th Party in 1957, and two years later, fled to Cairo as a poltical refugee after participating in an attempt to assassinate President Abdul Karim Qasim. He returned to Iraq in 1963 when the Ba'th Party came to power. But after the party was ousted by the Nasserites in 1964, Saddam was arrested after participating in a failed coup attempt against President Abdul Salam Aref. The party regained power in 1968, and Saddam took charge of the secret security apparatus. He eventually joined the Revolutionary Command Council, Iraq's highest governing body, gradually becoming the second man after President Ahmad Hassan el-Bakr, to whom he was related. In the late 1970s, el-Bakr became a nominal president as Saddam became the real ruler. In July 1979, el-Bakr handed over the presidency and party leadership to Saddam, who consolidated his grip on power by brutal repression. In 1980, the Iraqi army attacked Iran, beginning an eight-year war in which one million Iraqis and Iranians were killed. In August 1990, Saddam Hussein's army invaded Kuwait, sparking the Gulf War and the defeat of Iraq by the Western Allies. Saddam has clung onto power despite the and international sanctions which are still in effect against Iraq. SHOWS: (IRAQ 29 APRIL, 1995) Saddam receives members of Iraqi leadership on occasion of his birthday. Saddam seated with members of his leadership. (IRAQ APRIL, 1995) Saddam walking towards building site of Islamic Centre to music with soldiers ahead of him. Saddam carrying corner stone of Islamic Centre. CU of corner stone. Saddam preparing cement to lay the corner stone. CU Saddam laying stone. (IRAQ 16 JULY, 1995) Saddam meets with US Senator Bill Richardson, who succeeded in convincing Saddam to release two Americans who strayed across Kuwaiti-Iraqi border. (IRAQ 28 FEBRUARY, 1992) Saddam receiving Iraqi children. (IRAQ JULY, 1992) Saddam doing popular tribal dance. Cheering women. Saddam shooting gun in traditional celebratory manner as others do tribal dance. (IRAQ 30 APRIL, 1992) Crowds cheering as Saddam is about to inaugurate Palestine Bridge in Baghdad. Saddam walking on the bridge. Fireworks. Saddam praying on bridge. Fireworks. Saddam greeting cheering crowds. (KUWAIT 3 OCTOBER, 1990) Saddam visiting Iraqi forces in Kuwait two months after Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Iraqi soldiers digging trenches. Machine gun near trench and Saddam jumping into it. Saddam sitting in trench. (NORTHERN IRAQ 1988) Bodies of civilian Kurdish victims who died in a chemical weapons attack launched by the Iraqi army against the Kurds after the Iran-Iraq war. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/39c0300628a1fe989721479408aecd34 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Controversial Zimbabwe president Mugabe addressing UN food summit
 
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1. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe approaching podium for address 2. Cutaway of official 3. Mugabe shakes hands with official 4. Wide as Mugabe starts speaking 5. Close of flags, pan to Mugabe speaking 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean President: ++Starts on shot 5, partly overlaid by other cutaways of delegates++ "My country's primary agriculture policy objective remains that of ensuring national and household food security through our own production. In this regard Zimbabwe has recognised the importance and centrality of land in agricultural production and food security. Thus, over the past decade Zimbabwe has democratised the land ownership patterns in the country with over three-hundred-thousand previously landless families now proud land owners." 7. Tilt up of delegate reading notes 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean President: ++Partly overlaid by cutaways of delegates++ "While this land reform programme has been warmly welcomed by the vast majority of our people, it has however, and regrettably so, elicited wrath from our former colonial masters. In retaliation for the measures we took to empower the black majority, the United Kingdom has mobilised her friends and allies in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand to impose illegal economic sanctions against Zimbabwe." 9. Pan from delegates to side shot of Mugabe speaking 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean President: ++Partly overlaid by wide of hall++ "I wish to re-state that this summit needs to formulate robust action plans that recognise the need for fair trade policies in order to contribute towards the growth potential of the agricultural sector in the (the) developing world. In addition, we need to underline the importance of giving our people better access to their natural resources, especially land, so that they are able to help in addressing the question of global food security." 11. Wide of Mugabe at podium UPSOUND Applause 12. Mugabe walking back to seat STORYLINE: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday defended his policy of seizing land from white farmers in a speech at a United Nations summit on the global food crisis, saying he is undoing a legacy left by Zimbabwe's former colonial "masters". Mugabe's presence at the summit sparked protests from some world leaders because he has presided over the collapse of a onetime African bread basket into a nation where millions go hungry. He said: "My country's primary agriculture policy objective remains that of ensuring national and household food security through our own production." The African leader blamed international sanctions for many of Zimbabwe's woes and said his own policies had been "warmly welcomed" by his people. "Over the past decade Zimbabwe has democratised the land ownership patterns in the country with over three-hundred-thousand previously landless families now proud land owners," Mugabe said. He said the land had previously been owned by some 4-thousand farmers, mainly British. "While this land reform programme has been warmly welcomed by the vast majority of our people, it has however, and regrettably so, elicited wrath from our former colonial masters," Mugabe said. "In retaliation for the measures we took to empower the black majority, the United Kingdom has mobilised her friends and allies in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand to impose illegal economic sanctions against Zimbabwe," said the long-time African leader. Mugabe said the sanctions aimed to cripple his country's economy and thereby effect illegal regime change. His government is accused of cracking down on political opposition ahead of a presidential runoff next month. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/0c06ca75d065c2d4a26e25bb7f2f5123 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Harvest time for the world's most expensive spice
 
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Razavi Khorasan Province, Mashhad city, Northeastern Iran - November 24, 2007 1. Wide of workers working in Saffron farmland in Mashhad 2. Close-up of Saffron flower with workers in the background 3. Pan of workers picking Saffron flowers 4. Close-up of woman's hand picking flowers 5. Mid of woman picking Saffron flowers 6. Wide of women working in farmland 7. Close-up of Saffron flowers 8. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Omol-Banin Zangouee, Saffron farmer: "This flower (Saffron) is very delicate and farming it is quite difficult. For one gram of Saffron we have to pick 150 flowers. Doing this hard job becomes easy because the main thing we deal with is flower." 9. Wide of women picking flowers and putting them in plastic bag 10. Close-up of Omol-Banin's face 11. Various of women working on farm Location 30 kilometres from Mashhad 12. Close up of sign reading (Farsi) "Novin Saffron" 13. Tilt up from Saffron flowers to workers pulling flower stigmas out 14. Close-up of hand pulling out stigma 15. Close of worker's face 16. Various of workers 17. Close of woman examining stigma and cleaning them 18. Mid of woman examining Saffron 19. Wide of workers cleaning Saffron stigma from poor quality Saffron 20. Close-up of digital scale weighing Saffron 21. Tilt up of woman weighing Saffron to factory interior 22. Close-up of hand putting Saffron in containers 23. Various of workers packing Saffron 24. Close-up of hand sticking holograms on Saffron packs 25. Set-up shot of Ali Shariati Moghadam, Managing Director of Novin Saffron Factory observing workers 26. Close-up of Saffron ready for market 27. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Ali Shariati Moghadam, Managing Director of Novin Saffron Factory: "Iranian Saffron is currently being exported to more than 45 countries and our factory exports to more than 30 of those countries. We even have direct exports to the United States. Majority of Iranian Saffron, about 70 to 75 percent of it is exported to Spain and UAE ( United Arab Emirates )." 28. Cutaway of women working in factory 29. Mid of woman pouring Saffron powder in laboratory flask 30. Various of laboratory technicians examining Saffron's quality 31. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Mahdi Behdad, production manager of Novin Saffron: " Mashhad and Khorasan Saffron are unique in the world due to their perfect medical value, especially their good effect on the digestive system and breathing mechanism and also their anti-cancer effect and spirit reviving nature." 32. Wide of laboratory 33. Wide of bazaar in Mashhad 34. Close up of costumer holding a Saffron package 35. Costumers speaking with Saffron seller 36. Close of seller putting Saffron packages in bag 37. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Fatemeh Ghobadi, costumer: "Saffron cheers up the spirit and it is said that a little bit of Saffron in food will make you giggle! We preferred to buy Mashhad 's Saffron as souvenir. Other stuff like sugar-candy are also among souvenirs of this city, but the saffron is beyond compare" 38. Saffron packs in store LEAD IN : Saffron is the world's most expensive spice. The red stigma of the saffron crocus flower is carefully removed and dried, making it a labour intensive, yet delicate task - that contributes to its high value. Iran is the world's largest exporter of the saffron. STORY LINE: It's an agricultural task so delicate that machines can't do it. Even if they could, the saffron flowers that need picking only sprout for two weeks in late autumn. The combination of hand labour and the limited production window is why saffron is so expensive. The Iranian government recently set $793 as a standard price for each kilogram of saffron. Nimble fingers pluck the small, purple, late-blossoming crocuses. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/6834b91e71e7b5a027a0909b1cd9bf59 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton and their wives laid a wreath at the John F. Kennedy
 
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U.S. President Barack Obama paid tribute Wednesday to former President John F. Kennedy's legacy, joining former President Bill Clinton to lay a wreath at Kennedy's grave and presenting a freedom medal that Kennedy conceived before his assassination 50 years ago this week. One on each side, Obama and Clinton held the hands of Ethel Kennedy, widow of Robert F. Kennedy, as they made their way up the stairs at Arlington National Cemetery. First lady Michelle Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined the two presidents to place a wreath near the eternal flame that marks Kennedy's gravesite. Obama and Clinton placed their hands over their hearts as a bugler played taps near an American flag at half-staff. Obama made no public comments, but greeted Kennedy relatives gathered to honor his legacy ahead of the 50th anniversary of his assassination on Friday. The daylong tribute began earlier at the White House, where Obama bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on prominent Americans including Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey. Kennedy established the modern version of the medal, but was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas on November 22, 1963, two weeks before he planned to honour the inaugural group of recipients. In the evening, Obama plans a speech on Kennedy's legacy of service at a dinner at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History attended by current and past medal recipients, including baseball's Hank Aaron, astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, singer Aretha Franklin, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, activist Jesse Jackson and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Kennedy's grandson, Jack Schlossberg, is to introduce Obama at the dinner. Other Kennedy relatives are expected to attend, including Robert Kennedy's daughter Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and former diplomat Jean Kennedy Smith, a former medal recipient and John F. Kennedy's only surviving sibling. Friday marks 50 years to the day since Kennedy was slain while riding in an open car in a motorcade during a visit to Dallas. Obama plans to meet privately at the White House on Friday with leaders and volunteers from the Peace Corps program, also established by Kennedy. The Clintons' presence at the eternal flame where Kennedy is buried is sure to spark speculation about whether Obama has a favorite in the 2016 race to succeed him. For Hillary Rodham Clinton, his former secretary of state, her every move is scrutinized for signs of whether she'll run. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/0808c3f479aad26b5b39365f2d61ae98 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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The Berlin Wall comes down - 1989
 
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Bulldozer And Demolition Crane Removing Top Sections Of Wall While Crowds Cheer And Shout bulldozer claw descending on wall and lifting section from top of wall crowds chanting and cheering cu bulldozer claw swinging in air, lowered onto wall and removing section. crowd cheering crowd holding up sparklers bulldozer and demolition crane removing top sections of wall while crowds cheer and shout crane hooked onto first main section of wall. sparks flying as sections cut into wall with circular saw first main section of wall loosened, crowd goes wild crowd chanting and cheering You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/6bc90809ecdd1d6cc20c72cc5ad23d20 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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RUSSIA: US FARMER CAUSES AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION
 
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Eng/Russian/Nat Thousands of miles from the shores of the United States, a little piece of America has taken root in Russia. Four years ago Charles Edgemon left his native state of Texas and set up a model farm to teach U-S farming techniques to Russian farmers. Four years on the project is coming to an end but now Edgemon doesn't want to pull up his newly dug roots and return home. 100 kilometres from the old world charm and beauty of St Petersburg is the tiny Russian village of Volkov. In this cold and inhospitable environment, a US-government project has been quietly bringing about an agricultural revolution. Following an agreement between the U-S Department of Agriculture and the mayor of St Petersburg, Texan farmer Charles Edgemon packed his bags in 1992 and went east to set-up this model farm. The land, on the site of a former state-run farm, was provided by the Russians - the know-how by the Americans. Together with a colleague from Wisconsin, Edgemon teaches and demonstrates techniques to Russian farmers as well as growing vegetable and grain crops using Russian seeds and equipment. Russian agriculture has been in a state of collapse for several years, a situation which Edgemon believes must be rectified if Russia wants to become a real force on the world stage again. SOUNDBITE: (English) "Any country that is strong. Any country that is great has to have an agricultural base and Russia must have a strong agricultural base to be a leader in the western world." SUPERCAPTION: Charles Edgemon, U-S farmer And his hard work has already had an impact. Seven Russian farmers who have used the newly-taught methods have managed to improve their crops. The money they've earned has been spent on buying new buildings and equipment and some are in the process of constructing their own homes. The local farmers have warmed to their American neighbours, who give their produce to local children's homes, churches and other needy groups. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) "What marks out American farmers is their friendliness to other people, they seem to like everyone without exception." SUPERCAPTION: Sergei Legonkov, Russian farmer Charles' wife Lyndell also acts as an adviser on the farm. The couple have adjusted well to the life here, even developing a taste for Russian cooking. The Edgemon's contract finishes in October but the couple are looking at ways to stay on. SOUNDBITE: (English) "Russia is very close to the heart. Russia is very special to us. I would never have thought 20 years ago that I would be working in Russia and having so many Russian friends. But now it's different and we have found that Russians are just like Americans. There is no difference. We just speak a different language and have a little bit different cultural background. We're all the same." SUPERCAPTION: Charles Edgemon, U-S farmer The transition from state-run farming to privately managed agriculture has not been easy for the Edgemons' Russian protégés. They often have to overcome impassable roads, poor irrigation, blackouts and a lack of equipment and supplies. But Edgemon believes success will come even if it is only the next generation of farmers that will reap the benefit. By that time Charles and Lyndell may have returned to Texas but thanks to their efforts, in Volkov there'll always be a corner of a distant land that will be forever - America. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/32db706bd5dd18594f6987beceec5389 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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GERMANY: INDONESIAN PRESIDENT HABIBIE'S CONNECTIONS WITH AACHEN
 
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German/Nat The city of Aachen in Germany has been remembering its connection with the new Indonesian president, Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie. Habibe studied in Aachen in the 1950's and 60's before going on to work in the aircraft industry in Hamburg. Habibe is well known in Indonesia for his German connections and the city of Aachen has fond memories of an outstanding student. Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie took over as President of Indonesia when President Suharto unexpectedly stepped down on Thursday. A crippled economy and more than a week of rioting led to the resignation of Suharto after 32 years in power. His successor Habibe spent many of his early years in Germany - studying in the historic city of Aachen for ten years before moving on to work in the aircraft industry in Hamburg. After graduating with distinction from his masters degree, Habibe stayed in Aachen to study for his PhD in aircraft technology. SOUNDBITE: (English) "After his graduation he left Germany for a short visit to his home country and he got married in Indonesia to a medical doctor and the family lived another five years in Aachen, his first son was born in Aachen and so he has a very special relationship with the city". SUPER CAPTION: Professor Gocht After completion of his P-H-D in 1965, Habibe left for Hamburg where he started work in the aircraft industry. He kept his links with Germany when he decided to return and help to build up the Indonesian aircraft industry. Two years ago he launched his own medium range aircraft aiming to serve the many islands of Indonesia. But the business went over budget and collapsed, although a relaunch is planned. SOUNDBITE: (German) "If I had to describe him as a kind of people two qualities come into my mind. First he's extraordinarily hardworking, what he has proved already as a student. His exam results were brilliant, being a foreigner this was really remarkable, but it was because he was so hardworking. And he's very lively." SUPER CAPTION: Professor Werner Gocht, Research Institute for International Technical and Economic Cooperation at Aachen University of Technology The announcement of Habibe's appointment has met with anger in Indonesia. Many are skeptical that the deputy and long-time friend of outgoing President Suharto will implement the changes that have been promised. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/60ff8f47c959e18c9ea9c9608aaf343e Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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UN: CAMBODIA TO PERMIT UN TO OBSERVE NEXT YEAR'S ELECTIONS
 
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Eng/Khmer/Nat Cambodia's Second Prime Minister Hun Sen agreed on Tuesday to let opposition politicians return home and permit the United Nations to observe next year's election. But he hinted he might withdraw the offer if his government was denied a U-N General Assembly seat. Hun Sen also refused to guarantee that his rival, the deposed co-prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh, would be immune from prosecution if he returned. The prince was ousted last July in a violent coup staged by Hun Sen. Cambodia's warring factions aired their differences at the United Nations on Tuesday. Second Prime Minister Hun Sen and his ousted rival, former first Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh, met separately with U-N Secretary-General Kofi Annan to discuss the status of Cambodia's General Assembly seat. The U-N credentials committee has delayed a decision on whether to accredit delegations loyal to Hun Sen or Ranariddh during the current General Assembly debate. The diplomatic conflict comes three months after Hun Sen engineered a coup in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, and deposed Ranariddh. Hun Sen said it had been necessary to seize total control because Ranariddh was allegedly plotting with the Khmer Rouge to assassinate him. SOUNDBITE: (Khmer) "According to the plan that we captured, there was some plan to assassinate me and also in one of the statement of his chief cabinet, he told foreign correspondents (that) Hun Sen was already killed the fifth of July." SUPER CAPTION: Hun Sen, Second Prime Minister, Cambodia Hun Sen said it was up to the courts to decide whether to prosecute Ranariddh for allegedly cooperating with Khmer Rouge guerrillas in Cambodia and maintained that he had no right to intervene. SOUNDBITE: (Khmer/English) "Prince Ranariddh is in conflict with the law prohibiting movement of Khmer Rouge troops inside the city of Phnom Penh. (English translation follows) Prince Ranariddh is in conflict with the law prohibiting the illegal import of weapons into the country. " SUPER CAPTION: Hun Sen, Second Prime Minister, Cambodia Following his talks with Annan, Hun Sen said he agreed to allow the U-N to organise and guarantee the safe return of opposition politicians who fled the country during the coup. He also revealed that they had discussed preparations for the U-N to monitor next May's elections. But Hun Sen added that the issues of the U-N General Assembly seat and the world body's role in the elections were inter-related, suggesting that Cambodia would withdraw its offer if a seat was denied to his government. His rival, Prince Ranariddh, on the other hand, praised the U-N committee for its decision to leave the Cambodian seat vacant. He insisted that all opposition politicians - including himself - be allowed to return unconditionally and without fear of prosecution or reprisals. SOUNDBITE: (English) "I have said that first of all we have to talk about the return, safe return of all politicians, activists, personalities, members of government, members of parliament who are in exile for opposing Mr. Hun Sen, and when we are talking about personalities, we have to talk about myself without any charges, any criminal charges." SUPER CAPTION: Prince Norodom Ranariddh, deposed First Prime Minister, Cambodia Ranariddh said the elections would not be credible without his participation. Hun Sen said he had no plans to meet Ranariddh while in New York. The second prime minister rapidly consolidated his power in Cambodia after the takeover but has to win international acceptance. The coup broke up a coalition put into place after the 1993 elections, which were held under the most costly United Nations peacekeeping mission ever mounted. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/750febbdb71871d387929e62664f85a2 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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President Bush ducks as man throws shoes at him in protest
 
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George W Bush got a size-10 reminder of the fervent opposition to his policies when a man threw two shoes at him - one after another - during a news conference with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. 1. US President George W. Bush speaking at podium, standing next to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki 2. Zoom out, Bush shaking hands with al-Maliki 3. Bush starting to speak, man identified as Muntadar al-Zeidi, correspondent for Al-Baghdadiya television, stands up and throws shoe at Bush, Bush ducks. Pull back wide, man throws second shoe, Bush ducks. Security hold man on the floor UPSOUND: shouting 4. Slow Motion sequence of man throwing shoes STORYLINE His legacy forever linked to an unpopular war, President George W. Bush visited Iraq under intense security on Sunday and declared that the long, hard conflict was necessary to protect the United States and give Iraqis hope. But he got a size-10 reminder of the fervent opposition to his policies when a man threw two shoes at him - one after another - during a news conference with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. This is the end," shouted the man, later identified as Muntadar al-Zeidi, a correspondent for Al-Baghdadiya television, an Iraqi-owned station based in Cairo, Egypt. Bush ducked both throws. Neither leader was hit. In Iraqi culture, throwing shoes at someone is a sign of contempt - Iraqis whacked a statue of Saddam Hussein with their shoes after US Marines toppled it to the ground after the 2003 invasion. "All I can report," Bush joked after the incident, "is a size 10." The US president visited the Iraqi capital just 37 days before he hands the war off to President-elect Barack Obama, who has pledged to end it. Keyword wacky bizarre You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/afc0913af6350bb0621a548d9e1a1b4e Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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New wood burning stoves save lives in Kenya
 
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(5 Aug 2012) LEADIN: For many in rural Africa, the centuries old 'three stone stove' cooking technique is still used. But this inefficient system wastes precious firewood and causes respiratory illnesses. Now a new invention promises to improve lives by halving the amount of fuel required and reducing toxic smoke. STORYLINE: Choking on the fumes 86-year-old Mary Nyambura uses the same cooking technique as her ancestors thousands of years ago. Three stone stove cooking is a daily ritual for almost half of the 40 million Kenyas, and many more besides across continental Africa. Although it has a Boy Scout appeal, the smoke is highly toxic when inhaled over a prolonged period and the World Health Organisation estimates it is responsible for 14,000 deaths every year in Kenya alone. But it's not just bad for the health, it's bad for the purse too. Firewood is an increasingly expensive source of fuel. Mary Nyambura explains: "For someone who doesn't have his or her own tree, you have to buy a lot of firewood and that doesn't even last three days because you have to use a lot of firewood so that you can get the fire going, if you put one or two the fire will not start up, they will just make smoke but you will not get any fire. One is forced to put firewood on all sides, after they have smoked for a while, you throw a piece of paper in and the fire starts." But a project - backed by the U.N. - is hoping to revolutionise Kenyan cooking. The Paradigm Project is campaigning against traditional fires and is promoting the development of stove technology that burns more efficiently than open fires. In Kenya, the Paradigm Project works with partners to produce modernised stoves like the 'jiko poa' (meaning good stove in Swahili). These stoves claim to use half as much wood as an open fire. At this factory engineer James Irungu is putting the finishing touches to the latest jiko poa off the production line. Irungu says: "The 'jiko poa' is made of three parts, we have the cooker, this is where the pot sits on, inside we have a ceramic liner, its made of clay, this supports the combustion and reduces the firewood usage by more than 50 per cent and this is where we place our firewood, you just place them horizontally, light it the normal way that you would light any other stove, it's portable and quite efficient. It emits less smoke compared to the three stone so its quite advantageous compared to any other type of cooking device or equipment." They make about 150 a day, packed and ready for to be transported to various suppliers. "Here we have the final product 'jiko poa' ready to go, we usually make 50 to 150 pieces in a day, so far today we have made 35, by the end of the day we are expecting to have maybe 150 because today the production is quite okay," says Irungu. The challenge is that one 'jiko poa' costs 20 US dollars and for most Kenyans living on less than a dollar a day, that's a lot of money. The Paradigm Project hopes to get around this through subsidies and by using carbon credits from developed countries because less firewood is burnt. Expensive, maybe, but there are already success stories for this clean technology in Kenya. 79-year-old Lucia Wambui's new stove has put a smile on her face. She faces the arduous task of chopping firewood with an axe - now she has half as much work to do. Lucia says that it helps her get her food ready more quickly and has been friendly on her pocket. "This stove really makes me happy since the first time I started cooking with it. It makes me happy with the way I am able to cook very fast and it does not smoke and the way that I am saving a lot of money from buying less firewood than I used to before so I am able to use that money to do other things." You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/502e2879b56e4a6f7e789131e95518ff Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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