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Lil Wayne stands by his 'no such thing as racism' comment.
 
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(12 Oct 2016) LIL WAYNE EXPLAINS HIS 'NO SUCH THING AS RACISM' COMMENT Lil Wayne understands why some people criticized him for saying racism is over, but claims people don't see it from his perspective. The rapper got some backlash last month when he told Fox Sports 1's "Undisputed" that there was "no such thing as racism" because his concert audiences had a lot of white fans. He also said millennials knew that racism wasn't cool. When asked on Tuesday to expand on his thoughts, Lil Wayne told The Associated Press that one of the reasons he feels that way is because a white police officer saved his life when he was 12 years old after he accidentally shot himself in the chest. "Yeah, he was a cop, and my life was saved by a white man. I don't know what racism is. I know a good (expletive) named Uncle Bob, though." Carter said. The Grammy-winning rapper said he was lying on the floor when police broke down the door, stepping over his body looking for guns and drugs. But one man stopped and chastised the others for leaving him. "He was white as snow. Them (expletive) that hopped over me were blacker than me," Carter said. Carter says the man known as "Uncle Bob" personally took him to the hospital and stayed with him. "(He) stood there and waited until the doctor said 'He's gonna make it,'" Carter said. Still, he acknowledged that despite what he told Skip Bayless on "Undisputed," there is such thing as racism. However, he says when he looks out from the stage, he sees all colors. "When I open my eyes on stage and when I, at a Lil Wayne show when I come from under the stage. Man, it's not - it's the world out there. It's not a certain part or a certain kind or a certain culture or whatever of people, it's people - those people out there in that crowd. They make, quote unquote, and they make, quote unquote, Lil Wayne." He added: "That's who I happen to be, and I'm sorry I'm sorry if people can't understand. But I understand why they don't understand, it's because they don't come from the bottom of the stage and look at 20 to 30-thousand people. They don't get that opportunity. And I'm blessed to have that opportunity, so with that said I can only be honest with such a thing. I have never witnessed racism." Carter made the comments while promoting the recently published "Gone Till November: A Journal of Rikers Island," a revealing account of his eight-month jail sentence in 2010 after a gun charge. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9b539431441b6d34f43a5c480a5ba8ee Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Obamas arrive for dinner with UK Royals
 
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(22 Apr 2016) US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on Friday evening arrived at Kensington Palace for dinner with Britain's Prince William; Kate, Duchess of Cambridge; and Prince Harry. Obama is on a three-day visit to the UK, likely the last to the country of his presidency. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/a218531bfaeff616d58a147632bda6f6 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Ayesha Curry on that time Stephen cooked for her
 
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(27 Sep 2016) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: TV CLIPS ARE CLEARED FOR MEDIA BROADCAST AND/OR INTERNET USE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS STORY ONLY. NO RE-SALE. NO ARCHIVE. Food Network 1. TV clip - "Ayesha's Homemade" AP Entertainment New York, 20 Sept. 2016 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Ayesha Curry, author, "The Seasoned Life" – on what she cooks her husband, Stephen Curry, on game days: "Game days in our household, especially for my husband, it's all about carb loading. He needs tons of carbs to have that energy to get through the game because – I can't remember – I think they run... I can't remember how many miles it is, but it's a bunch of miles that it equivilates (sic) to by the end of the game and so we always do a pasta dish and then we have some sort of lean protein whether it's ground turkey or ground chicken, chicken breast, some sort of fish, but it's always super lean." Food Network 3. TV clip - "Ayesha's Homemade" AP Entertainment New York, 20 Sept. 2016 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Ayesha Curry, author "The Seasoned Life" – on whether she or Stephen cooked for the other first: "Oh my goodness. The one time he cooked for me, it was awful. I mean, it was salty Cream of Wheat. Gushers, lined up on a plate as garnish. It was like, it was cute but I couldn't eat it. But I cooked for him first. I remember I made him a baked chicken dish with some of his dad's famous seasoning that he likes to use and he loved it. So maybe that's the reason why we're married I don't know (laughs)! I hope it's more than that." AP Images San Francisco, 6 Feb. 2016 5. Still image - Stephen Curry, left, and wife Ayesha Curry, arrive at a Super Bowl party AP Entertainment New York, 20 Sept. 2016 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Ayesha Curry, author "The Seasoned Life": "All the time, I mean I'm a mom. We have a pretty busy lifestyle and sometimes I forget or I just don't have time to go to the grocery store and so I'm left saying, 'What's in my refrigerator? What's in my pantry?' One day my daughter really wanted pancakes. We didn't have the pre-mixed stuff. All we had was flour, a couple eggs and so off the top of my head – I don't know why I didn't use my phone to Google a pancake recipe – but off the top of my head I just threw stuff together, put it in the pan and then realized I left out the thickening agent, what was going to fluff that pancake up. And it was the consistency of a crepe. But they were so delicious and that's how my pancrepes came about. The whole family loves them. They're great." AP Images Oakland, Calif., 19 June 2015 7. Still image - Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry sits with his daughter Riley during a rally for winning the NBA championship 8. Still image - Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry speaks with his daughter Riley during a rally for winning the NBA championship in Oakland Little Brown and Co. 9. Book cover image - "The Seasoned Life" Ayesha Curry You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/24c50d5c1e485952b143aca7e04ddae4 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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‘Superman’ star Henry Cavill crashes ‘Suicide Squad’ autograph signing at Comic-Con
 
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(24 Jul 2016) 'SUPERMAN' HENRY CAVILL JOINS 'SUICIDE SQUAD' AT COMIC-CON Superman isn't dead after all. Though Superman was buried at the end of "Batman v Superman," actor Henry Cavill was happy to mix it up with the bad guys of "Suicide Squad" at Comic-Con on Saturday (23 July 2016). Cavill walked around the show floor undetected in a mask before surprising Will Smith and other stars of the upcoming "Suicide Squad" during their autograph session. Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Joel Kinnaman and other "Squad" actors signed Cavill's black T-shirt and took pictures on their smartphones. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/1ab244fdc2528014d9eaebc56942ae99 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Beatles interview after death of manager Brian Epstein
 
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(29 Aug 1967) 08/29/67 a0043230 n wales: beatles interview after death of manage r brian epstein. nx 37846 beatles intv paul mccartney to car, car away, sof john lennon and george harrison. 54ft 1:30 sent 8/29/67 recut from ln1260 93ft beatles singing group mccartney, paul spf lennon, john - sof harrison, george - sof epstein, brian - dead upitn / 93 ft / 16 dupe / neg / r16270 You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e2c66b184c9980e5efc9fa47d37398cf Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Prince George joins parents at military air show
 
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(8 Jul 2016) The UK's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate, were joined by their young son Prince George on a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on Friday. Prince George, who celebrates his third birthday in two weeks, wore blue ear defenders as William and Kate toured one of the world's largest military air shows. George got the chance to sit in the cockpit of a Red Arrow Hawk and was shown the inner workings of a Squirrel helicopter during the visit. The trip was the first time the young prince has joined his parents on an official engagement in the UK. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9020c1219d7df0a92ffe2c7f84449ea7 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Lil Wayne stands by his 'no such thing as racism' comment.
 
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(12 Oct 2016) AP Entertainment Los Angeles, 1 June 2012 1. Various of Lil Wayne at a Macy's store to promote his Trukfit clothing line +++ SOUNDBITE NUMBER 2 CONTAINS PROFANITY+++ AP Entertainment New York, 11 October 2016 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Lil Wayne/Recording Artist: "At the age of 12-years old, I shot myself. I was in the house, police knocked on the door. I was right there. They knocked the door down, everybody jumped over my body to go get the guns and drugs and whatever they could find. It took one guy to stop right there and cuss everybody out that hopped over me. 'What the fuck, are ya'll doing?' They were like, 'We were gonna see if it...' ' What the fuck are ya'll doing.' 'We called the ambulance,' 'A fucken ambulance, do you not see this kid on the floor with this hole in his chest? He said, you, you drive.' He picked me up, brought me to the hospital. He didn't drop me off at the ambulance and say, 'You take him,' he brought me to the hospital (emergency) room and stood there and waited until the doctor said he's gonna make it. He said 'Don't worry, my name is Uncle Bob,' and he was white as snow. Them motherfuckers that hopped over me were blacker than me." (Reporter: Was he a cop?) "Yeah he was a cop. And my life was saved by a white man. I don't know what racism is. I know a good motherfucker named Uncle Bob, though." AP Entertainment New Orleans, 1 June 2012 3. Various shots of Lil Wayne talking to reporter AP Entertainment New York, 11 October 2016 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Lil Wayne/Recording Artist: "When I open my eyes on stage and when I, at a Lil Wayne show when I come from under the stage. Man, it's not - it's the world out there. It's not a certain part or a certain kind or a certain culture or whatever of people, it's people - those people out there in that crowd. They make, quote unquote, and they make, quote unquote, Lil Wayne. That's who I happen to be, and I'm sorry I'm sorry if people can't understand. But I understand why they don't understand, it's because they don't come from the bottom of the stage and look at 20 to 30-thousand people. They don't get that opportunity. And I'm blessed to have that opportunity, so with that said I can only be honest with such a thing. I have never witnessed racism." AP Entertainment Los Angeles, 1 June 2012 5. Lil Wayne at a Macy's store to promote his Trukfit clothing line STORYLINE: LIL WAYNE EXPLAINS HIS 'NO SUCH THING AS RACISM' COMMENT Lil Wayne understands why some people criticized him for saying racism is over, but claims people don't see it from his perspective. The rapper got some backlash last month when he told Fox Sports 1's "Undisputed" that there was "no such thing as racism" because his concert audiences had a lot of white fans. He also said millennials knew that racism wasn't cool. When asked on Tuesday to expand on his thoughts, Lil Wayne told The Associated Press that one of the reasons he feels that way is because a white police officer saved his life when he was 12 years old after he accidentally shot himself in the chest. "Yeah, he was a cop, and my life was saved by a white man. I don't know what racism is. I know a good (expletive) named Uncle Bob, though." Carter said. The Grammy-winning rapper said he was lying on the floor when police broke down the door, stepping over his body looking for guns and drugs. But one man stopped and chastised the others for leaving him. "He was white as snow. Them (expletive) that hopped over me were blacker than me," Carter said. Carter says the man known as "Uncle Bob" personally took him to the hospital and stayed with him. "(He) stood there and waited until the doctor said 'He's gonna make it,'" Carter said. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/6842136c85134d81aa9b99979ea7f2ce Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali got together with civil rights leader Martin Luther King for a fri
 
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(30 Mar 1967) 03/30/67 a0039243 louisville, ky: heavyweight champion muhammed ali got together w / civil rights leader martin luther king for a friendly chat." nxo 4872 "clay - king: shows: interview w / cassius clay & martin l king: (shot 3/30/67 - 60ft) king, ml - sof ny, louisville military service (comp) - us cassius, clay - sof xx / 60 ft / 16 - neg You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b45bdc7b92cfab76a3fcaa54f9726dda Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Pussy Riot and their supporters attacked by Cossack militia CONTAINS PROFANITIES
 
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(19 Feb 2014) Cossack militia attacked the Pussy Riot punk group with horsewhips on Wednesday as the group tried to perform under a sign advertising the Sochi Olympics. Six group members - five women and one man - donned their signature ski masks and were pulling out a guitar and microphone when at least 10 Cossacks and other security officials moved in. The women were chanting in Russian: "Putin will teach you to love the Motherland" when the Cossacks started to brutally disperse them. One Cossack appeared to use pepper spray, another whipped several group members while others ripped off their masks and threw the guitar in a garbage can. Police arrived and questioned witnesses, but no one was arrested. The Cossacks violently pulled masks from women's heads, beating group member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova with a whip as she lay on the ground. The incident lasted less than three minutes and one Pussy Riot member, a man wearing a bright yellow vest, was left with blood on his face, saying he had been pushed to the ground. Pussy Riot, a performance-art collective involving a loose membership of feminists who edit their actions into music videos, has become an international flashpoint for those who contend that Russian President Vladimir Putin's government has exceeded its authority, particularly restricting human rights, particularly for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender)community. The group gained international attention in 2012 after barging into Moscow's main cathedral and performing a "punk prayer" in which they entreated the Virgin Mary to save Russia from Putin, who was on the verge of returning to the Russian presidency for a third term. Two members of the group, Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, were sentenced to two years in prison, but were released in December under an amnesty bill seen as a Kremlin effort to assuage critics before the Olympics. On Tuesday, two members of the group were briefly detained in Sochi, but not arrested. The group has called for a boycott of the Sochi Olympics and has insisted that any world leader coming to Sochi would be giving tacit approval of Putin's heavy-handed policies. The Cossacks have been used since last year as an auxiliary police force to patrol the streets in the Krasnodar province, which includes the Winter Olympic host city. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/0392e8175bbd5e9b1a55e1cb8b7200f7 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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William, Kate, George and Charlotte spend Christmas with the Middletons
 
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(25 Dec 2016) WILLIAM AND KATE SPEND CHRISTMAS WITH THE MIDDLETON FAMILY The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a Christmas Day church service at St Mark's Church in Englefield, Berkshire on Sunday (25 DEC.). The royal couple is celebrating Christmas with the Middleton family in nearby Bucklebury, instead of with the Queen at Sandringham. They arrived at the church with Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Kate's mother and father - Carole and Michael Middleton - sister Pippa, and brother James also attended the service. A heavy cold kept Queen Elizabeth II from attending the traditional Christmas morning church service near her Sandringham estate in rural Norfolk, England. It is extremely rare for Elizabeth to miss the service, which is a cornerstone of the royal family's Christmas celebrations and brings the monarch into contact with local residents who gather outside for a glimpse of her. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/987aa7eae87b28170a843fb03d6cec1f Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Queen and Modi look at palace artefacts
 
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(13 Nov 2015) Queen Elizabeth II of Britain welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Buckingham Palace on Friday, where she showed him some of the palace's artefacts. Modi is on the second day of his high-profile visit to the UK - the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the country in almost ten years. Later, he will address thousands of supporters at London's Wembley stadium. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/4656942f94e142dc2cca0e81e2243576 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Randy Travis stuns by singing after stroke at Country Music Hall of Fame induction
 
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(17 Oct 2016) RANDY TRAVIS STUNS, SINGS AT COUNTRY HALL OF FAME Country singer Randy Travis found his distinctive voice three years after a life-threatening stroke and sang "Amazing Grace" during his induction Sunday (16 OCT. 2016) into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Grammy-winning baritone singer battled back the stroke in 2013 to sing again during the medallion ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee. He was inducted along with fiddler Charlie Daniels and record producer Fred Foster. Fellow artists including Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Garth Brooks and more honored the three inductees with musical tributes. But it was Travis' singing that brought a stunned silence and tears to the crowd after years of rehabilitation and therapy to regain his voice. Mary Davis-Travis, his wife, spoke about the numerous procedures and surgeries to save his life and a six-month stay in the hospital after a viral infection caused his stroke. "Randy stared death in the face, but death blinked," Davis-Travis said. "Today God's proof of a miracle stands before you." The 57-year-old singer was honored for being the first country artist whose debut album "Storms of Life" went platinum in its first year and he ushered in a wave of neo-traditional singers like Alan Jackson, Clint Black and Brooks in the 1990s. Jackson, who performed "On the Other Hand," talked about going out on tour with Travis in the early '90s and compared him to Elvis. "When he sang, the women were screaming and fainting and it was crazy," Jackson said. "I loved it. Someone singing real country music and having that effect and selling all those records, it just made me so happy." Daniels, the fiddler player behind the hit song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," was honored for his multi-genre style blending Southern rock, bluegrass, gospel and country music. "A plaque on this wall is not just another award or accolade," Daniels said. "It's a page in a history book. An unending history book." Jamey Johnson performed his song, "Long Haired Country Boy," while Trace Adkins performed "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," with fiddler Andrea Zonn. Foster ran the influential Monument Records, which helped launch the careers of Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson as well as Parton and Kristofferson. Kristofferson sang his iconic song "Me and Bobby McGee," which Foster helped co-write and produce, while Parton sang "Dumb Blonde," from her debut album produced by Foster. Parton praised Foster for giving her a shot and still being a gentleman when Porter Wagoner "stole" her away to be on his television show. Vince Gill presented him with the medallion and noted Foster was a lover of great songs and a champion of unique singers. "But everyone of us needs a champion," Gill said. "And you look like at a man like Fred Foster and there's a man that has been a champion for all these years." The 85-year-old producer is still currently working and most recently produced a tribute album to Ray Price by Nelson. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/db8f8af672ebdc59d8023c792244f2e2 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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David Gilmour returns to ancient amphitheater in Pompeii 45 years after playing their with Pink Floy
 
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(8 Jul 2016) DAVID GILMOUR RETURNS TO ANCIENT AMPHITHEATER IN POMPEII 45 YEARS AFTER PLAYING THE SITE WITH PINK FLOYD David Gilmour returns to ancient amphitheater in Pompeii 45 years after playing the site Pink Floyd. That performance was captured as a documentary. Gilmour played more than 20 songs, old and new, in front of a small crowd of less than 2000 people. The new songs were mainly taken from his new album "Rattle That Lock." The Pompeii amphitheater dates back to around 70 B.C. and was buried by the Vesuvius eruption in 79 A.D. When Pink Floyd played there in 1971, it was the first performance with an audience since the gladiators. Gilmour will play Pompeii on Thursday and Friday. He was awarded with the honorary citizenship. Gilmour had long planned to return to Pompeii and his touring Europe in various historical venues. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9d33892b778aab635fb2b9e4203fc56e Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Convoy leaves court after Abdeslam hearing
 
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(20 May 2016) The last known survivor of the team that carried out last November's Paris attacks has refused to talk during questioning Friday by anti-terror judges, and the session ended abruptly. Salah Abdeslam's lawyer, Frank Berton said his client invoked his right to silence. Abdeslam, 26, had said last month he wanted to explain all. Berton told reporters that Abdeslam was disturbed by the 24-hour video surveillance in his maximum-security cell. A convoy believed to be carrying Abdeslam left the court building. Friday was the first time Abdeslam was questioned since since his extradition from Belgium last month. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/cbc6b30b1c6210ecc60534d611cea9e3 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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His way - Home Sinatra built from the ground up
 
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(7 Dec 2015) LEAD-IN: It's best wishes and birthday greetings for Ol' Blue Eyes. December 12 marks famed late crooner Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday. The Rat Pack singer lived in various locations during his 82 years. His home in the Palm Springs Desert is now a popular rental property, frequented by music fans and Sinatra obsessives. STORY-LINE: Like so many things in his life, Frank Sinatra did it his way. The Twin Palms Estate, set among the Palm Springs Desert, is the only house Ol' Blue Eyes ever built completely from the ground up. Today, architectural historians say it's the personification of desert contemporary modernism. In 2011, it was designated as a Class 1 Historical Site by the City of Palm Springs. It's also a popular tourist destination, in an area once known as a playground for the rich and famous. According to William Sayegh, a member of the concierge team at Beau Monde Villas, Sinatra was attracted to the area and felt it was "his" spot in the world. The singer and actor commissioned the retreat at the height of his early fame after he made his first million dollars. He originally paid 150,000 US dollars for the air-conditioned desert property. It remained his primary home from 1948 till 1957. Sinatra named it the 'Twin Palms Estate' after the twin palm trees on the front lawn. They still remain there to this day. "One of the great aspects of this house is that Frank Sinatra bought the empty land and had the house built," says Sayegh. "And he was flying around in his plane looking for a site and saw the two twin palm trees in the backyard which are still here and decided this is where he wanted to build his house. He bought the two lots of land and built this wonderful estate with a swimming pool on one lot of land and the house of the other lot of land." Sinatra arrived in the desert town in 1947, with him he brought the allure and sex appeal of glamorous Hollywood. Soon Palm Springs became a jet set destination for Hollywood's royalty. Neighbours included comedian and actor Jack Benny, actor Cary Grant and singer Al Jolsen. The sprawling one floor estate boasts two addresses - the swimming pool and cabana are on one lot of land, the house on the other. Spanning 45-hundred square feet (4,180 square metres), the address boasts four bedrooms, seven bathrooms and a swimming pool shaped like a piano. Now operated by Beau Monde Villas as a luxury rental property, it's claimed to be the most popular destination to rent in Palm Springs. Architectural historian, Robert Imber, gets a kick out of the home's design. Specifically tailored to Sinatra's taste for Georgian architecture, he says. "He wanted a Georgian styled house. He was very knowledgeable of architecture - loved architecture apparently. They gave him drawings both for Georgian and for contemporary. The mid-century architecture, importantly, was simply the architecture of the day, the contemporary architecture of the day," says Imber, who is also the owner of Palm Springs Modern Tours. "He was then married to Ava Gardner, chose this, and lived here for a good number of years. When this house was built, it was in the middle of nowhere, open desert as far as you could see. There was a landing strip someplace nearby. You flew you're plane out, you looked for Frank's house in the desert and walked over for cocktails." The property's current owners have gone to great lengths to keep as much of the home as possible, they've even added some extra Sinatra memorabilia. Sinatra himself designed the master suite. Unique features include a piano-shaped swimming pool, Sinatra's original Valentino recording equipment, a self-playing piano and period furniture from the era. Sinatra and Gardner were married in 1951 and divorced in 1957. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c6484b6cebdd5cf29ac0cb3365c217f7 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Pakistani Sikhs reopen temple after 73 years
 
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(27 Apr 2016) An armed policeman stood guard outside the 300-year-old Sikh temple, known as a gurdwara, in northwest Pakistan. He kept a watchful eye on everyone who passed him on the narrow street, looking for a suspicious gesture, or a bulge beneath the clothes that hints at a hidden gun or a bomb. Earlier this month, the gurdwara in Peshawar's crowded Old City opened its doors to worshippers for the first time in 73 years. The reopening was celebrated by Pakistan's tiny Sikh minority, but security is a constant concern. On Friday, a Sikh leader and provincial lawmaker was shot and killed outside his home in a remote area in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province, some 140 kilometres (86 miles) from Peshawar. The murder of Sardar Suran Singh devastated the Sikh community and heightened their fears of militant attacks. It also added to human rights activists' despair over rising violence against religious minorities in Pakistan. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the shooting of Sardar Suran Singh, but police disputed their claim, blaming the shooting on political rivalry and saying they had arrested the culprit. There was no response from the Taliban, who often make unsubstantiated claims. Peshawar is a deeply conservative city at the foot of the mountainous Khyber Pass - once a popular route for traders and tourists travelling to nearby Afghanistan, now the focus of an extremist insurgency. Militants have attacked Peshawar schools, killing children as they studied, bombed buses of government workers and attacked Christians in their churches. The newly-opened gurdwara has a 24-hour Sikh security detail as well as police guards, but their Muslim neighbours believe an attack is inevitable. "Security is crucial... for the people who want to come here for prayers without any fear," said Gurpal Singh, security chief for Peshawar's Sikh community. Gohar Iqbal, a bookseller who works at a busy stall opposite the temple was certain the building would be targeted by militants. "We are worrying because of the children if something happens," he said, gesturing to the white cement building that houses a girls' high school, which abuts the gurdwara. Few in this overwhelmingly Muslim neighbourhood welcomed the gurdwara's reopening. Apart from the security risks, many simply do not want Sikhs in their midst. Most Sikhs that lived in the area and attended the gurdwara left when it closed in the 1940s. It is not known how many Sikhs live in Pakistan today. The vast majority migrated to India in 1947, the year Pakistan was created as a homeland for Muslims of the subcontinent. The CIA Factbook estimates that 3.6 percent of Pakistan's 180 million people are non-Muslims, including Sikhs, Christians and Hindus. Sikhs are among the smallest minorities. They are easily identifiable because of their tightly wound and often colourful turbans, and because they share the surname Singh, for men, and Kaur for women. Many of the Sikhs living in Pakistan are internally displaced, having fled their traditional homes in Pakistan's tribal regions as the threat posed by militants increased. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/56ad57f0245ce8a9c78d0b0aa7f99244 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Cohen´s Greek island home turned into a memorial
 
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(11 Nov 2016) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Hydra - 11 November 11, 2016 1. Various of Hydra Island shot from a boat, Greek flags 2. Various of Leonard Cohen´s house in Hydra 3. Tilt down of Cohen's door, tributes 4. Various of Roger Green, Cohen´s neighbour and friend, leaving a heart-shaped stone in front of the door 5. Pull focus of candle 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Roger Green, 76, writer and friend of Leonard Cohen: "No, I don't feel too sad. I just feel that he´s moved on, he´s had a great life; he's given so much and I am very grateful and honoured to have known him." 7. Various of flower and note at Cohen´s memorial 8.SOUNDBITE (English) Roger Green, 76, writer and friend of Leonard Cohen: "Off the top of my head, I have so many memories of him, which I am so grateful for, but there was a wonderful lady called Kyria Evangelia (translates as Mrs. Evangelia) who lived in this house on the left here. And she was his housekeeper, caretaker; she looked after the house when he wasn't here and when he was. And she had a wonderful way of coming in, whatever was happening and just barging in and she said: 'I don't mind, I am just doing my work. It doesn´t matter if they are making love or taking drugs or they are naked. I just do my work.' And Leonard was endlessly patient and loving towards her and he said to me one day. He said: "Kyria Evangelia…what a trip." 9. Tracking shot of Green walking 10. Tilt up of photograph with Green (left) and Cohen (right) to Green´s face ++PARTLY OVERLAID WITH CLOSE OF PHOTO++ UPSOUND (English) "This is a picture that was taken in 1999 when Leonard was staying here and when his garden was full of banana trees, or banana plants. And I had already written a poem about listening to the wind in Leonard Cohen's bananas." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Hydra - 11 November 2016 ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 11. Various of town, dog barking 12. Various of sea, focus shift STORYLINE: Neighbours and friends paid tribute to Leonard Cohen on the Greek island of Hydra on Friday. The baritone-voiced Canadian singer songwriter died at the age of 82. Cohen, published several poetry collections while living on the island in the 1960s and began to get wide notice with his experimental novel "Beautiful Losers" in 1966 and his first album, "Songs of Leonard Cohen," in 1968. Roger Green, 76, writer and friend of Cohen, placed a heart-shaped stone in front of his door and talked about his friendship with the artist. "I just feel that he's moved on; he's had a great life, he´s given so much and I am very grateful and honoured to have known him," Green said. =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c6c21552ac861e109feaa2956ca8dda9 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Child prodigy astounds with musical abilities
 
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(18 Nov 2016) Alma Deutscher is a composer, virtuoso pianist and concert violinist who wrote her first sonata five years ago and whose first full opera will have its world premiere in Vienna next month. All of which is very special because she is just 11 years old. While loving and living music, the child prodigy from Dorking, England, is also busy scraping her knees tree climbing, meeting friends on the playground, swimming or any number of other activities that an 11-year old would enjoy. But when focused on her passion, she's all business. Rehearsing "Cinderella" recently, Alma gave instructions and sung phrases in a clear child's soprano, switching from piano to violin and back as she accompanied the soloists. It all seemed effortless. And the energy doesn't stop flowing off stage. Alma doesn't even try to sit still, gesturing and fidgeting as she talks about "Cinderella." She says she's extremely excited at the prospect of the December 29 premiere. Alma's heroine in her version of the popular story is a composer, the step-mother is an opera director, the two step-sisters are haughty divas. And the prince is a poet who finds Cinderella through a melody she wrote. Her future plans include composing a piano concerto, and a symphony. She has already started on a book which she wants made into a film, complete with her own score. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/ee9c5caa62b384ee414bb2bb1904c719 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Celebrity trainer talks about her signature arm moves, going Hollywood and Gwyneth Paltrow
 
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(26 May 2016) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: COMMERCIAL MUSIC, MUSIC VIDEO AND OR PERFORMANCES, MUST BE CLEARED ACCORDING TO YOUR OWN LOCAL MUSIC PERFORMANCE AND COPYRIGHT AGREEMENTS WITH YOUR APPLICABLE COLLECTING SOCIETY. AP Entertainment New York, 3 May 2016 1. Medium of Tracy Anderson teaching a workout class AP Entertainment New York, 4 May 2016 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Tracy Anderson/Fitness Expert - on her arm movements during workouts: "There is a strategy to it. I'm not just flinging my arms around, like I make sure that I don't go into the neck too much. I also care about like an arm where all of the muscles are firing and working together in a very unified way so I'm not just like, 'OK, now, we're gonna take all this and we're just gonna work the bicep the way the bicep wants to work.' I'm working the arms for also a physical design too and those arms, you are how you move. I think they make a beautiful arm personally. People can pick out my arm. They can pick out my crazy arm work and they can pick out my arms, too." AP Entertainment New York, 3 May 2016 3. Medium of Tracy Anderson teaching a workout class AP Entertainment New York, 4 May 2016 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Tracy Anderson/Fitness Expert - on Gwyneth Paltrow: "She didn't come to me saying, 'Hey, I'm a celebrity. We're not making as much as we used to make in movies let's start an empire together.' And I wasn't like, 'Oh, hey. I want to become a famous trainer and I want to be a celebrity trainer. Let's join forces.' Nothing could be farther from that and that model is happening a lot now, it didn't happen with us. She was truly the Academy Award-winning, amazing, talented actress that she is and she had to get ready to play Pepper in the first 'Iron Man' and she had just had a baby. This is what I do. And I for nine years had helped women whether they'd had a pregnancy, whether they'd had multiple pregnancies, no matter what it was that they couldn't get their bodies the way that they wanted them and they couldn't feel comfortable that was my life's work, so we've had - she's been doing the Method for 10 years now. We're incredible friends and we have a sisterhood and we both share and even through all of her efforts with starting GOOP and opening up as a chef in the way that she has, we are women that love supporting other women and sharing with other women so we're very aligned in that way. So, we became partners and - we became partners when she knew she never wanted to stop doing the workout and she wanted to share and give it to other people." AP Images Los Angeles, 4 April 2013 5. Still image- Tracy Anderson and Gwyneth Paltrow pose at the opening of the Tracy Anderson flagship studio in LA AP Entertainment New York, 4 May 2016 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Tracy Anderson/Fitness Expert - on how she'd consider doing a talk show over a reality TV show: "I don't- until I can tell an untainted story or a story that doesn't have something injected in it that's not for shock or ratings, I don't think I can get myself totally comfortable. Maybe talk show is a better avenue for me where it's like actually I can have real-life in the moment stories being told because I think it's therapeutic, I think it's empowering and I think people are hungry to see other people's lives which is why it became popular to begin with but now I do think that people are more hungry for a more truthful story." AP Entertainment New York, 3 May 2016 7. Medium of Tracy Anderson teaching a workout class 8. Tilt down and up on Tracy Anderson STORYLINE: "There is a strategy to it," she said in a recent interview. She says the bodies she sculpts are a design preference from her clients, like Paltrow. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/31d328ae8239378539fd567dbc61fabe Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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David Bowie's musical 'Lazarus' set for European premiere
 
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(3 Nov 2016) BOWIE MUSICAL 'LAZARUS' SET TO OPEN IN LONDON The European premiere of David Bowie's musical 'Lazarus,' which played a sold-out Off-Broadway run earlier this year in New York, is set for November 8. Original New York cast members Michael C. Hall, Michael Esper, and Sophia Anne Caruso are reprising their roles in director Ivo van Hove's production. Bowie died in January from cancer. He was able to see the New York show before his death at age 69. The play starring "Dexter" and "Six Feet Under" actor Michael C. Hall, was a hit since its previews and Bowie's death made tickets even harder to come by. Bowie wrote the musical with Irish playwright Enda Walsh as a sequel to the 1963 novel "The Man Who Fell to Earth" by Walter Tevis, which inspired the 1976 film of the same name that he starred in. Michael C Hall stars as Newton, the character famously portrayed by David Bowie in the 1976 screen adaptation directed by Nicolas Roeg. The play focuses on Newton as he remains still on Earth - a 'man' unable to die. The set list comprises some of Bowie's biggest hits _ including "Changes," "Heroes," "Absolute Beginners" and "Life on Mars" _ as well as new songs like "Lazarus," taken from Bowie's "Blackstar" album, released shortly before his death. Lazarus is scheduled to run in London through 22 January 2017. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/a05e0d4783374fceeedfc1db716513e0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Singer-songwriter Lissie goes it alone after being dropped by record label
 
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(25 Nov 2016) SINGER-SONGWRITER LISSIE GOES IT ALONE AFTER BEING DROPPED BY RECORD LABEL Lissie Maurus - or Lissie to her fans - was well on her way to making it big a decade ago. She had a deal with Columbia Records U.K. and a first album that went gold in the United Kingdom and Norway. The record sold well, but when her second L.P. wasn't a commercial success, she found herself without a record deal and at a crossroads. What kind of artist did she want to be? Was her pursuit of fame really worth it? Lissie opted for the uncharted territory of the independent artist - based from an Iowa farm, no less. It is a more viable business model in this age when singers can reach potential fans more easily via music streaming services and online sales. But there certainly are no guarantees. After Columbia Records U.K. dropped her, Lissie says she felt a little like she'd failed. But she said she also was relieved. Now she could do things her way. By mid-2015, she took what savings she had and bought the farm she now calls home. "I think some people were like, 'Well that's weird that you're going to, like, leave southern California and go live on a farm in Iowa, but OK.' You know, but I just knew, this is what I have to do. I have a gut feeling about this," she said. "I kind of just told everyone, like, 'I need to re-evaluate my life. I'm not going to stop making music. But I need to rethink how I want to go about it.'" By the time she moved to the farm, Lissie had already written some new songs. So she called producer and bass player Curt and together, they wrote the title track on her latest album, "My Wild West." The record came out in February and was well reviewed. Lissie also recently released a live acoustic album, recorded at Union Chapel in North London. Admittedly, she says, the traveling can be brutal. She's been touring in the United States and Europe much of this year. But because her overheads are low, most of what she makes in ticket and merchandise sales is hers. Financially, she says, this could be her best year yet. "I own all my new music, and I can go out and tour with just an acoustic guitar and sell out shows and, you know, come home and be like, 'OK, now I can put in a wood burning stove in my house,'" she smiled. Lissie's third album "My Wild West" is available now. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/83e06058bf109f593fc5024169516ed0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Erdogan arrives for two day visit to Croatia
 
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(26 Apr 2016) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began a two-day official visit to Croatia on Tuesday. He was welcomed at an honour guard ceremony in Zagreb by Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. The Turkish leader will hold bilateral talks with Croatian leaders on a range of issues including the promotion of economic ties between their countries and the migrant crisis engulfing Europe. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/77ee5948439a41c5ec0305ee46ddbc36 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Chinese and British leaders eat fish and chips
 
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(22 Oct 2015) British Prime Minister David Cameron treated Chinese President Xi Jinping to a meal of fish and chips at a British pub in the village of Ellesborough on Thursday evening. Local media has reported that Xi and his delegation were keen to sample the traditional dish since arriving in the UK three days ago. During their visit at the The Plough and Cadsden, the two leaders were also greeted by locals having a drink at the pub. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/3a68db5d2867f68837b4046fa773bf1f Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Music legend Smokey Robinson credits his healthy lifestyle, skincare regime for helping him look and
 
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(31 May 2016) AP Entertainment Los Angeles, 27 May 2016 1. Zoom in on Smokey Robinson and his wife Frances Robinson posing for photos 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Smokey Robinson, recording artist: "First of all, I believe in taking care of myself and I always have. I have been very active in that area for my whole life. Since I was a little boy, a teenager and all that. I am a huge sports fan and I've been playing sports all my life. I played basketball and football for my high school and summer league baseball and I work out. I used to run marathons and do those things that I thought were going to be beneficial for me at this time in my life. AP Entertainment - FILE Beverly Hills, Calif., 7 Feb. 2015 3. Smokey Robinson and his wife Frances arrive to Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy gala AP Entertainment Los Angeles, 27 May 2016 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Smokey Robinson, recording artist: "I've been a vegan for about 14 months and it wasn't a huge transition for me though because I was a vegetarian for, gosh I started that in 1972, you know. And I haven't had any red meat since 1972. I was just fish and fowl when I did eat meat. so to become a vegan was not a big transition for me. But I'm enjoying that because I feel really good. I feel really good." 5. Pan from photographer to Frances Robinson 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Frances Robinson, interior designer: "I come from a family of five girls and my mother used to always tell us, 'make sure you wash your face every evening before you go to bed, especially if you put make up on so it doesn't get into your pores.' But she used to hand us a bar of laundry soap and we use laundry soap at one time and maybe that helped. I don't know. But I probably think in my late twenties I started paying more attention to my skin. In my late twenties, early thirties I started paying more attention to my skin. That's why I say you can't be too young to start." 7. Zoom in on Smokey Robinson posing for photos 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Smokey Robinson, recording artist: "It basically was formulated for people with that type of melanin in their skin. And so we've been working on this for a couple years now. And we're finally ready to launch and we're very excited about it because I, myself, have been using it and it has done so much for my skin. It's actually softened my skin as a man, you know? And even shaving is easier now." AP Photos New York, 22 Oct. 2016 9. STILL: Smokey Robinson and wife Frances attend Gabrielle's Angel Foundation 2012 Angel Ball cancer research benefit at Cipriani Wall Street AP Photos Los Angeles, 20 Nov. 2011 10. Smokey Robinson, wife Frances Robinson arrive at the 39th Annual American Music Awards AP Entertainment Los Angeles, 27 May 2016 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Smokey Robinson, recording artist: "The men's product is called 'Get Ready' and the women's product is called 'My Girl' because this is my girl right here! Look at her! This is my girl and I'm ready!" 12. Zoom in on Smokey Robinson and his wife Frances Robinson posing for photos STORYLINE: ROBINSON STILL CRUISIN' AT 76 WITH FOCUS ON HEALTH, BUSINESS Smokey Robinson credits the habits that were instilled in him as a child with helping him maintain a healthy, active lifestyle _ including being able to tour the country at 76. "I am a huge sports fan and I've been playing sports all my life. I played basketball and football for my high school and summer league baseball and I work out. I used to run marathons and do those things that I thought were going to be beneficial for me at this time in my life," he said in an interview last week. Robinson says it all boils down to taking care of your body. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e1083391fb8d68e9fbaff5c9588f7e78 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Obama meets Queen Elizabeth II
 
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(22 Apr 2016) US President Barack Obama on Friday arrived at the royal residence of Windsor Castle and met Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. Obama was accompanied by his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, while Prince Philip accompanied the Queen. Obama is on a three-day visit to the UK, likely the last to the country of his presidency. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/ab4453f02ace0c8e19fccb3da613143a Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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George Michael's local pub pays tribute
 
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(26 Dec 2016) One of George Michael's local pubs has been playing his songs as a tribute to the singer, whose death was announced late on Sunday. The landlord of the Catherine Wheel pub and a neighbour spoke about Michael's popularity in the Oxfordshire village of Goring, where he died of apparent heart failure. They said Michael often visited local pubs and restaurants but that locals respected his desire for privacy. One of his neighbours in the village said she had seen the popstar in recent weeks out having dinner with friends and that he did not look well. As grieving fans on mourned his death on Monday, British charities revealed that the Michael had secretly been a major behind-the-scenes donor who gave his time and money to support cherished causes. He had given millions of pounds (dollars) to charities involved with helping children, cancer victims and AIDS sufferers. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e6b395147a6c7f1ce039c50cfa40172b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Tourism on the rise in Iran
 
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(11 Nov 2016) LEAD IN: More western tourists are visiting Iran after a thaw in relations following last year's nuclear deal. STORY-LINE: Iranians are seeing more foreign tourists on their streets a year after the landmark nuclear deal that ended a decade of standoff with the world community. Home to beautiful mountains, breathtaking historical buildings and priceless artwork it has lots to offer the intrepid holiday maker. UNESCO, the United Nations culture agency, has 21 sites in Iran on its World Heritage List. They include the ruins of Persepolis and Pasargadae, the mosques and palace at Meidan Emam of Isfahan and other sites. Beyond that, local skiers and snowboarders boast of Iran's mountains, while Tehran enjoys a growing modern art scene. Shiite pilgrims also travel to different sites in the country. In the last few years, Iran reported having around 5 million tourists a year, most coming from Iraq and other neighbouring countries. Tehran's historical Grand Bazaar, situated in the south, is the largest and most important market in the capital. Every day thousands of traders and ordinary people come to the bazaar to do business, shopping or just pass through. Jacques Genevieve Sanchez is a French tourist visiting the bazaar. She came to Iran with her husband a week ago. She says they started planning this trip years ago but felt now was the right time to finally make that happen. "(We travelled to Iran) because we thought of the country many, many years ago and it seems to them that it is easiest today because there is a new connection between Europe and Iran and we notice that it's true", she says. Another tourist is Stefan Moeller from Germany. The businessman chose Iran as a holiday destination for him and his wife and one-year-old son. Stefan says he has found it an interesting and safe destination despite all the negative publicity it gets. "European people are afraid about Iran. They think there is war and some bad guys here but it is all nice here. Because it's so funny and you can have a lot of fun without those things that we have in Europe", he says. However there are lots of Middle Eastern laws here that are worlds apart from life in Europe. Alcohol is illegal and women are required by law to cover their hair. Homosexuals can also face the death penalty in Iran. While it may be getting more popular with Europeans, Americans make up less than one percent of tourists. However despite US travel warnings, an American luxury tour operator is currently promoting a new trip to Iran in May. Illinois-based Abercrombie & Kent is offering the tour to those willing to take the risk, describing it as the first opportunity to see an Iran opening up to the West after the nuclear deal. The cost of the 12-day tour starts at 5,600 US dollars. Iran and America haven't had formal diplomatic relations since the 1979 US Embassy takeover following the country's Islamic Revolution. The Swiss Embassy currently looks after American interests in the country. Abercrombie & Kent says that interchange between American tourists and the Iranian people will help bridge the gap between the two nations. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/49c8a260592f95a9b01faf0144d5af85 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Official announcement of UK referendum result
 
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(24 Jun 2016) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Manchester - 24 June 2016 1. Jenny Watson coming onto the stage to announce result of the UK referendum 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Jenny Watson, Chairwoman of United Kingdom Electoral Commission "Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, local totals for all 382 voting areas have now been certified and announced and I have therefore been able to certify the results of the Referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union. As Chief Counting Officer for the Referendum of the UK's membership of the European Union, held on 23 June 2016, I hereby give notice that I certified the following: the total number of ballot papers counted was 33,577,342. The total number of votes cast in favour of Remain was 16,141,241. The total number of votes cast in favour of Leave was 17,410,742. The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows. No official mark: 232. Both answers voted for: 9,084. Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified: 836. Unmarked or void for uncertainty: 15,207. The total number of ballot papers rejected was 25,359. This means that the UK has voted to leave the European Union." STORYLINE: Jenny Watson, Chairwoman of United Kingdom Electoral Commission, officially declared on Friday that Britain has voted to leave the European Union. =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/392a77b90726a87707a03c60e2f29344 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Country stars talk about Shania Twain's influence at CMT Artists of the Year show
 
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(20 Oct 2016) FEMALE ARTISTS SING PRAISES FOR SHANIA TWAIN Country star Shania Twain is the most successful female country artist and has influenced singers in all genres. Twain received the Artist of a Lifetime award at the CMT Artists of the Year show in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday (19 OCT. 2016). From R&B singer Jill Scott to fellow country star Carrie Underwood, women have long admired Twain's powerful pop country songs and fashion style. Twain herself said the honor feels like she's achieved success in her career. "I sort of feel like I have arrived at a point in my life that is being recognized and respected and appreciated," Twain said. "And that is just this wonderful feeling of relief that I have accomplished something to this level. So it's a relief and it feels really good." Scott, pop singer Meghan Trainor and country singer Kelsea Ballerini performed a medley of her hits for her. "Well, it's a huge compliment first of all because all of these three girls have mega voices," Twain said. "Are incredible entertainers and very successful in their own right. So it's a compliment and I will enjoy it thoroughly, sitting there and watching these girls bring my songwriting to life in their own way. There is no greater compliment." Scott said it was impossible not to be influenced by Twain's music and style. "Who is not a fan of Shania Twain? The woman came on the scene, supposedly country," Scott said. "Blew completely over into pop. And made a mark of sexiness and great lyrics and a wonderful voice. She's a really powerful woman and I am into powerful women." Underwood too said she paved the way for artists like her. "I think we were all definitely influenced by Shania, even if we don't realize it," Underwood said. "Because her music was just so.. She was just her and it was different and kind of revolutionary at the time. She definitely paved the way for a lot of us that are doing what we do now and lucky enough to get to do that. It's cool that she is being honored." The show will air on CMT at 9 p.m. EST on Thursday, Oct. 20. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/40f092bb89253b08ed66ac5e0d64aad2 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Democrats stunned, Republicas rejoice in Italy
 
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(9 Nov 2016) Supporters of the US Democratic Party in Italy expressed their dismay as Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States early on Wednesday morning. Democratic party supporters gathered to follow the election results at an event organised by "Democrats Abroad", a group representing US Democrats in Italy. Elsewhere in Rome US expatriates watched the elections results all night at a reception hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Rome. Italy's Minister of Constitutional Reforms and Relations with Parliament, Maria Elena Boschi was also in attendance. Boschi said her country is ready to continue to"fully cooperate" with the United States and work with the new president. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9c5a07096a41d82655e337b8c975311d Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Student designs clock that writes the time every minute
 
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(21 Mar 2016) JAPAN CLOCK SOURCE: AP HORIZONS, LIFESTYLE, HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY RESTRICTIONS: HORIZONS CLIENTS AND AP LIFESTYLE, HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY CLIENTS ONLY LENGTH: 5:39 AP Television Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan - 8 March 2016 1. Wide of handwriting clock in action 2. Close up of handwriting clock in action 3. Tilt up of handwriting clock in action 4. Side close up shot of handwriting clock in action 5. Tilt down of handwriting clock in action 6. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese) Kango Suzuki, Product Design Student at the Tohoku University of Art and Design: "I've always been fascinated with traditional Karakuri puppets (wind-up dolls) that can write. I think even in this day and age, they're difficult to build and I wanted to focus my attention on something similar. Then I thought it would be interesting if I could come up with a design for a clock that wrote the time every minute. This is how I decided to start this project." 7. Right pan of upper part of the clock 8. Close up right pan of clock in action 9. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese) Kango Suzuki, Product Design Student at the Tohoku University of Art and Design: "I started working on this project last year in April. From April to July I researched the design and structure of what I would have to build. Then in the months from August to October I worked on finalising the plans. Then in the four months from October to February I worked on making the actual clock. The most difficult part was cutting out all the wooden parts in the correct shape which I did with a band saw and was very time consuming." 10. Close up of Suzuki removing pin and clock starting 11. Wide of clock in action with Suzuki standing beside it 12. Low angle shot of clock working 13. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese) Kango Suzuki, Product Design Student at the Tohoku University of Art and Design: "While I was making it, right until the very end, nobody really understood what I was up to and then, once everyone saw the final product in action, many began to say how great it was and how much they liked it. It made me very happy." 14. Various of Suzuki adjusting the clock 15. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese) Kango Suzuki, Product Design Student at the Tohoku University of Art and Design: "The clock had to be able to write all numbers and the parts for writing each number correctly had to be carefully prepared. It was one thing doing the computer modelling, where everything worked well, but actually reproducing the parts by hand was tough. It took me a long time to make the parts and I had to remake some pieces over and over again." 16. Suzuki manually operating the clock 17. Close up of Suzuki manually operating the clock 18. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese) Kango Suzuki, Product Design Student at the Tohoku University of Art and Design: "I sometimes wondered what I would do if I couldn't finish it. I was afraid I might not be able to graduate." 19. Suzuki checking the clock 20. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese) Kango Suzuki, Product Design Student at the Tohoku University of Art and Design: "There's still a couple of problems with the clock - it's not 100 percent complete yet. Sometimes it stops, or it slows down, or it speeds up. I will be hard at work in the coming weeks to complete the project." 21. Left angle close up shot of clock working 22. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese) Kango Suzuki, Product Design Student at the Tohoku University of Art and Design: "I'm not really an outgoing person and I've always liked having something to work on on my own rather than just hanging out." 23. Wide of Suzuki sitting with his professor Isao Uehara in the lab where he built the clock 24. Suzuki and Uehara looking over some pictures on a tablet 25. Zoom out pan from wooden clock component to wide of Suzuki and professor Uehara LEADIN: You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/6a7b7daa7720398ec3b2493a9e583431 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Muhammad Ali trains for meeting with Jimmy Ellis
 
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(14 Jul 1971) 07/15/71 c0019565 / color houston, texas: Muhammad Ali trains for meeting with Jimmy Ellis: nxc 44802 "ali trains" (shot 7/14/71 91ft) note * cuts include - second story - interview w/ambulance driver on pollution by stauffer co: texas - houston exhibition halls - texas - houston - astrohall boxing - 1971 water pollution - texas - houston - in cuts air pollution - texas - houston - in cuts clay, cassius - sof chemical industry frazier, joe brook, eddie johnson, lonzo sherwood, steve - sof in cuts merriti, jeff - in cuts hudgins, johnny - in cuts brassell, rufus - in cuts gaolston, joe - in cuts ellis, jimmy - fight preps mcilvain / 91 ft / 16 col / pos / d322208 opt s track 2400 ft / 16 col / pos / cuts / 2 rolls You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e992de0fdeeed6000489dc6dcddadcdf Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Anwar Sadat Assassinated - 1981 | Today in History | 6 Oct 16
 
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On October 6, 1981, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was shot to death by Islamic militants while reviewing a military parade. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/1c7da189af9bb8a7a3706dde4ce12a2a Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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UK non-binary person comes out to Obama
 
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(23 Apr 2016) A student came out as "non-binary" on Saturday during a televised town hall-style meeting with US President Barack Obama in London. Maria Munir, a student at the University of York in northern England, told Obama: "I'm coming out to you as a non-binary person" - identifying as neither exclusively male nor female. The student urged the British and US governments to "take us seriously as transgender people". The president said he was "incredibly proud" of Munir for speaking out, and encouraged the questioner to "keep pushing". Munir said afterward that "to be sat in front of the president of the United States, the leader of the free world, and to be able to pitch to him social action that I believe he can have a real influence on is something I will never be able to describe". You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/65aa5dd46879b5ee03821b2065b185dc Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Danish royal couple visit Washington, D.C.
 
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(28 Sep 2016) Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and his wife Crown Princess Mary were in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday as part of a weeklong visit to the US to promote Danish business opportunities and cooperation. Crown Prince Frederik spoke at the US Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday morning and underscored the strong and historic relationship between the United States and Demark. He also appealed to the Chamber to encourage transatlantic business partnerships between the two nations and urged American companies to consider Denmark as a potential home for international offices and headquarters. "In the United Nations World Happiness report, we have for several years been ranked as the happiest people in the world. So we hope that more American companies will give us a serious look in the future," the prince joked. The couple's business promotional campaign is focusing on the areas of food products, clean tech, health solutions and the maritime trade. The United States is Denmark's third largest export market. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary will leave Washington for Boston on Thursday. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/a035d5ba55cc185c03b11b42474116be Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Bear hugs for wildlife rehabilitators
 
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(14 Oct 2016) LEAD IN: An American wildlife rehabilitator is grabbing attention for his hands on approach to helping injured and unwanted animals. Jim Kowalczik is a fan of bear hugs, especially with Jimbo who he's looked after since a cub at his upstate New York haven. STORY-LINE: Jim Kowalczik knows how to give a good bear hug. He's had practice - horsing around with his 1,500 pound buddy, a Kodiak bear named Jimbo. Jimbo is among 11 bears living at the couple's Orphaned Wildlife Center in upstate New York. "They're content. They're happy. If they weren't, you would know it. And I wouldn't be doing this," says Kowalczik Jim and Susan Kowalczik's not-for-profit center takes in injured and unwanted animals. The main goal is to release animals they care for. But they say they can't with the bears either because of injuries or because they were already used to living in captivity. While there are plenty of wildlife rehabilitators and other centers that care for bears, none do it quite like Kowalczik. His hands-on approach has garnered international attention The 60-year-old retired corrections officer says its not for show. He's just bullish on bears. "There's no false pretences like there are with people and stuff. What you see is what you get," he says. Experts warn not to try this with any bear. One wildlife rehabilitator says she worries people seeing the videos will think they can play with or feed wild bears. "The message it sends concerns me _ that everything can be a pet, everything can be habituated. Even a 1,500-pound bear can be your friend," says wildlife rehabilitator Missy Runyan. Kowalczik says the biggest problem with Jimbo, who he's had for 23 years, is making sure he doesn't lay on him Where some see danger he prefers to grin and bear it. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/43b66fb3a3667afa5b56cbc0ec82b7bf Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Bovines close to ancient Aurochs recreated
 
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(13 Oct 2015) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Milovice - 13 October 2015 1. Various of bovines closely related to aurochs leaving cattle truck 2. Bovines running toward camera 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Frans Jacobs, Dutch cattle rancher who raised aurochs: "They are supposed to be very strong cattle, they eat whatever they can get and they will survive, they will survive us. If you leave them nice and quiet, they will multiply without hardly any attention." 4. Aerial of bovines in field 5. Various of bovines inside enclosure 6. SOUNDBITE (Czech) Dalibor Dostal, Director of Conservation Group "European Wildlife": "They came from the Netherlands as a result of a breeding back programme that started in 2008 from primitive cattle breeds, which according to genetic analysis are as close as possible to the extinct aurochs. They select the animals most similar to it and by this process of breeding back we should be able to get an animal in a few generations that looks like the aurochs and also has the same impact on the environment." 7. Various shots, including aerial shots, of bovines in large field STORYLINE: A Dutch breeding programme has recreated massive bovines closely related to aurochs, once the heaviest European land mammal and the wild ancestor of today's cattle that became extinct in the 17th century. A small herd was introduced to a Czech sanctuary on Tuesday, joining some wild horses. Such an animal has not been seen on Czech territory for hundreds of years. By eating invasive vegetation, these animals will help to maintain the steppe character of the land. After a nine-hour drive and few more minutes of hesitation, six calves - five cows and a bull - jumped out of a truck at dawn to take the first look at their new home at the former Milovice military base, 35 kilometres (22 miles) northeast of Prague. =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/eb503f28d05619deb5cb2e2a97fd6c26 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Obama arrives in Germany
 
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(24 Apr 2016) US President Barack Obama arrived in Hannover on Sunday for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Obama hopes to build momentum during a two-day visit to Germany to help push a trans-Atlantic trade deal between the US and Europe over the finish line. The two leaders are also expected to discuss other issues during their meeting, chiefly efforts to counter the Islamic State group, improve cooperation on counterterrorism measures, and encourage countries to share law enforcement information. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/51e4621b1324a3fe15f3b1c541f8a032 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Former US presidents during transition period
 
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(10 Nov 2016) US President Barack Obama is set to welcome his successor, Donald Trump, to the White House, extending an olive branch to a man he blasted as unfit to serve as commander in chief and who led the charge to challenge the legitimacy of his own presidency. Obama invited Trump to the White House later on Thursday as the two leaders prepared for the transition of power following the bruising, often nasty US presidential election. Obama's meeting with the president-elect will take place in the Oval Office, while first lady Michelle Obama and Melania Trump will meet separately in the residence of the White House. Obama says former President George W. Bush could not have been more gracious after his 2008 election victory and he has instructed his team to follow that example in preparing the way for Trump. Prior to that, President Bill Clinton welcomed the incoming George W. Bush to the White House in late 2000. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/0ee99c7558fed38f9dad9e91bab856c0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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New Delhi residents find tranquillity in Buddhist chanting
 
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(26 Apr 2016) FOR CLEAN VERSION SEE STORY NUMBER: 4032504 LEAD IN: Busy New Delhi residents are finding tranquillity in Buddhist chanting. The rhythmic mantras are offering practitioners a chance to be mindful and present in the moment. STORY-LINE: They chant in unison. A group of six people from across the Indian capital, office workers, homemakers, students, people who belong to different faiths, gather to repeatedly chant Buddhist mantras. Devotees say it brings practitioners spiritual solace or just a break from the cacophony of New Delhi's crowded streets. Buddhism has a history of drawing outsiders: Hollywood celebrities, agnostics, Christians and Jews who have lost touch with their own religions, attracted by Buddhism's easy rituals and lack of dogma. Now, Buddhist chanting has come to the upper-middle class enclaves of some of the most crowded, noisy and stressful cities in the world, drawing in thousands of Indians - most of them Hindu - in search of something to soothe their troubles. At a recent chanting session in a middle-class New Delhi neighbourhood, participants quietly sat down on thin mattresses on the floor in the carpeted basement of a residential building, with their legs folded under them and hands joined in prayer. Facing an ornate wooden altar that contains the Gohonzon - a scroll with the chant "Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo" inscribed on it that is venerated - they begin chanting. Latecomers seamlessly join in, blending their voices with the ongoing rhythm. Soon the tempo picks up speed and builds to a crescendo before slowing as the chanters gather their breath. The repetitive mantra is accompanied by the clicking of wooden beads and one of the chanters striking a gong at intervals. " I was like, over forty years old when I started chanting and that's when I realized its never too late I found a way of life that I could achieve my dream," says Ruma Roka, aged 54, who runs an institute for young people with hearing disabilities. She spends her work day teaching young deaf adults, training them to find mainstream jobs in banking and hospitality. Roka's work is physically and emotionally draining and after a long day, she looks forward to her chanting session. "They (the young deaf adults) have gone through so much rubbish and torture in their lives, kids are not getting employed, I wouldn't not be able to survive. I would run.. I would have a compassion deficit. When I go home and I chant I appreciate my life," Roka says. The Buddhist phrase "Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo" means the law of cause and effect. Repeatedly chanting the phrase was started by a 13th century Japanese priest named Nichiren Daishonin, who believed that it would enable chanters to realize the "inner Buddhahood" that lies dormant within every human being. The chanting itself does not require much. Practitioners sit facing a blank wall or in a place where they will not be distracted. Ideally, they would face an altar containing the Gohonzon. Some loop a string of beads over their hands that they put together in prayer. Chanting is done with the eyes open, with the beads helping to focus on the sonorous sound of the invocation. Hindus who chant on a regular basis say they see no conflict with their traditional religious beliefs because the basic tenets of all religions are the same. Gaurav Saboo, 34, works as an executive in an international bank and puts in long hours at the office each day He has been chanting for 15 years, and credits the practice for his success. After he cleared his accountancy examinations at the young age of 21, his career has soared. Seeing his positive attitude, Saboo says his wife has taken to chanting as well. Practitioners chant individually but meet once a month to share experiences. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/ad1a0a91f4252acce9a68778ca866bd1 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Eco-friendly supermarket uses zero plastic packaging
 
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(15 Nov 2016) LEAD IN: Could this be a sign of things to come? An independent supermarket in Copenhagen uses zero plastic packaging. Instead, LØS Market offers customers cotton or compostable paper bags, or re-usable glass containers. STORY-LINE: It's late afternoon and shoppers at Copenhagen's LØS Market are busily picking up some items on their way home. But there's one big difference here. Instead of taking pre-packaged items and stuffing them into plastic bags, customers are encouraged to use biodegradable bags or glass containers and take only what they need. Once they're done shopping, the produce is weighed and customers pay for only what they've taken. "It makes no sense at all, when I go home and buy my shopping somewhere else, and I buy a packet of rice and I buy a cucumber, and then when I come home I just tear it apart and throw it out, it doesn't make any sense at all," says August Septimius Krogh from LØS market. "In this place, I can buy stuff and have nothing to throw out afterwards." LØS Market - which translates as 'loose market' - opened in the Danish capital this summer. It's claimed to be the first of its kind in the Danish capital. Director Frederic Hamburger says regular customers have told him they're already noticing less plastic in their waste bins. He decided to start the project after being inspired by similar ventures around the world. "The containers that are used in here is glass, is cotton, is compostable paper bags as well, organic, so people are re-using that all the time, so it's circular and it's lasting all the time," says Hamburger. "This is the point - not using plastic and instead re-usable materials as well to continue again and again, and buy." The vegan supermarket sells everything from fruits and vegetables to nuts, beans and rice. There are around 400 organic products, all sold in bulk without any packaging. There's even these taps that dispense organic wine. They can be used in conjunction with re-usable glass bottles. Once all the wine is consumed, the glass bottles are returned to be washed then re-used. "We say down here that it's more sexy to shop down here because you get a product that is nice to look at and it's easy to work with," says Krogh. "And secondly, you only have to buy what you need instead of buying a fixed amount of food. So, in that sense we make less food waste because you don't have to buy certain amounts." Those here at LØS Market believe the concept could work on a large scale. One hurdle may be shopper acceptance and changing well-ingrained habits, but customers here don't seem to mind. "I think a lot of people are keen to now how they can help in some way," says Ffion Legg, a student at the University of Copenhagen. "And so recycling is a big deal and people are getting used to that, but I think that this is a huge way that we could reduce our waste." Krogh claims reducing the amount of plastic waste generated by shoppers also has some preferential knock-on effects, such as fewer garbage trucks on the road. According to Denmark's Environment Agency, the average Dane produces 759 kg of trash per year. "You don't need to empty your garbage tray at home and there will be no huge garbage truck driving around to take out your trash. In that sense there is a difference," says Krogh. "Because if it's only one guy doing it, it doesn't mean much, but if one guy is producing 750 kilos of garbage a year - which Danes do - imagine if it was a hundred guys or a thousand people." Tackling mounting waste, one customer at a time. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/528eebe529e3a4752fb7e815e2916d46 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Police stop migrants trying to enter Croatia
 
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(18 Oct 2015) Thousands of migrants and refugees have been stranded in the Balkans, trying to cross into Croatia from Serbia, as fog and cold weather sets in. Huge crowds of people scuffled with a line of Croatian police who had set up a cordon preventing them from entering the country on Sunday. Across the border in Serbia, thousands of people have been sitting in some 50 buses since the early hours of Sunday morning waiting to cross to Croatia. More are expected to arrive during the day. The Balkan migrant route switched to Slovenia early Saturday after Hungary's right-wing government closed its border to Croatia for the influx, citing security concerns and saying it wants to protect the European Union from an uncontrolled flow of people. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/7c22a3f382a83d24c1ff4b5b02528c00 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Venezuela's resort island wiped out by economic crisis
 
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(16 Sep 2016) This resort town was once mobbed with international tourists who loved the sparkling blue water, fine white sand and flawless sunny days. Now, swimming pools are empty, toilets don't flush and many hotels can't afford to offer meal service. Crisis-wracked Venezuela is giving the island community of 600,000 a last-minute cleanup as the government prepares to host leaders from the developing world for a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement. But all the attention can't hide the steep decline the island has suffered as the socialist country sinks into economic and social collapse. One of the most maddening problems for locals is daily water cuts government critics blame on lack of infrastructure maintenance. Hotel owner Luis Munoz says he counts himself lucky to see running water every two weeks. Munoz left his job as an engineer six years ago to open a colonial-style hotel on the beach here with 46 rooms. Until recently, he was doing well, catering to international tourists, well-do-to Venezuelans and groups of school children on government-sponsored trips. Now, every day has become a struggle. "We are offering rooms when we don't offer towels, we don't offer soap in the bathrooms, we don't offer toilet paper," he said, standing in his hotel lobby without a guest in sight. Overall hotel occupancy has fallen to 35 percent this year, according to the local tourist board. Flights into the island are down 50 percent. The crash has been devastating to people working in tourism, who are also grappling with the severe shortages and raging inflation plaguing the rest of the country. Like most Venezuelans, Munoz, 42, passes hours each week waiting in lines to try to buy basic goods at subsidised prices. He manages to keep his hotel's murky pool filled from a well. But food shortages have forced him to suspend meal service. Top officials flying in from around the world this week for the summit of the Cold War-era Non-Aligned Movement will see infrastructure from Margarita Island's glory days, including large waterfront hotels and three sprawling shopping centers featuring high-end stores, though they are now mostly empty. World leaders attending the summit include Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Bolivian President Evo Morales and Ecuador President Rafael Correa. From the outside, the site that will host the summit, the Hotel Venetur Margarita, still looks like it could be a five-star hotel in Miami or Aruba. It was once managed by Hilton International, and in 2009, housed the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe. Former President Hugo Chavez later expropriated the hotel. Last month, water cuts put the lobby bathrooms out of service. Workers placed jugs of water in the bathroom for guests to wash their hands. International tourists have begun to shun Venezuela in recent years as it has become one of the most violent countries in the world, and a complex currency system makes it difficult to change money. A decade ago, 40 percent of Margarita Island tourists came from abroad, according to Chamber of Tourism President Igor Viloria. Now just four percent of tourists are international. And while many Venezuelans continue to spend weekends on the beach, few can afford a plane ticket and hotel. Instead, more people make day trips to the coast, or camp out overnight to save money. That's left the business community here reeling, with no help in sight. Julio Gonzalez is struggling to keep his bathing suit and towel shop open. Sales are down 70 percent this year, he said as he gazed out on Playa El Agua, a nearly deserted white-sand beach. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b6670778c8ced3f5c856f629c29a2330 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Brazilian inventor builds water-powered motorcycle
 
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(7 Feb 2016) BRAZIL WATER MOTORBIKE SOURCE: AP HORIZONS, LIFESTYLE, HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY RESTRICTIONS: HORIZONS CLIENTS AND AP LIFESTYLE, HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY CLIENTS ONLY LENGTH: 6:24 AP Television Sao Paulo, Brazil - 13 November 2015 1. Wide of Ricardo Azevedo turning on the motorcycle 2. Pan right across the motorcycle engine 3. Close of Azevedo checking the motorcycle 4. Wide of Avezedo riding the motorcycle out of the garage 5. Various of Azevedo riding his motorcycle on the streets 6. SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) Ricardo Azevedo, "Moto Power H2O" creator: "This is a device that I named as "Moto Power H2O", which breaks apart the water molecules transforming it into oxygen and hydrogen. The hydrogen comes out in larger quantities and then I use this hydrogen to run the motorcycle engine." 7. Various of Ricardo Azevedo making adjustments on his motorcycle 8. SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) Ricardo Azevedo, "Moto Power H2O" creator: "This is a test I used to do in order to demonstrate that I'm producing hydrogen from the water." 9. Various of Azevedo putting the hydrogen from the motorcycle into a small container with soap where we can see the bubbles 10. Various of Azevedo setting fire to the container with bubbles that explode 11. SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) Ricardo Azevedo, "Moto Power H2O" creator: "This motorcycle is run on hydrogen taken from water and in a hybrid test I did, it makes over 500km per litre of water." 12. Various of Azevedo riding his motorcycle 13. Various of Azevedo drinking water and putting the same water in his motorcycle tank 14. SOUNDBITE: (English) Marcelo Alves, Mechanic Engineering Professor at the University of São Paulo: "Every sort of new device or any work has to be considered with every respect. I mean, I have all respect to this sort of people that out of concern start tinkering with the things they have at home and then came up with something that works." 15. Various of Alves writing on his table at work 16. SOUNDBITE: (English) Marcelo Alves, Mechanic Engineering Professor at the University of São Paulo: "The only thing is that we need to inform the public that there is no magic bullet to solve the energy crisis. I mean, what is happening is an electrical vehicle, it is not running on water, it is running on electricity on the battery. But we need to commend the efforts of everyone at home that is concerned and maybe we need to provide help so they can fully develop the vehicle so it can become a solution for someone that is willing to use this sort of device." 17. Various of Azevedo preparing a solution with water and putting it in the motorcycle tank 18. SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) Ricardo Azevedo, "Moto Power H2O" creator: "We are here in the Tiete riverside, one of the most polluted rivers of Brazil and of the world. I did the experiment with distilled water, which is the most suitable, but as every researcher, I also did the experiment with the polluted water from Tietê River. And for my surprise, the polluted water from Tietê River worked as much as the ideal water. So, now I use the Tietê River water as fuel in my motorcycle." 19. Various of Azevedo taking water from the Tietê River 20. Various of Azevedo putting the River water in the motorcycle tank 21. Various of Azevedo riding his motorcycle LEADIN: A Brazilian inventor has created a water-powered motorcycle which he claims can travel up to 500 kilometres (300 miles) on just one litre of water. In order to save money on his daily commute, Ricardo Azevedo adapted his 1993 Honda NX 200 motorcycle to use water rather than gasoline. STORYLINE: In his garage Brazilian inventor, Ricardo Azevedo, fires up his bike. But you can't accuse this Honda of being a gas guzzler. ==== Clients are reminded: You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f1010a89ef3e21fef0ba0ed2560884c7 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Russians celebrate Trump victory
 
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(9 Nov 2016) Residents of Moscow reacted on Wednesday to Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election. A group of Russians from the Friends of Trump group celebrated as the results came in live at a bar in the Russian capital. Elsewhere a group of Americans from Democrats Abroad gathered in an American-style diner to watch the contest. One woman said she was "shocked" at the outcome of the voting as the results appeared to be going in Trump's favour. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/014e1dc79ca587b3b5258d1f7ac80b4c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Residents Fume as Flooding Destroys Gravesites
 
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(18 Aug 2016) IN DENHAM SPRINGS AS THE WATER RECEDES AND THE GROUND BECOMES MORE VISIBLE AN UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCE -- STANDUP (English) Josh Replogle/The Associated Press: "Because in Louisiana the water table is so high cemeteries don't bury the dead deep under the ground as you can see caskets have been displaced loved ones now nowhere to be found" SOUNDBITE (English) Willie Brooks III/ Grandmother's casket lost: "It's not just one. Somebody needs to get out here and do something. Do something quick." IT'S ANYTHING BUT AN ORDINARY SIGHT IN PLAINVIEW CEMETERY. WILLIE BROOKS STRUGGLES TO FIND THE RIGHT WORDS. THE FLOODWATER, OVERTURNING VAULTS CONTAINING CASKETS. SOUNDBITE (English) Willie Brooks III: "It's... I'm sorry this is crazy." IN SOME CASES, ONLY EMPTY OUTLINES OF GRAVES REMAIN. SOUNDBITE (English) Willie Brooks III: "It's impossible to fix this, I mean, correctly." WILLIE SAYS HIS GRANDMOTHER'S BODY IS ONE OF THE MISSING. SOUNDBITE (English) Willie brooks III/ grandmother's casket lost: "We have no idea of knowing where to start, to even try to... It's going to boil down to they're going to just start closing them up and putting them wherever" nats OTHER FAMILIES CHECKING THE GROUNDS HOPING TO FIND THEIR LOVED ONES STILL IN PLACE, ONLY FIND AN UNBEARABLE MESS. SOUNDBITE (English) Bobby Ray Thomas / relative's casket missing: "This is a disaster man. All our kids, our family just in the woods up there." SOUNDBITE (English) Ravonte Thomas/relative's casket missing: "This is bad. It's bad and sad. You can't even come to see people, you don't know where they're at." STANDUP (English) Josh Replogle, The Associated Press: "Rescue teams are now using cadaver dogs to search for the dead and the missing but officials tell me adding bodies from cemeteries to the mix will further complicate the situation- Josh Replogle the Associated Press Denham Springs" You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/120155942c30e52988c4642883cc17d3 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Obama meets Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle
 
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(22 Apr 2016) US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on Friday met Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip for lunch at the royal residence of Windsor Castle. Obama is on a three-day visit to the UK, likely the last to the country of his presidency. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c9a80041b0db233a55967fadcc079ea3 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Pitbull gets star on walk of fame and speaks on Trump
 
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(15 Jul 2016) PITBULL URGES DONALD TRUMP TO USE HIS PLATFORM FOR 'THE GREATER GOOD' International superstar Pitbull cemented his place in Hollywood history Friday (15 July 2016) with a star on the Walk of Fame. The Cuban-American rapper became emotional during the ceremony while thanking his family and a friend who had died. "I'm getting it together! I'm getting it together," he told the crowd as he was tearing up. After the ceremony, Pitbull addressed reports that he had been courted by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. "You know me being Cuban-American, I was born politically incorrect already. But as far as the campaigns - very interesting. There's been plenty of candidates that want to sit down and have conversations. I don't have a problem doing that you know, but I do have a certain situation with the way people are handling their platforms. You know when you're handed power, you've got to really understand what that embodies and unfortunately I feel that Donald Trump doesn't understand that right now. And that's why I say about Trump, you know God bless him. That's the beautiful thing about being in the United States of America. But utilize it for the better, for the greater good. You know not just saying anything because you're going to get headlines off of it, you know? So do we really want to help this country or do we want to be the biggest celebrity in the world? You ask that question," said Pitbull in an interview. Motivational speaker Tony Robbins, rapper Lil Jon and record label owner-rapper Luther Campbell attended the afternoon celebration. "They've always try to pigeonhole me into some kind of genre, whether it was hip-hop, crunk, you know a Southern artist, reggaeton, whatever it maybe. (For) me it's just all about making music. And I've been very blessed to be able to learn from so many different and amazing people. As you guys can see over there, I had Uncle Luke up there, Lil Jon, Tony Robbins. Who would've ever thought? I don't even think Vincent van Gogh could paint that picture, you know to be honest with you. But to me, what I have gotten a chance to see is music is the universal language. It breaks down barriers and borders, sees no limits and it brings everybody together. So it never really bothered me if they see me a certain way or they didn't me. I always say I'm too Latin for hip-hop, too hip-hop for Latins. Till they figure it out I'm gonna keep rapping," Pitbull said after the event. Pitbull addressed the crowd in English and Spanish during the ceremony and called for a better understanding of the Latino experience in the United States. "For all the Latinos, all the families out there and for our culture who works very hard in this country and are always looking for a better future for their families - we truly appreciate the opportunities of the United States and to have the liberty of moving forward. When people are on the outside and talk shit at the end of the day, they don't know what our struggles are, they don't know what it's like to come from nothing. A family that enters a country and doesn't know the language, they don't know anything, but they strived and succeeded. So when people talk about Latinos without knowing the struggles they need to shut their mouth. And that's why I say first, we shine the shoes and then we own the shoe shops. First we make the sandwiches then we own the restaurants. First we clean the houses then we own every house on the block. And then we believe in ourselves, we work hard, we take full advantage of the American dream and the opportunity, and then we end up with a Hollywood star on the block in Los Angeles. Play with it!" he said. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/18f3039ffd9483041732406fb5793f16 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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US charges 61 in call centre scam based in India
 
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(27 Oct 2016) The United States charged 61 defendants in the US and abroad in connection with a call centre scam that has tricked at least 15,000 people, the Justice Department announced on Thursday. Callers from a call centre based in India posing as tax and immigration agents were threatening arrest, deportation or other punishment unless money was sent to help clear up what they said was a deportation warrant or to cover supposedly unpaid income taxes. The government said the scam that's tricked at least 15,000 people into shelling out more than 300 million US dollars. Federal prosecutors have just unsealed an indictment detailing the case. US Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell said authorities served nine warrants in eight states and arrested 20 people in the international fraud and money laundering scheme investigation. The case includes five call center groups. Caldwell said the scam targeted the elderly and minorities, and extorted thousands of dollars from victims at a time. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/1632d8d3278b10b6033d3b448766c99c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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AP visits Russian air base in Latakia
 
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(20 Jan 2016) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY ++THIS MATERIAL WAS FILMED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE RUSSIAN MILITARY ON A MEDIA TOUR OF THE AIR BASE++ AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Hemeimeem - 20 January 2016 1. Banner reading (English): "Bassel Alassad International Airport", photo of Syrian President Bashar Assad, at Syrian air base 2. Russian fighter jet taking off 3. Various of Russian military officers working on military aircraft 4. Pan of bombs 5. Su-34 bombers on runway 6. Pilot checking missile mount 7. Various of Russian soldiers at Syrian air base 8. Su-24 bomber taxiing 9. Warplane preparing for take off 10. Journalists and military 11. Warplane taking off 12. Mi-24 helicopter flying, zoom out to Russian officers by boxes with humanitarian aid 13. Humanitarian supplies being loaded into the Il-76 transport plane 14. Close up of note reading (Russian): "For Syrian friends" 15. Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman talking to journalists 16. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Major General Igor Konashenkov, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman: "This cargo will be airdropped with Russian parachute platforms over the city of Deir el-Zour that has been blockaded by IS terrorists for four years." 17 . Armed military officer walking on the runway, helicopter in background 18. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Major General Igor Konashenkov, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman: "As of today, over 250 villages and towns were freed by the (Syrian) government forces (backed by Russia) from the IS group and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists for the first time in the four years of this war. People started to come back and to build their homes again. It's thousands of square kilometres (miles) of territories that have been retaken from the terrorists." 19. Armed military officer standing on runway, Il-76-MD transport plane in background 20. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Major General Igor Konashenkov, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman: "I think that today there is not a single army in the world that would talk about its military operation so thoroughly, with facts, numbers, with objective data control (like the Russian army in Syria). I'd like to stress, it's (an operation) against international terrorism in this region. That is an evil dangerous not only for our country or for Syria, it's a global problem." 21. Il-76-MD transport plane taking off 22. Su-34 bomber landing STORYLINE: Russia's heavy airstrikes in Syria continued on Wednesday, days ahead of the hoped-for start of talks on how to end one aspect of the country's five-year-old war, where government forces fight rebels, and militants including the extremist Islamic State group which has seized substantial stretches of territory. Helicopter gunships swept low around the Hemeimeem base on the Syrian coast as warplanes took off one after another during a media visit to the base. Since The Associated Press first visited the base in October, the Russian military has put a second runway into service and has deployed powerful S-400 air defence weapons. Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said that thanks to Russian support Syrian government forces have retaken about 250 villages and towns from the extremists, that allowed some of their residents to move back into their towns and rebuild their homes. Since Russia launched its bombing campaign in Syria on 30 September, its warplanes have flown over 5,700 missions. The number is remarkable for a force comprising just a few dozen warplanes. The Russian military has insisted it is targeting the Islamic State group and other extremists and has angrily dismissed Western accusations that it is hitting moderate rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad. Clients are reminded: You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b32d8fc6e69d5ead2b6269f7d2eca0eb Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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