North Korea held a military parade on Kim Il Sung Square on Thursday, one day before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony. The parade began with thousands of goose-stepping troops and also featured tanks, armored vehicles, jets flying in formation to make a "70.” Kim Jong Un also made a speech about North Korea's emergence as a "global military power" and said his military would remain at high-level of combat readiness against the United States and its "followers."
Who needs a visa when you're an elephant: A wild elephant was caught on surveillance video sneaking across the border between China and Laos, navigating through road blocks and checkpoints and then returning 2 hours later. Video courtesy of China CCTV.
A Vancouver police officer scolded a mother for leaving her children, ages 3 and 6, in a hot car while she grocery shopped on the afternoon of July 3. Police said they received multiple emergency calls about two children, who were said to be in distress while alone inside the locked car as the alarm also went off. The mother was reportedly inside the grocery store for 20 minutes.
Hidden in a van with 2,245 parrots and four cats, a lion cub was discovered during a baggage inspection in the Ukrainian port of Odessa on Wednesday. The Turkish citizens did have export permits for the other animals, but not the lion.
State police in Modena, Italy have arrested 10 people as part of their Operation Wine and Cheese, aimed at breaking up a ring of fine food thieves. Police said more than 16,000 bottles of wine worth $140,000 and 168 wheels of Parmesan worth $110,000 have been stolen since 2015.
NOAA released images from its lightning detector over the course of an hour on Valentine's Day. This animation created from the images shows lightning flashes from the Gulf of Mexico down to the southern coast of South America. At the time of this animation, the storm cell in the center of the frame was reported by the NWS to have spawned one of a number of tornadoes and damaging winds.
Prince William and Kate and their two adorable children — Prince George, 3, and Princess Charlotte, 1 — won a lot of friends during their eight-day trip to Canada, their first official trip overseas as a family. Then this happened.
When the Rio Olympics get underway on August 5, all concerns about the host city's readiness will shift to the athletes themselves. The states of Missouri and Kansas will be represented with nearly 50 US and foreign athletes connected in various ways to the state or schools therein.