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Women’s rights protesters wore comical Donald Trump masks and pregnancy bellies at a demonstration in Helsinki Senate Square, Finland, as the American President met Russian President Vladimir Putin for a highly anticipated summit. Members of the protest group #ResistGag attracted attention as they campaigned against Trump’s policies on reproductive rights, Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat reported. The so called “global gag” rule prevents non-governmental healthcare staff that receive US funding internationally from discussing abortion with patients, the report said. The policy was reinstated by Trump in 2017, the BBC reported. This video shows the protesters marching towards Helsinki Senate Square past the Bank of Finland Museum. Credit: Beto Guzmán Abundes via Storyful

A driver named Kayla Squires narrowly avoided a collision with a car swerving uncontrollably on a highway slicked with rain in St. John’s, Newfoundland, on July 15. In the video, a car is seen fishtailing before it spins around, coming very close to hitting Squires’ vehicle head-on. Squires is heard in the video telling the other driver “you need to slow down, sweetheart.” The driver responded, “I was only doing 110 [km/h].” The posted speed limit on Outer Ring Road, where the incident occurred, is 62mph (100km/h). Credit: Kayla Squires via Storyful

Protesters wore comical Donald Trump masks at a demonstration in Helsinki Senate Square, Finland, as the US President met Russian President Vladimir Putin for a highly anticipated summit. Members of the protest group #ResistGag also donned pregnancy suits as they campaigned against Trump’s policies on reproductive rights, Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat reported. The so called “global gag” rule prevents non-governmental healthcare staff that receive US funding internationally from discussing abortion with patients, the report said. The policy was reinstated by Trump in 2017, the BBC reported. Credit: Mark Ringo via Storyful

A friendly echidna was caught on camera on June 1, as he ambled through a property in Roses Gap, Victoria. Melissa and Drew Sutherland, who live on the property, said the echidna was “very settled and tame” and had been hanging around the property all year. Credit: Drew Sutherland via Storyful

At least 22 people were injured when a debris from a lava explosion hit a tour boat off the coast of Kapoho, Hawaii, on Monday, July 16. The debris punctured the roof of the boat, leaving a hole the size of a basketball, a news report said. This video was recorded by tourist Will Bryan, who reported being hospitalised after the lava struck the boat he was on. Bryan added that the group was “shaken up” and suffered cuts and burns as a result of the incident. The explosion was part of the ongoing eruptions at Kilauea volcano that started in early May. The lava has been pouring into the ocean near Kapoho. Credit: Will Bryan via Storyful

A monsoon brought heavy rain to the town of Prescott Valley, Arizona, on Monday, July 16, causing flash flooding. These videos show floodwaters on the East Sunset Lane in the town, as well as an overspill at Fain Lake as a result of the rain. The flooding caused disruption from the city of Prescott to the town of Mayer, AZFamily.com reported. Credit: Mandy See via Storyful

Levon Drover was paddleboarding off the coast of Ingonish, Nova Scotia when he encountered two Beluga whales playfully swimming right below him. Drover is a wildlife photographer and said this was one of the most incredible experiences he had ever had, saying that he could feel their intelligence just by looking them in the eye. Credit: Levon Drover via Storyful

After spending five weeks at her dad’s home in Tampa, Florida, Natalie received the gift she had dreamed of since she was two years old. After meeting her mom in Orlando, she opened the car door and was ecstatic to discover her very own puppy sitting in the front seat. Mom Cathy managed to capture Natalie’s adorable reaction on camera. Credit: Cathy Bennett via Storyful

Seriously, can’t animals just be normal for once? These animals can’t help but be a little weird. Credit: Various via Storyful

Fans crowded into the central square of Zagreb, Croatia, on July 16 to celebrate the Croatian World Cup team and their second-place finish. Domagoj Sever shared a video on Twitter from Ban Jelačić Square of a mass of people cheering and waving Croatian flags as planes are seen flying over the singing crowd. Croatia settled for a second-place finish in the 2018 World Cup after they were defeated by France 4 to 2. As of writing, the footage has over 800 views on Twitter. Credit: Domagoj Sever via Storyful

Diners at Hudson’s Seafood Restaurant in Hilton Head, South Carolina, witnessed quite the spectacle as an alligator swam by the outdoor seating area with a shark in his mouth on July 6. The alligator, named Charlie, is known to frequently appear in the waterway next to the restaurant. Credit: Kristen Poillon via Storyful

Protesters in Kut, a city southeast of Baghdad, chanted in the streets, calling for peaceful protests, on July 15. Protests in Kut demanding better electric services have been ongoing since at least the end of May, local news outlets said. Another local news report from July 11 said the city regularly had less than four hours of electricity a day. On July 11, the governor of the Wasit district demanded that the Ministry of Electricity supply electricity to the area for 24 hours a day, and threatened to disconnect a local power plant from the national grid. The protests are part of a larger series of demonstrations against high unemployment, government corruption, and poor public services that have spread from Basra northwards to Najaf, Maysan, Karbala, and Baghdad. Credit: Wasit Madinaty via Storyful

The Croatia World Cup team arrived home to plenty of fanfare on July 16, despite coming up short in the World Cup final. In a video shared by Twitter user @domag0j, fans can be seen waving to the bus carrying the runner-up team. “[H]omecoming of the Croatian team. Managed to take a flag from the bus. It’s going on the wall next to a 1996 [E]uro scarf,” the user tweeted. France defeated Croatia in the World Cup final 4-2. Credit: @domag0j via Storyful

Several waterspouts were reported to have formed as storms rolled in off the coast of Fort Morgan, Alabama, throughout the morning hours of July 16, according to the National Weather Service’s Mobile office. Several people took to social media to share their views of the offshore funnel clouds, including Twitter user Christopher Owens, as seen above. Credit: Christopher Owens via Storyful

Thousands of fans gathered to welcome home Croatia’s National Football team in Ban Jelačić Square, Zagreb, Croatia, on Monday, July 16. The team arrived in Zagreb on Monday after placing second in the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Sunday, July 15. Local sources expected crowds of over 100,000 people would be in attendance to welcome the team home. Credit: danPERCH via Storyful

US President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki on July 16, prompting protests in the city. Police said 20 protesters were arrested for causing a disturbance. The summit between the two world leaders was to begin with a one-on-one meeting followed by talks attended by Russian and US delegates. Speaking on the eve of the meeting Donald Trump said the relationship between the US and Russia had “never been worse thanks to many years of US foolishness and stupidity” as well as a “rigged witch hunt.” This footage shows protesters carry large signs and banners that read “Helsinki Against Trump And Putin” and “Make Love Not War.” An LGBT flag is seen among the crowd. Credit: Helsinki against Trump and Putin via Storyful

When it comes to Cheez-Its, Birdie will stop at nothing to get her paws on some. While Wayne Fantasia was chilling in his Massachusetts home, he came under siege by the determined pup. Footage shared to YouTube on July 13 shows the Yorkshire Terrier scratching, barking and jumping at Fantasia, in an attempt to get some cheesy treats. Credit: Nicole Coffey via Storyful

These squirrels in Signal Mountain, Tennessee had no qualms searching for nuts in a feeder shaped like Donald Trump’s head. The footage shared to YouTube on July 12 shows the rodents scrabbling around the distinctive blonde quiff and pouting face of the feeder in search of food. Sharing the hilarious footage, Drew Eldridge joked, “SQUOTUS is not the hero you want, he is the hero you need.” Credit: Drew Eldridge via Storyful

The first convoy of rebel fighters and their families arrived in a suburb of Hama, Syria, on July 15 after leaving Daraa province earlier that day, the Step News Agency reported. The Syrian state news agency SANA reported that 10 buses carrying 407 fighters departed on July 15, while the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the convoy included 9 buses and 2 ambulances carrying at least 430 civilians and fighters. This footage, released by the Step News Agency, is described as showing fighters and their families arriving in a suburb of Hama on Sunday. Credit: Step News Agency via Storyful

These cows in The Netherlands had a comical reaction to an ice cream man passing their field on July 11. After hearing the ice cream man’s bell, the three cows pursued his bicycle along the length of their field. Uploader Bashar Al Badri commented that ice cream “really makes everyone happy!” Credit: Bashar Al Badri via Storyful

Villagers had to leave their homes near the coast of Innaarsuit, off western Iceland, as a 300-foot-tall iceberg drifted dangerously close to the island on July 14. Residents told the Greenlandic Broadcasting Corporation (KNR) that they had never seen an iceberg so large. The village has about 170 inhabitants. This video was recorded by Oline Nielsen, who told Storyful that the iceberg was still floating near the village on July 16. Credit: Oline Nielsen via Storyful

The Ferguson Fire had scorched more than 4,000 acres of land in the Sierra National Forest, California, and was just 2 percent contained by July 16, according to official reports. A firefighter, Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Braden Varney, was killed during the response, according to official reports. The fire caused hazy conditions in Yosemite Valley. Yosemite National Park authorities advised visitors who were sensitive to smoke to “limit any strenuous outdoor activities or plan to visit the park another time.” Credit: Jermaine Parker via Storyful

Residents evacuated their homes on the coast of Innaarsuit, off western Iceland, as a 300-foot-tall iceberg came dangerously close to the island, floating within 100 meters of their village on July 12. Villagers told the Greenlandic Broadcasting Corporation (KNR) that they had never seen such a large iceberg so close to the island before. Reuters reported that the village had a population of 170 people. This footage was posted on July 12 by Oline Nielsen, who told Storyful that the iceberg was still floating near the village on July 16. Credit: Oline Nielsen via Storyful

Flash flooding swamped roads and cars in Atlanta, Georgia, on July 14, prompting the evacuation of an apartment complex in Clayton County. The first floors of three buildings were evacuated, leaving more than 30 people displaced, reported NBC, citing Clayton Fire Department. The American Red Cross was on scene to help those affected. This video shows a stretch of road near the airport washed out by flash flooding, and one car is briefly seen floating in the water due to the impact of waves caused by passing cars. Credit: Ravenrelix via Storyful

French football fans celebrated in Grenoble, France, after their 2018 World Cup win against Croatia on Sunday, July 15. The video shows fans jumping into the Fountain of the Three Orders, chanting, waving flags, and lighting torches. The celebrations followed a 4-2 win against Croatia on Sunday. Credit: thaqif38 – Instagram account via Storyful

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