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Netflix’s Bird Box film contains footage of Lac-Megantic disaster

Image copyright Netflix Image caption Netflix used footage of the 2013 Lac-Megantic rail disaster Bird Box, a horror film starring Sandra Bullock. Streaming service Netflix has confirmed it used stock footage of a real-life rail disaster in the film Bird Box. Netflix will not be removing the brief clip from Canada’s Lac-Megantic tragedy used early in the film to depict a fictional news story about an apocalyptic scenario. Over 40 people were killed in 2013 when a train carrying crude oil derailed in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic. Dozens of…

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Boy chases puppy-thief in CCTV footage

CCTV shows the moment a 7-year-old boy’s puppy was snatched as he played with it in the street. Oliwier Pater was playing with his Jack Russell Mela when he was approached by an older boy, his father Adrian said. The boy told Oliwier he was going to take the puppy to a playground, but ran away from him instead. He has since been reunited with his 13-week-old puppy after an anonymous tip-off but the identity of the culprit remains unknown. Source link

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Caught on dashcam: Drivers’ footage leads to prosecutions

Dashcam footage sent to police has led to hundreds of motorists being fined and prosecuted in court over the last year in Wales. As well as crashes, dangerous driving and using a phone behind the wheel, two motorists were caught on camera driving with dogs riding on their laps. Operation Snap was rolled out across Wales to process footage being offered to police to combat “bad driving”. More than 2,300 dashcam films were sent in, with action in more than 630 cases. Source link

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Corrie Mckeague: Police trace man on CCTV footage

Image caption Corrie Mckeague’s mother said the CCTV footage showed her son “did not go in the bin” A man captured on CCTV and believed by missing Corrie Mckeague’s mother to be her son has identified himself to detectives, police have said. Police viewed the footage during their investigation into the airman’s disappearance from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, in September 2016. His mother Nicola Urquhart said the public would be “horrified” to see it, as it cast doubt on the police theories over her son’s whereabouts. Police said the man…

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Jim Donegan: Police release school murder gunman footage

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“We took our coats off and put them round the car” Police investigating the murder of a man outside a west Belfast school have released CCTV footage of the gunman before and after the shooting. Jim Donegan, 43, was shot in his car as he waited for his 13-year-old son near St Mary’s Grammar School on Tuesday. Speaking at a news conference in Belfast on Wednesday, Det Ch Insp Peter Montgomery of the PSNI described it as a “barbaric assassination”. Footage of…

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Footage shows Russian ship crashing into Ukrainian tug off the Crimean Peninsula

Footage appearing to show a Russian ship crashing into Ukrainian tug has been posted on social media by the Ukrainian Interior Minister. Arsen Avakov claims it was filmed from a Russian ship. There have been growing tensions between the two sides over access to the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov off the Crimean peninsula – annexed by Russia in 2014. Source link

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VR labs, shaky Fijian footage and getting ‘smashed’ in training – the life of a top rugby analyst

Gavin Vaughan has studied NFL teams, scouted box-office players and helped Scotland boss Gregor Townsend prepare his team “It’s like a double-chessboard with 120kg pieces. You’ve got to find ways of being smarter than the opposition. In Test rugby, 1-2% might be the difference between a win and a loss.” This is how Gavin Vaughan, Scottish Rugby’s lead performance analyst and renowned spotter of talent, views the sport he studies with incredible precision. In one sitting, he can spend up to 20 hours hunched over a laptop, ripping matches apart,…

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Peter Jackson: World War One footage brought to life by Lord of Rings director

Silent film footage from World War One has been painstakingly restored for a new documentary by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson. The archive footage has been combined with original interviews with soldiers who fought in the war. They Shall Not Grow Old is being released in UK cinemas on 16 October to mark 100 years since the end of the conflict. Source link

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