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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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Hungary police repel migrants at Serbia border | Editor's Pick | 16 Sept 15
 
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Hungarian police clashed with migrants and refugees on Wednesday at the Serbian border, firing water cannons and tear gas at them. Hundreds have been stuck at the border after Hungary closed it on Tuesday. A spokesman for the Hungarian government, Zoltan Kovacs, said those who tried to push past the border post present a very real danger to his country. Find out more about AP Archive: http://tinyurl.com/neh3pb4 Story number for this item is: 4004290
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Loretta Lynn returns after stroke to honor Alan Jackson at Country Music Hall of Fame induction
 
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(23 Oct 2017) LORETTA LYNN RETURNS AFTER STROKE TO HONOR ALAN JACKSON AT COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTION Country icon Loretta Lynn returned to the Country Music Hall of Fame for the first time since she suffered a stroke in May, to formally induct Alan Jackson, Sunday (22 OCT. 2017). Jackson joined late guitarist and singer Jerry Reed and songwriter Don Schlitz to become the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame during the ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee. Lynn, who cancelled her tour dates this year to recover, said Jackson was the only person that could make her leave her house. She recalled meeting Jackson when he was a nervous young artist decades ago and knowing then that he would "be one of the greatest singers in country music." "He hadn't let me down," said Lynn, who is also a member of the Hall of Fame. The 59-year-old Jackson is one of country music's most successful solo artists, having sold nearly 45 million albums in the United States and had 26 singles reach the top of the Billboard country charts. Many of his hits became instant classics, from the bar-room staple "Chattahoochee" to the somber "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" written after Sept. 11, 2001. Reed, who died at age 71 in 2008, was first known as an in demand studio musician with a unique finger picking style on the guitar. He played for and wrote songs for stars like Elvis Presley and Porter Wagoner. In later years, he started appearing in TV and movies, most notably playing Burt Reynolds' sidekick in "Smokey and the Bandit." He also sang many of the songs on the soundtrack, including "East Bound and Down." His daughters, Seidina Hubbard and Lottie Zavala, accepted the honor on his behalf. Schlitz, 65, from Durham, North Carolina, had his first songwriting hit in 1978 when Kenny Rogers recorded his song "The Gambler," which became Rogers' signature song throughout his career. Songs he helped write include "On the Other Hand" and "Forever and Ever, Amen," both sung by Randy Travis. Aloe Blacc and Vince Gill sang a duet version of "The Gambler" at the ceremony, while singers Charlie Worsham and Mary Chapin Carpenter also performed his songs in his honor. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b28134e14a41a27fd10e69791049e428 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Pakistan: Britain's Princess Diana Visits - 1996
 
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Britain's Princess Diana has walked into controversy in Pakistan with a visit to a cancer hospital run by sporting hero Imran Khan. Although she says she is just helping with fund-raising, critics say Khan is using the visit to boost his political career. During her visit Diana met young patients being treated at the hospital with Khan's British-born wife Jemima and Lady Annabel Goldsmith, his mother-in-law. Dressed in a light-blue traditional Pakistani shalwar kameez - trousers and long shirt - the Princess of Wales made what was supposed to be a private visit to Imran Khan's cancer hospital. A frequent visitor to British hospitals - Diana showed a sure touch when she met patients and staff. The woman who wants to be known as the "Queen of Hearts" came on a goodwill mission to the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital in the city of Lahore. The Princess toured the hospital with Imran, her host in Pakistan, his English wife Jemima and Lady Annabel Goldsmith, Imran's mother-in-law. She sat at the bedsides of several young patients - held their hands and talked to doctors about their treatment. However, some people were shocked by the Princess's forward style in a country where some people think it rude for a man to touch a female stranger. The hospital was founded by Imran Khan to care for patients with cancer. He says his intentions are purely charitable, but the government believes he is using the hospital to increase his popularity - before he becomes a politician. State-run Pakistani TV cut Imran out of pictures of the visit. After lunch, Diana attended a children's party on the wards. She was welcomed by women throwing handfuls of flower petals into a huge tent full of patients and staff. Together with Jemima Khan, the Princess watched a display of singing and dancing by young patients which both seemed to enjoy. The two were presented with garlands by well-wishers. The Princess was Thursday night - a guest-of-honour at a fund-raising dinner. She flies back to Britain on Friday. Date: 22/02/1996 You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/32a5de5c3b826e7aa4831774b3b2e8fb Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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President Bush reacts to Obama's victory in 2008 election
 
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SHOTLIST 1. US President George W. Bush walks to podium 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) George W. Bush, US President: "Good morning. Last night I had a warm conversation with president-elect Barack Obama. I congratulated him and Senator Biden on their impressive victory. I told the president-elect he could count on complete cooperation from my administration as he makes the transition to the White House. I also spoke to Senator John McCain. I congratulated him on a determined campaign that he and Governor Palin ran. The American people will always be grateful for the lifetime of service John McCain has devoted to this nation, and I know he will continue to make tremendous contributions to our country. No matter how they cast their ballots, all Americans can be proud of the history that was made yesterday. Across the country citizens voted in large numbers. They showed a watching world the vitality of American democracy and the stride we have made toward a more perfect union. They chose a president whose journey represents a triumph of the American story. A testament to hard work, optimism and faith in the enduring promise of our nation. Many of our citizens thought they would never live to see that day. This moment is especially uplifting for a generation of Americans who witnessed the struggles of civil rights with their own eyes; four decades later, see a dream fulfilled. A long campaign is ended and we move forward as a nation. Embarking on a period of change in Washington, yet there are some things that will not change. The United States government will remain vigilant in meeting its most important responsibility: protecting the American people. And the world can be certain this commitment will remain steadfast under our next commander in chief. There is important work to do in the months ahead and I will continue to conduct the people's business as long as this office remains in my trust. During this time of transition I will keep the president-elect fully informed on important decisions. When the time comes on January 20 Laura and I will return home to Texas with treasured memories of our time here, with profound gratitude for the honour of serving this amazing country. It will be a stirring sight to watch President Obama, his wife, Michelle, and their beautiful girls step through the doors of the White House. I know millions of Americans will be overcome with pride at this inspiring moment that so many have waited so long. I know Senator Obama's beloved mother and grandparents would have been thrilled to watch the child they raised ascend the steps of the Capitol and take his oath to uphold the constitution of the greatest nation on the face of the earth. Last night I extended an invitation to the president-elect and Mrs Obama to come to the White House and Laura and I are looking forward to welcoming them as soon as possible. Thank you very much." 3. Bush walks away STORYLINE: US President George W. Bush fully embraced the election of Democrat Barack Obama as his successor on Wednesday, paying stirring tribute to the election of the first U.S. black president-elect and hailing the campaign of change that led Obama to victory. Bush promised Obama his "complete cooperation" during the Democrat's 76-day transition to the White House. The president said he would keep Obama informed on all his decisions between now and January 20, and said he looked forward to the day - soon, he hopes - that Obama and his family would take him up on his offer of pre-inauguration White House visit. The defeated leader of his own party, John McCain, won accolades not nearly so glowing with Bush hailing his lifetime of service to the US. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/2fa200219adad4f7856826ee20527d8b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Japan - New discoveries in paper folding
 
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T/I: 10:24:08 Anything made out of paper is generally thought to be structurally weak, but with skilful folding, paper can gain unexpected strength. The Japanese art of origami, or paper folding, has long been admired for its ingenuity, but this traditional pastime is now providing the basis for the foundation of a new technology. Two years ago, Professor Hideyuki Ohtaki, a teacher in mechanical engineering at Saitama University, and his students began conducting research into paper structures. They discovered that long triangular cylinders threaded horizontally through a collection of hexagons produced a strong structure that resisted twisting -- strong enough to hold the weight of a person. A tricycle made entirely out of recycled paper, using joints made from paper cups, was among the objects built to demonstrate the strength of their chosen material. With a fire and water resistant coating, paper could be used in unique ways giving it new options for the years ahead. SHOWS: JAPAN RECENT CU flimsy pieces of paper; Paper being folded into strong structure; Strong paper taking weight of apple; Exterior of Saitama University; Interior shot of researchers in meeting; SOT Professor Hideyuki Ohtaki: "Compared to metals, paper is extremely light-weight and easy to recycle. These advantages create various possibilities for the use of strong paper structures." Student cutting out paper shapes, CU paper structure being made on desk, CU completed structure, strength of structure being demonstrated; Person standing on strong paper structure; VS tricyle made from paper; VS strong paper structures; VS of paper structures. 2.49 You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/54786da5df3e59a4477a85b9cc388fff Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Unseen belongings of legend Marilyn Monroe unveiled ++REPLAY++
 
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(11 May 2012) LEADIN Never-before-seen belongings of the Hollywood legend, Marilyn Monroe, are on display in Los Angeles. The show marks the 50th anniversary of the movie star's death at the age of 36. STORYLINE: One of the world's most iconic actresses, Marilyn Monroe, is the star of a million dollar exhibition of some of her most personal belongings. It's taking place here in Hollywood, 50 years after her premature death. Over 50,000 fans from all over the world are expected to arrive to commemorate the anniversary. This exhibit is housed inside an old bank vault, and the contents inside are valuable - maybe priceless because of their association with Monroe. The Marilyn Bank Vault Collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not is Hollywood's ultimate homage to Marilyn, remembering an era and commemorating the queen of the town. Among the many Marilyn items are a hand knitted cardigan, currently valued at USD $170,000. She wore this on her last photo shoot. These are all personal items belonging to the owner of the Ripley's company. Andrea Silverman, general manager of Ripley's Believe It Or Not says: "We have her famous sweater which was actually the last photograph that she did before her death. You're gong to see her makeup case. It took her over three hours to do her makeup. You guys have to come see all the cool stuff that we have. We have her shoes. We have her nightgown when she was married to Joe DiMaggio for her honeymoon" Personal items include a dresser top of Marilyn's cosmetics and makeup case. She was rumoured to take three hours to put on her makeup on every morning. An old Revlon nail polish bottle sits next to an Erno Laszlo face cream, lavender smelling salts, and an Elizabeth Arden eyeshadow. This black lingerie was worn by Marilyn for baseball legend Joe DiMaggio on their wedding night. Slippers with glass and white faux fur straps were valued 10 years ago at over USD $100,000. Also on display is a USD $12,000 lace nightcap as well as a bathing suit that was quite scandalous at the time for being a midriff baring two piece, in US size 16. A polka dot dress on show is known as the willpower dress because it took sheer willpower in the 50s to wear a strapless dress. Head scarves on display were worn to shield herself from the paparazzi. Jeanne Wolf, a veteran Hollywood journalist says: "We loved and adored her and still do. There's something about her very strong. You know she came form utter poverty. She should have had absolutely no exceptions in life and rose to be well arguably the most famous movie star in the world. There was something about her, that no one looked like her. No one reminded you of her. She invented herself. She created herself and in the midst of all of that, there was something so utterly exposed and fragile about her." Her dresses on display showcase her well documented size fluctuations. Going from 37-23-34 and a US size two when she began her career to 38-23-36 in 1962 - a US size 12. A larger than life poster shows her famous dress blowing scene from the movie "The Seven Year Itch." There are 40 pairs of shoes on display, including a pair of red Salvatore Ferragamo shoes which he made just for her. There is a copy of Marilyn's footprints in cement that were given personally to Sid Grauman, the owner of the famed Grauman's Chinese Theatre. They were made in 1953 on the night of the premiere of the classic film 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'. A lock of her hair as a child sits in a drawer for tourists to get a glimpse of. It is reported she experimented with 10 different blonde shades before deciding on her legendary platinum colour. Wolf says people will like the feeling of being inside the vault to see her things. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/0699fc36013349b87fccc7191afbb241 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Turkish PM Erdogan walks off stage in clash over Gaza
 
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(29 Jan 2009) SHOTLIST WEF POOL 1. Wide of stage, including Israeli President, Shimon Peres and Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan 2. Stage, with Peres talking 3. Mid of audience listening 4. Mid of Peres and Erdogan on stage 5. Close of Peres speaking, turning to Erdogan, UPSOUND (English) Peres: "I want to understand why did they fire rockets against us. What for? There was not any siege against Gaza." 6. Various of Erdogan asking for time to respond, UPSOUND (English) Erdogan: "one minute, one minute..." 7. SOUNDBITE (Turkish) Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish Prime Minister: (taken from simultaneous translation) "I feel that you perhaps feel a bit guilty and that is why perhaps you have been so strong in your words, so loud. Well you killed people. I remember the children who died on the beaches." 8. Various of Erdogan trying to speak and, chairperson trying to end proceedings 9. Erdogan walking off stage AP TELEVISION 10. People gathered in hallway 11. Close up of sign reading: (English) "middle east peace" 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Amr Moussa, Arab League Secretary-General: "Yes he walked out because he was not given the full time to answer, and we also wanted him to answer because what Mr. Peres said was first unacceptable, second, many of the points were not really accurate and we wanted to say something. So the Prime Minister of Turkey was not given that opportunity. He is after all the Prime Minister of Turkey and he wants to speak." (Question: And he was in his right to walk out and make a point?) "This is a different story. He is angry and I believe we are going to see him now." 13. Cutaway delegates ++MUTE++ STORYLINE Turkey's prime minister stalked off the stage at the World Economic Forum on Thursday after reproaching Israel's president over the devastating military offensive in Gaza. The packed audience, which included President Barack Obama's close adviser Valerie Jarrett, appeared stunned as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Israeli President Shimon Peres raised their voices and traded accusations. Peres was passionate in his defence of Israel's 23-day offensive in Gaza, which it said targeted Gaza-rulers Hamas and aimed to stop Palestinian militant rocket fire into southern Israeli towns. As he spoke, Peres often turned toward Erdogan, who in his remarks had criticised Israel's strict blockade of the Gaza Strip. "Why did they fire rockets? There was no siege against Gaza," Peres said, raising his voice. The heated debate with Israel and Turkey at the centre was significant because of the key role Turkey has played as a moderator between Israel and Syria. Erdogan appeared to express a sense of disappointment when he recounted how he had met with the Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert just days before the offensive, and believed they were close to reaching terms for a face-to-face meeting with Syrian leaders. Obama's new Mideast envoy, George Mitchell, will be in Turkey for talks on Sunday. Erdogan was angry when a panel moderator cut off his remarks in response to an impassioned monologue by Peres defending Israel's offensive. The angry exchange followed an hour-long debate at the forum attended by world leaders in Davos. Erdogan tried to rebut Peres as the discussion was ending, asking the moderator, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, to let him speak once more. "You killed people," Erdogan told the 85-year-old Israeli leader. "I remember the children who died on beaches." When moderator repeatedly interrupted, asking him to stop, Erdogan angrily stalked off, leaving behind fellow panelists United Nations Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon and Arab League Secretary-General, Amr Moussa. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/61e8fccf791b1e2f8766ea162b585a06 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Nelson Mandela Released From Prison  - 1990
 
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AP footage showing the release of Nelson Mandela after 27 years in prison. Crowds of well wishers are there to see him released. 11 February 1990 PAARL (commentary throughout this section). GV prison gate and many police Car convoy towards outer gate. Crowd waiting to see Mandela. LS Nelson and Winnie walk hand in hand. Winnie raises clenched fist. Both give ANC salute. CU Mandela walking. MCU Nelson and Winnie in car. Car moves off through crush of supporters and security and cameramen. motorcade leaving. 11 February 1990 CAPETOWN. GV motorcycle outriders lead Mandela convoy. PAN Convoy passing. Mandela car, damaged, drives past. Mandela car surrounded by supporters. MCU Mandela on balcony with supporters. Walter Sisulu chants to crowd, and introduces Mandela to crowd. Mandela chants to crowd. Crowd chants. X01716 You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/3a74d9933ba10bf172e48cc971748921 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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CUBA: RUSSIAN PRESIDENT PUTIN VISIT
 
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Natural Sound The first visit to Cuba by a Russian President since the collapse of the Soviet Union entered its first full day on Thursday in Havana with a schedule of talks and official ceremony. Putin arrived in Havana late on Wednesday for a two-day state visit aimed at reviving historic ties between the two former Cold War allies. On Thursday, he joined President Fidel Castro in saluting the Cuban flag in Revolution Palace. Putin, in a dark suit and tie, and Castro, in his customary olive green uniform and cap, then stood to attention as a Cuban military band played the national anthems of both countries outside the Palace of the Revolution. Both leaders then paused for an official photo. The two presidents appeared to be chatting amiably through an interpreter. After greeting a Russian delegation and members of Cuba's top leadership, the two presidents held formal talks inside the palace and signed a series of accords. Six documents were prepared for the trip, including agreements on cooperation in legal affairs and health. Apparently not wanting to interrupt Putin's visit with a public statement on the new American president, Castro's government made no immediate comment on George W. Bush's victory late Wednesday night. But a press conference was scheduled after the two leaders signed documents of cooperation, and questions are expected to be put to Putin. Castro has long said he didn't expect any changes under Bush or Vice President Al Gore, but the vice president was largely seen as the lesser of two evils. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c9ba958ed724a19d4c0affb07f30f484 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Former terrorism advisor Richard Clarke testifies on 9/11
 
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1. Richard Clarke walking into hearing room 2. Clarke sitting down at witness table, pan over to commission members 3. Clarke raises his right hand and takes oath 4. Commission Chair Thomas Kean 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Richard Clarke, Former White House Counter-terrorism Adviser "I also welcome the hearings because it is finally a forum where I can apologise to the loved ones of the victims of 9-11. To them who are here in the room, to those who are watching on television, your government failed you. Those entrusted with protecting you failed you, and I failed you. We tried hard, but that doesn't matter because we failed. And for that failure, I would ask, once all the facts are out, for your understanding and your forgiveness." 6. Various of hearing 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Timothy Roemer, 9/11 Commission Member "How high a priority was fighting al-Qaida in the Bush administration?" 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Richard Clarke, Former White House Counter-terrorism Adviser "I believe the Bush administration, in the first eight months, considered terrorism an important issue but not an urgent issue." 9. Wide shots of hearing 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) John Lehman, 9/11 Commission Member "The inconsistency between what your promoters are putting out and what you said as late as August 05, you've got a real credibility problem. And because of my real genuine, long-term admiration for you, I hope you resolve that credibility problem, because I hate to see you become totally shoved to one side during a presidential campaign as an active partisan selling a book." 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Richard Clarke, Former White House Counter-terrorism Adviser "I've been accused of being a member of John Kerry's campaign team several times this week, including by the White House. The White House has said that my book is an audition for a high level position in the Kerry campaign. So let me say here as I am under oath, that I will not accept any position in the Kerry administration should there be one, on the record, under oath." 12. Mid shot of hearing 13. SOUNDBITE: (English) Richard Clarke, Former White House Counter-terrorism Adviser "In the 15 hours of testimony, no one asked me what I thought about the president's invasion of Iraq. And the reason I am strident in my criticism of the president of the United States is because by invading Iraq - something I was not asked about by the commission, something I chose to write a lot about in the book - by invading Iraq, the president of the United States has greatly undermined the war on terrorism." 14. Wide pan of hearing STORYLINE: The US government's former top counterterrorism adviser apologised to the families of September 11 victims on Wednesday, saying "your government failed you." Richard Clarke made the comments just before testifying before a bipartisan commission investigating the September 11, 2001, attacks. It was the second day of hearings with Bush and Clinton administration officials as the commission tried to determine what went wrong in the efforts to stop al-Qaida before the 9/11 attacks. Clarke, who has received much attention in recent days for the release of his book, which is highly critical of the Bush administration for its response to al-Qaida, delivered a sharp attack against President Bush and his top advisers. He said although he continued to describe terrorism as an urgent problem, the Bush administration never treated it that way. In comparison, Clarke said the Clinton administration had "no higher priority" than combating terror. Clarke said he was so frustrated by the Bush team's lack of urgency that he asked to be reassigned. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/1e6b764b0af3e008816477da43e91b4a Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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McCartney returns to roots with gig at Liverpool's Cavern Club
 
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(26 Jul 2018) MCCARTNEY RETURNS TO ROOTS WITH GIG AT LIVERPOOL'S CAVERN CLUB Sir Paul McCartney is going back to where it all began – The Cavern Club in Liverpool. On Thursday afternoon (26 JULY 2018), the Beatle will perform an exclusive free gig at the famous club on Mathew Street, credited as the birthplace of the Fab Four. It's been 19 years since McCartney last performed at the venue – December 1999. The Cavern Club played host to The Beatles nearly 300 times in the early 1960s and became known as the center of Liverpool's rock and roll scene. The original club closed in 1973, later reopening after extensive redevelopment in 1984. McCartney will take to the stage at 2pm local time Thursday (1300GMT). Free tickets for the event are available from Liverpool's Echo Arena box office and are limited to one per person. Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/102011028589719587178/+APArchive​ Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f10cda943deea5f4867ea985706df2a4
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WRAP More cover of new president being sworn in
 
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SHOTLIST : 1. Tilt down from decorated dome of central hall in Parliament, to wide shot audience 2. Prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee arriving for swearing-in ceremony 3. New president Abdul Kalam and outgoing President K.R. Narayanan taking their places on dias 4. Wide shot audience 5. Kalam being administered oath of Office by chief justice of India B.N.Kirpal 6. Cutaway blind school child 7. Kalam shaking hands with Narayanan and exchanging places 8. Wide shot audience clapping 9. Kalam signing 10. Cutaway photographers 11. SOUNDBITE (English) APJ Abdul Kalam, new president of India "Today our country is facing the challenges such as cross-border terrorism, certain internal conflicts and unemployment. To face these challenges, there must be a vision to ensure the focused action of one (B) billion citizens of this great country with varied capabilities. What can be the vision? It can be none other than to transform India into a developed nation." 12. Wide shot audience getting up 13. Various of Kalam leaving 14. Cutaway Indian Prime Minister and other dignitaries waiting for new president to arrive to receive the ceremonial guard of honour 15. Kalam arrives in horse drawn carriage 16. Cutaway dignitaries 17. Kalam 18. Wide shot President receiving ceremonial guard of honour at presidential palace 10. Midshot, Army, navy, airforce 11. Kalam in Jeep driving by army navy and airforce 12. Various of Kalam STORYLINE : A missile scientist who advocates nuclear weapons as a war deterrent was sworn in as India's new president on Thursday. APJ Abdul Kalam took the oath of office given by Supreme Court Chief Justice BN Kirpal at a brief ceremony in India's circular pink sandstone parliament building. The 20-minute ceremony was witnessed by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, his cabinet members, lawmakers and diplomats. In his acceptance speech, Kalam said India should brace itself to face the growing threats posed by terrorism, internal conflicts and unemployment and have a long term vision to transform itself into a developed country. Kalam was elected last Thursday. Both the Hindu nationalist-led governing coalition and the major opposition Congress party had backed Kalam. The 70-year-old military scientist embodies India's multi-communal makeup as the son of minority Muslim parents who has embraced the Hindu beliefs of the majority. The new president also symbolises his country's political and strategic ambitions. For more than four decades, Kalam worked in India's defence laboratories, spearheading its space and nuclear-capable missile programme. He was part of the team that conducted five underground nuclear tests in May 1998 that triggered a chain reaction of global criticism, economic sanctions and matching tests by neighbouring Pakistan. Kalam strongly advocates scientific education and invited more than 100 schoolchildren to Thursday's ceremony. For many Indians, Kalam's rise, from humble beginnings as the son of an illiterate boatman in southern Tamil Nadu state to the top of India's scientific and political establishment, symbolises the strength of India's democracy. But critics of Vajpayee's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party say Kalam's choice was to paper over the anti-Muslim image that the government acquired after sectarian violence broke out in Gujarat state in February. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e19983a32ed55425c9149e30e6248b5c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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NETHERLANDS: BRITISH & DUTCH SCIENTISTS MAKE FROG FLOAT IN MID-AIR
 
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English/Nat British and Dutch scientists using a giant magnetic field have made a frog float in mid- air, and might even be able to do the same thing with a human being. The team from Britain's University of Nottingham and the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands has also succeeded in levitating plants, grasshoppers and fish. Scientists at the University of Nijmegen in Holland have managed to make a frog float six feet (approximately two metres) in the air - and they say the trick could easily be repeated with a human. The secret is not magic but a powerful magnetic field which overcomes the force of gravity. The field makes the frog's atoms generate a weak magnetic force in the opposite direction. This causes it to be repelled in the same way as like poles of two magnets. Plants, grasshoppers and fish have been levitated by the research team in the same way. NASA, apparently, is extremely interested in the experiment in order to be able to test the effects of weightlessness on astronauts without having to put them into space. Easy, says team leader Dr Andre Geim. SOUNDBITE: (English) There is no problem with putting a man by this magnetic levitation, to fly in the air. Technically we can do it with you without any problems. SUPER CAPTION: Dr Andre Geim, Director of the High Field Magnetic Laboratory of the Catholic University of Nijmegen And for those worried about the effects on the frog - don't worry. He's not hopping mad - quite the opposite, in fact. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f760c710bc6ebc4556bfd7fb75d70404 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Michelle Obama tells youngsters to work hard for success
 
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(25 May 2011) SHOTLIST 1. Mid shot US First Lady taking questions from students from Elizabeth Garrett Anderson secondary school at Christ Church College, Oxford University 2. Cutaway of student asking question 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Obama, US First Lady: "If you are going to be a hard worker, hard work doesn't just appear, you have to practice hard work, you have to practice effort and I also encourage them and try to help them understand that good things don't come easy, with that effort, that's where you grow. Some of the best times of my life is when I have done something hard, when I have overcome a fear. You don't realise that when you are doing it but when you come out on the other side, you realise wow, I have really stepped up so I push my girls." 4. Wide of Michelle Obama talking 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Obama, US First Lady "That has been some of what has helped me be first lady, first of all, knowing who you are and being confident in yourself because there will be, Clarissa (addressing girl who asked a question) what did you say...pushing beyond other people's labels of you? That's a big part...that's what we do to each other all the time. We don't even know each other and we already determine from one glance, meeting, one line, one word, one phrase - 'this is who you are'. So you have to know who you are before that." 6. Close up Michelle Obama talking 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Obama, US First Lady "I knew he was a special person, and it had nothing to do with his education, it has nothing to do with his potential. I say this to young women, don't check off - there are a lot of women who check off the boxes. Did he go to the right school, what is his income, you know. It was none of that. It was how he felt about his mother, the love that he felt to his mother, his relationship to women, his work ethic. We worked together in a firm. He did his work, he was good and he was smart and I liked that. He was low key and wasn't impressed with himself and he was funny and we joked a lot and he loved his little sister...those were the things. And he was a community organiser. I really respected that. Here we are in a big law firm, right, and everybody was pushing to make money, he was one of the smartest students at Harvard Law School, one of the smartest associates in our firm. He had the chance to clerk for the Supreme Court and I thought well, you are definitely going to do that, right? Only a few people have the chance to do that and he was like, 'not really, I think I can do more work working with folks in churches.' And I was like, woa, that's different, it wasn't a line, he wasn't trying to impress me." 8. Wide shot Michelle Obama talking STORYLINE US First Lady Michelle Obama used her own life as an example of how hard work and perseverance can prevail on Wednesday as she spoke with students from a multiethnic school in an economically deprived area. The message to the 35 students touring the University of Oxford for the day was that even elite universities like Oxford are within their grasp. The first lady made a brief statement at the start of the meeting before taking questions from the students. When asked about her daughters' upbringing at the White House, she emphasised the importance of hard work. "Hard work doesn't just appear, you have to practice hard work, you have to practice effort and I also encourage them and try to help them understand that good things don't come easy, with that effort, that's where you grow, " she said. She said attitude towards hard work had helped her in her role as first lady, and stressed the importance of "pushing beyond" other people's preconceived ideas of who you are. the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson school in London. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c81f5b81cb6313ebf4aa2c034e93376f Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Former president visits grave of Diana
 
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1. Former South African President Nelson Mandela's convoy arriving at Athorp house ((NB: Althorp house pronounced al- THROP ) 2. Mandela meeting Earl Spencer, (brother of the late Diana, Princess of Wales) and his wife Lady Spencer 3. Mandela and Spencer walking towards house 4. Wide shot island where Diana is buried 5. Wide shot memorial bench on bank opposite island 6. Various memorial statue 7. Mandela arriving at bridge to island 8. Mandela greeting children who have benefited from the Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial Fund 9. Various Mandela and Spencer walking across bridge 10. Mid shot Mandela and Spencer at Diana's grave 11. Mandela and Spencer leaving island 12. Close up Mandela and Spencer holding hands 13. Mid shot Mandela getting into car 14. Wide shot Althorp house 15. Mid shot Mandela and Lady Spencer walking towards camera 16. SOUNDBITE: (English) Nelson Mandela, Former South African President: "I asked her (Diana) if she could come back and help me to try and persuade our people to adopt a correct method on questions of sex because I had problems in my first meeting she agreed to come back. And when I got the news that she had died in an accident I was completely devastated. So the fact that I come here now to say goodbye to her is very significant." 17. Cutaway Mandela meeting staff and members of the Spencer family 18. SOUNDBITE: (English) Earl Spencer, brother of Diana, Princess of Wales: "Well it's been a wonderful honour for my family, and for Diana too, and fantastic that such a respected statesman and humanitarian has come here to pay his respects to her. And we're just delighted that he's come it's been a long term commitment and it's finally been fulfilled and we're very very grateful to Mr. Mandela for coming here today. (Question: Would you like to say a few words about your reaction to the collapse of the Burrell trial) Not really." 19. Various Mandela leaving STORYLINE: Former South African President Nelson Mandela visited the grave of the late Diana, Princess of Wales at her ancestral home in Althorp on Friday. Mandela planted a tree in the grounds of the Northamptonshire estate and laid a wreath at the island burial site of the Princess of Wales. A temporary bridge was erected so the elderly statesman could have access to the island. Her grave is normally off-limits to visitors who can visit a memorial statue on a bank opposite the island. The 84 year old is visiting Britain to discuss a new charity project with Diana's brother Earl Spencer. He will outline proposals to combine the Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial Fund with his own charity, which helps young people suffering from Aids in South Africa. Diana met the statesman for initial discussions about the idea five months before her death in August 1997. Mandela said that Diana had made a great impression on him and that the news of her death had been devastating. Spencer said that the visit of the former South African leader was a great honour for his family and the Princess. He declined to comment on the collapse of the Paul Burrell trial. Burrell, Diana's former Butler, had been facing a possible prison sentence for allegedly stealing personal items from the Princess of Wales. Prosecutors dropped the theft charges on Friday, explaining that Queen Elizabeth II had said he told her shortly after the princess's death that he had taken some of Diana's papers for safekeeping. Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris August 31 1997. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/5fa5bc68af2d99f4ec3836e0788110d9 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Malaysia's Mahathir in talks with Putin - 2002
 
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1. Kremlin 2. President Vladmir Putin walks in and greets Malaysian Prime Minister Mohamad Mahathir 3. Journalists 4. Mahathir 5. Putin 6. One-to-one talks 7. Doors open and Putin, Mahathir walk in for talks involving all delegation members 8. Journalists 9. Delegates taking their seats for talks 10. Mahathir 11. Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov and Putin 12. Journalists 13. Putin and Mahathir taking seats for news briefing 14. Cutaway Russian officials 15. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Vladimir Putin, Russian President: "Today, we analysed the status of our bilateral relations, we identified prospects and areas of our future cooperation." 16. Officials 17. SOUNDBITE (English) Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysian Prime Minister: "We see a parallel between our stand with regard to how to deal with terrorism and also on the need to remove the courses of terrorism. We appreciate Russia's stand on dealing with the problems in the Middle East, in particular with Palestine and within that, this will contribute to what is reducing the tension in the region." 18. Cutaway journalists 19. Putin, Mahathir leaving briefing STORYLINE: President Vladimir Putin on Thursday met Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. The two leaders discussed further bilateral cooperation between their countries and various international issues, including the fight against terrorism. After the talks, Putin said that the discussions mainly concentrated on status of bilateral relations and paths for further development between two countries. Touching on international issues, Putin said that Russia welcomed a UN resolution which recognises Palestine statehood. Mahathir said that he and Putin also discussed fighting international terrorism and said they hold similar views. Malaysia wants more Russian aircraft and military equipment and hopes to boost overall trade with Russia. Malaysia's military uses several Russian-made fighter jets and tanks and Mahathir is to visit a flight research centre outside Moscow during his visit to see a Sukhoi 30MKM fighter jet that is competing for a Malaysian contract. Mahathir originally had been scheduled to visit in September but the trip was postponed after the September 11 attacks in the United States. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/daff44e8827e0db8a7e5ca0781f2b535 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Italy: Rome: Funeral Of Actor Marcello Mastroianni - 1996
 
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Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni has been laid to rest in Rome Sunday. In a simple civic ceremony at Rome's Campidoglio (city hall) family members, celebrities and fans remembered their friend and hero - a man whose acting career spanned nearly fifty years. With the song from his movie "eight-and-a-half" playing in the background - friends spoke of their memories of the star. After the ceremony his coffin was taken across Rome and placed in the family vault. Mastroianni died in Paris Thursday from pancreatic cancer aged 72. There was music and applause - perfectly fitting for Italy's acting great Marcello Mastroianni to make his finale. As his coffin was carried into Rome's Campidoglio the huge crowd broke into a thunderous applause - thanks for the man who had entertained them since his cinematic debut in 1947. And in the background - the theme music from his movie "eight-and-a-half". Rome's mayor Francesco Rutelli accompanied Mastroianni's grieving family into the ceremony. His widow Flora Carabella and daughter Barbara took their seats with another of Italy's greatest acting exports - Sofia Loren. Loren and Mastroianni had performed in 12 films together - they had also been close friends. Many of Italy's most renowned actors and directors had come to say their last farewell - including actress Monica Vitti. Mastroianni's long-time seamstress simply summarised his importance in Italian cinema. SOUNDBITE: (Italian) "You will always be in my heart and in the heart of Italian cinema. Thank you for everything." SUPER-CAPTION: Angela Insimani, Mastroianni's seamstress. As the music played and memories of Marcello flooded back - Sofia Loren broke down in tears as she held the hand of his widow Flora. She says they made one of the great cinematic partnerships. SOUNDBITE: (English) "There was a kind of chemistry between us that could not be compared with anybody else, with anyone else. Q/ Do you have a last message for Marcello? "Ciao Marcello, I will never forget you. You will always be in my heart, I know that." SUPER-CAPTION: Sofia Loren, actress. After the ceremony - Mastroianni's body was transported across Rome to the Verrano cemetery where the family vault is. There he will now rest - but always remembered through the 160 films that he starred in. More often than not, he was the quintessential "Latin lover" - most famous for his role in Fellini's film "La Dolce Vita". You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9155171680ef6ff9839d17d403bae6f2 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Mandela sees grandson reclaim family's traditional leadership role
 
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1. Wide of Mvezo 2. Close-up of sign: The Kingdom of Abathembu 3. Various of arrivals 4. Former South African President Nelson Mandela sitting on chair with two other men 5. Close-up of Nelson Mandela 6. Various of arrivals entering tent 7. Wide of Nelson Mandela's helicopter landing 8. Nelson Mandela's car pulling up to front of tent 9. Mandela exiting car 10. Mandela entering tent 11. Wide of people sitting in tent 12. SOUNDBITE: (Xhosa) Nelson Mandela, Former South African President: "Because I am still alive today so that I can be able to rest in peace because my grandson has taken chieftaincy and rules here at Mvezo. That will make me sleep forever being a happy man in my grave knowing that Mandla has taken this chieftaincy that I was supposed to have taken. This young man has always been of help to me and in my life." 13. Various of animal skins on floor 14. Close-up of Mandla Mandela, tilt down to his feet 15. Mid-shot of Mandla Mandela 16. Mid-shot of King Goodwill Zwelithini's daughter 17. Mandla Mandela being anointed by local priests and chiefs 18. Close-up of Nelson Mandela nodding STORYLINE: Former South African President Nelson Mandela beamed on Monday as he watched his grandson reclaim a traditional leadership post that Mandela had renounced decades ago to become a lawyer and dedicate his life to fighting apartheid. Mandla Mandela, 32, was draped in a lion skin, the symbol of royalty, and officially installed as head of the Mvezo Traditional Council by the king of the AbaThembu, Zwelibanzi Dalindyebo, one of six kings of the Xhosa people. The ceremony took place in front of hundreds of well wishers, including tribal royalty from across the country, most of them clad in brightly coloured traditional dress and beaded headdresses. It was the first time in nearly 70 years that a member of Mandela's family from the Madiba clan took up the mantle of traditional leadership. Dressed in a black and white animal print shirt, he walked with difficulty up the stairs but otherwise looked in good health and in radiant spirits as he delivered a short speech in Xhosa in a firm voice. "That will make me sleep forever being a happy man in my grave knowing that Mandla has taken this chieftaincy that I was supposed to have taken," said Nelson Mandela. Mandla Mandela's father Makgatho, Nelson Mandela's last surviving son, died in 2005 of AIDS-related complications. His mother, Rayne Mandela-Perry, said her late husband would have been proud to see his son carry on the family legacy. Mandla Mandela, who graduated from Rhodes University's political science program last week, now has the power to decide disputes and try certain criminal and civil cases. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/ad494e1c5bd71f81f1fcee4d5a20c2d9 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Heated exchange as CEO of investment bank testifies, protest
 
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(28 Apr 2010) TRUE DATE CREATED = 28-04-2010 1. Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein being sworn in for testimony at a Capitol Hill hearing, push in to Senator Carl Levin 2. Wide shot of Senate panel 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs CEO: "The people who were coming to us for risk in the housing market wanted to have a security that gave them exposure to the housing market, and that''s what they got. The unfortunate thing, and it''s unfortunate but it doesn''t, is that the housing market went south very quickly after some of these securities, not all of them because some of them were done early, but they went. And so people lost money in it, but the security itself delivered the specific exposure that the client wanted to have." 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Senator Carl Levin, Subcommittee Chairman of Homeland Security Committee: "You don''t believe it''s relevant to a customer of yours that you are selling a security to that you are betting against that same security. You just don''t think it''s relevant and needs to be disclosed. Is that the bottom line?" 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs CEO: "Yes, and the people who are selling it in our firm wouldn''t even know what the firm''s position is." 6. Blankfein sitting before Senate panel 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Senator Carl Levin, Subcommittee Chairman of Homeland Security Committee: "You are taking a position against the very security that you are selling and you are not troubled?" Blankfein: "Senator, again." Levin: "And you want people to believe to trust you?" Blankfein: "Senator I think people do trust us." Levin: "Why, I wouldn''t trust you. If you came to me and wanted to sell me securities and you didn''t tell me that you have a bet against that same security, you don''t think that affects my thinking?" 8. Wide shot of protesters in prison uniforms with Goldman officials'' names around their necks 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Senator Claire McCaksill, Homeland Security Committee: ++starts on pan of witnesses++ "We have spent a lot of time going through all these documents, and let me just explain in very simple terms what synthetic CDOs are. They are instruments that are created so that people can bet on them. It''s the la-la-land of ledger entries. It''s not investment in a business that has a good idea. It''s not assisting local governments and building infrastructure. It''s gambling, pure and simple, raw gambling." 10. Witnesses seated at table 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Michael Swenson, Managing Director, Structured Products Group Trading, Goldman Sachs: "We did not cause the financial crisis, specifically to the mortgage desk, which is what I''m here to speak about. You have two panels in subsequent meetings to speak about that, about the Goldman Sachs and our businesses. We, I do no think that we did anything wrong." 12. Mid shot of clerk taking notes STORYLINE: Defending his company under blistering criticism, the CEO of Goldman Sachs testily told sceptical US senators on Tuesday that customers who bought securities from the Wall Street giant in the run-up to a national financial crisis came looking for risk. Lloyd Blankfein and other Goldman executives were lambasted by lawmakers for "unbridled greed" in an often-electric daylong showdown between Wall Street and Congress - with expletives frequently undeleted. Unrepentant, five present and two past Goldman officials unflinchingly stood by their conduct before a Senate investigatory panel and denied helping to cause the financial near-meltdown that turned into the worst recession since the Great Depression. "Unfortunately, the housing market went south very quickly," Blankfein told sceptical senators. "So people lost money in it." You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b26ad6044e5469084381560537c68384 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Nepal: Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Visit - 1995
 
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U-S First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton is taking her campaign for women and children's rights to yet another South Asian nation: Nepal. This is her third stop on a 12 day tour of the region. Her daughter, Chelsea, is with her in Kathmandu where they called on the King and Queen of Nepal and the country's prime minister. They rolled out the red carpet for the U-S first lady. On hand to greet her was Nepal's Queen Aishwarya Shah. Princess Sruti is seen here being introduced to Chelsea, the Clinton's daughter. Mrs. Clinton and her daughter visited this exhibit of crafts made by poor women who are being helped to turn traditional skills into a source of income. She seemed delighted with this hand woven shawl. In fact, she wore it- or one much like it- to this official function later in the day. This is a country where most women have a tough life and few options. The literacy rate for women is 18 per cent- it's 52 per cent for men. Women have a life expectancy of only 52 years and give birth to an average of five children. But most have more then five pregnancies because their babies don't survive. Ten out of every 100 babies die in infancy. The first lady made it a point to visit women from all walks of life. She "did lunch" with prominent Nepali women and visited a heath care centre run by American women in Kathmandu. Her visit also included an audience with Nepal's communist prime minister, Man Mohan Adhikari, and with King Birenda, who four years ago yielded to a pro-democracy movement and accepted a constitutional monarchy. Nepal is the only official Hindu state in world. About 90 per cent of the population are Hindu. Buddhists and Muslims comprise less than 10 per cent. Nepal's 20 million population is expected to double by the year 2025. On Saturday, Mrs. Clinton and Chelsea take a day off their official schedule to relax at an isolated Nepali wildlife retreat. They travel to Bangladesh on Sunday. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/34051b0faab7d388c7ed5a4396550d45 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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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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UK - Wedding Imran Khan and Jemima Goldsmith - 1995
 
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A civil marriage ceremony for cricket star Imran Kahn and heiress Jemima Goldsmith took place on Tuesday (20/6) on the outskirts of London. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/4fd0f63b1af2cd4ac66e12e30b240ad2 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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UK: PRESIDENT MANDELA'S ROYAL WELCOME TO BRITAIN
 
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(9 Jul 1996) English/Nat Britain is giving the red carpet treatment to Nelson Mandela, the man who smashed apartheid in South Africa. In Britain, on a four-day state visit, the South African President is being hailed as a hero. It's the first state visit to the country by a South African president. President Nelson Mandela's state visit to Britain began according to tradition. Met by the Princess Royal at London's exclusive Dorchester Hotel, the hero of apartheid was whisked off to Horse Guards Parade to inspect a guard of honour. At 12.40 pm local time, a Royal gun salute boomed across the capital as the President's limousine glided into the parade ground. The formal welcoming party, headed by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prime Minister John Major and several top ministers, bore all the traditional pomp and ceremony befitting a visiting head of state. But the South African leader received a rather less formal welcome from the crowd. More than six-thousand people had gathered at the square - the largest turnout for a head of state's welcome since the birth of television. Chanting 'Nelson', 'Nelson', they waved South African flags and craned their necks for a view of the man who was once known as the Black Pimpernel. Britain's Queen Elizabeth appeared pleased to meet Mandela. She made a highly successful visit to South Africa last year, and clearly enjoys Mandela's company. The band of the Irish Guards played the South African national anthem, incorporating the last few bars of the old Afrikaans anthem, signifying the transition from old to new. On Horse Guards Parade, President Mandela, wearing a smart, dark business suit, inspected the honour guard. His walk was stiff, but he appeared as dignified as ever. Then he and daughter Zenani joined their royal escort to parade down The Mall in open carriages to Buckingham Palace. Later in the day, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh gave a state dinner in Mandela's honour. The Queen Mother paid tribute to the South African President by attending her first Buckingham Palace state banquet in almost three years. The 95-year-old Queen Mother sat on Mandela's right. The Queen was on his left. The Prince of Wales, Duke of York, Princess Royal, and Princess Margaret were also present. As were Prime Minister John Major and senior cabinet ministers. In all, around 200 guests were assembled in the sumptuous Palace Ballroom. In her formal welcome to the guest of honour, Queen Elizabeth II stressed the close ties between Britain and South Africa. SOUNDBITE: Mr President, South Africa has a special place in my heart and in the hearts of the British people. Our two counties are bound together by history, by common interest and by ideals and aspirations. SUPER CAPTION: Queen Elizabeth II The Queen and Mandela then touched glasses in a toast to an even tighter bond between their two nations in the future. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/7d9674fe3d5bf3d17a4a165db12dee1e Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Trump 'proud' to shut down govt. over border wall
 
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(11 Dec 2018) President Donald Trump is escalating his shutdown threat over U.S.-Mexico border wall funding at a heated White House meeting with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Trump said during the open-press session Tuesday that, "If we don't have border security, we'll shut down the government." He says his long-promised wall will be built one way or another. Government funding for some agencies is set to expire on Dec. 21, threatening a partial shutdown. Schumer and Pelosi are urging the president to find another solution, with Schumer saying "we shouldn't shut down the government over a dispute." Trump is responding by saying he's "proud to shut down the government" and says he will "take the mantle." Pelosi is also commenting on the meeting's acrimony, noting "this has spiraled downwards." Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/102011028589719587178/+APArchive​ Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/4250616995b981765779694ed73646f2
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Royal family members attend funeral of Princess Margaret
 
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(15 Feb 2002) 1. Wide shot of Windsor Castle 2. Various of Queen Mother arriving in people carrier 3. Princess Margaret's children - David, Viscount Linley, and Lady Sarah Chatto 4. Royal Family walking down road toward chapel doors - pictures include, Princes Charles, William and Harry, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward with wife Sophie, and Princess Anne. 5. Queen Elizabeth II's car arriving 7. Queen getting out of car with husband, Prince Philip. The pair walk past brick wall toward chapel. 8. Wide shot of coffin in chapel 9. Coffin with a guard standing at each end 10. Coffin with roses on top 11. Side shot of coffin with guards at either end 12. Coffin being down castle stairs 13. Coffin being carried towards hearse, coming to a halt 14. Queen, Prince Philip, and David, Viscount Linley, and Lady Sarah Chatto watching from castle steps. Queen wipes a tear from her eye. 16. Front shot of Scots guards playing bagpipes accompanying the hearse through the castle gates into the streets of Windsor, well-wishers watching from behind barricades. STORYLINE: Members of the British royal family bid a final farewell to Princess Margaret at Windsor Castle on Friday, 50 years after her father, King George VI, was buried nearby. The service at Saint George's Chapel was private, though a subdued crowd of nearly three thousand wellwishers had gathered outside the gates. The principal mourners were Margaret's children, Viscount Linley and Lady Sarah Chatto, along with the queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Margaret's former husband, the Earl of Snowdon. The 101-year-old Queen Mother arrived in a people carrier and entered the building through a different entrance to the rest of her family. Some 450 people, including more than 30 royals, attended the funeral service for the 71-year-old younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II. The princess's rose-covered coffin was shrouded in her red, blue and gold-coloured personal standard during the funeral service. Following cremation at nearby Slough Crematorium, Margaret's ashes were to be placed in the Royal Vault at Saint George's Chapel. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9dc316c7c847abd949909bb65bf7e013 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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South Africa-Mandela and Nyerere news conference
 
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T/I 10:19:00 South Africa is willing to assist a peacekeeping force in eastern Zaire once leaders in the Great Lakes region agree on what they want, President Nelson Mandela said on Saturday (9/11). Mandela was speaking to reporters after being briefed on the situation in eastern Zaire by former Tanzanian president Julius Nyerere, who has taken on the role of central African peace-broker. SHOWS: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 09/11 WS house; WS South African President Nelson Mandela and former Tanzanian president Julius Nyerere address news conference SOT Mandela: "We do understand the important role which South Africa is likely to play in an initiative of this nature and we want to be part of Africa not only geographically and politically but as part of our commitment and I am waiting for specific information from my leader here and as soon as we get it we'll be able to announce it here"'; C/A press; SOT Nyerere: "The whole of this exercise is an African exercise, this is an African problem. Obviously we don't have all the means otherwise we would not go outside Africa. We don't have all the means but nevertheless it is an African problem and clearly though the countries of the regions are the ones who have met for this problem, we can't envisage an African force seeking assistance from the outside world, we can't envisage a force that does not have South Africa"'; C/A press; SOT Mandela: "The supply of arms to Rwanda was influenced by humanitarian considerations that people who were unarmed are going to be victims of that party outside the border which is being trained and prepared to go back and commit those massacres. It is in that light that we took the decision to arm Rwanda with the consutation of the leaders in that region"; C/A press; Mandela and Nyerere walk back to house; Runs 2.14 You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/1f5525b54009664d056c81ebd1e079ad Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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UZBEKISTAN: RUSSIAN PRESIDENT YELTSIN STUMBLES DURING CEREMONY
 
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Russian/Nat There are once again questions about Russian President Boris Yeltsin's health after he swayed and nearly fell over during a military ceremony in Uzbekistan. Another welcome ceremony in which he was due to take part, was cancelled. Talks with Islam Karimov, president of Uzbekistan, were later held behind closed doors at a government residence. Yeltsin's spokesman said the Russian president had had a "difficult flight" and had caught at cold. Yeltsin is on a two day visit to the central Asian republic of Uzbekistan. As so often with the Russian leader, international crises were put on the back burner as doubts about his health took centre stage once more on Sunday. Yeltsin was seen to visibly stumble when he arrived in the Uzbekistan capital, Tashkent. He leant on the arm of President Karimov for support as he crossed the tarmac and later waved to the cameras. But more was to follow. Yeltsin was uncomfortable on his feet as he and Karimov stood side by side while the national anthems were played. An aide dashed closer to the Russian leader when it looked at one point as if he was going to fall over. After the ceremony, Karimov immediately took Yeltsin's arm as they walked away over the tarmac. A wreath laying ceremony at a monument to a national hero of Uzbekistan was cancelled. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Yakushkin said the Russian president was suffering from a cold after having been through a tough working week. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) "I have to say I have spent the whole week with Boris Nikolayevich (Yeltsin). He has had a very busy working week, and that is why I am holding this briefing. Some of you were present at these meetings. It was a hard flight and not an easy end to his working week. I have to say he has a cold. SUPER CAPTION: Dmitry Yakushkin, Kremlin spokesman The 67-year-old president, who had a quintuple heart bypass, is facing an economic crisis and labour unrest at home while on the international front the crisis in Kosovo poses a serious challenge to Russia's international relations. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/d05ed3b47f3717ff0ee3b12e9d950ce8 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Philippines: Cebu Province: Illegal Gun-Manufacturing Centre - 1997
 
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Cebu province in the Philippines is known for its beautiful beaches and resorts. But Cebu is known to Filipinos for its illegal gun-manufacturing centred in the city of Danao. Recently, the government has approved licences for two gun manufacturing companies in Danao. But some remain in operation even without a permit, and this is likely to continue. UPSOUND: (Sound of rapid gunfire from Uzi-gram) Byron Garcia is testing what he calls an "uzi-gram". It's one of the products being manufactured by the Danao Arms Manufacturing Corporation, or Damcor - the first licensed gun manufacturer in Danao City. The city of Danao, in the Philippine central island of Cebu, has always been notorious as the centre of illegal gun manufacturing. Here, thousands of residents have been involved for decades in what is virtually considered a cottage industry, making home-made guns, popularly known as "paltik". By establishing Damcor, Garcia has legalised gun manufacturing in Danao. Damcor specialises on the 38-revolver, and is also producing machine pistols and shotguns mainly to supply the country's security agencies. Garcia has invested more than 40 (m) million pesos in Damcor, some of which were spent on machines with state of the art technology to produce some of the gun parts. But most of the work is left for the 70 workers that Garcia has employed since his company opened last year. Most of their experience is based on what they've been clandestinely doing in their backyard for years. 30-year old Lito Gonzales was into illegal gun making for ten years before he decided to work for Damcor. Here, he earns about 600-dollars a month, and is free from the anxiety of being arrested by the authorities. SOUNDBITE: (Tagalog) "Now, we're okay here, because we don't need to worry about being arrested today or tomorrow, that the police will arrest us because it's illegal to do guns outside. No more." SUPER CAPTION: Lito Gonzales, worker Danao Arms Manufacturing Corporation But despite the entry of Damcor and another licensed gun company, Garcia believes that the illegal gun- manufacturing industry in Danao will continue to flourish, mainly because of the lack of political will to remove it. SOUNDBITE: (English) "Maybe it will change a bit. But it cannot totally eradicate the illegal business here." SUPER CAPTION: Byron Garcia, President Danao Arms Manufacturing Corporation And for most of the illegal gun makers in this city, making the "paltik" in their backyards will surely be a hard habit to break. For 20-year-old Julius Capuyan, it's the only job he's known since he was 13 years old. SOUNDBITE: (Tagalog) "There's no other way of life for us here. We'd rather live this way, illegally making guns. SUPER CAPTION: Julius Capuyan Most of the people in Danao have relied on this illegal industry as their livelihood for decades making the government's job of curbing the unlicensed gun-manufacturing operations a difficult task. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/206b9028e3329cd94e30d9aef3170ac3 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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President George H. W. Bush unveils portraits of Ronald and Nancy Reagan
 
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(15 Nov 1989) President George H. W. Bush unveils portraits of Former President Ronald Reagan and Former First Lady Nancy Reagan. This ceremony took place on the State Floor at the White House. The portraits were painted by Aaron Shikler. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e8d57c1cfd5b4e7fb3f4c65bc5b875be Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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FRANCE: PARIS: MOHAMED AL FAYED ATTACKS PRINCESS DIANA'S MOTHER
 
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English/Nat After a day spent at a court hearing into car crash which killed the Princess of Wales and her companion, the father of Dodi Fayed launched a scathing attack on Diana's mother. Mohammed Al Fayed emerged from the Palais des Justices in Paris on Friday afternoon to describe Frances Shand Kydd as a snob and a bad mother. The pair had been at a special session in which the judge investigating last August's car crash further questioned witnesses about the accident. The French judge leading the investigation into the death of Princess Diana, her companion Dodi Fayed and the driver of their car called together 20 witnesses for the special hearing. In what the French legal system calls a 'confrontation' Judge Herve Stephan was attempting to try to reconcile conflicting reports about the crash more than nine months ago. Mohammed Al-Fayed had sat just feet away from Diana's mother Frances Shand Kydd during the hearing - but he launched a scathing attack on her when she apparently failed to talk to him. SOUNDBITE: (English) "I have my thoughts, I believe in God he is here in my heart. I told everything to the judge, there is so many puzzles that have to be solved and nothing has been decided, the judge never say that there is never. I don't regret it because I don't give a damn about her, right, she's very you know, she thinks she is related to the Queen Mother she sit she don't you know, and this is a type of snobbery, you know. Because the mother doesn't give a damn about her, the daughter doesn't give a damn about her. She's not a good mother, right. If you leave your daughter, or a child, (at the age of) 6 years old, you think you are a father (asking reporter)?. Right. SUPER CAPTION: Mohammed al Fayed, Dodi Fayed's father Tests showed the driver of Dodi and Diana's car, Henri Paul was drunk at the time of the crash. Some have said the Ritz - owned by Mohammed Al Fayed - had failed to arrange proper security for the couple, who died moments after leaving the Paris hotel. But Al Fayed has said he believes the crash was a plot to end his son's relationship with the Princess. He has often felt antagonistic towards the British Establishment who he feels have long rejected him. SOUNDBITE: (English) "Because I am an ordinary person, I'm a working class guy. She thinks she is the Queen of Sheba, and she didn't talk to me, her and her lawyer, right? You can't talk to her. She's not a good mother also. SUPER CAPTION: Mohammed Al Fayed, Dodi Fayed's father Friday's hearing was held behind-closed-doors. The parents of chauffeur Henri Paul and Diana's bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones, have sent representatives to the enquiry. Ten eye-witnesses were also summoned to the Palais de Justice, including Frederic Mailliez, the first emergency doctor on the scene of the crash. Also there were paparazzi photographers who had followed chasing the Mercedes in which the group were travelling before it hit a concrete post in the tunnel. But although the probe is not yet complete, many observers expect the photographers to be exonerated from causing the crash - and Paul's drunken condition and excessive speed blamed for the crash. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/5902360b69495e956bcfbb3dded1eb60 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Queen Elizabeth II has puppy playtime at dog charity
 
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(30 Nov 2017) Britain's Queen Elizabeth II went crazy for canines on Thursday, making a flurry of four-legged friends in West Sussex. The Queen was visiting Canine Partners in Heyshott, near Midhurst - a charity that trains dogs to assist people with physical disabilities. A number of dogs were lucky enough to meet the Queen, including a black labrador puppy named Flint, and Yarna, another black lab who tried to present Her Majesty with a bouquet of flowers, but dropped them at zero hour. The royal visit was arranged to celebrate the charity having 400 dogs helping disabled owners across the UK. =========================================================== 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: [email protected] (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 se You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e3eb8adffbb35d6d9dc7321d5f44ffbd Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Russian Pres Vladimir Putin arrives at Bush home in Maine - 2007
 
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1. Russian President Vladimir Putin and former US President George Bush getting out of helicopter and walking towards car and getting in 2. Car driving away 3. Putin flanked by US President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, greeting Barbara Bush, former US First Lady and giving both ladies bouquets, pull out to wide, zoom in to Bush, Bush senior and Putin, pan to First ladies 4. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice going to Putin and greeting him, Putin greeting other officials 5. The two presidents walking up stairs and entering house, zoom out to wide of property STORYLINE: Relations are rocky between President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin, but their meeting began Sunday with handshakes and smiles, and flowers and kisses from Putin for first lady Laura Bush and Bush's mother. Bush waited at his family's Maine seacoast estate as his father, former President George H.W. Bush, met Putin at a nearby airport and rode with the Russian leader in a helicopter to the compound. Emerging from a limousine, Putin handed large bouquets of flowers to Laura Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush, then kissed them on both cheeks. "It's pretty casual up here - unstructured," Bush said about the setting for his talks with Putin. Bush knows what he wants from the visit: convince Putin that a U.S. missile defence system in Eastern Europe would not threaten Russia. Bring the Kremlin behind tough new penalties aimed at Iran's suspected nuclear weapons programme. Generally defrost relations. What the Russian president seeks is less clear. Putin requested a meeting with Bush before going to Guatemala, where Olympic officials are picking a host city for the 2014 winter games. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/37d84ad2e01b95be6d655f9323284ae5 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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UK QUEEN HOSTS JUBILEE LUNCH FOR SOVEREIGN MONARCHS
 
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(18 May 2012) Britain has come under criticism for inviting the king of Bahrain, whose Gulf state has been engaged in a brutal crackdown on political dissent, to a lunch on Friday celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. The lunch in Windsor Castle was the largest gathering of foreign royals in Britain since Queen Elizabeth II's grandson, Prince William, was married to Kate Middleton last year. Then, as now, the decision to extend an invitation to members of the Bahraini royal family has angered whose who are upset by the deadly violence deployed against demonstrators since protests erupted in the Gulf state. Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa eventually skipped the royal wedding, saying he didn't want the controversy to tarnish the couple's happy day. But on Friday Buckingham Palace confirmed that his father, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, attended the queen's lunch, along with some 45 other royal guests from around the world. The Foreign Office, which advised Buckingham Palace on the invitations, said that Britain's ties to Bahrain allowed UK officials to talk frankly with the strategic island nation's rulers about "a range of issues including those where we have concerns." Al Khalifa wasn't the only controversial guest dining at Windsor Castle. Swaziland's King Mswati III, who is accused of living in luxury while his people go hungry, also attended the lunch. Other guests included Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands; Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan; the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Nawwaf bin Abdulaziz al Saud. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry also attended the lunch. The Diamond Jubilee marks 60 years of Elizabeth's reign as Britain's monarch. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/cb51ef8230e8f3ab8cfbe66bd6eb85f3 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Ukraine - Reactor at Chernobyl power plant closed
 
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T/I 10:01:00 Chernobyl nuclear power station - scene of the world's worst nuclear accident - appeared to move a step nearer closure on Saturday (30/1). A reactor at the notorious power station was shut down, bringing Ukraine closer toward compliance with an international accord that calls for a complete shut-down of the ageing plant. SHOWS: CHERNOBYL, UKRAINE, 30/11 EXT of building, clock on outside wall; VS people in control room, man at controls, CU face, man at control panel, CU panel, twisting panel to turn off reactor, panel with levels going off, men at controls, men watching controls as reactor cools down; SOT Sergei Sharshun, head of control room shift (in Russian): "Thirty minutes ago we stopped reactor number one. It was stopped without any problems. To my regret the shut-down was not connected with the maintenance but was by order of the president"; Worker turning dials on control panel; SOT Sharshun, continues: "What about the future? I still want to believe that all the people around me who work with Reactor Number One will not lose their jobs, and will be redeployed elsewhere. There are so many problems connected with the power plant." Runs 2.34 You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/19ec39bc65b5ca71fd664eb2d401f5b1 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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William and Harry visit Diana memorial garden
 
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(30 Aug 2017) Britain's Princes William and Harry paid tribute to their mother on Wednesday, the eve of the 20th anniversary of her death, by visiting the garden created in her memory. The visit to the Sunken Garden at London's Kensington Palace allowed the princes and William's wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, to honour Princess Diana's work with charities. The royals met representatives from Great Ormond Street Hospital, the National Aids Trust, the Leprosy Mission and other charities Diana supported. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/4cccaca2b80ed2c7984615dd89bcebca Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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UN Secretary General meets Nelson Mandela, visit Soweto
 
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Johannesburg 1. Exterior of Nelson Mandela Foundation 2. Nelson Mandela comes out of building 3. Media 4. Mandela and Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kofi Annan, Secretary General of United Nations: "I think in a normal democratic process, if you can get unanimity, well and good. But if you can't, and an overwhelming majority of the members go for something, I think it should work. My understanding is that the U.S., even though they may not be able to vote for the Council as it is now currently proposed, will be able to work with the Council, and so I do expect the Council to be established today. I am particularly happy about it because I think it's qualitatively better than the Commission. The President of the General Assembly has done great work working with all the member states to come up with a document that gives us a credible basis to move forward. And I'm sure the US, which has done so much for human rights, will find a way to work with the other member states to make the Council what it ought to be." 6. Mandela and Annan shake hands 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa: "Kofi introduced a new approach of respecting everybody whether he is black or white, and trying to serve them. That is the type of Secretary General of the United Nations that we want." Soweto 8. Kofi Annan laying a wreath at the Hector Peterson memorial grave 9. Various of Hector Peterson memorial grave 10. Various of Kofi Annan and wife watching traditional dancers 11. Kofi Annan getting into a car to go 12. School children singing STORYLINE: United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is sure a UN human rights council would be able to work with the United States, even if the US was to vote against it being established, he said on Wednesday. Annan spoke after meeting former South African president Nelson Mandela at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg. Annan said he was optimistic that member states would approve the creation of a new UN Human Rights Council despite vows by the United States to vote against the new body. US Ambassador John Bolton had rejected any compromise that did not reopen negotiations on the council and reiterated that the United States would vote against a resolution to create it on a Wednesday ballot in the General Assembly. A vote was considered likely despite Assembly president Jan Eliasson's repeated calls for the new council to be approved by consensus of the 191 member states. Annan said, "in a normal democratic process, if you can get unanimity, well and good. But if you can't, and an overwhelming majority of the members go for something, I think it should work." "My understanding is that the US, even though they may not be able to vote for the council as it is now currently proposed, it will be able to work with the council," Annan said. Annan noted that the US had done "so much" for human rights in the past. The 191-member UN General Assembly has been unable to agree on a replacement for the current UN Human Rights Commission, criticised for including among its 53 members notorious human rights abusers such as China, Cuba, Sudan and Zimbabwe, the AFP news agency reported on Wednesday. Annan is in the final year of a decade at the helm of the United Nations. Mandela commended Annan for his ability to identify with different types of people. "Kofi introduced a new approach of respecting everybody whether he is black or white, and trying to serve them. That is the type of Secretary General of the United Nations that we want." After meeting Mandela, the UN Secretary General visited Soweto and laid a wreath at the Hector Peterson memorial, to remember the first victim of the Soweto uprising of 1976. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e18bb89f00c96e1cc45226078795a15f Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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FRANCE: ARLES: JEANNE CALMENT'S 120TH BIRTHDAY
 
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French/Nat She remembers selling coloured pencils to Vincent Van Gogh and watching builders erect the Eiffel Tower. Jeanne Calment has outlived the rest of her family. But the woman said to be the world's oldest person had plenty of company and attention when she turned 120 Tuesday. More than five thousand birthday cards from around the world arrived at Jeanne Calment's nursing home in Arles. Journalists from around the world flocked to see her and her neighbours join in the birthday celebrations. Hard of hearing and nearly blind, Calment has been living since 1985 at the nursing home that has been named after her. The Guinness Book of Records lists Calment as the oldest person in the world whose age can be authenticated. She has been the oldest person since 1991, when American Carry White died at 116. And In seven months and 22 days, she would surpass Shigechiyo Izumi - a Japanese man who died in 1986 - as the oldest person of all time with a verifiable birth date. Experts, including her doctor, say the secrets to her youth lie partly in genetics, and partly in her extraordinary character. UPSOUND "A treat, give me a treat." "We'll bring you a candy. I will put it in your mouth...There, you can open your mouth....there." SOUNDBITE: (In French) "She comes from a family that has a propensity for living long and she has been endowed with a character that is extremely strong, extremely well structured which has allowed her to face life, and I do mean face life rather that be a victim of it, regardless of how hard some events of her life have been" SUPER CAPTION: Doctor Victor Limbre Calment has been forced to give up her two cigarettes a day and her single glass of port before meals, but she still nibbles on chocolate and plans many more birthdays. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f73a5fabe934f3bfbfadfc11bf1cbf7e Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Obama talks about relationship with Australia; joke about local accent
 
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(16 Nov 2011) 1. Wide of U.S. President Barack Obama being introduced to speak 2. Obama walking onto stage 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Barack Obama, U.S. President: "Our guys, the Americans, couldn't figure out why your guys were always talking about cheese. All day long. Morning, noon and night. 'Why are the Aussies always talking about cheese?' and then finally, they realised it was their Australian friends just saying hello. Just saying 'Cheers.' So, we Americans and Australians, we may not always speak the same way or use the same words, but I think it's pretty clear, especially from the spirit of this visit and our time together this evening, that we understand each other." 4. Wide of Obama speaking 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Barack Obama, U.S. President: ++part of soundbite is overlaid with wide of Obama speaking, applause, close up of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard++ "I know there's some concern here that your Australian language is being Americanised. So, perhaps it's time for us to reverse the trend. Tonight, with your permission, I'd like to give it a "burl" (I'd like to give it a try). I want to thank the prime minister for a very productive meeting that we had today. I think she'll agree that it was a real 'chinwag' (discussion/gossip). When Julia and I meet, we listen to each other, we learn from each other. It's not just a lot of 'earbashing', that's a good one, 'earbashing', I can use that in Washington, because there's a lot of 'earbashing' sometimes." 6. Wide of Obama speaking 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Barack Obama, U.S. President: ++part of soundbite is overlaid with wide of audience, applause++ "It's that moment, in the midst of battle, when the bullets are flying and the outcome is uncertain, when Americans and Aussies look over at each other, knowing that we've got each other's backs, knowing in our hearts: 'no worries, she'll be right" (all will be ok). And so tonight, as we mark 60 years of this remarkable alliance through war and peace, hardship and prosperity, we gather together amongst so many friends who sustained the bonds between us and we can say with confidence and with pride, the alliance between the United States and Australia is deeper and stronger, than it's ever been, 'spot on' (exactly), 'crackerjack" (the best), 'in top nick' (perfect condition). Thank you very much everybody." 8. Wide of Obama walking back to table STORYLINE: US President Barack Obama endeared himself to the Australians in a Wednesday night dinner speech calling them "Aussies" and trying his hand at some local slang. "We can say with confidence and with pride, the alliance between the United States and Australia is deeper and stronger, than it's ever been, 'spot on' (exactly), 'crackerjack" (the best), 'in top nick' (perfect condition)," he said. Obama, who has announced a new security agreement with Australia that is widely viewed as a response to Beijing's growing aggressiveness, is on the second stop on a nine-day tour of the Asia-Pacific region. The agreement will expand the U.S. military presence in Australia, positioning more U.S. personnel and equipment there, and increasing American access to bases. About 250 U.S. Marines will begin a rotation in northern Australia starting next year, with a full force of 2,500 military personnel staffing up over the next several years. The U.S. and smaller Asian nations have grown increasingly concerned about China claiming dominion over vast areas of the Pacific that the U.S. considers international waters, and reigniting old territorial disputes, including confrontations over the South China Sea. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c2c28fbb3fdf9d15d1c56ba5f072fed0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Arnold Schwarzenegger election victory speech
 
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1. Wide shot of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver walking onto stage during rally 2. Wide shot of rally 3. Crowd applauding 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Arnold Schwarzenegger, California Governor-Elect: "I've heard your voices loud and clear. We have... tough choices ahead. The first choice that we must make is the one that will determine our success. Shall we rebuild our state together or shall we we fight amongst ourselves creating deeper division and fail the people of California. Well let me tell you something, the answer is clear. For the people to win politics as usual must lose." 5. Wide shot of rally 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Arnold Schwarzenegger, California Governor-Elect: "I will reach out to Republicans to Democrats and independents. To those who supported the recall and those who did not. Those who supported me today and those who did not. I want reach out to everybody; to young and old, rich and poor, people of all religions, all colours and all nationalities. I want to be the governor for the people. I want to represent everybody." 7. Wide shot of rally 8. Close shot of people at rally 9. Shriver and Schwarzeneggger waving to crowd 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox pop, Schwarzenegger supporter: "I think he can be effective. Because what you need is someone who has leadership qualities and someone who can make, you know, the right decisions, someone who also quite frankly surrounds himself with pretty smart people. And I think he can do that." 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox pop, Schwarzenegger supporter: "I think California is really fed up. They've been fed up with this whole system. And what you mentioned before about no political experience, maybe that's what we need is something fresh and something new." 12. Schwarzenegger waving STORYLINE: Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger celebrated victory in the race to become California governor with hundreds of cheering supporters, including members of America's most prominent Democratic family on Tuesday. Standing hand-in-hand with his wife, Kennedy family member Maria Shriver, with her parents, Sargent Shriver and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, close by Schwarzenegger said he wanted to represent all the people of California. Speaking at the Century Plaza Hotel ballroom Schwarzenegger said he had received a gracious phone call from Governor Gray Davis conceding his defeat. Schwarzenegger pledged to bring jobs back to the state, improve education and restore trust in government, and urged his opponents to join him in solving California's problems. Earlier, as televisions in the ballroom monitored Davis' concession speech, the crowd of about 1,000 applauded when Davis said voters had decided it was time for someone else to serve as governor. Schwarzenegger raised at least 21.5 (m) million US dollars for the race, some 10 (m) million US dollars of which from his own pocket. The celebration must quickly give way to planning for a lightning-fast transition that will take place as soon as the election is certified, and no later than November 15. Schwarzenegger's campaign co-chairman, Republican David Dreier, will lead his transition team, campaign spokesman Todd Harris said. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f7a32cdd947c7259747fa38b4e427272 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Japanese author Haruki Murakami receives book award
 
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(15 Feb 2009) 1. Israeli President Shimon Peres and Japanese author Haruki Murakami entering conference hall 2. Murakami sitting in hall, to his right Peres and next to him Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat 3. Low angle shot of Murakami and Peres 4. Mid of Murakami, pull out wide of hall as announcer introduces him and crowd applauds 5. Murakami and Peres 6. Wide of audience in hall 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem: "For his important message of tolerance, humanism and understanding and his continued literary achievements, I am proud to award Haruki Murakami the 2009 Jerusalem prize." 8. Murakami walking onto stage 9. Cutaway of photographers 10. Murakami receiving award, shaking hands with Barkat UPSOUND: applause 11. Crowd applauding 12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Haruki Murakami, Novelist and winner of 2009 Jerusalem prize: "After receiving notice of this award I asked myself whether travelling to Israel at a time like this and accepting a literary prize is a proper thing to do and whether this creates the impression I supported one side in the conflict and that I endorse the policies of a nation that chose to unleash it's overwhelming military power. Neither of course do I see my books subjected to a boycott. Finally however, after careful consideration, I made up my mind to come here. One reason for my decision is that all too many people advised me not to do it, like many other novelists I tend to do the exact opposite of what I am told, yeah..." (crowd clapping) 13. Cutaway wide of Murakami at the podium 14. SOUNDBITE (English) Haruki Murakami, Novelist and winner of 2009 Jerusalem prize: "I choose to come here rather than stay away. I chose to see for myself rather than not to see. I chose to speak to you rather than to say nothing. So please do allow me to deliver a message, one very personal message. It is something I keep in my mind, always keep in my mind while I am writing fiction. I have never gone so far as to write it on a piece of paper and paste it to the wall, rather it is carved into the wall of my mind. It goes something like this - between high solid wall and an egg (that) breaks against it I will always stand on the side of the egg. No matter how right the wall may be, how wrong the egg I will be standing with the egg." 15. Pan from Murakami at podium to crowd cheering 16. Murakami surrounded by fans and signing autographs 17. Close-up of autograph with pull out to show two fans holding up a Murakami novel 18. Murakami leaving, surrounded by cameramen and fans STORYLINE Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami was in Jerusalem on Sunday, to receive a prestigious award, despite threats by readers in his native Japan that they would boycott his books should he visit Israel. In remarks he made after he received the 2009 Jerusalem prize, Murakami said he had been "advised" not to visit Israel after its ferocious assault on the Gaza Strip. But he said he ignored the warning. "Like many other novelists I tend to do the exact opposite of what I'm told," he said, to raucous applause. On a more serious note the novelist added, "I chose to see for myself rather than not to see." He had thought long and hard about his decision, he told the audience, which included Israeli President Shimon Peres. "I asked myself whether travelling to Israel at a time like this and accepting a literary prize is a proper thing to do and whether this creates the impression I supported one side in the conflict and that I endorse the policies of a nation that chose to unleash it's overwhelming military power." Murakami had said in an earlier interview with Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot that his main criticism of the Israeli offensive in Gaza was over the vast difference in size between the two sides. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f3ae51252f6d4e4d8e79b85b2ab15718 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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UK: LONDON: NELSON MANDELA ADDRESSES PARLIAMENT
 
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(11 Jul 1996) English/Nat The British passion for Nelson Mandela continues unabated on the third day of his four- day state visit. Full British pomp and ceremony surrounded the South African President at the Palace of Westminster, where he addressed both Houses of Parliament. He then left to host a special lunch at the Dorchester for the Queen. The huge medieval Westminster Hall was packed with people wanting to pay homage to Nelson Mandela. Ministers, M-Ps and peers gathered to hear a rare double address to both Houses of Parliament. The double address is an honour reserved for leaders of nations with particularly important links with Britain. Mandela is a leader like no other, in an age of cynicism he's been hailed as a man of integrity, honesty and courage. The Speaker of the House of Commons, led him to the stage. Betty Boothroyd was a member of the Black Sash Movement of white women who took part years ago in anti-apartheid vigils outside the South African Embassy. But British politicians have not always seen Mandela as a hero. In 1987, John Major's predecessor, Margaret Thatcher described the A-N-C as a 'typical terrorist organisation'. Baroness Thatcher sat subdued in Westminster Hall, perhaps reflecting the extraordinary reversal of fortunes which has the former political prisoner returning as President of South Africa. In his address, Mandela spoke of the need to bring peace, unity and equality to Africa. SOUNDBITE: Join hands to build on what we have achieved together and help construct a humane African world, whose emergence will say a new universal order is born in which we are each our brother's an sister's keeper. SUPER CAPTION: Nelson Mandela, South African President When quizzed by reporters on Margaret Thatcher's attitude towards him nine years ago, he made it clear that bygones should be bygones. On this, the first state visit by a South African president to the U-K, Mandela has had nothing but praise for the royal family, the government and the people. President Mandela was escorted out of the hall to the sound of trumpeters and the Band of the Grenadier Guards. He left to host a lunch for the Queen at the Dorchester. Doorman at the luxury hotel were already rolling out the red carpet in preparation for her majesty and a number of other high-ranking guests. Former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath had heard the Westminster address. He congratulated the President on his words. SOUNDBITE: A tremendous reception and a very good speech this morning. SUPER CAPTION: Sir Edward Heath Paddy Ashdown, leader of the Liberal Democrats, had been deeply touched. SOUNDBITE: The sight of that frail figure there and all that he's been through, and with all that history behind it. I think it was very emotional. SUPER CAPTION: Paddy Ashdown, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Also on her way to the lunch, Margaret Thatcher was less willing to talk. Mandela had refused to meet the former Prime Minister on a trip to London in 1990. Mandela arrived, having swapped his dark suit for one of his trademark bright shirts. He stopped to shake hands in the crowd before going in to meet the Queen. They chatted and smiled before finally entering the dining hall. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/5c09fe50059aa6b8dc18dab0f6fa20b8 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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BELGIUM: CROWN PRINCE PHILIPPE WEDDING
 
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Natural Sound Crown Prince Philippe has married Princess Mathilde d'Udekem in Belgium's biggest wedding in decades. At Brussels cathedral, they exchanged wedding rings and two kisses on the cheek, the highlight of a two-hour mass attended by 12 hundred guests in the renovated medieval church. Other royals came from far and wide: Britain's Prince Charles was there, so was Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito, Jordan's Princess Rahma bint El Hassan and Queen Sophia of Spain. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/765d5a94c3b9a45ebe216e6d4b96afac Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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160 Haitian students begin a new life in African nation
 
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(13 Oct 2010) STORYLINE Senegal's president honoured on Wednesday a promise he made to Haitians following January's catastrophic earthquake. A private plane sent to the quake stricken Caribbean nation at the weekend has returned to the capital Dakar with 160 young Haitian students on board who have accepted offers to continue their studies in Senegal. President Abdoulaye Wade was on hand to give them a special welcome. In January, Wade reacted to news of the tragic Haitian quake by offering free land in Senegal to Haitians hit hard by the disaster. His spokesman said at the time that Wade considered them the sons and daughters of Africa because their ancestors were taken to the Caribbean as slaves. Both countries are also former French colonies. Yet while there is no longer talk of free land Wade said in a speech last month at the United Nations, that he was inviting students to continue their studies in local universities. He has asked local families to host the students and said he plans to begin bring Haitian families here next year. Senegal's GDP per capita is only marginally higher than Haiti's, and the country is plagued by massive unemployment. Every year thousands of Senegalese men risk their lives trying to reach Europe in flimsy boats for a chance at a better life. Wade's project has been met by criticism in a country now facing its worst power cuts in recent memory. Critics accuse him of undertaking showy projects that are intended to build his prestige rather than addressing the country's grinding poverty. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/699cd9b5830ca880732f4431244709fc Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Charles & Diana Wedding in 4K | Part 1 | Arrivals at St Paul's Cathedral | 1981
 
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Viewable for the first time in high quality 4K, this is reel 1 of the 25 minute British Movietone documentary called "The Royal Wedding". This stunning 4K version has been made from the original British Movietone 35 mm negative. Movietone were the only company to film events of this momentous day on film rather than video. A seamless version of the documentary is available via AP Archive in London. The file size is too large to upload to YouTube so we have loaded up each individual reel for you to enjoy in 4K quality, plus 12 clips of key moments from this special day. Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AVxcfadVkU Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJQjF7iGldI&t=29s REEL 1 - GV The Queen's Landau from Buckingham Palace zoom into the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh. LS The Queen Mother's landau. GV Bridesmaids car arrives at St. Paul's Cathedral. GV Crowd. MS Bridesmaids from car. MS Bridesmaid and Page boys up steps and into St. Paul's x 2. MS Margaret Thatcher and Denis Thatcher. LS Mrs Nancy Regan arrives. GV Crowd and flags. LS Crowned Heads Of Europe on St Pauls steps. CU The Queen and DUke in landau x 2. GV Prince Charles landau from Palace zoom into him and Prince Andrew x 3. TS The Queen's carriage arrives at St. Pauls. CU Lord Mayor Of London (Sir Ronald Gardn � er-Thorpe) MS The Queen and Duke greeted by Lord Mayor. LS The Queen Mother and Prince Edward. LS The Queen, Duke, Queen Mother and Prince Edward enter St. Pauls. Zoom in Prince Charles' Carriage Procession x 2. MS Mounted Police outside Clarence House zoom out The Glass Coach leaves Clarence House. GV Interior The Queen's procession in St. Pauls. LS The Queen and Duke. LS Members of Royal Family move to seats. MS As before with King Of Tonga in background. LS Members of Royal Family followed by Queen Mother, Queen and Duke pull back to show choir and congregation. MS Royal Family seated. Zoom in Prince Charles and Prince Andrew from carriage and up steps x 2. LS Brides Carriage procession in Trafalgar Square. LS Prince Charles walks up aisle x 3. LS Glass Coach arrives at St Pauls. MS Earl Spencer out. CU Lady Sarah Armstrong Jones and India Hicks. MS Bride from carriage. MS Bride and father wave from half way up steps. MS Bride on steps whilst train adjusted. MS Bride up steps. LS Bride into St. Pauls. GV Interior Bride's procession up aisle. LS Procession of Clergy. CU Bishop of London (Right Rev Graham Leonard). LS Bride up aisle and joined by groom. GV Congregation. This footage is available to licence for commercial use from the AP Archive - http://www.aparchive.com/ContactUs Find out more about AP Archive - http://www.aparchive.com/AboutUs Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/
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African leaders inc Mugabe, Gadhafi, at AU summit, comment on Kenya
 
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++QUALITY AS INCOMING++ 1. Various Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki arriving for meeting at the African Union Summit UPSOUND: (English) Reporter: "Any progress for the Kenyan people?" Mwai Kibaki: "Oh yes!" 2. Kibaki at main desk ++MUTE++ 3. Omar al-Bashir, Sudanese President walking along corridor after talks 4. Ghanaian President John Kufuor, Outgoing AU Chairperson waking with aides 5. Libya's Moammar Gadhafi walking along corridor making way through reporters 6. South African President Thabo Mbeki walking with aides 7. Kufuor coming out of building 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) John Kufuor, Outgoing AU Chairperson and President of Ghana: "I'm telling you, AU hasn't taken sides, AU is standing firm behind (former United Nations Secretary General) Kofi Annan to try to achieve a mutually acceptable role for all sides." 9. Various of officials outside meeting hall 10. Gadhafi leaving meeting 11. SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Moammar Gadhafi, Libyan President: (translator) "Actually, I am no longer angry - we have reached an agreement today." (Reporter: Agreement today?) (English) "Yeah, yeah, today." 12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, new Chairman of AU and Tanzanian President: "Go to Nairobi and ask Kofi Annan how much time he thinks he has." (Reporter: "People are continuing to die.") "The work has been given, assigned to Kofi Annan." (Reporter: Will you go to Nairobi?) "To do what?" (Reporter: "I don't know, I'm asking you.") "To do what? There is Kofi Annan, Kofi Annan is enough there with his team." 13. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and aides making way through delegates 14. Various of Mbeki leaving UNECA building after meeting STORYLINE: President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya on Friday indicated his rival, opposition leader Raila Odinga, should go to court to resolve the country's deadly presidential election dispute. The Kenyan leader was briefing leaders at the African Union (AU) summit on the elections, according to a Kenyan government statement. The situation in Kenya continued to dominate discussions as African leaders met in Addis Ababa for a second day of talks at the three-day AU summit. More than 800 people have been killed across Kenya and tens of thousands have fled their homes since a December 27 vote Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki is accused of rigging. Kibaki indicated that progress was being made in the talks, and outgoing AU Chairperson John Kufuor assured reporters that the union was standing firm behind former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan "to try to achieve a mutually acceptable role for all sides." Talks aimed at ending the crisis, being mediated by Annan, resumed on Friday with an address by his successor, Ban Ki-moon, who appealed to negotiators to "look beyond the individual interest". Ban also met on Friday with Odinga, who accuses Kibaki of stealing December 27 elections and demands a new vote. Kibaki has made clear his position as president is non-negotiable, and the international community is pressing the two to share power. In Ethiopia, Kibaki, who met with Ban Ki-moon a day earlier, welcomed the international mediation effort. But his reiteration of the suggestion the opposition go to the courts indicated the two rivals remain far apart and that negotiations could well be protracted. Still, Kibaki pointed to the start of talks as a hopeful sign, and said: "I am optimistic that we will arrive at a lasting political solution". Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, also the AU's new chairperson, said Annan and his team would be "enough" to deal with the situation in Kenya. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/376aea95eb01597d8740e1017aefa012 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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George Michael laid to rest in London
 
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(29 Mar 2017) Pop icon George Michael has been laid to rest, his family have confirmed. In a statement, the star's relatives said: "We can confirm that the funeral of the singer George Michael took place today. Family and close friends gathered for the small, private ceremony to say goodbye to their beloved Son, Brother and Friend." "George Michael's family would like to thank his fans across the world for their many messages of love and support." The ceremony was held at London's Highgate Cemetery on Wednesday. Michael died of natural causes as the result of heart disease and a fatty liver on Christmas day 2016. He was 53. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9032b9b1707465e6ae38905e7f6a3e6c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Evicted white farmer returns to his  farm in Zimbabwe
 
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(22 Dec 2017) A white commercial farmer, who was evicted from his farm in Manicaland province in Zimbabwe, returned to the area on Thursday after local community members said they wanted him back. Robert Smart and his family were welcomed back at their home after community members, local politicians and the country's new government intervened to reverse their forceful eviction by heavily armed Zimbabwean riot police back in June. The tobacco and maize grower was evicted from the estate near Rusape, about 200 kilometres (125 miles) east of Harare, to reportedly pave way for a top cleric, Trevor Manhanga, who had links with then president Robert Mugabe. The grabbing of Lesbury Farm came shortly after Mugabe told his supporters at a rally that all remaining white commercial farmers should be kicked off their properties to make way for the ruling Zanu-PF party's youth and his supporters who had no land. But, according to New Zimbabwe.com, president Mnangagwa's special adviser Chris Mutswangwa said on Tuesday that Smart and his son Darryn should not be disturbed in their farming activities. "These farmers are Zimbabweans and they belong to Manicaland province," Mutswangwa was quoted as saying, adding that the country now needed direct investments to boost the economy. Land is a contentious issue in Zimbabwe, where the government of former President Robert Mugabe, starting around 2000, initiated land seizures and evictions of farmers from the country's white minority, which relinquished power in 1980 after a guerrilla war by black nationalists. Mugabe said the often-violent reform program was meant to redistribute resources to poor blacks, but many prime farms instead ended up in the hands of ruling ZANU-PF party leaders, party loyalists, security chiefs, relatives and cronies. More recently, the situation was further complicated by rifts within the ruling party that led to the military intervention and the victory of president Emmerson Mnangagwa over a faction linked to Mugabe's wife Grace, who previously had presidential ambitions. Mnangagwa in his inauguration speech said farmers would be compensated for the seized land but said the program itself would not be reversed. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9a293fee73b3dc9b653abb68d109e92b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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UK: JAPANESE EMPEROR AKIHITO & EMPRESS MICHIKO VISIT
 
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Japanese/English Former prisoners of war in Britain will on Thursday take their protest to the gates of Downing Street and deliver a letter to the prime minister before a visit by Emperor Akihito. It will be their fourth protest in three days as they continue to haunt the emperor during his visit. On Wednesday, Emperor Akihito managed to keep his composure as he was dogged by protesters during his visit to Wales. Former POWs also turned up later in the day as the emperor and his wife attended a white-tie dinner in London's financial district hosted by the Lord Mayor of London. The shouts of about 30 former civilian prisoners could be heard over the bagpipers welcoming the Emperor and Empress to London's Guildhall on Wednesday night. But once again, Emperor Akihito took the demonstrators in stride, continuing with his official duties, including inspecting the honour guard stationed outside Guildhall. It was the second day of protests over Akihito's state visit to the U-K, a visit which was at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II. His trip has angered former prisoners of war in Britain, who are demanding a formal apology for Japan's treatment of them in the Second World War. But the host of the Guildhall banquet - London's Lord Mayor, Alderman Richard Nichols - assured his Japanese guests that they were very welcome. He added that Britain and Japan both wished to see a stable climate for investment. SOUNDBITE: (English) "Our countries have common interests and aspirations and we both wish to see a stable and prosperous world where investment in free trade and industrial services and products thrive." SUPER CAPTION: London's Lord Mayor, Alderman Richard Nichols At a Buckingham Palace banquet on Tuesday, Akihito had alluded to the protests, saying he and the empress could never forget the suffering of so many people during the war. During his speech at Guildhall 24 hours later, he said he hoped his visit would bring Britain and Japan closer together. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese) "The relationship between the two countries has developed into something important, not just in the economy or finance, but both countries can make contributions to each other. It is a development that I could not have expected during my first visit." SUPER CAPTION: Emperor Akihito Japan's Kyodo News Agency has quoted Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto as saying that the emperor has done his best to express his own thoughts frankly without getting involved in politics. Hashimoto reportedly added that he hoped the Emperor's feelings would be accepted by the British people. But that hasn't been the case. Earlier on Wednesday, dozens of former prisoners-of-war turned their backs on Akihito as he arrived in Wales, the main centre of Japan's massive investment in Britain. The POWs have vowed to protest for the duration of the Emperor's stay in Britain. Later on Thursday, they will take their protest to 10, Downing Street where they will hand a letter to Prime Minister Tony Blair. The protesters have rejected his attempts at reconciliation. SOUNDBITE: (English) "Tony Blair said yesterday give him a warm welcome. I think he must be out of his tiny mind." SUPER CAPTION: Former P-O-W The emperor is due to attend a reception and lunch hosted by the prime minister at Downing Street on Thursday. The POWs have promised they'll be there to continue their campaign for an apology from Akihito and compensation from the Japanese government. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/7f906577f97620b27b64462d71374067 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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