Top 5 videos this week: From live worm in Subway salad to underwater volcanic eruption
From a woman finding a live worm in her salad at Subway to underwater volcanic eruption in Taiwan, here is the round up of this week's most watched videos.
Watch: Customer finds live worm in Subway salad in Kerala
Watch: Drone captures rare underwater volcano eruption in Taiwan
Watch: Woman carrying pistol runs girl over with tractor in UP's Bijnor
Watch: Mumbai man sets record by downing whole ketchup bottle in 30 seconds!
Watch: Surfer Mick Fanning escapes shark attack at surfing competition
The attack on Booker-winning novelist Salman Rushdie has sent shockwaves to the world, especially those who champion freedom of speech and expression. A bounty of over USD 3 million has been offered till date for anyone who kills Rushdie. In 1998, a hardline Iranian student group announced one billion rial (then $333,000) bounty for Rushdie's head. Rushdie into hiding Rushdie went into hiding with round-the-clock police protection after he started receiving death threats.
Maximilian Riedel's family has kept the furnaces running at their glass-making business for 11 generations. He's worried that Europe's gas standoff with Russia might break that legacy. Companies across Europe are preparing for the worst as governments make contingency plans for gas shortages this winter if Russian President Vladimir Putin continues cutting supplies. An emergency gas plan drawn up by the German government includes state control over distribution under a worst-case scenario.
Author Salman Rushdie was brutally stabbed by a 24-year-old Muslim man Hadi Matar at the stage of an event in New York City where the writer was about to deliver his speech on the United States as a safe haven for exiled writers. Salman Rushdie's agent said he suffered a grave injury in his abdomen damaging his liver. The writer may lose an eye, his agent said. He was lying in a pool of blood.
North Korea has dropped a face mask mandate and other social distancing rules as leader Kim Jong Un declared victory over COVID-19 this week, state media said on Saturday, three months after its first acknowledgement of the virus outbreak in the isolated country. Kim presided over a COVID meeting on Wednesday and ordered the lifting of maximum anti-epidemic measures imposed in May, adding that North Korea must maintain a "steel-strong anti-epidemic barrier."
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky issued a fresh call on Friday for European Union states to ban visas for Russian nationals to keep the bloc from becoming a "supermarket" open to anyone with the means to enter. Zelensky said his proposal did not apply to Russians who needed help for risking their freedom or their lives by resisting Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin's policies. Zelensky's appeal has yet to win support from the EU's major players.