WATCH: Video shows moment Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman escaped from prison

Published: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 @ 7:50 AM
Updated: Friday, January 08, 2016 @ 5:32 PM

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Editor's note: On Jan. 8, 2016, drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was recaptured in Mexico. Below is the story about his elaborate prison escape, which made headlines worldwide.

Newly released surveillance footage shows the moment that drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman made his escape from a maximum-security prison west of Mexico City.

In the clip, Guzman paces in his cell at Altiplano prison before ducking behind the wall to the shower area about 8:52 p.m. Saturday. He then disappears from view. 

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A massive manhunt has been underway for Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel, since he went missing Saturday. Authorities said he used either a "specially modified motorcycle" or a cart to travel through a mile-long tunnel that led from his cell to an unfinished barn, according to The Associated Press.

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This isn't Guzman's first prison escape. Guzman was first arrested on drug-trafficking charges in 1993 and sentenced to 20 years in Puente Grande prison, the AP reports. In 2001, prison guards helped him break out, possibly in a laundry cart. Guzman was on the lam for 13 years, becoming one of the most powerful drug lords in the world and amassing a $1 billion fortune before he was recaptured in Mazatlan in February 2014.

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Despite Guzman's history of paying off authorities and other residents to get his way, former Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam in January shrugged off concerns over whether the drug lord could break free, saying the risk of a second escape "does not exist." 

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Guzman faces several indictments in Mexico and the United States. Officials in the U.S., where Guzman is on the Drug Enforcement Administration's most-wanted list, planned to file for extradition earlier this year. Murillo Karam, however, said earlier this year that Mexico planned to keep and prosecute Guzman, according to the AP.

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Burger King sorry for Russian ad offering free Whoppers to women impregnated by World Cup players

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 2:41 PM

FILE- This Feb. 1, 2018, file photo shows a Burger King Whopper meal combo at a restaurant in the United States. Burger King says it's sorry for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant from World Cup players. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
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FILE- This Feb. 1, 2018, file photo shows a Burger King Whopper meal combo at a restaurant in the United States. Burger King says it's sorry for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant from World Cup players. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)(Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Several corporations have launched campaigns for the World Cup, but Burger King is being criticized for one many have called offensive and sexist.

On Tuesday, the Russian division of the fast-food chain announced a new promotion online that offered women $47,000 and a lifetime supply of Whoppers if they got impregnated by athletes competing in the series. 

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“It is a reward for the girls who would get pregnant from the international football superstars,” read the campaign, which was posted on the Russian social media platform Vkontakte

Soon after it was uploaded, the company received backlash on Twitter.

Burger King later removed the advertisement, but it was still being posted by Russian social network users.

“We are sorry about the clearly offensive promotion that the team in Russia launched online,” Burger King said in a statement to The Associated Press, adding that the offer “does not reflect our brand or our values and we are taking steps to ensure this type of activity does not happen again.”

This isn’t the first time the Russian division of the company has been condemned. Last year, it depicted a 17-year-old rape victim in a “buy one burger get one free” ad. It was also taken down. 

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WATCH: Baby elephants get exercise by playing soccer

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 11:35 AM

Baby elephants play soccer

Two young elephants had fun with a soccer ball at an elephant rescue center in Chiang Mai, Thailand, as video obtained from Reuters shows.

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The two elephants, a male named Dok Geaw, and a female named Thong Ae, are both two years old. They were orphaned when they were young, according to Saengduean Lek Chailert, founder of the Save Elephant Foundation. 

Both elephants live in the sanctuary about 60 kilometers from Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, where it currently houses 35 elephants rescued from Thailand's tourism and logging industries since the 1990s, according to their website. 

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There are about 3,700 wild elephants and up to 4,000 domesticated elephants in Thailand, according to British conservation organisation EleAid.

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Birdie traffic selfie: Cockatoo inspects traffic camera, wins the web

Published: Friday, June 01, 2018 @ 8:46 AM

VIDEO: Bird Inspects Highway Cam, Goes Viral

A cockatoo is winning the animal internet contest Friday, if there really was such a thing.

Traffic on a road in Cairns, Australia was going smoothly so there was nothing to see, except for the curious cockatoo that was checking out a traffic camera, 9 News reported.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads posted the video to Facebook where it is closing in on a million views within nine hours of being uploaded. 

It may not have been the camera itself that piqued the interest of the cockatoo. 

A bird expert said that it could have actually been looking at itself.

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“If it’s seeing its reflection it may be communicating in some way. They are very social creatures, and they recognize individuals. A lot of them have friendship groups like we do,” Dr. Adrian Gallagher told ABC.net.

And the bird knows where to look for his reflection. Officials told ABC that this specific bird has visited the camera before. 

“Our traffic management operators sometimes have to give the camera a jiggle to make him fly away when he chews on the camera and cables,” a spokesperson told ABC.

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Parking fail: Valet drives Porsche under SUV

Published: Thursday, May 31, 2018 @ 7:47 AM

Valet Crashes Porsche In Front of Hotel

No normal bad day of work will compare to a valet’s bad day in Sydney, Australia.

Imagine being in charge of parking a Porsche Carrera and ending up with this:

The Porsche is the crushed car, wedged under the orange SUV. 

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An eyewitness described what happened, CNN reported

“I saw the valet hit the car in from of a parked position,” Jonathan Bouzaid said. “He must have panicked and hit the accelerator causing the Porsche to go further under the orange car and pushing the white car in to the bollards.”

Bouzaid surmised that the valet didn’t realize how powerful a Porsche can be.

CNN reported that the car can go from 0 to 62 in less than five seconds.

The valet had to be cut from the soft-top luxury sports car, Time reported.

He was physically OK, but the Hyatt hotel’s sales and marketing director said the driver was embarrassed and in shock.

The Porsche had damage to the hood and front bumper and was towed from the scene, Time reported.

Some witnesses said they thought the crash was part of a stunt, 9 News in Australia reported.

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