Top videos: Taylor Swift at the VMAs, orangutan evicts possum

This week Taylor Swift had a blast at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), while a famed conductor gave climate activists the stage.

An orangutan at Perth Zoo flung a possum into the air while Australia Zoo welcomed some quokkas.

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Just in time

A man narrowly escaped a building collapse when the deadly earthquake rocked Morocco.

The terrifying footage shows the man running as the building falls around him. More than 2900 people have died as a result of the earthquake and thousands more were left injured.

Taylor Swift dances to Shakira

No one had more fun at the VMAs than Taylor Swift. While Shakira was performing, Swift watched on in awe, dancing and cheering.

Swift had every reason to be all smiles, she dominated the awards, winning nine, which now makes her the second most-awarded artist at the VMAs behind only Beyonce.

Selena Gomez reacts to VMAs nominee

Swift’s best friend, Selena Gomez, was also at the VMAs and she didn’t hide her apparent disgust when Chris Brown’s name was called out.

In 2009, Brown’s then-girlfriend Rihanna was left with severe facial injuries after a domestic violence incident.

Conductor lets climate protesters speak

Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski let climate protesters have their say mid-performance, saying he had struck a deal with them.

He promised to let the protesters say their piece and even threatened to leave the stage if the crowd didn’t let them.

Levira painted red

Some 2.2 million litres of wine flowed through the streets of Levira in Portugal this week after a distillery burst.

Destilaria Levira apologised to the community on social media, saying it would take responsibility for the clean-up. Thankfully, the wine did not make its way into the river.

Yellow card reversed

YouTuber Max Fosh pulled out an UNO reverse card when the referee gave him a yellow card at a charity match.

Fosh revealed later he was intentionally trying to get carded and kept his UNO card in his shorts. He also managed to score a goal in the game.

Incredible AFLW goal bounces over heads

Adelaide Crows’ Danielle Ponter kicked an absolutely stunning goal against Richmond over the weekend.

Ponter kicked the ball from the centre, only for it to bounce over the heads of players and through the goalposts.

Orangutan evicts possum from enclosure

Perth Zoo had to apologise this week after one of its oranutans was busted hurling a possum out of its enclosure, sending it flying.

A spokesperson from the zoo said the orangutan was alarmed by the possum, which was apparently fine after the incident.

Orangutan at Perth Zoo launching a possum
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What not to do when you see a bear

Tourists were seen getting out of their cars and rushing over to a mother bear and her two cubs at Yellowstone.

The bears seem to leave as the tourists approach them, but it’s better to not run directly at bear. While they are cute, they can be feisty.

Run to Australia Zoo

Australia Zoo now has quokkas, cute and friendly creatures you can approach.

Robert Irwin, with the help of a very affectionate quokka, showed off the newest addition to the zoo in a TikTok video.


Come meet the newest additions to our Australia Zoo animal family… quokkas!!

♬ original sound – Robert Irwin

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