Canada, Australia, United States, Chile, Croatia

Friday, May 6, 2011 - 5:48pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Canada, over a million gallons of crude leaked from a pipeline in Northern Alberta. It’s causing major health and environmental concerns. No injuries have been reported. Officials say the pipeline has been repaired but the leak has contaminated eight acres of land.

Australia – Animal rights activists are calling for a ban on horse-jump racing after a freak accident. Seven people were hospitalized and dozens more terrorized after a horse hurdled a 9-foot high fence into a crowd of spectators. Australian racing authorities are investigating the incident.

United States – Some national park jaywalkers were busted by a webcam viewer from thousands of miles away. After seeing the tourists trespassing on Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park, the viewer alerted authorities. Park rangers slapped all the trespassers with fines. Officials say it’s lucky no one was hurt, the geyser erupts every 90-minutes with boiling hot water.

Chile – Daredevil Julio Munoz toke his motorbike over a cliff in the Andes, falling some three-thousand feet before opening his parachute. The experienced base-jumper has been planning the stunt for three years.

Croatia – Over 700-people gathered wearing yellow and black ponchos to create the biggest smiley face ever and setting a new world record.

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