Congo, Japan, Libya, Colombia, The Netherlands

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 8:42pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – The Congo, 32 people confirmed dead after a plane falls out of the sky in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A United Nations plane crashed while trying to land. Sources say the plane snapped in half after hitting the tarmac, and then caught fire.

Japan – The government has set its first ever radiation safety standards for fish. This comes after radioactive iodine was found in sea water near the damaged nuclear plant. Officials say they are pouring tons of water on the plant to cool it down. And the contaminated water that is being dumped into the Pacific Ocean is not as potent as what could be released, if storage space isn’t cleared up.

Libya – New video has been released of what appears to be Libyan leader Muammar Al Qaddafi in Tripoli. Sources say the leader was inside a car late Monday driving through the capital. On the battlefield, the civil war rages on, word is that Qaddafi will not step down but his regime is ready for talks.

Colombia – Thousands of shoes on display to call for an end to the use of landmines. 10,000 people have been killed or hurt by them in the past three decades. That’s second to Afghanistan. Visitors were encouraged to roll up their pant legs to remember those who have lost limbs.

The Netherlands – A former Dutch astronaut has created a super-sleek luxury bus that accommodates 23 passengers, reaches speeds up to 155-miles per hour, and runs off of electricity.

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