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Monday, April 11, 2011 - 8:35pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Egypt, tensions running high again as several hundred protesters are still barricaded in Tahrir Square. Violent clashes all weekend between the military and protesters, who are demanding an investigation of former President Hosni Mubarak. President Mubarak is speaking for the first time since being ousted. He’s denying he stole money and property during his three decades of power.

Ivory Coast –The former President who wouldn't give up power has been captured. Laurent Gbagbo was at war with his successor, Alassane Ouattara, who was elected last year. International election observers had declared Ouattara the winner. For weeks, fighters loyal to the two men have fought street battles. But today, the French along with Ouattara's men broke into Gbagbo's home and nabbed him.

Russia –It's been one year since a plane crash took the life of 96 people including the Polish President. The President’s of Russia and Poland gathered together to pay their respects. The two were talking about the ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash. The plane crashed after trying to land in heavy fog.

Chile –One of the rescued miners’ tied the knot with this long time companion. Esteban Rojas was one of the 33 miners trapped in a mine for two months. While stranded, he promised his partner a church wedding and that happened today.

Tune in every night at 9:00 p.m. on FOX44 News Baton Rouge for more Around the World.
 

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