Egypt, Taiwan, Niger, Ecuador, Italy, England

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 6:21pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX 44) – Egypt, an explosion at a natural gas terminal is believed to be the work of criminals. It forced the country to shut down its export pipeline today to Israel, Jordan, and Syria. The gas hub was attacked in similar fashion just a few weeks ago.

Taiwan – A train carrying Chinese tourists derailed today. At least 6 people have been killed and dozens injured. Officials say a downed tree blocked the tracks causing the accident.

Niger – This is where 4 French hostages appear to be begging France to pull troops out of Afghanistan. The message distributed today shows the men with armed Al Queda militants holding guns behind them. It’s believed the hostages were captured back in September. Right now, France’s government is trying to figure out if this message is real.

Ecuador – One of South America's most active volcano erupted Tuesday. Hundreds of people who live on its slopes fled and it’s a good thing they did because experts saying lava is flowing down the mountain right now.

Italy – Researchers are looking for the body of the woman behind Leonardo Da Vinci's “Mona Lisa” painting. This is after new documents have been discovered that may point to convent in Florence where she may be buried. Researchers say excavations at the site will begin next month.

England – With just two days to go until the royal wedding, we got a first glimpse at what to expect on Friday. There was a massive dress rehearsal early this morning followed by a private rehearsal at Westminster Abbey. Excited spectators got up early to watch it all go down. "I can't believe how wonderful it is. It’s just given me goosebumps and I’ll get up at four o'clock tomorrow again.”

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