Iceland, Yemen, China, England

Monday, May 23, 2011 - 9:42pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Iceland, the ash cloud spewing from a volcano is once again casting long shadows over the airline industry and thousands of passengers. Airlines have already canceled flights at some airports in Scotland. When it started over the weekend the plume of ash from Grimsvoten stretched twelve and a half miles into the sky, into the stratosphere where it could be carried around the world.

Yemen – More clashes today in the country's capital between supporters and opponents of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The violence came after the president refused to sign a deal over the weekend that would have forced him to step down. It's the third time Saleh has backed out of signing the deal at the last minute.

China – A little boy in China was rescued after getting stuck between two buildings. The 8-year old got stuck while playing with his friends. It's a seven inch space, so the parents had to call firefighters for help. They drilled through a wall and pulled the boy through the wall. The boy suffered minor injuries.

England – President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrived at a London airport for the next stop on their overseas trip. President Obama spent most of the day in Ireland where he said he wanted to reaffirm the "bonds of affection" between the U.S. and the Irish Republic. The president is on a 6-day, 4-country tour of Europe.

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