Iraq, Thailand, Belarus, South Korea, Malawi, Italy

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 10:42pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – In Iraq, three car bombs aimed at Iraqi security forces kills at least 7 people and 80 others were hurt. The area is home to a mix of Kurds, Arabs and Turkmen, who are all fighting. Today’s blasts broke a 6-month lull in violence.

Thailand – The U.S. and six other nations holding military exercises today in Thailand. More than 95,000 troops participated. "Cobra Gold” exercises are aimed at expanding the partnership between participating countries in case disaster strikes.

Belarus – Cyclone Nicholas had winds that reached more than 52 mph and tore roofs off a handful of homes. No injures have been reported.

South Korea – A Cambodian cargo ship sinks after colliding with another boat. One sailor was rescued, 4 have been declared dead, and things are not looking good for the others that are still missing.

Malawi – Lawmakers there want to make “cutting the cheese in public” illegal. The proposed bill says that any individual who passes gas in public will be guilty of a misdemeanor.

Italy – The Vatican is not supporting absolving sins on the go. This after a new iphone application allows Catholics to give confessions from the comfort of their smart phones. The Catholic Church saying "Confession: a Roman Catholic app” is not a substitute for speaking to a priest in person.

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


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