Japan, China, Libya, United States, Hong Kong

Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 5:21pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Japan, these images taken during a helicopter fly-over show the damage caused by a recent explosion. Smoke is rising from within the number three reactor. Crews are trying to cool it down with water. Work is also underway to restart the cooling pumps that were knocked out by Friday’s tsunami.

China – Salt is flying off store shelves in China because of rumors that it can protect people from the radiation from Japan. Some merchants are jacking up the price to five times the normal level but scientists say table salt won't protect anyone from nuclear fallout. They say right now there is no sign China is even at risk.

Libya – Troops loyal to Libyan Dictator Muammar Gaddafi, shelling the country's third-largest city, Misurata. Misurata is known as the business capital of Libya but it's in ruins now.

United States – 125-feet of California highway just washed away. Highway 1, south of hurricane point is off limits to drivers. The road reportedly dropped more than 200-feet. Officials believe the recent heavy rains caused the massive slide. It’s going to take several months to fix the highway.

Hong Kong – More than 300 people hauled a jumbo jet 124-foot. That’s a new world record. They did it to celebrate 100-years of aviation. The Boeing-747 weighs a whopping 210 tons.

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