Libya, Yemen, Japan, United States

Friday, March 18, 2011 - 8:24pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Libya, rebels celebrating today after the U.N. voted to impose the no-fly zone. It’s to keep Dictator Khaddafi from attacking his own people. In response, Libya’s government declared an immediate cease-fire. President Obama says Khaddafi will face military consequences from the international community if he doesn't cooperate. As for us, the United States is not going to deploy ground troops into Libya.

Yemen – Three dozens anti-government protestors there were reportedly gunned down. Sources say security forces just opened fire to get them to stop. They were protesting against their current leader as well.

Japan – It's an all-out assault to get control of reactor three and avert a catastrophe. Military fire trucks blasting water on a damaged nuclear reactor in an attempt to cool it down. This morning Japan upgraded its nuclear emergency from a 4 to 5 on a seven-point scale.

Meanwhile, today marks one week since disaster struck and people all over the country paused for a minute of silence.

United States – One Florida company is worried crews working near those plants aren't properly geared. "Radiation Shield Technologies" donated 200 of the full-body suits that they make. They’re designed to protect from radiation. “We have to just get suits over there as quickly as possible.” Each suit costs about $1,700.

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


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