Mexico, United States, Japan, South Africa, Canada, New Zealand

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 4:34pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Mexico, at her strongest today, Beatriz packed winds of 90-miles per hour. Pounding beaches and resorts on the coast. Officials have closed 3-ports along the pacific coast because with all the rain she's dumped the fear now is mudslides.

United States – Tornados touched down in Nebraska last night and the cameras were rolling. One knocked train cars off the tracks and several other tornados were also reported across the state. No serious injuries have been reported.

Japan – A 300-year old violin has been sold for 16-million dollars and all the money is going to tsunami relief efforts. Twenty-three thousand people are dead or missing after the March 11th disaster. Hundreds of homes and businesses were also destroyed.

South Africa – The first lady meet with former South African President Melson Mandela. It was a rare public appearance for Mandela, whose frail health keeps him out of the spotlight. Today was an acceptation, as he and his wife visited with Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha and Malia. Mrs. Obama is on a week-long goodwill visit to South Africa and Botswana.

Canada – Coffee goers here with a jolt they didn't have to pay for. That’s after a deer flew through this cafe's front window and it left a huge mess left behind. Before wildlife officials stepped in witnesses say the animal jumped on tables and rammed into customers as it tried to find a way out.

New Zealand – An emperor penguin came all the way from Antarctica. Experts say he must have been looking for food and just kept swimming. "To have this one this far North is very, very exceptional" It’s been forty years since New Zealand saw one of these penguins but we're told he needs to go back home in order to survive.

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


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