New Zealand, India, Hungary, England

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 5:57pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – New Zealand, there is some hope for grieving families there. For the first time, recovery teams are heading into the coal mine where 29-men died last November. Until now no one could get into the place because gas levels were too high. Relatives have been calling for efforts to recover the bodies of the miners but it's a process that could take up to two years. The miners were killed in a series of explosions.

India – At least a dozen people have died after an 8-foot high wall fell on top of them. At least another 20-people were injured in the collapse. Officials say the victims were waiting for a ride to work and were leaning on the wall to keep them out of the rain. The state government says they'll give $2,200 to the families who had loved ones killed and $555 to each person injured.

Hungary – Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan is to be honored. A second statue is set to be revealed Wednesday in Budapest commemorating the hundredth anniversary of Reagan’s birth and efforts to end communism. The Prime Minister will unveil the bronze 7-foot statue. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Edwin Meese, Attorney General during the Reagan administration will also be on hand.

England – Don't mess with Nancy, this little Chihuahua. Nancy weighs all of two and half pounds is making international news for her amazing sheepherding skills. The pooch was taken in by a U.K. animal charity, 2-years ago. She learned her skill from watching border collies at work. The shelter says most dog owners shouldn't encourage their animals to try herding sheep because they could be injured.

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