New Zealand, United States, Japan, France

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 9:45pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – New Zealand, a twister cutting a 3-mile long path of destruction across Auckland. The tornado tore off roofs, flattened trees, and tossed vehicles around. "We just thought it was a bomb because it was really, really loud like a bang." At least one person was killed and about 20 others were injured.

United States – A tornado on water was caught on cam. Luckily this one didn't hurt anyone. The water spout formed during an intense lightning storm. That knocked out power to some 60-thousand homes.

Also in the United States, pole dancers in New York are trying to shrug off a stereotype. With a competition for the title of 2011 pole dance champion. Organizers are hoping they'll be able to spin the aerial acrobatics into a sport.

Japan – For the first time since the tsunami, soldiers have moved within a 6-mile radius of the Fukushima nuclear plant to search for victims' bodies. They have to put on protective suits because radiation levels are still high. The death toll in Japan now stands at close to 15,000 people. It’s estimated 11,000 people are still missing.

France – The government released video today showing how they recovered the second black box from the jet that crashed into the Atlantic almost 2-years ago. The flight data recorder was found Sunday and the cockpit recorder yesterday. They’ll be used to find out more info on what caused the plane to crash, were 228-people were killed.

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


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