Pakistan, Chile, New Zealand, China, Australia

Monday, June 6, 2011 - 6:30pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Pakistan, a top Taliban commander sent out a video that says his men will prove they can hit American targets outside of Pakistan. Since Bin Laden's death these people have claimed responsibility for several deadly bombings. They say more attacks are coming.

Chile – Thirty-five hundred people have been forced to relocate because of a volcano that’s been spewing ash since Saturday. The smoke and ash is causing lots of problems but the good news is that there have been no reports of injuries at this time.

New Zealand – Another earthquake rocked Christchurch. The 5.5-magnitude aftershock hit the city forcing people to seek shelter. This comes after an earthquake killed almost 200-people in February. That one was the country's most expensive natural disaster costing an estimated 15-billion dollars.

China – Lots of excitement for the traditional dragon boat festival. The dragon boat race is a crowd favorite that attracts thousands of people around a lake in Beijing to watch it. The holiday originated further South but since becoming a national holiday it has gained popularity in the North too.

Australia – Check out the world's youngest professional painter. Aelita Andre is the world’s youngest professional painter. He has been compared to art greats like Pablo Picasso. A gallery in New York displayed her first solo exhibit appropriately named "The Prodigy of Color." Some of her paintings have sold more than five-thousand dollars.

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