Syria, Argentina, South Africa, China, Canada

Friday, July 29, 2011 - 5:46pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Syria, A major oil pipeline exploded in an area where people have been protesting against the President for months. That's why officials think this wasn't an accident.

Argentina – We're learning 3-people died when police tried to force about seven-hundred squatters off private property. We're told an agricultural company owns the land. A hospital director saying a group that supports the country's jobless organized those squatters.

South Africa – 250-thousand gold miners are on strike. They want higher wages and a cut of profits from soaring gold prices. They say they deserve it, "It’s very terrible, it's very terrible, to work underground.” Economists say this massive strike could cost the gold companies 25-million dollars a day in lost production.

China – The mainland is bracing for "nock-ten" the typhoon that killed dozens of people in the Philippines. Seventy-five thousand people have been evacuated

Canada – If you're a thrill-seeker, you may want to try edge-walking on top of the tallest building in the western hemisphere. "Everybody looks about the size of an ant down there. That was good. I'm gonna vomit now." The CN tower is 116-stories high, 1,168-feet high. The ride itself will cost you 175-dollars.

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