Syria, Libya, Mexico, China

Friday, July 1, 2011 - 7:52pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Syria, thousands of protesters called for an end to a regime. Amateur video that was posted online claims to show protesters marching and chanting. Activists said at least 12-people were killed during clashes between demonstrators and security forces. Syrian human rights groups say more than 14-thousand people have been killed since the protests started in March.

Libya – Muammar al-Gaddafi fired off a series of rants against Nato in a telephone address to Libyans. Gaddafi told allied forces and rebels to ground their planes and cut their losses. He says foreign leaders are trying to fool the Libyan people. Gaddafi goes on to say that he is trying to save his people from impending catastrophe.

Mexico – Two people are dead after tropical storm Arlene pounded central parts of that country. Arlene made landfall earlier this week and dumping 15-inches of rain in some parts of the area. Parts of Brownsville, Texas also are seeing lots of water from the storm.

China – A manned scuba submersible has set off on a mission to dive more than 16-thousand feet into the Pacific Ocean. It'll shoot video and take samples from the ocean floor. Scientists have spent the past year improving its operating system after completing a 98-hundred foot dive last July. According to Chinese state media, the "Jiaolong" is the world's first manned submersible designed to reach depths of 23-thousand feet.

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