Tanzania, Vietnam, Haiti, China, England

Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 6:37pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Tanzania, the blast at the ammunition depot so powerful that debris’ has been spotted in neighborhoods 10-miles away. A spokesman for the military saying that what happened was an accident but isn't releasing any details.

Vietnam – Twelve vacationers dead after their tour boat sinks. A few of the victims were American. The boat started sinking before dawn while passengers were still sleeping. Fifteen passengers hurled themselves overboard. "We jumped from the boat; we started swimming to the next boat and in that time, one boat rescued us."

Haiti – Wyclef Jean endorsing another singer to become the country's next president. Jean says, “My good friend, but beyond a friend, a leader to the nation of Haiti, Michel Martelly.” The April election is seen as critical to Haiti’s post-earthquake reconstruction. Jean wanted to run for president but officials wouldn't allow it.

China – This man just found out he's been walking around with a knife in his head for years. He’s had massive headaches but no one knew he had a four inch dagger blade embedded in his skull. It may have been from a fight with a robber in 2007. Doctors have successfully removed it.

England – London has been named you new "shopping capital of the world." the city beat out Tokyo and Paris in a new survey. London generated more than one hundred billion dollars in shopping sales last year.

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

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