Thailand, United States, Japan, Libya

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 6:20pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Thailand, Tourists in Bangkok celebrating the Thai New Years a little early with super soakers. The holiday's water festival usually falls at the hottest time of the year. The tourists didn't mind getting wet. "It is hot and sunny so it is good." "You’ll be dry quickly, it doesn't matter." The Thai New Year doesn't officially start until tomorrow.

United States – In Texas, twins were arrested for allegedly killing their mother and living with her corpse for months. Larry and Edward Berndt say their mother fell down but they were too scared to call police. Authorities say instead the brothers watched her die and have been living with her decomposing body since the middle of January. The pair also telling police they didn't move because they didn't have money to bury her.

Japan – Officials apologize as they raise the crisis level at their crippled nuclear power plant. It’s up to a seven and that is the highest severity on an international scale of nuclear accidents. It’s on par with the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

Libya – Intervening in this civil war is costing U.S. taxpayers more than expected. The pentagon is estimating the first 17 days of the mission came with a 608-million dollar price tag. And that’s only covering things through the beginning of April.

Also in the United States – A toddler was served alcohol instead of apple juice. This 15-month-year-old's blood alcohol level was more than the legal limit for an adult driver. The Detroit area Applebee’s says the juice was mislabeled. The restaurant says as a result, changes are coming and single serve juice will be poured at table.

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


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