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Friday, April 29, 2011 - 9:37pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – The Vatican, the coffin of Pope John Paul the second has been exhumed for his beatification on Sunday. That’s the next-to-last step before a Catholic is formally declared a saint. It’s expected to be one of the biggest events in the Italian capital since his 2005 funeral.

Ecuador – A volcano is spewing ash 33,000-feet into the air. Hundreds of people have been evacuated. The volcano called “the throat of fire”, shook the ground and rattled windows miles away.

United States – The feds say they've broken up an international drug smuggling ring at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental airport. Several baggage handlers are accused of bringing in marijuana from Detroit and cocaine from Jamaica. "All of the suitcases had a proper airline bag tag in the name of actual passengers but the suitcases did not belong to the named passengers." Twelve people have busted now and more arrests possible.

– A Cold War relic hitches a ride over California’s golden gate bridge. The missile will be put on display in San Francisco. The weapon had a range of 87-miles and could hit a plane going mach three-point-five.

Netherlands – A little boy who’s not even two yet but may be the country's next soccer star. He can perfectly kick balls into a toy chest. His parents posted the video on Youtube. A Dutch soccer club was so impressed that they signed him to a 10-year contract.

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

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