Afghanistan, United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil

Friday, March 9, 2012 - 8:39pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Afghanistan, the prison with about 3000-inmates is close to Bagram Air Field, north of Kabul. The Afghans are demanding control of military jails before agreeing to long-term U.S. involvement in their country after 2014 when American troops leave. The Afghans need to appoint a command or prison operations. The U.S. will offer support and advice for up to a year.

United Kingdom – The Olympic torch security team practiced guarding it. British officers posed as demonstrators and over-enthusiastic fans, as members of the security team practice guarding the person that'll be holding the flame. Twenty-eight unarmed police officers will guard the Olympic flame, a 70-day relay to the start of the games starts on July 27th.

Mexico – Beaches are looking pretty bare in Acapulco. Traditionally it’s a huge place for spring breakers to party. But the country's bloody drug war is already forcing thousands of college students to do their partying elsewhere. Nearly 900-people were killed in Acapulco last year, a tripling of the murder rate.

Brazil – Dramatic video that shows 30-stranded dolphins being rescued on a Brazilian beach has emerged as an internet hit this week.

In the video, locals in Rio de Janeiro state are seen helping a pod of 30-dolphins swim back out to sea after they were caught in the area's strong current and beached. It also shows dozens of people entering the sea and dragging the mammals by the tail into deeper water.

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