China, Brazil, Iran, Chile

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 6:06pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) –China, 33-chilean miners celebrate the one year anniversary of their miraculous rescue. Those miners were trapped hundreds of feet underground when an illegal mine flooded. We're told as many as 50-miners were trapped at one point, but some managed to escape. All day rescue crews tried to reach those still missing. China's mines are the deadliest in the world.

Staying in China, at least 15-people are dead after a massive fire rips through a ceramics factory. The fire was so big; it took one hundred fire fighters to contain it. Still no word on what sparked the fire.

Brazil – A doctor adopting an unusual method of keeping thieves away. She put up HIV infected needles around her property. The doctor was tired of criminals breaking into her home so she taped dozens of syringes to her fence and a warning sign. Her neighbors don't approve.

Also in Brazil, pigs had a day at the races. Huge crowds show up every year to watch 60-speedy swine try to make it to the finish line first. Past winners of the races are often welcomed back, but usually on dinner plates.

Iran – Officials unveiled what they describe as a cruise missile capable of destroying a warship. It's supposedly capable of striking a target from 124-miles away, on land or sea.

Chile – A 35-day hunger strike is still going strong. The students fasting are hoping to get officials to reform the country's education system. The participants are putting their health at risk and many have had to go to the hospital.

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