Colombia, French Guiana, Venezuela, China, France

Friday, October 21, 2011 - 7:48pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Colombia, a member of the U.S. Navy has been taken into custody. He is accused of trying to hop a plane to France with more than 12-pounds of cocaine in his suitcase. The attorney for the sailor says someone switched his bags at the airport and his client is a victim.

French Guiana – Two Russian rockets were launched equipped with two global positioning satellites. Europe wants to be able to compete with America on helping citizens get around without having to fumble with maps. They say their system will be more efficient than ours.

Venezuela – Leader Hugo Chavez declared himself cancer free Thursday, just 4-months after surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. Despite the confident declaration most experts say it is impossible for a cancer patient to be considered out of danger until at least 2-years after treatment is finished.

China – Have you ever seen a mushroom bigger than this one?

Villagers found this 92-pounder while weeding. They spent 2-hours pulling it out of the ground and now they're going to feast on it.

France – Fans in a village love rugby so much they have a chapel dedicated to the sport. There's even a stained-glass window showing baby Jesus holding a rugby ball. Fans are praying extra-hard this week, France plays New Zealand Sunday for the Rugby World Cup Championship.

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