Colombia, Germany, Egypt, Norway
AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Colombia, authorities have issued an alert for a volcano to erupt within the next few days. A local volcano observatory has recorded recent activity over the past few days.
Experts say the signs are similar to those that preceded the eruptions over the last 10-years. Emergency shelters have been checked and authorities say evacuations could be ordered as early as this weekend.
About 8-thousand people live near the volcano which has erupted 20-times since it began active again in 1988.
Germany – Police used water cannons today against anti-nuclear protesters in the northern part of the country. Protesters have been dogging a train carrying 150-tons of reprocessed nuclear waste since it left France yesterday. They even lit flares and tried to set up roadblocks near the railroad lines. Police resorted to water cannons to put out the flares. The train is loaded with 11-containers of highly radioactive nuclear waste.
Egypt – Violence continued into tonight as thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators took to the streets.
Organizers called for another day of protest to demand the military interim rulers hand over power to civilians. As night fell protesters threw rocks at police while police fired tear gas canisters in front of the city's main security building. Today saw the biggest number of protesters. In northern Cairo there was a huge pro-military demonstration.
Norway – Waves as tall as houses slammed into the Norwegian coast today and have caused one oil company to shut down operations on oil rigs along the coast. Forecasters are warning people and businesses along the Northern Norwegian coast to be on guard, waves as high as 48-feet tall pounded the shore followed by sustained winds of almost 45-miles-per-hour. Forecasters said Norway hasn't seen a storm so severe in over 50-years. There have been no reports of injuries related to the weather so far.
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