Cuba, China, Russia, The Netherlands, Japan

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 4:56pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Cuba, residents are given the green light to buy and sell cars for the first time in 50-years. Citizens have been waiting for this moment since the 1959 revolution. They'll be able to own a car, drive it down the street, and sell it if they want to. It was illegal to do this before, unless the vehicle was made before 1959. President Castro says the move is necessary to ensure the survival of Cuban communism.

China – The country is launching a prototype for a future space station of its own. The unmanned module is in orbit right now and over the next few months will practice docking with two more unmanned spacecrafts. The same way the U.S. docked its shuttles with the international space station. China wants to have one just like it by 2020.

Russia – Moscow police seized over a ton of drugs, which they say, would've gone on sale inside nightclubs. The lab used to make them was operated by 8-college kids. We're told the students were clearing about $189,000 a month.

The Netherlands – The country's relaxed stance on marijuana may soon change. At least one town is banning tourists from smoking it legally. Some officials are pushing for the country's famous coffee shops to be members only and only open to locals.

Japan – Ten million yen or about 130-thousand dollars were found in a bathroom at City Hall. Attached to it was a note to give it all to earthquake and tsunami victims. Police will hold the money for 3-months and if it goes unclaimed, they’ll hand it over the Japanese Red Cross.

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