Egypt, Costa Rica, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Japan

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 6:59pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Egypt, you're looking at what's been declared the biggest disaster in the country's soccer history. A riot after a game between fans from competing teams left at least 73-people dead and a thousand more injured. No word how it started but officials are considering ending this soccer season early.

Costa Rica – Two tons of cocaine was seized off a few boats and 5-people were arrested for trying to move the drugs. Police said the cocaine was headed to Mexico.

Brazil – A group of hackers has attacked the websites of the country's biggest banks making it impossible for customers to log on to their accounts online. The hackers say they did it to protest against corruption and social inequality.

Colombia – It could be the largest experiment in gun control ever attempted. The 7.3-million people who live in Bogota are not allowed to carry weapons for 3-months starting today.

Chile – A truck driver was taken into custody for allegedly stealing chunks of ice from glacier. Police say his refrigerated truck was carrying over 11-thousand pounds of ice from a national park. The feds are investigating.

Japan – A guy dribbled a basketball for 231-miles to raise money for a school destroyed in last year’s earthquake.

It took him 11-days but now he has enough money to buy kids at the school P.E. equipment.

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