Fiji, Norway, Afghanistan, France, Serbia
AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Fiji, heavy rain has been pounding the South Pacific island nation for nearly a week. The severe flooding has washed out roads and knocked out power in some spots. Fiji's government is allowing flights from Australia and New Zealand to take out tourists.
Norway – A tow truck and the big rig it was hauling both went rolling down the side of a cliff. The driver of the tow truck managed to get out just in time but the driver of the 18-wheeler took a 200-foot tumble. He broke some bones but is expected to make it
Afghanistan – An athlete who lost both legs to landmines in Kabul is preparing to compete at the Paralympics in London. An American actually helped him get fitted for his prosthetic legs. The guy refused to give up.
France – An auction house canceled the sale of a collection of torture equipment in Paris. An executioner who worked during the Algerian war more than 50-years ago owned the stuff. Critics called the planned auction ‘indecent’.
Serbia – A startup company is now renting out Mr. Right. The agency is offering up well trained husbands who can do it all; cook, clean, and hold a good convo. The most expensive husband available for rent is the fisherman who charges 53-bucks an hour.
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