The Gaza Strip, Panama, Bulgaria, Venezuela, Australia

Monday, March 12, 2012 - 6:37pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – The Gaza Strip, Islamic Jihad released a video of what they say are Palestinian rockets being launched at southern Israel Monday. The group also claiming Israeli air strikes killed 3-people. The cross border violence triggered by Israel’s killing of a top militant leader on Friday, This is the worst between Israel and the Palestinians in months.

Panama – A Canadian man who has suspected ties to the “Hells Angels” motorcycle gang has been arrested. Michel Smith is wanted on 29-charges including 22-counts of murder. Smith has been on the run since 2009. Smith was found when Canadian authorities performed a major gang sweep in Quebec.

Bulgaria – You've heard of Snakes on a Plane, but what about nearly a hundred live animals on a bus? Bulgarian authorities have found all kinds of exotic reptiles. The guy who tried to smuggle the animals by stuffing them in his suitcase has been taken into custody.

Venezuela – Drums, flags, and dancing rang out to show support for President Hugo Chavez as he battles cancer.

Chavez is presently recovering from surgery in Cuba, where he has been receiving treatment. He says he plans to seek another 6-year term in the fall.

Australia – It's a shark feeding frenzy. The predators chowed down on a school of tuna they spotted. Marine scientists say these scary shark lunches are common but you rarely see them so close to shore.

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