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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 6:28pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Germany, fashion house Hugo Boss saying sorry for mistreating people during World War II, when its factories made uniforms for the Nazis. The company used forced labor and French prisoners of war. The company said it had to keep from going bankrupt.

Chile – A man is so upset with the country's health care, he threatened to set himself on fire today. He climbed on top of a telephone booth and poured gasoline all over his body. Police used a water cannon to get him to stop. He was joined by thousands of other protestors who are demanding change.

Japan – A company is telling families to buy one of these, just in case another tsunami hits.

The capsules are called Noah and are capable of fitting 4-adults inside, and can float. Designers say they are sturdy enough to withstand a typhoon and even an earthquake. The pods retail for 4-thousand dollars.

United States – Some Chicago joggers and cyclists were greeted with a new obstacle course this morning. High surf and winds in excess of 50-miles per hour pushed water from Lake Michigan right on the pathway where they were running and riding. Police closed the path until further notice and no major injuries have been reported.

Afghanistan – Musicians are preparing for a one day rock and roll festival, it’s the first of its kind in the city in decades. “What we're trying to do is expose them to new styles of music.” “Sound Central", will feature local artists and other musicians flown in from across the region.

Tune in every night at 9:00 p.m. on FOX44 New Baton Rouge for more Around the World.
 

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