Iran, Indonesia, Greece, Brazil, Germany

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 4:35pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Iran, the new missiles shown on state TV today. Officials say they can target objects 120-miles away, on land or at sea. The missiles are capable of striking Israel and U.S. bases in the Middle East, but Iran insists, the weapons are for self-defense only.

Indonesia – A crowded ferry caught fire, killing at least 8-people as hundreds of passengers panicked and created a stampede. The blaze is believed to have been sparked in the cargo area.

Greece – Another 24-hour transportation strike means no buses, taxis, or trams in Athens. Today, commuters were struggling to get to work and tourists were left with some sore feet. “We walked for about 3-kilometers as we got dropped off from the airport." Greeks are outraged by steeper budget cuts and tax hikes.

Brazil – An endangered jaguar that was on the run from nearby wildfires was rescued today.

The big cat was spotted by people in residential neighborhood. It spent 6-hours in a tree before wildlife agents were able to tranquilize it. The jaguar headed to a sanctuary that rehabilitates wild animals.

Germany – The little cross eyed possum that waddled into the hearts of animal lovers around the world has died. Heidi was put to sleep earlier today after repeated attempts to treat problems brought on by her old age. Heidi was three and a half years old. The zoo said it plans to put a statue of Heidi near her enclosure.

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