Iran, Nigeria, Afghanistan, France

Monday, January 2, 2012 - 5:40pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Iran, still conducting military drills. The country test fired 2-missiles today claiming to have complete control of the Strait of Hormuz. That’s where 40-percent of the world’s oil travels through. Iran says it has said it had no intention of closing the strait, but says it could if it wanted to. Washington says it won't tolerate any disruptions.

Nigeria – A state of emergency has been declared here following a very deadly weekend as ethnic groups clashed. Fifty people were killed and we're told the fighting has no link to violent Islamists who claimed responsibility for a rash of deadly bombs on Christmas day.

Afghanistan – Female boxers are getting ready for the 2012 London games this summer. This will be the first time ever for these athletes if they can qualify in May. The team was created in 2007 by the country's Olympic committee to challenge stereotypes in the conservative country.

France – The bomb squad was called in to investigate a suspicious bag on a train. No explosives, just a purse filled with a million dollars’ worth of gold and the owner was nowhere to be found. Police think a passenger was worried about a police checkpoint, freaked out and left it by accident.

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