Italy, Hungary, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Antarctica

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 7:26pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Italy, with a simple poke on his iPad, Pope Benedict switched on the lights of the world's largest Christmas display. He actually sat in his apartment while everyone else celebrated the tradition traditionally.

Hungary – A software maker says Steve Jobs is the reason why his company is successful today. And to show his appreciation he's having a statue built in his honor. I met him personally almost 30-years ago and it very much inspired us. Apple has sponsored the Hungarian business since the 1980's. They'll show it off to the public next week.

United Kingdom – Two of Britain’s biggest bands, Radiohead and Massive Attack, showed up unannounced at the Occupy London camp last night. They put on a private show for some 200-protestors who've been camped outside of St. Paul's Cathedral for the last few weeks. Rage Against the Machine, Kanye West, and Russell Simmons and Talib Kweli have joined the occupy movements in the U.S.

Israel – Archaeologists discovered stone carvings at an excavation site in Jerusalem.

But we're told they can't explain them. Researchers say the markings could be at least 2,800-years-old and may have helped support some sort of wooden structure.

Hong Kong – No sign of economic trouble here, at least when it comes to the wine market. One bottle of vintage wine is expected to fetch between six and eight hundred thousand dollars at an auction in Hong Kong. It comes from a famous French estate.

Antarctica – A British adventurer is trying to be the first woman to cross the continent solo via her satellite phone. She told reporters bad weather has knocked her off track a little but she's still at it.

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