Italy, Somewhere, Libya, Hungary, Brazil

Friday, September 16, 2011 - 6:26pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Italy, a court wants a child put up for adoption because his parents are too old. The 70-year-old man and his 57-year-old wife are shocked. The couple repeatedly applied to adopt but were turned down on the basis of their age. Now they now have an 18-month-old daughter conceived through artificial insemination. The judge says their age puts unnecessary pressure on the child.

Somewhere – A defunct satellite is going to crash down. NASA officials say it's most likely the satellite will land in an ocean or an unpopulated area. The satellite was released into space by a space shuttle crew in 1991, and the 6.5-ton spacecraft is expected to re-enter earth's atmosphere later this month.

Libya – Libyan NTC forces are retreating from Bani Walid. Injured Libyan fighters were seen being carried into ambulances and pick-up trucks and driven away. Reuters said Libyan fighters chaotically withdrew from Bani Walid at dusk after hours of fighting.

Hungary – If you're “hungry" for sweet or salty food there you'll have to cough up some cash. A new public health tax will be levied on chips, packaged sweets, energy drinks, and soft drinks. The government said the tax was an effort to fight the deteriorating health of the Hungarian population.

Brazil – Soccer fans are counting down to the 2014 World Cup, its 1000-days away. Brazil's president and soccer legend Pele attended a ceremony today to mark the official countdown.

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