Japan, Iraq, Italy, Austria

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 6:09pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Japan, crumpled luxury cars littered a highway after a huge crash yesterday. Eight Ferrari’s, three Mercedes, and a Lamborghini were some of the vehicles headed to a scrapyard now. We're talking 4-million dollars in damages. The drivers were all headed to a car show, speeding, when one of the Ferrari’s ran into the media .and things got messy. No serious injuries were reported.

Iraq – The US military may be leaving this country but America’s "national pastime" isn't going anywhere. An Iraqi baseball team has emerged in a nation where people are typically obsessed with soccer. It all started in 2004 after the U.S. led invasion. Two Iraqi-Americans showed college kids how to play and the sport caught on.

Italy – It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Vatican. The holiday celebrations officially starting as a 100-foot pine tree arrives from the Ukraine. It’s up in the center of St. Peter's Square. It'll be all lit up come December 16th.

Austria – Saint Nick has a sidekick and it isn't Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.

It's Santa’s opposite, Krampus, who's a mythical devil figure who carries a huge stick used to whip and punish bad kids. Krampus comes out here the first 2-weeks of December, just about the time those Christmas lists go out. He used to be allowed in schools but that's recently been banned.

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