Japan, Sweden, Turkey, United States, China

Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 6:19pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Japan, we're getting close to the yearly rice harvest and farmers don't even know if they'll be able to sell their crops. Officials have begun testing the rice today for radioactive material. The country has already banned beef in several parts of the country and farmers are demanding compensation.

Sweden – One man’s love for science leads him to cook more than food on his stove. He actually built a "nuclear reactor" in his kitchen. Officials seized that little experiment after the man asked them if what he was doing was illegal.

Turkey – British tourists are still stranded, but seem to be making the best of it. The tourist’s booked their trips through a travel agency called “Holidays4u” that shutdown mid vacation. About 12-thousand tourists will have to wait for a U.K. airline to scoop them up.

United States – One teenager in California yesterday, was buried alive. But with the help of beachgoers and firefighters the teen was able to be rescued from the trenches. The teen had dug down roughly 5-feet below the surface when the sand around him caved in. He's is going to be ok.

China – Pieces of kung fu history is up for sale. Thirteen items belonging to the late kung fu legend Bruce Lee will be sold at an auction in Hong Kong, where the martial arts star grew up. One of the items is a letter he wrote 45-years ago to a friend. The letter is expected to sale for around $38,000. The auction is on Saturday.

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