Libya, Brazil, Italy, Australia, England

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 8:15pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Libya, armed checkpoints are now in place after supporters of former dictator Moammar Khaddafy seized the town of Bani Walid. Residents say Khaddafy loyalists are now flying flags there symbolizing allegiance to the former Khaddafy regime. It’s only been 3-months since Khaddafy was captured and killed.

Brazil – Violence broke out when police moved in to evict illegal squatters in São Paulo this weekend. The squatters threw stones, burned vehicles and a business as they tried to stop riot police from entering their settlement of 6,000-people. Officials have set up temporary shelters for those given the boot.

Italy – Truck drivers have blocked highways near cities in the North and South. They say they're protesting a gas price hike and government cutbacks. Meanwhile, taxi drivers have been on strike against a plan to increase the number of taxi licenses across the country.

Australia – A police boat assisting in a search for a missing boy was knocked over by a huge wave today.

None of the police officers on board were injured. The police were looking for an 8-year-old boy who went swimming at the beach last night and has not been seen since.

England – Construction to fix a famous clock tower won't happen for eight more years. Big Ben is leaning 18-inches at its peak. Experts say they're not worried about the tower falling over.

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