Libya, Chile, Haiti

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 7:00pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Libya, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is visiting wounded revolutionary fighters. Clinton's unannounced visit to Tripoli made her the most senior American official to visit Libya since the uprising against Moammar Khaddafy started in February. At Tripoli Medical Center she visited the bedsides of 4-fighters wounded in the fighting against Khaddafy loyalists. Some of the U.S. assistance announced today will go towards helping move seriously wounded fighters abroad for treatment.

Chile – Students there are starting a 2-day demonstration and it didn't take long for that to get violent. They're goal is for the Chilean government to reform the education system. Masked protesters launched homemade firebombs at police before taking cover inside university and other school buildings. They also lit a public bus on fire outside a University campus after its passengers fled.

Haiti – Something positive has come out of the devastating 7.0-earthquake that struck Haiti in January of 2010 and it all has to do with the game of soccer. After the earthquake, U.S. soldiers and medical aid arrived quickly in Haiti to help those injured in the terrible tragedy. As a way to help those who lost limbs recover from the quake, a group called “Project Medishare”, and young men who lost limbs in the earthquake formed the Haitian amputee soccer today. Today that team known as team Zaryen arrived in the Washington.

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