Mexico, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Turkey, Colombia

Monday, May 14, 2012 - 4:34pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Mexico, the dismembered bodies of 37-people were found stuffed in bags and dumped on a highway. Authorities are pinning these violent attacks on rival drug-trafficking gangs. They are all battling for control of the lucrative northeastern corridor of Mexico, a highway that runs from the city of Monterrey into the U.S.

Lebanon – What's going on in Syria is apparently now spilling over onto streets here. Syria occupied Lebanon for nearly 30-years until 2005 but, maintains influence there. Close to 40-people are dead in this latest wave of bloodshed.

Afghanistan – A top Afghan peace negotiator was assassinated Sunday in Kabul. He was trying to set up formal talks with militants before his assassination. The Taliban has denied responsibility.

Turkey – A soccer game ended in a tie and then a street fight started between fans. A riot squad was called in to try to contain them. Istanbul is currently bidding to host both the European soccer championships and the Olympic Games in 2020.

Colombia – Here's a new world record that'll make your head spin.

1,096-people gathered at a gym in Bogotá and broke the record for the world's biggest spin class.

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