Pakistan, Yemen, Japan, France, Vatican City, China

Monday, May 7, 2012 - 7:09pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Pakistan, a video tape released overnight shows an American aid worker abducted last year by Al-Qaeda. The video claims his captors will kill him unless President Obama gives in to their demands. Al-Qaeda leaders are calling on Washington to stop drone attacks and the release of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.

Yemen – A U.S. airstrike took out a top Al-Qaeda leader on the FBI’s most wanted list. He was killed by a drone strike Sunday. He had been wanted for his role in the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole in Yemen back in 2000.

Japan – Cameras caught the moment a tornado tore through a city about 40-miles outside of Tokyo. The F2 tornado did lots of damage and is responsible for at least 1-death.

France – The country has a new president. Socialist François Hollande defeated conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy in Sunday’s election. He's the first socialist president in nearly 20-years.

Vatican City – Twenty-six Swiss men are joining the oldest army in the world. The guards are all catholic and single, swearing to protect the Pope at all costs. They must serve at least 2-years.

China – Robot farmers are all the rage here.

They're capable of pruning the plants, spraying them with fertilizer or pesticide, and they can even harvest them when ready.

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