Somalia, New Zealand, Mexico, Argentina

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 6:12pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Somalia, an Italian vessel came under attack by pirates on Monday. Twenty-three people were on board the Monte Cristo. The 11-people holding them hostage have been arrested. Thanks to 2-ships that were brought in by US and British forces. The crew is said to be safe and well.

New Zealand – A stranded container ship is still leaking oil. It’s been stuck on a reef since last Wednesday. And already it’s believed two to three hundred tons of oil has spilled into the water. "This has come to a scale where it is New Zealand’s most significant environmental disaster." Bad weather has made it difficult to get to the ship and start cleanup efforts.

Mexico – Marines say they seized 4-tons of marijuana. Officials have arrested 36-drug cartel members and killed another eleven during 5-days of raids. The Marines paraded the suspects before the media Monday and also showed off a wide range of confiscated weapons, including over 250-hand grenades, 35-grenade launchers, and assault rifles and pistols.

Argentina – A waterfall straddling the Argentine/Brazilian border is among the finalists to become one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Iguazu Falls have been vying for the recognition since the competition began in 2007. Here there are about 75-individual falls and at one spot, visitors can be surrounded by 260-degrees of waterfalls.

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