Somalia, Norway, Belgium, Afghanistan

Friday, August 5, 2011 - 3:44pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Somalia, hungry refugees have been given kilos of rice as famine continues to strike the African nation. All of it was donated. Twenty-nine-thousand children under the age of five have died in the last 90-days in southern Somalia alone. It’s hard to get to other parts of the country that are controlled by Al Queda.

Norway – A polar bear attacks a group of students. One is dead and four others are seriously injured. They were camping on a remote glacier when this happened. That polar bear was put down.

Belgium – The country has new trash collectors. Officials in one town decided to buy horses than a new garbage truck to pick up people's junk. They move to not only make the place more eco-friendly but to help build a better relationship between residents and garbage collectors, whose work often goes unnoticed.

Afghanistan – A new TV show is talking trash too, inside the country's fictional ministry of garbage. Its set up like the show "The Office" here in the U.S. Producers say by poking fun at incompetent managers and government employees, they’re also tackling some very real issues. Current subjects that are going on now are political corruption and nepotism. Real-life Afghanistan is in the middle of a war against Taliban-led insurgents.

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