Somalia, Spain, England, Venezuela, France, Germany

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 5:22pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Somalia, the ongoing drought in the horn of Africa is putting nearly four-million Somalian’s at risk of starvation and hospitals don't have enough room. Many patients don’t have proper shelter and the children are too weak to eat. The U.N. says the famine is spreading, the fear is tens-of-thousands have already died because relief agencies can't get to the starving people.

Spain – With 200-passengers on board, the world's first commercial biofuel flight has landed in Madrid after an eleven-hour journey from Mexico City. Aeromexico says the plane ran on 30-percent biofuel and 70-percent traditional fuel. Here's what the pilot had to say; “It's just like it happened in 1969 when a man step on the moon and he said it's a small step for man, a giant leap for the human kind.”

England – Shocking footage shows a stolen vehicle hitting a police car. The impact sent an officer flying through the air but the cop got up and chased the suspect down. The guy got 2-years in prison for this.

Venezuela – The President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, put on his track suit and exercising'. Ever since the 57-year-old was diagnosed with cancer, he's been trying to convince his people that he's healthy enough to run for re-election next year.

France – Rotting seaweed is taking over the beaches. People are being told to stay away because experts say the stuff releases a toxic gas. Animals are dropping dead in the area and officials don't think it's a coincidence.

Germany – Tourists are learning there's more to yodeling than just yelling from a mountain top. There's a class offered to teach those curious the art of yodeling. Participants are given diplomas at the end of the class.

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