Spain, Germany, China, Brazil

Friday, August 19, 2011 - 4:39pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Spain, It took 500-firefighters to contain a massive forest fire. Now police are looking for the arsonists who sparked it. The blaze forced the evacuation of some 2000-people and burned down part of a national park.

Germany – The biggest cocaine seizure in the country's history and it was made in someone's house. Police raided it and found 220-pounds of cocaine bricks. That's about six and a half million dollars. Seven men have been arrested, they are all from Turkey.

Also in Germany, fans of all things furry are all in one place. 800-people dressed to impress at a convention. People into this kind of stuff, explain the appeal. “There is a feeling that there is a lot of animal spirit inside of us, right? And so this becomes a way of expressing that animal spirit."

China – A goodwill trip turned ugly. The Georgetown University Hoyas were playing a team in Beijing and in the fourth quarter, members of both squads were throwing fists, chairs and water bottles. This was part of a 10-day trip to China, which according to the U.S. state department, was supposed to be an example of sports diplomacy.

Brazil – A lonely gorilla is about to get a date and that's because zoo keepers are playing matchmaker. “Idi” has been single for 27-years. Every female gorilla that's been brought in has died. Two lady gorillas are on their way from England right now.

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