Syria, Belgium, Peru, Italy, Israel

Friday, February 10, 2012 - 6:12pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Syria, state TV is reporting at least 25-people were killed and a few hundred more injured in duel explosions targeting security compounds in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city. State TV is blaming armed terrorist. The opposition is accusing President Assad's regime. Today's deadly events came after rebel leader’s call for more international help.

Belgium – Hundreds of angry firefighters hosed down the Prime Minister’s office and even sprayed police with their hoses. The firefighters aren't happy the government wants to raise the retirement age.

Peru – Hundreds of dolphins are washing up all along the coast. At least 260-dolphins couldn't be saved. The Peruvian Sea Institute is investigating. Local fishermen say it’s weird because they don't normally see dolphins in those waters.

Italy – The water is still too choppy and crews can't pump fuel off that capsized cruise ship. The Costa Concordia still lies half submerged off the Tuscan coast. The ship contains about 500-thousand gallons of heavy fuel and other pollutants.

Israel – Your mother might call it bad manners but spitting olive pits is a sport.

Contestants wearing bibs, huffed, puffed and spat as far as they could. The winner was a 54-year-old salesman, who spat one of his pits almost 36-feet.

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