Syria, The Philippines, Pakistan, Iceland, Japan

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 7:07pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Syria, violence appears to only be getting worse. Activists say dozens of people were killed in Homs, Syria’s third largest city. The violence comes as the Assad regime is becoming more and more isolated over its crackdown on dissent. All of this despite a promise Assad gave to Russia to halt the bloodshed.

The Philippines – Earthquake survivors in the Philippines are begging for help. The hungry are pleading for food, as relief teams struggle to reach devastated villages. Monday's 6.9- magnitude quake destroyed roads and bridges and caused landslides. A dozen dead and at least 70-people are still missing.

Pakistan – Fishermen reel in a whale shark, the world's largest fish.

It took a crane to hoist the 39-foot, 7-ton fish to Karachi Harbor. It sold for about 19-thousand dollars.

Iceland – The country is buzzing over a water creature that looks a lot like the loch ness monster. A video was shot a week ago and some say it’s fake. While others say it's a legend come to life.

Japan – Crews at a zoo are practicing emergency response drills, just in case a rhino escapes.

A real animal wasn't used. Instead, 2-zoo workers were inside a life-sized rhino suit. It’s to make sure the zoo's prepared in case an earthquake strikes and animals get out of their enclosures.

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