Syria, Turkey, Kenya, Portugal, Australia, Singapore

Monday, October 24, 2011 - 6:07pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Syria, at least 4-more people are reportedly dead in the city of Homs, a center of opposition activity. Reports say President Assad's forces are using tanks to fire on homes and cars. The U.N. says the government has killed more than 3-thousand protestors this year. Meanwhile, the U.S. ambassador to Syria has left the country after threats were made to his safety.

Turkey – Several people were pulled alive from the rubble caused by a 7.2-mag earthquake last night. The fear is there could be hundreds more still trapped.

Kenya – Grenades were thrown into a packed night club early this morning. Thirteen people were hurt but no one died. The government believes Al Queda linked militants are responsible.

Portugal – Strong winds brought a part of an airport roof down. Five people were hurt and thousands of travelers were left stranded. The roof collapsed above the check in area.

Australia – A 32-year-old American was killed by a great white shark on Saturday. Local media says the man was diving alone when this happened. It's the third fatal shark attack off Australia’s Southwest coast in less than 2-months.

Singapore – It was a wolfing down of wontons Saturday at a competitive eating contest in Singapore. 19-year-old Matt "Megatoad" Stonie of California was crowned the champ after downing 210-wontons in 8-minutes.

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