AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – United Kingdom, in London 1,700-suspected rioters have been arrested. But an elderly man died in the hospital after he was savagely beaten when he tried to stomp out a fire in the middle of the mayhem. The death toll from the violence now stands at five. Police plan to flood the streets with 16-thousand officers, instead of the normal 25-hundred.
China – 4-dozen brand new bullet trains have been pulled off the tracks. The move comes three weeks after a high speed train crashed and killed 40-people. The service hasn't stopped completely but officials have told conductors to slow down. The trains will go about 185-miles per hour, instead of the usual 215-miles per hour.
Also in China, three dozen people were hurt after a 5.8 mag earthquake rattles northwest China. Sniffer dogs have been sent through the rubble to find people that may be pinned underneath.
Turkey – A natural gas pipeline that goes to Iran exploded overnight. The blast set off a massive fire along the pipeline. It’s believed a rebel group blew it up on purpose.
France – Farmers hurling crates of fruits and veggies from Spain out of delivery trucks. The imports are much cheaper than the local product, after that massive E-coli outbreak. French farmers say lower prices offered by Spanish farmers are hindering their recovery.
Russia – Weary travelers in the airport can now rent a place to sleep for a few minutes or a few hours. The sleep box offers a small space complete with a bed and a TV. The mini hotels starting to pop up at airports all over now.
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