United Kingdom, Taiwan, France, Rwanda

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 7:15pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – United Kingdom, sixteen-thousand police on the streets of London managed to keep things relatively quiet today but there is more violence in surrounding cities. Police were out in force across the country, but groups of rioters still managed to loot, burn buildings, and smash cars. In Birmingham, 3-men were killed in a hit and run as they tried to stop the chaos. Small clashes all over and Prime Minister David Cameron says it will end. “We will not put up with this in our country, we will not allow a culture of fear to exist on our streets."

Taiwan – A biker is a very lucky man after receiving only minor injuries after being hit by a car and spending hours underneath it pinned between a tire and a wheel well. Witnesses say he was driving his motorcycle without lights and cut someone off.

Staying in Taiwan, the country flaunting a new missile dubbed "the aircraft carrier killer" the same day China starts sea trials of its first aircraft carrier. Even though the countries split China still claims Taiwan as part of its territory and has threatened to use force if the island makes a formal move toward independence.

France – Some beaches may have to close because of too much algae. Officials believe the algae is what killed a few dozen wild boars in many of these tourist hotspots. They don't want humans to be next.

Rwanda – A baby mountain gorilla was rescued from poachers. These animals so rare, only about 700 of them remain in the wild. Poachers smuggle the animals out of the country and sell them as exotic pets, or worse, as someone's dinner.

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