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    Posted: 5/9/2012 2:49:42 AM EST
    A general view of the interior of the Lynas factory is seen in Gebeng, 270 km (168 miles) east of Kuala Lumpur in this April 19, 2012 file photograph. Lynas has been plagued by delays and controversy in Malaysia since it broke ground on the plant two years ago with the aim of easing China's grip on the supply of rare earths and capitalising on rising prices for the material. The plant faces an expanding protest movement that feeds off broader frustrations with Malaysia's government as elections loom, which has already delayed the project by eight months and cast a shadow over its future. To match Feature MALAYSIA-LYNAS/ REUTERS/Samsul Said/Files (MALAYSIA - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST ENERGY BUSINESS)
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    Posted: 5/9/2012 2:49:18 AM EST
    Activists hold placards as they demonstrate against Lynas Corp in front of the main entrance of the Lynas factory in Gebeng, 270 km (168 miles) east of Kuala Lumpur, in this April 19, 2012 file photograph. Lynas has been plagued by delays and controversy in Malaysia since it broke ground on the plant two years ago with the aim of easing China's grip on the supply of rare earths and capitalising on rising prices for the material. The plant faces an expanding protest movement that feeds off broader frustrations with Malaysia's government as elections loom, which has already delayed the project by eight months and cast a shadow over its future. The banner on the ground reads, "Say no to radiation! Stop Lynas!" To match Feature MALAYSIA-LYNAS/ REUTERS/Samsul Said/Files (MALAYSIA - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST ENERGY BUSINESS)
  •  - Combo of still images taken from video shows Argentine Olympics hockey player Fernando Zylberberg training in Port Stanley

    Combo of still images taken from video shows Argentine Olympics hockey player Fernando Zylberberg training in Port Stanley

    Posted: 5/4/2012 12:51:53 PM EST
    Argentine Olympics hockey player Fernando Zylberberg is seen as he exercises in front of the Globe Tavern and then runs in Port Stanley, in this combination picture made of still images taken from video shot in April 2012, and aired on Argentine government television on May 2, 2012. Argentina has risked stirring up more political controversy with Britain ahead of the London Olympics by broadcasting a video of Zylberberg training on the disputed Falkland Islands, which it describes as "Argentine soil". REUTERS/Argentine Government Television via Reuters TV
  •  - Combo of still images taken from video shows Argentine Olympics hockey player Fernando Zylberberg training in Port Stanley

    Combo of still images taken from video shows Argentine Olympics hockey player Fernando Zylberberg training in Port Stanley

    Posted: 5/4/2012 12:50:41 PM EST
    Argentine Olympics hockey player Fernando Zylberberg is seen as he exercises in front of the Globe Tavern and then runs in Port Stanley, in this combination picture made of still images taken from video shot in April 2012, and aired on Argentine government television on May 2, 2012. Argentina has risked stirring up more political controversy with Britain ahead of the London Olympics by broadcasting a video of Zylberberg training on the disputed Falkland Islands, which it describes as "Argentine soil". REUTERS/Argentine Government Television via Reuters TV
  •  - Combo of still images taken from video shows Argentine Olympics hockey player Fernando Zylberberg training in Port Stanley

    Combo of still images taken from video shows Argentine Olympics hockey player Fernando Zylberberg training in Port Stanley

    Posted: 5/4/2012 8:08:18 AM EST
    Argentine Olympics hockey player Fernando Zylberberg is seen as he exercises in front of the Globe Tavern and then runs in Port Stanley, in this combination picture made of still images taken from video shot in April 2012, and aired on Argentine government television on May 2, 2012. Argentina has risked stirring up more political controversy with Britain ahead of the London Olympics by broadcasting a video of Zylberberg training on the disputed Falkland Islands, which it describes as "Argentine soil". REUTERS/Argentine Government Television via Reuters TV (FALKLANDS ISLANDS - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS FIELD HOCKEY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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    Posted: 5/2/2012 7:43:01 AM EST
    A girl eats a meal at a classroom turned make-shift evacuation centre for residents living on the slopes of Mayon volcano in Legazpi city, about 500 km (310 miles) south of Manila in this December 17, 2009 file photo. Two years ago, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched a petition to fight hunger with the slogan: "1,000,000,000 people live in chronic hunger and I'm mad as hell." But outrage over the "horrifying figure" of 1 billion hungry people around the world has turned to embarrassment in some quarters in light of growing doubts about the accuracy of the number. Many researchers say the estimate was simply too high. The controversy led the Committee on World Food Security, to urge the FAO to overhaul its calculations using better data and methodology and to call for a set of internationally agreed food-security indicators. The first fruits are due in October when a new estimate of the number of undernourished people will be published along with revisions for
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    Posted: 5/2/2012 7:37:00 AM EST
    A man carries a bag of grain from a bunker at the World Food Programme facility in Juba, southern Sudan, in this June 26, 2007 file photo. Two years ago, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched a petition to fight hunger with the slogan: "1,000,000,000 people live in chronic hunger and I'm mad as hell." But outrage over the "horrifying figure" of 1 billion hungry people around the world has turned to embarrassment in some quarters in light of growing doubts about the accuracy of the number. Many researchers say the estimate was simply too high. The controversy led the Committee on World Food Security, to urge the FAO to overhaul its calculations using better data and methodology and to call for a set of internationally agreed food-security indicators. The first fruits are due in October when a new estimate of the number of undernourished people will be published along with revisions for previous years as part of the FAO's annual report on food insecurity. To match
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    Posted: 5/2/2012 7:33:09 AM EST
    U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director-General Jacques Diouf speaks on a telephone during a 24-hour fast at the agency's headquarters in Rome in this November 13, 2009 file photo. Two years ago, the FAO launched a petition to fight hunger with the slogan: "1,000,000,000 people live in chronic hunger and I'm mad as hell." But outrage over the "horrifying figure" of 1 billion hungry people around the world, as it was described by Diouf, has turned to embarrassment in some quarters in light of growing doubts about the accuracy of the number. Many researchers say the estimate was simply too high. The controversy led the Committee on World Food Security to urge the FAO to overhaul its calculations using better data and methodology and to call for a set of internationally agreed food-security indicators. The first fruits are due in October when a new estimate of the number of undernourished people will be published along with revisions for previous years as part of the FAO's
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    Posted: 5/2/2012 7:26:50 AM EST
    South Sudanese who fled the recent ethnic violence carry food aid from a World Food Programme (WFP) distribution centre in Pibor, Jonglei State, in this January 12, 2012 file photo. Two years ago, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched a petition to fight hunger with the slogan: "1,000,000,000 people live in chronic hunger and I'm mad as hell." But outrage over the "horrifying figure" of 1 billion hungry people around the world has turned to embarrassment in some quarters in light of growing doubts about the accuracy of the number. Many researchers say the estimate was simply too high. The controversy led the Committee on World Food Security, to urge the FAO to overhaul its calculations using better data and methodology and to call for a set of internationally agreed food-security indicators. The first fruits are due in October when a new estimate of the number of undernourished people will be published along with revisions for previous years as part of the FAO's
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    Posted: 4/23/2012 5:03:27 AM EST
    Ren Zhengfei, CEO for Huawei Technologies Ltd., smiles during a visit to the company's premises in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, in this April 10, 2005 file photo. While controversy over Ren's links to China's officialdom has dogged Huawei's global expansion plans, his own story suggests the firm's success is largely down to a strong individualistic streak that pits Ren against the world. To match Insight HUAWEI/REN REUTERS/Stringer/Files (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS TELECOMS)
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    Posted: 4/20/2012 6:10:48 PM EST
    Caster Semenya competes in the 800m for women at the Yellow Pages Athletics meeting in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, April 20, 2012. Former world champion Semenya has qualified for the 800 meters at the London Olympics after a 1 minute 59.58-second run. She burst on to the scene by winning at the 2009 worlds as a teenager before a gender test controversy sidelined her for 11 months. (AP Photo)
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    Posted: 4/19/2012 6:30:52 PM EST
    CORRECTS TO REMOVE REFERENCE TO NUMBER OF YEARS AND RACES, TIGHTEN 2ND HALF OF CAPTION - In this April 14, 2012, photo walkers and runners stop for the Star Spangled Banner before the start of the Cure in Fort Worth, Texas. Organizers of Race for the Cure events across the country have reported drops in participation following a controversy involving Planned Parenthood. In Fort Worth, the participation declined by 23 percent. (AP Photo/Star-Telegram, Joyce Marshall) MAGS OUT
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    Posted: 4/19/2012 6:30:52 PM EST
    CORRECTS TO REMOVE REFERENCE TO NUMBER OF YEARS AND RACES, TIGHTEN 2ND HALF OF CAPTION - In this April 14, 2012, photo Teresa Blackington of Alvaredo warms up before the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Fort Worth, Texas. Organizers of Race for the Cure events across the country have reported drops in participation following a controversy involving Planned Parenthood. In Fort Worth, participation declined by 23 percent. (AP Photo/Star-Telegram, Joyce Marshall) MAGS OUT
  •  - Banners of Salafi preacher and barred presidential candidate Abu Ismail are seen while his supporters pray in front of the offices of the electoral commission during a sit-in to show their rejection

    Banners of Salafi preacher and barred presidential candidate Abu Ismail are seen while his supporters pray in front of the offices of the electoral commission during a sit-in to show their rejection

    Posted: 4/18/2012 12:21:38 PM EST
    Banners of Salafi preacher and barred presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail are seen while his supporters pray in front of the offices of the electoral commission during a sit-in to show their rejection of his disqualification, in Cairo April 18, 2012. The disqualification of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's spy chief and prominent Islamists, including a Muslim Brotherhood candidate and a popular Salafi cleric, stirs controversy on the streets of the capital as the country struggles to transition to democracy following last year's popular uprising. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS RELIGION)
  •  - Posters and banners showing Salafi preacher and barred presidential candidate Abu Ismail are seen while his supporters pray in front of the offices of the electoral commission during a sit-in to show

    Posters and banners showing Salafi preacher and barred presidential candidate Abu Ismail are seen while his supporters pray in front of the offices of the electoral commission during a sit-in to show

    Posted: 4/18/2012 12:18:32 PM EST
    Posters and banners showing Salafi preacher and barred presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail are seen while his supporters pray in front of the offices of the electoral commission during a sit-in to show their rejection of his disqualification, in Cairo April 18, 2012. The disqualification of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's spy chief and prominent Islamists, including a Muslim Brotherhood candidate and a popular Salafi cleric, stirs controversy on the streets of the capital as the country struggles to transition to democracy following last year's popular uprising. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS RELIGION)
  •  - A picture of Salafi preacher and barred presidential candidate Abu Ismail is seen while his supporters pray in front of the offices of the electoral commission during a sit-in to show their rejection

    A picture of Salafi preacher and barred presidential candidate Abu Ismail is seen while his supporters pray in front of the offices of the electoral commission during a sit-in to show their rejection

    Posted: 4/18/2012 12:16:21 PM EST
    A picture of Salafi preacher and barred presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail is seen while his supporters pray in front of the offices of the electoral commission during a sit-in to show their rejection of his disqualification, in Cairo April 18, 2012.The disqualification of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's spy chief and prominent Islamists, including a Muslim Brotherhood candidate and a popular Salafi cleric, stirs controversy on the streets of the capital as the country struggles to transition to democracy following last year's popular uprising. REUTERS /Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
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    Posted: 4/8/2012 3:20:48 PM EST
    FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2009 file photo German writer and Nobel Prize laureate for literature Guenter Grass speaks at an interview with The Associated Press in the library of Steidl publishers in Goettingen, Germany. German literature Nobel laureate Guenter Grass is seeking to quell a growing controversy over a poem critical of Israel that drew sharp condemnations and accusations of being anti-Semitic. Grass told daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung's edition published Saturday April 7, 2012 that his criticism wasn't meant to attack the country wholesale but target the current policies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanjahu's government. In the poem published in dailies across Europe earlier this week the 84-year-old Grass criticized what he described as Western hypocrisy over Israel's nuclear program and labeled the country a threat to "already fragile world peace" over its belligerent stance on Iran. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)
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    Posted: 4/7/2012 10:50:45 AM EST
    FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2009 file photo German writer and Nobel Prize laureate for literature Guenter Grass speaks at an interview with The Associated Press in the library of Steidl publishers in Goettingen, Germany. German literature Nobel laureate Guenter Grass is seeking to quell a growing controversy over a poem critical of Israel that drew sharp condemnations and accusations of being anti-Semitic. Grass told daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung's edition published Saturday April 7, 2012 that his criticism wasn't meant to attack the country wholesale but target the current policies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanjahu's government. In the poem published in dailies across Europe earlier this week the 84-year-old Grass criticized what he described as Western hypocrisy over Israel's nuclear program and labeled the country a threat to "already fragile world peace" over its belligerent stance on Iran. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)
  •  - Packs of ground beef are seen in a crate at the Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market meat processing facility in Riverside

    Packs of ground beef are seen in a crate at the Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market meat processing facility in Riverside

    Posted: 4/4/2012 5:49:52 PM EST
    Packs of ground beef are seen in a crate at the Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market meat processing facility in Riverside, California, March 29, 2012. U.S. meat packers' losses on beef sales have doubled since a controversy over ammonia-treated scraps dubbed "pink slime" exploded some weeks ago, with margins nearing their lowest in at least 22 years, an industry estimate showed. Fresh & Easy says they do not use the ammonia-treated filler in their beef products. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo
  •  - Packs of ground beef are seen in a crate at the Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market meat processing facility in Riverside

    Packs of ground beef are seen in a crate at the Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market meat processing facility in Riverside

    Posted: 4/4/2012 5:48:49 PM EST
    Packs of ground beef are seen in a crate at the Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market meat processing facility in Riverside, California, March 29, 2012. U.S. meat packers' losses on beef sales have doubled since a controversy over ammonia-treated scraps dubbed "pink slime" exploded some weeks ago, with margins nearing their lowest in at least 22 years, an industry estimate showed. Fresh & Easy says they do not use the ammonia-treated filler in their beef products. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo