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Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 5:31pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Ireland, Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Ireland is off to a rocky start. Even the biggest security operation in Irish history couldn't stop some rioters furious over Queen Elizabeth’s visit. Hundreds of men were fighting with police, throwing rocks, bottles, and even setting off fireworks. The Queen is the first monarch to visit Ireland since it gained independence from the U.K. in 1922.

South Korea – Chaos on the streets, as sex workers rally for their right to work. Some prostitutes would’ve set themselves on fire if fellow protestors didn't step in and stop them. Prostitution is illegal in South Korea.

Brazil – Five years after a plane crash that killed 156-people. The two Americans that are responsible for the crash were sentenced to 4-years of community service. Joseph Lepore and Jan Paladino were flying a small plane that collided into the big one. The crash was one of the deadliest in Brazil’s history.

China – Watermelons are popping in open fields. That's because farmers are overusing growth chemicals in attempt to boost their crop. Now, the fruit is totally ruined. The find comes after several high profile scandals, involving the illegal use of chemicals in food there.

The Philippines – Couples dancing in the streets, in the small town of Obando. They are dancing because they believe it will bring them fertility. Thousands of people attended this year's festival to make their prayers heard.

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