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27 May 2009 

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 REGIONS
 Africa
Zimbabwe Releases Lawmakers From PM's Party
Sudanese Deal to Bolster Peace Agreement  Audio Clip Available
Recurring Kenyan Droughts Affect Millions  Audio Clip Available
 Americas
Canada's PM Asserts Country's Arctic Sovereignty
Powerful Hurricane Bill Heads Toward Caribbean
Clinton Says Defense Deal Would Not Create US Bases in Colombia
 Asia
US, Other Education Officials Get Lesson in School Success  Audio Clip Available
US, UN Praise Bravery of Afghans on Election Day
26 Killed During Afghan Election, Turnout Uncertain
 Europe
Russia Defends Stalin's Deal with Hitler
Swiss Bank to Turn Over Account Data to US Authorities  Audio Clip Available
World's Top Athletes Go For Gold In Five Events At 2009 IAAF Athletics Championships In Berlin  Audio Clip Available
 Iraq
US Hired Contractors to Hunt, Kill al-Qaida Operatives
UN Marks World Humanitarian Day  Video clip available
Baghdad Blasts Kill 95  Audio Clip Available
 Middle East
Iranian Lawmakers Criticize Ahmadinejad's Cabinet Picks
US Hired Contractors to Hunt, Kill al-Qaida Operatives
Iraq Detains 11 Security Officers After Baghdad Carnage
 United States
US, Other Education Officials Get Lesson in School Success  Audio Clip Available
US Jobless Claims, Mortgage Problems Rise
New Mexico Governor, N. Korean Diplomats Continue Talks
 TOPICS
 Arts and Entertainment
US Releases Detained Pakistani VOA Reporter
Pentagon Tweets, Blogs, Posts, and 'Friends'  Audio Clip Available
Critics See Political Horse-Trading in Zimbabwe Media Commission Short List  Audio Clip Available
 Disasters and Accidents
Flash Floods Devastate Parts of NW Pakistan
Russia:  Hijackers Threatened to Blow Up Captive Ship
Two More Taiwan Officials Tender Resignations Over Typhoon Response  Audio Clip Available
 Economy and Finance
US Jobless Claims, Mortgage Problems Rise
As Indian Sugar Production Falls, World Prices Surge  Audio Clip Available
Taiwan-China Economic Ties Boom, Military Tensions Remain  Audio Clip Available
 Education
US, Other Education Officials Get Lesson in School Success  Audio Clip Available
US Schools to Reopen Amid Flu Concerns  Audio Clip Available
Life at Fairfield University for Ali Abdul Majeed Continues to Be Rewarding  Audio Clip Available
 Environment
Despite Defeat, Australian Government Vows to Move Ahead With Emissions Legislation  Audio Clip Available
Australia Plans New Approach to Save Fragile Flora, Fauna  Audio Clip Available
More Americans Buying Home Grown Vegetables This Summer  Video clip available
 Health
High-tech Patient Teaches Nurses Critical Skills  Video clip available
US Unveils Business Guidelines to Contain Swine Flu
Latest Strike by Zimbabwe Doctors & Nurses Hitting Terminally Ill Hardest  Audio Clip Available
 Human Interest
UN Marks World Humanitarian Day  Video clip available
American Jesse Owens' Legacy Lives On in Berlin  Audio Clip Available
'Homeland Tours' Bring Chinese Adoptees Back to Visit Their Orphanages  Audio Clip Available
 Human Rights and Law
Zimbabwe Releases Lawmakers From PM's Party
Lockerbie Bomber Released From Prison
US Releases Detained Pakistani VOA Reporter
 Labor
US Jobless Claims, Mortgage Problems Rise
Latest Strike by Zimbabwe Doctors & Nurses Hitting Terminally Ill Hardest  Audio Clip Available
Some Undocumented Migrants Undeterred by Weak US Economy  Audio Clip Available
 Lifestyles
Traditional Boat Builders Face Challenges of New Technology, Uncertain Economy  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Avoid Your Own Air Travel Horror Story
After 17 Years, 'Seeds of Peace' Still Running Strong  Video clip available
 Politics
Zimbabwe Releases Lawmakers From PM's Party
Iranian Lawmakers Criticize Ahmadinejad's Cabinet Picks
Sudanese Deal to Bolster Peace Agreement  Audio Clip Available
 Religion
Muslim Holy Month Set to Begin This Week  Video clip available
Gunmen Kill 5 in Somali Mosque
Dalai Lama:  China's Policy on Ethnic Minorities has Failed  Audio Clip Available
 Science and Technology
Space Shuttle Discovery Set for Tuesday Liftoff
South Korea Postpones First Rocket Launch  Audio Clip Available
Comet Dust Contains Evidence Life Could Exist Beyond Earth
 Social Issues
Teens From War-Torn Regions Find Safety on the Soccer Field  Audio Clip Available
'Homeland Tours' Bring Chinese Adoptees Back to Visit Their Orphanages  Audio Clip Available
Eleven-Year-Old Boy Walks to Help Homeless Children  Video clip available
 Sports
Four Gold Medals Handed Out On Day 5 At The World Athletics Championships In Berlin  Audio Clip Available
World's Top Athletes Go For Gold In Five Events At 2009 IAAF Athletics Championships In Berlin  Audio Clip Available
Teens From War-Torn Regions Find Safety on the Soccer Field  Audio Clip Available
 War and Conflict
Iranian Lawmakers Criticize Ahmadinejad's Cabinet Picks
Sudanese Deal to Bolster Peace Agreement  Audio Clip Available
Nigeria Deports Members of Islamist Sect
 Weather
Weak To Moderate El Nino Conditions To Prevail
Powerful Hurricane Bill Heads Toward Caribbean
Atlantic Storm Season Off to Busy Start