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27 May 2009 

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 REGIONS
 Africa
Aid Agency Calls for Scale-Up Response to Crisis at Three Somali Refugee Camps  Audio Clip Available
SPLM Dismisses Solana‚Äôs Sudan Unity Pronouncement  Audio Clip Available
South Africa Opposition Parties Begin Alliance Talks  Audio Clip Available
 Americas
Zelaya Urges Defense of Democracy on US Visit
Colombia's Uribe Moves Closer to 3rd Term
Hurricane Jimena Weakens Over Baja California
 Asia
Garbage Dump Philanthropist Helps Thousands in Philippines Escape Poverty  Video clip available
Report:  Obama, Incoming Japanese PM Speak by Phone
Chinese Demand Drives GM Sales Higher
 Europe
G-20 Finance Ministers Consider Stimulus Exit Strategy
Lockerbie Bomber Hospitalized in Libya
Landmine Survivors Still not Getting Help They Need  Audio Clip Available
 Iraq
4 Iraqis Sentenced to Death for Bank Robbery
Amnesty International: Iraq Has 1,000 Prisoners on Death Row
US Proposes Sending Troops to Disputed Area of Northern Iraq  Video clip available
 Middle East
4 Iraqis Sentenced to Death for Bank Robbery
Saudi Arabia Reports Surrender of Wanted Militant
UN Launches Flash Appeal for Yemen
 United States
Obama to Preside at UN Security Council  Audio Clip Available
New Process Uses Algae to Produce Alternative Fuel  Audio Clip Available
World's Biggest Drug Company Pays Record Fine
 TOPICS
 Arts and Entertainment
Zimbabwe's Film Festival Survives Country's Problems
Disney to Acquire Comic Book Giant Marvel  Video clip available
Alien Refugees Land on Earth in Sci-Fi Thriller, 'District 9'  Audio Clip Available
 Disasters and Accidents
Firefighters Report Progress on Massive LA Fire, Human Cause Suspected
Global Warming Adding Fuel to Wildfires  Audio Clip Available
Hurricane Jimena Weakens Over Baja California
 Economy and Finance
US Stocks Edge Lower Despite Better Economic Data  Video clip available
New Process Uses Algae to Produce Alternative Fuel  Audio Clip Available
G-20 Finance Ministers Consider Stimulus Exit Strategy
 Education
Zimbabwe Teachers Divided Over Strike as New School Term Begins  Audio Clip Available
Ministers Meet With Teacher Representatives, But Strike Appears in Offing  Audio Clip Available
'Sesame Street' to Combat Swine Flu
 Environment
New Process Uses Algae to Produce Alternative Fuel  Audio Clip Available
Global Warming Adding Fuel to Wildfires  Audio Clip Available
Carbon-Absorbing Algae Boost Australia's Fight Against Climate Change  Audio Clip Available
 Health
World's Biggest Drug Company Pays Record Fine
Obama Faces Political Challenges on Health Care, Afghanistan  Audio Clip Available
South Africa AIDS Activists Appeal to Secretary Clinton  Audio Clip Available
 Human Interest
Garbage Dump Philanthropist Helps Thousands in Philippines Escape Poverty  Video clip available
Freed Reporters Describe North Korean Ordeal
Dalai Lama Visits Taiwan Typhoon Victims  Audio Clip Available
 Human Rights and Law
4 Iraqis Sentenced to Death for Bank Robbery
World's Biggest Drug Company Pays Record Fine
Saudi Arabia Reports Surrender of Wanted Militant
 Labor
Zimbabwe Union Severs Ties With Civic Groups Over Constitutional Reform  Audio Clip Available
Zimbabwe Teachers Divided Over Strike as New School Term Begins  Audio Clip Available
Ministers Meet With Teacher Representatives, But Strike Appears in Offing  Audio Clip Available
 Lifestyles
Gay Marriages Begin in Vermont
British Pub Tradition Under Threat  Video clip available
Bad Times  For Video Game Industry
 Politics
Israeli Diplomat Asks African Leaders to Reject Fiery Rhetoric  Audio Clip Available
Obama to Preside at UN Security Council  Audio Clip Available
Zimbabwe Union Severs Ties With Civic Groups Over Constitutional Reform  Audio Clip Available
 Religion
Obama Marks Ramadan At White House  Audio Clip Available
Dalai Lama Promises No Politics While in Taiwan  Audio Clip Available
Palestinians Observe Ramadan under Tight Israeli Security  Audio Clip Available
 Science and Technology
Discovery Astronauts Complete Spacewalk
Shuttle Crew on Mission's First Spacewalk
US Shuttle Docks at International Space Station
 Social Issues
Garbage Dump Philanthropist Helps Thousands in Philippines Escape Poverty  Video clip available
People Under 30 Think Older People Have Better Values, Poll Shows  Audio Clip Available
Gay Marriages Begin in Vermont
 Sports
DC United Aims for Second Straight US Open Cup Soccer Title  Audio Clip Available
Zimbabwe Cricket Team to Face Bangladesh Again in Dhaka & Chittagong  Audio Clip Available
Zimbabwe to Host October COSAFA Senior Challenge Cup in October  Audio Clip Available
 War and Conflict
4 Iraqis Sentenced to Death for Bank Robbery
Saudi Arabia Reports Surrender of Wanted Militant
Obama Faces Political Challenges on Health Care, Afghanistan  Audio Clip Available
 Weather
Hurricane Jimena Weakens Over Baja California
Hurricane Jimena Weakens Off Baja California
Hurricane Jimena Approaches Baja California