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27 May 2009 

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 REGIONS
 Africa
South Sudan Reacts Angrily to Report of Possible Oil Fraud by North  Audio Clip Available
Israeli PM, Egyptian President to Meet Next Week
Traveling Exhibit on AIDS in Africa Focuses on Children  Audio Clip Available
 Americas
Chavez Welcomed at Venice Film Festival  Audio Clip Available
Venezuela to Shut Down More Broadcasters
Chavez Meets with Ahmedinejad to Discuss Peaceful Nuclear Partnership
 Asia
Survey Finds US No Longer Most Competitive Economy
Indian Probe Finds 4 People Were Killed in Staged Encounter by Police  Audio Clip Available
Preliminary Afghan Election Results Give Karzai Clear Majority  Audio Clip Available
 Europe
Survey Finds US No Longer Most Competitive Economy
Russian FM: No Missiles on Arctic Sea
Pro-British Group in Northern Ireland Pledges to Give up Arms
 Iraq
US Military: 4 American Soldiers Killed in Iraq
Bombs Across Iraq Kill 18
Gunmen Kill 5 in Mosul Shootings
 Middle East
Gates: Arab World Should Unite to Counter Iran Threat
Israeli PM, Egyptian President to Meet Next Week
Lebanon Opposition Rejects Proposed Cabinet
 United States
Obama Warns Economic Efforts 'Far from Complete'
Huge California Wildfire 60 Percent Contained
Supreme Court to Formally Welcome Justice Sotomayor
 TOPICS
 Arts and Entertainment
Beatles Catalogue Remastered  Video clip available
Chavez Welcomed at Venice Film Festival  Audio Clip Available
British Artist Conveys Images from War  Video clip available
 Disasters and Accidents
Huge California Wildfire 60 Percent Contained
Flooding Displaces Hundreds of Thousands in West Africa  Audio Clip Available
13 Dead in Central China Mine Accident
 Economy and Finance
Obama Warns Economic Efforts 'Far from Complete'
South Sudan Reacts Angrily to Report of Possible Oil Fraud by North  Audio Clip Available
Survey Finds US No Longer Most Competitive Economy
 Education
Traveling Exhibit on AIDS in Africa Focuses on Children  Audio Clip Available
Obama Speech to Students Draws Criticism From Foes
Obama to Urge Students to Work Hard in Back-to-School Speech
 Environment
Study Links Humans to Warming in Arctic
Farmers Using Rented Cattle, Goats for Green Weed Control  Video clip available
Africa to Demand Legally-Binding Reparations at Climate Summit
 Health
Traveling Exhibit on AIDS in Africa Focuses on Children  Audio Clip Available
Obama's Labor Day Speech Calls for Support on Health Care Reform  Video clip available
Flooding Will Increase Malaria in West Africa
 Human Interest
Happy Labor-Grandma Moses-Google Day!  Audio Clip Available
Late US Senator's Memoir Talks of Personal, Public Tragedies
Garbage Dump Philanthropist Helps Thousands in Philippines Escape Poverty  Video clip available
 Human Rights and Law
Russian FM: No Missiles on Arctic Sea
British Court Convicts 3 in Liquid Explosives Plot  Audio Clip Available
3 Police Shot Dead in Pakistan
 Labor
Some Schools Open in Zimbabwe As Main Teachers Unions Go Separate Ways  Audio Clip Available
Obama's Labor Day Speech Calls for Support on Health Care Reform  Video clip available
Zimbabwe Teachers Union Comes Off Sidelines With Partial Strike Call  Audio Clip Available
 Lifestyles
Labor Day Celebrated Across the US  Video clip available
South African Group Fuses African, Western Music  Audio Clip Available
Gay Marriages Begin in Vermont
 Politics
Supreme Court to Formally Welcome Justice Sotomayor
South Sudan Reacts Angrily to Report of Possible Oil Fraud by North  Audio Clip Available
Gates: Arab World Should Unite to Counter Iran Threat
 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
Pollution in China Affecting Rainfall  Audio Clip Available
'Discovery' Completes Resupply Mission at Space Station
Jakarta May Be Largely Protected From Indonesia's Deadly Quakes  Audio Clip Available
 Social Issues
Obama Continues Health Care Push
Traveling Exhibit on AIDS in Africa Focuses on Children  Audio Clip Available
UNESCO to Pick New Chief  Audio Clip Available
 Sports
Melanie Oudin Continues Upset Streak Against Russian Players in US Open
European Basketball Championship Starts in Poland
Italian Cyclist Wins Eighth Stage of Tour of Spain
 War and Conflict
Indian Probe Finds 4 People Were Killed in Staged Encounter by Police  Audio Clip Available
US Military: 4 American Soldiers Killed in Iraq
Four Students Shot Dead in Northwest Pakistan
 Weather
Flooding Displaces Hundreds of Thousands in West Africa  Audio Clip Available
Jimena Weakens to Tropical Storm
Australians Sweat in Record-Breaking Winter  Audio Clip Available