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27 May 2009 

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 REGIONS
 Africa
American Student’s Dream Brings Light to African Village  Audio Clip Available
Scores of Smuggling Victims Dead or Missing in Gulf Of Aden  Audio Clip Available
American Woman Promotes Philanthropy through Tourism  Audio Clip Available
 Americas
US Says Venezuelan Arms Buildup Threatens Regional Stability
Cuban Revolutionary Juan Almeida Bosque Dead from Heart Attack
US Revokes Visa for Interim President of Honduras
 Asia
China Taking US Trade Dispute to WTO  Audio Clip Available
Aceh Province Legislators Vote to Impose Stricter Sharia Law
North, South Korea Exchange Lists for Coveted Family Reunions
 Europe
US Says Venezuelan Arms Buildup Threatens Regional Stability
Turkey Hits Country's Largest Media Group with Hefty Tax Penalty
EU says Europe Emerging from Recession  Audio Clip Available
 Iraq
US Vice President Visits Iraq, Meets with Leaders
Iraqi Shoe-Thrower Released from Prison  Audio Clip Available
New Bin Laden Tape Calls Obama Powerless to Stop Afghanistan War  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
 Middle East
Scores of Smuggling Victims Dead or Missing in Gulf Of Aden  Audio Clip Available
US Vice President Visits Iraq, Meets with Leaders
Iraqi Shoe-Thrower Released from Prison  Audio Clip Available
 United States
Tobacco Use Worsens Malnutrition in Developing Countries  Audio Clip Available
NY Police: Terror Task Force Conducts Raids in Queens
US Vice President Visits Iraq, Meets with Leaders
 TOPICS
 Arts and Entertainment
Two Former Child Prodigies Who Beat the Odds  Video clip available
US Actor Patrick Swayze Dies at 57  Audio Clip Available
Egypt's UNESCO Candidate Has Domestic Critics Also
 Disasters and Accidents
UN Says Gaza Water Supplies Near Collapse
18 Pakistanis Die in Stampede to Get Free Flour
Number of Flood Victims Rises Dramatically in West Africa  Audio Clip Available
 Economy and Finance
China Taking US Trade Dispute to WTO  Audio Clip Available
Environmentalists Question Niger Uranium Mine
Turkey Hits Country's Largest Media Group with Hefty Tax Penalty
 Education
Zimbabwe Education Gets $70-Million Boost  Audio Clip Available
Zimbabwe Education Minister Pledges to Keep Engaging Striking Teachers  Audio Clip Available
Obama Answers US Student Questions
 Environment
Environmentalists Question Niger Uranium Mine
UN Says Gaza Water Supplies Near Collapse
Late Crocodile Hunter's Family Urges China Not to Eat Australia's Kangaroos  Audio Clip Available
 Health
Tobacco Use Worsens Malnutrition in Developing Countries  Audio Clip Available
Environmentalists Question Niger Uranium Mine
Tobacco Takes Toll on Environment  Audio Clip Available
 Human Interest
France Wants Happiness Included in Progress Measures  Audio Clip Available
Marwan Barghouti:  For Some - A Murderer, For Others - The Best Hope for Peace  Video clip available
Cuban Revolutionary Juan Almeida Bosque Dead from Heart Attack
 Human Rights and Law
Al-Shabab Vows to Avenge US Raid in Somalia
Iraqi Shoe-Thrower Released from Prison  Audio Clip Available
Raid in Somalia Kills Kenyan Wanted by FBI
 Labor
Zimbabwe Education Minister Pledges to Keep Engaging Striking Teachers  Audio Clip Available
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
 Lifestyles
Maryland Park Makes Camping More Convenient  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Booming City Replaces Sleepy Campgrounds in America's Northwest  Audio Clip Available
Sheep's Head a Favorite Food in South Africa's Kwazulu-Natal Province  Audio Clip Available
 Politics
US Vice President Visits Iraq, Meets with Leaders
Nigerian Military Steps up Security in Niger Delta
China Taking US Trade Dispute to WTO  Audio Clip Available
 Religion
Aceh Province Legislators Vote to Impose Stricter Sharia Law
Obama Marks Ramadan At White House  Audio Clip Available
Dalai Lama Promises No Politics While in Taiwan  Audio Clip Available
 Science and Technology
Early Humans Wove, Dyed Flax in Caucasus  Audio Clip Available
Space Shuttle Discovery Lands in California
Senate Bill Prepares for Biological Attack Within 4 Years  Video clip available
 Social Issues
Aceh Province Legislators Vote to Impose Stricter Sharia Law
France Wants Happiness Included in Progress Measures  Audio Clip Available
Who's Left to Make Fun of These Days?  Audio Clip Available
 Sports
Zimbabwe's Cara Black and Partner Bested by Williams Sisters at US Open  Audio Clip Available
India Says It is Ready for 2010 Commonwealth Games    Audio Clip Available
South Africans React Angrily to Leaked Gender Tests on World Champion Runner
 War and Conflict
NY Police: Terror Task Force Conducts Raids in Queens
US Vice President Visits Iraq, Meets with Leaders
Al-Shabab Vows to Avenge US Raid in Somalia
 Weather
Torrential Rainfall Exacerbates Flooding in Senegal's Capital  Audio Clip Available
Hurricane Fred Strengthens Over Atlantic
Flooding Displaces Hundreds of Thousands in West Africa  Audio Clip Available