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27 May 2009 

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 REGIONS
 Africa
American Charity Works to Uplift Lives in Rural Communities in Malawi  Audio Clip Available
UN says Climate Change Hurting African Women
Making Money Making Bed Nets  Audio Clip Available
 Americas
US Cites 20 Countries for Illegal Drugs
Obama Urges Patience on Afghan Troop Decision   Audio Clip Available
Clinton Urges Transparency in Venezuelan Arms Purchases  Audio Clip Available
 Asia
Kabul Suicide Attack Kills Italian Soldiers, Afghan Civilians  Audio Clip Available
Political Instability, Violence Threat to Asia's Tourism Industry  Audio Clip Available
Car Bomb Kills 16 in Afghanistan  Audio Clip Available
 Europe
East Europe Officials Say US Backing Away from Missile Defense System
Kabul Suicide Attack Kills Italian Soldiers, Afghan Civilians  Audio Clip Available
Russia Counters Criticism over World War II Role  Video clip available
 Iraq
Militant Group Claims Responsibility for Attack on Iraqi Green Zone  Audio Clip Available
Biden Discusses Iraqi Oil With Kurdish Leaders
Shells Land Near US Embassy as Biden Visits Iraq 
 Middle East
Yemeni Air Raid Reported to Kill 87 Civilians
Iranian Forces Warn Opposition Not to Join Government-Backed Rally
Iran Lashes Out at France for Remarks on Nuclear Program
 United States
East Europe Officials Say US Backing Away from Missile Defense System
Poorer Countries Hardest Hit by Climate Change  Audio Clip Available
US Panel Begins Dissection of Financial Crisis
 TOPICS
 Arts and Entertainment
Mary Travers of Folk Group Peter, Paul and Mary Dies
Mozambican Pop Group Makes It Big in South Africa  Audio Clip Available
Two Former Child Prodigies Who Beat the Odds  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
 Disasters and Accidents
Poor Urban Planning Partly to Blame for West Africa Flooding  Audio Clip Available
UN Says Gaza Water Supplies Near Collapse
18 Pakistanis Die in Stampede to Get Free Flour
 Economy and Finance
US Panel Begins Dissection of Financial Crisis
Political Instability, Violence Threat to Asia's Tourism Industry  Audio Clip Available
EU Leaders Seek Unified Position Ahead of G20 Summit
 Education
American Charity Works to Uplift Lives in Rural Communities in Malawi  Audio Clip Available
Zimbabwe Education Gets $70-Million Boost  Audio Clip Available
Zimbabwe Education Minister Pledges to Keep Engaging Striking Teachers  Audio Clip Available
 Environment
Poorer Countries Hardest Hit by Climate Change  Audio Clip Available
UN says Climate Change Hurting African Women
'Lost Boy' of Sudan Brings Fresh Drinking Water to Thousands  Video clip available
 Health
Researchers Urge Cell Phone Users to Take Precautions  Video clip available
Making Money Making Bed Nets  Audio Clip Available
Obama Seeks Student Support for Health Care Reform
 Human Interest
American Charity Works to Uplift Lives in Rural Communities in Malawi  Audio Clip Available
'Lost Boy' of Sudan Brings Fresh Drinking Water to Thousands  Video clip available
Sea Turtles in Battle For US Nesting Grounds  Video clip available
 Human Rights and Law
Rights Group Says Burma Has Intensified Political Arrests
US Cites 20 Countries for Illegal Drugs
White House Backs Controversial Domestic Surveillance Provisions
 Labor
US Households Getting Richer
Obama Seeks Labor Support for Economic, Health Care Policies  Audio Clip Available
US Announces New Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Rules  Audio Clip Available
 Lifestyles
Researchers Urge Cell Phone Users to Take Precautions  Video clip available
'Lost Boy' of Sudan Brings Fresh Drinking Water to Thousands  Video clip available
Maryland Park Makes Camping More Convenient  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
 Politics
East Europe Officials Say US Backing Away from Missile Defense System
Iranian Forces Warn Opposition Not to Join Government-Backed Rally
Russia Counters Criticism over World War II Role  Video clip available
 Religion
Jakarta Cracks Down on Beggars During Ramadan  Audio Clip Available
Aceh Province Legislators Vote to Impose Stricter Sharia Law
Obama Marks Ramadan At White House  Audio Clip Available
 Science and Technology
Researchers Urge Cell Phone Users to Take Precautions  Video clip available
Lawmakers Voice Support for NASA Moon Program  Audio Clip Available
Mixed Verdict on Mobile Phones as Cancer Cause  Audio Clip Available
 Social Issues
UN says Climate Change Hurting African Women
'Lost Boy' of Sudan Brings Fresh Drinking Water to Thousands  Video clip available
Jakarta Cracks Down on Beggars During Ramadan  Audio Clip Available
 Sports
Obama Pushes Chicago Olympic Bid  Audio Clip Available
Taiwan Deaflympics Finish With A Feast
Zimbabwe Eyes Tourism Spillover From 2010 World Cup Next Door  Audio Clip Available
 War and Conflict
Kabul Suicide Attack Kills Italian Soldiers, Afghan Civilians  Audio Clip Available
Yemeni Air Raid Reported to Kill 87 Civilians
Two Suicide Bombers Strike AU Peacekeeper Base 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