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27 May 2009 

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 REGIONS
 Africa
Mozambique’s Ruling Party Official Defends Anti-Corruption Campaign  Audio Clip Available
US Officials:  Terrorism in Africa's Sahel Region Increasing Concern  Audio Clip Available
At Rome Food Summit, Mugabe Alleges 'Neo-Colonialist' Sabotage of Economy  Audio Clip Available
 Americas
Number of Students Studying Abroad on Rise Globally  Video clip available
New Data Show Ice Loss in Greenland Accelerating
APEC Leaders Lower Expectations for Climate Change Agreement 
 Asia
Obama Winds Up Asia Tour With South Korea Summit  Audio Clip Available
Obama: US Presenting Benchmarks for Afghan Government
Obama Meets With Chinese Premier
 Europe
Number of Students Studying Abroad on Rise Globally  Video clip available
Saudi's King Abdullah Hosts Sarkozy
Multilateral Meeting to Discuss International Administrator for Bosnia-Herzegovina
 Iraq
Iraqi Vice President Vetoes Part of Election Law
Afghanistan, Iraq Rated Among Most Corrupt Nations
Killings in Iraq Highlight Continuing Security Concerns  Audio Clip Available
 Middle East
Iraqi Vice President Vetoes Part of Election Law
US Dismayed at Israeli Building Plan for East Jerusalem  Audio Clip Available
Saudi's King Abdullah Hosts Sarkozy
 United States
Obama Winds Up Asia Tour With South Korea Summit  Audio Clip Available
Obama: US Presenting Benchmarks for Afghan Government
Obama Meets With Chinese Premier
 TOPICS
 Arts and Entertainment
Janet Jackson Releases Anthology; Aerosmith's Tyler Requests Time Off
Rosanne Cash's, 'The List' Carries Personal Story  Audio Clip Available
Iran Trying to Wage Media Battle Against US  Audio Clip Available
 Disasters and Accidents
Four Years after Katrina, New Orleans Making Progress Towards Recovery  Video clip available
At Rome Food Summit, Mugabe Alleges 'Neo-Colonialist' Sabotage of Economy  Audio Clip Available
UN:  Climate Change Deal Key to Fighting Hunger
 Economy and Finance
More Americans Than Ever Experiencing Food Insecurity  Audio Clip Available
Geithner Warns Other Countries Not to Rely on US Consumers as Engine of Economic Growth
Berber Women Try to Keep Rug Making Alive, Profitable  Video clip available
 Education
Number of Students Studying Abroad on Rise Globally  Video clip available
Do College Students Get Well-Rounded General Education?  Audio Clip Available
Conference Seeks to Make Early Childhood Development Priority in Africa
 Environment
New Water Shortages in Zimbabwean Capital Prompt Cholera Outbreak Fears  Audio Clip Available
African Leaders Discouraged But Undaunted by Climate Talks Outlook
Red Cross:  Climate Change Tops Global Humanitarian Concerns  Audio Clip Available
 Health
New Water Shortages in Zimbabwean Capital Prompt Cholera Outbreak Fears  Audio Clip Available
Global Fund Extends Life of Zimbabwe Funding for AIDS, Other Diseases  Audio Clip Available
Australian Surgeons Separate Bangladeshi Siamese Twins
 Human Interest
Four Years after Katrina, New Orleans Making Progress Towards Recovery  Video clip available
Berber Women Try to Keep Rug Making Alive, Profitable  Video clip available
Palin Book Fuels Discussion About Her Future  Audio Clip Available
 Human Rights and Law
Afghan Corruption Concerns US Policy Planners  Audio Clip Available
Zimbabwe Lawyers Demand Resignation of Attorney General, Alleging Abuses  Audio Clip Available
Annual Report Finds Sub-Saharan Africa Especially Hard Hit by Corruption
 Labor
Obama To Host Jobs Summit in December  Video clip available
Paris Youths Occupy Mansion to Protest Lack of Jobs  Audio Clip Available
Lawmakers React to New US Unemployment Figures
 Lifestyles
Venice Losing Residents But Not Dead Yet  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Cherokee Indians Teach Tourists in North Carolina  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Britain Remembers WWI, Looks at War in Afghanistan  Audio Clip Available
 Politics
Obama Winds Up Asia Tour With South Korea Summit  Audio Clip Available
Obama: US Presenting Benchmarks for Afghan Government
Iraqi Vice President Vetoes Part of Election Law
 Religion
Muslim Cleric Confirms Contact with Fort Hood Suspect
Obama Addresses Town Hall Meeting in Shanghai
Ultra-Orthodox Jews Protest Intel Sabbath Operations in Jerusalem  Audio Clip Available
 Science and Technology
Scientists Discover Heart Disease in Ancient Egyptian Mummies
Atlantis Astronauts Inspect Shuttle in 1st Full Day in Orbit
Space Shuttle Atlantis Lifts Off
 Social Issues
US Army Suicides Continue at Record Pace  Audio Clip Available
Obama Addresses Town Hall Meeting in Shanghai
Golfers Score Hole in One for Charitable Causes  Audio Clip Available
 Sports
Rain Delays Logan Cup Cricket Play in Bulawayo and Mutare, Zimbabwe  Audio Clip Available
Zimbabwe's Dynamos, Gunners Close in on Premier Soccer League Title  Audio Clip Available
Youth World Cup Ends as Host Champion Nigeria Falls to Switzerland
 War and Conflict
Obama: US Presenting Benchmarks for Afghan Government
US Dismayed at Israeli Building Plan for East Jerusalem  Audio Clip Available
US Officials:  Terrorism in Africa's Sahel Region Increasing Concern  Audio Clip Available
 Weather
Brazilian Official: Storm Caused Widespread Blackout
IEA Urges Action on Climate Change
Tropical Storm Ida Downgraded; Moves Inland