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(CNN Student News) -- April 23, 2009

1. What regions of Pakistan are currently controlled by the Taliban? What is the approximate distance between the Taliban-controlled territory in Pakistan and the nation's capital?

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2. According to the program: How did the Taliban come to power in the Swat Valley? What have been the implications of the Pakistani government's strategy in dealing with the Taliban?

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3. According to the report: What type of law are the Taliban trying to impose in Buner district? What are some of the demands that they have made of the residents of the region?

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4. What statement has U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made in response to the situation in Pakistan? In your opinion, how should the international community respond to this situation, if at all?

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5. What African nation held presidential elections yesterday?

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6. According to the report: How does this year's election day turnout in South Africa compare to the turnout in previous elections? What are some factors that may have contributed to this year's turnout?

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7. How would you describe the emotions of the people seen voting in the report? What role do you think that South Africa's history plays in the experience of voting for the country's citizens?

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8. According to the segment: What are the benefits and drawbacks of the traditional Japanese diet? What shift is taking place in the eating habits of many people in Japan? Why is this shift taking place?

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9. What concerns have some Japanese doctors raised about residents' increase in fast food consumption? How have fast food representatives responded to these concerns?

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10. Have you changed your diet in response to changes in the economy? If so, how? If not, why not?

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