"What in the World?" Weekly Quiz -- October 8-14, 2018
Denis Mukwege, a gynecological surgeon from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi activist from Iraq, have won the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to end the use of THIS as a weapon of war:
Saudi Arabian writer Jamal Khashoggi visited his country's embassy in THIS nation on October 2, but hasn't been heard from since. Mr. Khashoggi is a sharp critic of Saudi Arabia's crown prince, and officials in the country where he was last seen are accusing embassy personnel of killing him, accusations which are putting further strain on an already fraught relationship between the two nations :
The UN's highest court, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), ruled this week that the United States must ease some sanctions against Iran, specifically those that allow for the import of humanitarian goods, and those that affect civil aviation safety. Iran pled its case based on the 1955 Treaty of Amity, which promotes economic and consular ties between it and the U.S.
How did the U.S. respond to the ICJ ruling?
Last week a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, sparking a tsunami; the death toll from the disasters stands at over 1,700. Adding to Sulawesi's woes and potentially prompting another rescue operation, THIS happened on island's northern peninsula:
The Japanese city of Osaka has ended its sister city relationship with San Francisco because of THIS:
The internal networks of over 30 U.S. companies may have been hacked by China, who, according to an investigation started in 2015, installed THIS on computers it built for them:
The Trump Administration announced this week that it would begin requiring that THIS group of people marry their same-sex partners, otherwise said partners would be denied a visa. The announcement has no contingency plan for people who come from nations that criminalize or refuse to recognize same-sex marriage: