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"What in the World?" Weekly Quiz -- August 26-September 1, 2018

Scott Morrison ousted THIS man to become Australia's new prime minister.  The politician in question had held the nation's top office since 2015, and was once heralded as a breath of fresh air for Australia.  Recently, however, disagreements within his own party over a clean energy policy and his push to pass lower emissions levels led to a loss of support, and he stepped down:

 
Tony Abbott
Peter Dutton
Malcolm Turnbull
John Howard

One year has passed since the army and pro-government militias in Myanmar ramped up an on-going campaign of persecution against Rohingya Muslims.  Over 700,000 Rohingya fled to THIS neighboring country, where they now live in refugee camps.  Most recently they drew international attention because their lodging, which consists of flimsy lean-tos and makeshift houses, was destroyed by heavy rains and mudslides:

Laos
Bangladesh
Thailand
India

The United States announced that it would re-direct $200 million in aid initially intended to help address the humanitarian crisis in THIS nation.  Officials involved in the decision argue that cutting the aid will strengthen the U.S.'s bargaining position in potential talks to bring peace to the troubled region:

 

Yemen
South Sudan
Syria
Palestine

For the first time since taking office, Donald Trump used the word "Africa" in a tweet.  The content of Mr. Trump's tweet drew a great deal of attention because of THIS:

 
He called on Congress and the U.S. Dept. of State to organize a $1 billion aid package for the continent
He mistakenly referred to the continent as "a country"
He repeated the false claim that South African officials were "killing farmers" and seizing their land
He called China's massive infrastructure initiatives on the continent a "proxy war" against the U.S.

UK Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab gave advice for nervous business people impacted by withdrawal from the European Union.  Despite intense, on-going negotiations, the UK and the EU have yet to sign an agreement that will keep transactions and goods flowing smoothly across the Channel.  This incarnation of Brexit, functioning without any specific business guidelines, bears THIS nickname:

 

No-Deal Brexit
Hail-Mary Brexit
Hasty-Retreat Brexit
Bum-Rush Brexit

Citing declining traffic due to new sanctions, Air France and British Airways announced that they are cutting their routes to THIS city:

Tehran
Caracas
Havana
Pyongyang

Spain's government passed amendments to the country's 2007 Historical Memory Law that, if approved by parliament, will allow them to make THIS change to the Valley of the Fallen Memorial, which commemorates those who died in the 1936-1939 Spanish Civil War:

Remove all of the names of those who fought in support of General Francisco Franco
Exhume Franco's remains and move them to a different location
Move the memorial to a different location
Destroy the memorial and build a new one, dedicated to peace

140 migrants, mostly from Eritrea, were finally allowed to disembark from a rescue ship that had been docked for six days while THIS country raised objections to taking them in:

 

Italy
Turkey
France
Greece

Brazil's government released rare drone footage this week from an isolated region of the Amazon.  The footage shows THIS:

 

An isolated, indigenous tribe going about daily activities
Poaching of rare and endangered birds
Illegal logging and strip mining
A herd of Brazilian dwarf hippopotamus, long believed extinct

The world's largest shipping company, Maersk, announced it's trying to make positive use of global warming by doing THIS:

Using rising sea levels to increase ships' loads
Using rising sea levels to dock larger ships in historically shallow harbors
Using a melting polar ice cap to send shipments through the Arctic
Using increased wind energy, provided by rising global temperatures
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