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***"What in the World?" Weekly Quiz -- September 9-15, 2018***

The leaders of North and South Korea announced what will be their third meeting since April of this year. THIS will be the main topic of the next summit, to be held September 18-20:

Denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula
Ending the Korean War
Reunifying the two Koreas
Reuniting families separated by the conflict

In a landmark, unanimous decision India's Supreme Court struck down a law, dating back to the colonial period, which prohibited THIS:

Women's suffrage
Gay sex
Pay equity

The leading candidate in THIS nation's upcoming presidential election is in stable condition after being stabbed at a campaign rally. The candidate, whose far-right positions have garnered support and drawn sharp criticism, may spend up to two months in the hospital, casting doubt over the rest of his campaign:



THIS Asian nation is reeling from two natural disasters that struck this week.  First, Typhoon Jebi, the strongest in 25 years, pummeled the country in question. Next, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake happened a few days later, triggering landslides and widespread power outages:  

South Korea

 A "sophisticated" hack of THIS airline's app and website resulted in the theft of over 380,000 customers' credit card and personal information.  The airline's CEO has pledged to compensate any financial trouble customers may experience as a result of the breach:

Air France
Ryan Air
British Airways

Relations between Paraguay and Israel became tense this week after Paraguay's new government announced WHICH of the following:

New aid to the Palestinian Authority
Unconditional support for Iran
A new embassy in Gaza
The return of its embassy from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv

Officials in New York quarantined Emirates Flight 203 from Dubai to JFK after over 100 passengers reported feeling ill; 10 ended up in the hospital because of their symptoms.  The New York City mayor's office confirmed that the passengers had THIS illness: 

Chicken pox
Whooping cough

Fire destroyed 90% of the collections in Brazil's National Museum this week. Protestors, who held hands and gathered around the burnt-out remains of the museum in Rio de Janeiro, blame the government for the amount of destruction, citing THIS:


Traffic snarls that kept firefighters from arriving promptly
Unstaffed fire stations near the museum
Years of funding cuts that led to inadequate preservation of artefacts
A malfunctioning sprinkler system

Amnesty International is criticizing the government of Moldova for deporting seven teachers, claimed to be, "threats to national security." The teachers were all Turkish nationals, and taught at schools founded by THIS U.S.-based Muslim cleric, accused by the Turkish government of organizing the attempted coup that rocked Turkey in 2016:


Fethullah Gulen
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Andrew Brunson
Faruk Gül

Sightings of a kangaroo on the loose have astonished residents in a small, northern town in THIS country, thousands of miles away from Australia.  Inquiries at nearby zoos and breeding facilities turned up no reports of a missing marsupial; how the errant animal got to the rural area in question remains a mystery:

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