We kick off today's show with a preview of a relatively rare celestial sight in the skies over the American West. From there, we update you on events in the Middle East, and we make stops in the U.K. and France for reports on a new sewer system and a new Olympic sport.
This Friday's news quiz covers topics featured throughout the week on The World from A to Z:
1. What Middle Eastern nation was targeted in a surprise terrorist attack last weekend, prompting a counter-attack in the neighboring territory of Gaza?
2. What militant organization – also considered a terrorist organization – controls Gaza and was responsible for last weekend’s attack?
3. Name the U.S. athlete who, following multiple medal wins at last weekend’s World Gymnastics Championships, has become the most decorated gymnast of all time.
4. Hezbollah, another militant (or terrorist) group that launched rockets last weekend, is based in what country, which borders Israel to the north?
5. In what southeast Asian country, an island nation considered to be the world’s third-largest democracy, is nickel mining having mixed results on local populations?
6. Kenya’s Kelvin Kiptum made history last weekend by accomplishing what feat in just over two hours?
7. What country, which is the world’s largest exporter of seafood, has banned imports of it from Japan?
8. What element, whose atomic number is 80, is being utilized illegally in Senegal’s “gold rush” to extract gold from the soil?
9. The U.S. government recently warned of a possible link between mental health and what activity, which 8th and 10th graders participate in 3.5 hours per day on average?
10. What type of eclipse, which is relatively rare over the western U.S., is expected to be visible on Saturday in parts of North and Central America?