From Bill of Rights Day in the U.S. to grasshopper biscuits in Mexico to rewilding rodents in Britain, today's show brings you stories from both sides of the Atlantic. We're reporting on the return of jousting to England and showing you what happens when a bull decides to hang out at a New Jersey train station.
This Friday's news quiz covers topics featured throughout the week on The World from A to Z:
1. Scientists at a research company in Japan recently tested a device that uses “liquid biomethane” – derived from cow waste at a nearby farm – as fuel for what?
2. In what war-torn European nation are members of a group known as the “White Angels” routinely risking their lives to deliver medical supplies to a town under constant shelling?
3. Off the coast of what nation would you find weedy seadragons, which are being studied partly for the indications their health can give about other marine species?
4. Name the professional baseball player who recently signed a contract worth a reported $700 million, the largest sum for any athlete in the world.
5. In what nation are some residents on the island of Sulawesi speaking out about how nickel mining has been conducted there?
6. What U.S. university, which first opened in 1751, saw its president resign recently following criticism of how she answered a U.S. representative’s questions about anti-Semitism?
7. What is the name of the United Nations summit that just wrapped up in the United Arab Emirates, following an agreement that’s been both praised and criticized?
8. What Communist nation has the U.S. accused of stealing billions in cryptocurrency to fund its controversial nuclear program and its leader’s lavish lifestyle?
9. In what North American country, whose poverty rate is almost 42 percent, are workers harvesting grasshoppers in an effort to bring healthier food to their community?
10. The return of Eurasian beavers to Ealing and the return of jousting to historic grounds are two events taking place in what nation?