Today, we're taking flight to report on an unmanned mission to an asteroid and an astronaut's unplanned (but record-setting) stay at the ISS. Back on Earth, we're visiting a French shop that preserves history through plaster molds. And speaking of history, we discuss Nathan Hale.
This Friday's news quiz covers topics featured throughout the week on The World from A to Z:
1. A painting by what famous artist was recently recovered by an “art detective” in Amsterdam, more than three years after the work was stolen?
2. What was the name of the storm that recently lashed the Canadian province of Nova Scotia with wind and rain after it made landfall in the U.S. state of Maine?
3. What two countries, which are rivals with no formal diplomatic ties, recently negotiated an exchange of prisoners?
4. In what northern African country would you find the city of Derna, which was catastrophically impacted by a recent Mediterranean storm and the collapse of city dams?
5. Concerns are being raised in Zimbabwe and Botswana about an apparent migration of what animal, which is responsible for dozens of deaths every year in the region?
6. The General Assembly, which gathered this week, is a part of what international organization that was founded in 1945?
7. Who made history when she was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court on September 21, 1981, becoming the first woman to serve on the high court?
8. Characterized by various shades of green, a recent “plankton bloom” killed marine life and threatened the fishing industry in what Asian country?
9. Though it wasn’t planned, American Frank Rubio recently set a new American record for doing what?
10. As featured on Friday’s show: What renowned museum was built on the site of a 12th Century fortress?