The threat of "cyber kidnapping" headlines today's show, following the rescue of a teen who became a victim of the scam. We're also telling you what diet was recently ranked the world's healthiest, what kind of art recently appeared in the Venezuelan capital, what photograph recently won a major award, and what kind of cat is among the world's deadliest.
This Friday's news quiz covers topics featured throughout the week on The World from A to Z:
1. In what South American nation do ornithologists and the government believe there are more different birds than there are in any other country, following a recent discovery in the Amazon?
2. Name the U.S. aerospace company whose 737 MAX 9 aircraft were temporarily grounded following an incident in which a plane’s panel ripped off during a flight.
3. In what Asian country would you find the fishing village of Akasaki, where 100 historic homes are still standing despite the recent 7.5-magnitude earthquake that recently struck nearby?
4. A lunar lander launched on Monday by a private American company encountered problems in orbit that doomed its mission. What is this lander’s name, which is also a type of falcon?
5. Researchers at Oxford University recently reprocessed a famous photograph of what planet, showing its actual color is more pale than the blue hue it had in its previous, enhanced picture?
6. Wednesday’s show featured a story on a “hotel” in Australia for what type of fish, which is considered an indicator of the health of a local marine environment?
7. This week, lawmakers in South Korea imposed a ban on what kind of meat, which left some activists praising the decision and some restaurant owners and consumers criticizing it?
8. Daniel Noboa is the president of what South American nation, which was once one of the continent’s safest countries but is now seeing war between drug gangs and the government?
9. An American humanitarian organization has declared a state of emergency over a shortage of what, a substance whose supplies have reportedly fallen to their lowest levels in 20 years?
10. What diet was recently named the healthiest by U.S. News and World Report, though the media company says there’s no single diet that’s best for everyone?