A French Polynesian island is home to a soccer team playing in the Confederations Cup in Brazil this week. This team of underdogs are facing some of the world’s best in an international soccer tournament. Can you name it?
The northern city of Tripoli has seen clashes that echo what’s going on in Syria. In some cases, the fighting in Tripoli pits one neighborhood that supports the Syrian government against one that backs the Syrian rebels.
In Friday’s Geo Quiz, we’re looking for a Canadian city, where Mike Hallatt has opened up a store dedicated to reselling Trader Joe’s popular products.
The White House announced Thursday it now has credible evidence that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons against opposition rebels.
Three women in Iran spoke to the BBC by phone this week about their hopes and concerns for their country on the eve of a presidential election.
Cassava is a vital staple in Africa and one of the most climate-resilient crops anywhere. It’s also highly susceptible to viral diseases. In Uganda, scientists are testing a virus-resistant transgenic variety, which they hope to introduce for free. But it’s run into a buzzsaw of hostility to genetically modified foods. Can this—or any—GMO succeed in the face of such determined opposition? Should it?
A family’s hope that immigration reform will allow them to reunite in the US.
Nelson Mandela, a hero to all, is ailing. The 94-year-old global icon is struggling with a recurring lung infection. And that has many South Africans reflecting on his long and illustrious life. South African cartoonist John Curtis wants to honor Mandela through political cartoons. But telling Mandela’s story by featuring cartoons by South Africans proved difficult. A ban in place during the Apartheid era made it illegal to show Mandela’s image. But Curtis persevered, deciding that Mandela’s absence from political cartoons in South Africa was a key part of the story.
The government of Nicaragua is fast-tracking a bill that would authorize a company from China to build a new canal connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The dream of a Nicaraguan canal dates back more than a century.