News from around the World – 6/1/10

Tuesday's World Events - June 1, 2010

Questions

1. For each of the 5 countries, give the following information:
a) the continent on which it is located
b) the name of the capital city
c) the type of government
d) the chief of state (and head of government if different)
e) the population

[Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country: type of government, capital and executive branch (chief of state/head of government) can be found under the "Government" heading; population is listed under the "People" heading.  Go to worldatlas.com for a list of continents.]

2. For The United Kingdom:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) What is significant about Britain's announcement relating to its nuclear weapons stockpile?

3. For Jamaica:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) Define extradite.
c) Why were supporters of Christopher Coke fighting Jamaican security forces last week?

4. For Malaysia:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) Do you think punishing suspected criminals by banishing them will lower the crime rate in Malaysia? Explain your answer.

5. For South Africa:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) Define "infant mortality"
c) How does South Africa's infant mortality rate compare to other African countries? and to Western countries?
d) What is believed to be the reason for the high death rate among infants in state hospitals in South Africa?

6. For Chad:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) Why are human rights groups concerned with the Chadian government's request for U.N. peacekeepers to leave the country?

NOTE:  "Answers by Email" has ended for the summer--daily news postings will end June 11th -- have a great summer!