News from Japan, Egypt and India

Tuesday's World Events - September 2, 2014

Questions

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1. For each of the 3 countries, provide the following information:
a) capital:
b) location/the countries that share its borders:
c) the religious breakdown of the population:
d) the type of government:
e) the chief of state (and head of government if different) [If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? - include name of heir apparent for monarch]:
f) the population:

[Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the "Geography" "People" and "Government" headings.  Go to worldatlas.com for maps and a list of continents.]

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2. For JAPAN:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) Why did Prime Minister Abe's Cabinet make this change?
c) For how long and for what reason had the previous policy been in place?

3. For EGYPT:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) How long is the Suez Canal? How long will the second canal be?
c) Why is Mr. Sisi going forward with this plan?
d) For what different motive do observers believe Mr. Sisi is going forward with the plan?

4. For INDIA:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) What problems do these monkeys present?
c) What is the real cause of the monkey infestation which threatens people in New Delhi?

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