Question 1

North Korea fired a missile across which country on Tuesday?






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The missile was fired over Japan’s Hokkaido Island in the north. The missile landed in the sea but alerts sounded for the island's public to take cover. The act has been unanimously condemned by the UN Security Council and demands made that North Korea stop all further missile testing. North Korea have called the missile “the first step” in military operations in the Pacific.

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The missile was fired over Japan’s Hokkaido Island in the north. The missile landed in the sea but alerts sounded for the island's public to take cover. The act has been unanimously condemned by the UN Security Council and demands made that North Korea stop all further missile testing. North Korea have called the missile “the first step” in military operations in the Pacific.

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Question 2

Renault-Nissan are to start building electric cars in China by 2019. Which country has the largest market-share of electric vehicles in the world?






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Norway has the largest market-share with 29.1%. The Netherlands is second with 6.4%. Renault-Nissan will join Ford and General Motors in electric car development in China. China aims for electric cars to account for one-fifth of all vehicle sales by 2025.

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Norway has the largest market-share with 29.1%. The Netherlands is second with 6.4%. Renault-Nissan will join Ford and General Motors in electric car development in China. China aims for electric cars to account for one-fifth of all vehicle sales by 2025.

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Question 3

South Korean pop star Psy had his YouTube crown stolen again this weekend when his record for one-day streaming views of his hit Gentleman got over-taken by Taylor Swift’s new release. What is Swift’s new song called?






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Look What You Made Me Do was watched 43.2 million times in 24 hours, beating Psy’s previous record of 38 million. The song also broke Spotify’s record for plays in a single day, and views of a lyric video in a single day. Swift’s new album is scheduled for release in November.

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Look What You Made Me Do was watched 43.2 million times in 24 hours, beating Psy’s previous record of 38 million. The song also broke Spotify’s record for plays in a single day, and views of a lyric video in a single day. Swift’s new album is scheduled for release in November.

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Question 4

Research into the dodo has yielded new findings by a team in South Africa, 350 years after its extinction. On which island did the flightless bird evolve?






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The dodo evolved on Mauritius. The new research reveals that chicks grew quickly to adult size, which would have given them protection against the cyclones that hit the island. They also shed their feathers after breeding season, which explains conflicting historical reports of the bird’s appearance.

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The dodo evolved on Mauritius. The new research reveals that chicks grew quickly to adult size, which would have given them protection against the cyclones that hit the island. They also shed their feathers after breeding season, which explains conflicting historical reports of the bird’s appearance.

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Question 5

Egypt has started to promote birth control education in rural areas to quell population growth. Which country has the most rapid population growth globally?






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Syria has the highest population growth with 7.90%. Egypt is 19th with 2.50% growth. Already the most populous of the Arab world, Egypt’s population is on track to reach 128 million by 2030.

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Syria has the highest population growth with 7.90%. Egypt is 19th with 2.50% growth. Already the most populous of the Arab world, Egypt’s population is on track to reach 128 million by 2030.

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Question 6

In cricket, Bangladesh won an historic first Test victory over which country?






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Bangladesh beat Australia for the first time, winning by 20 runs in Dhaka. Bangladesh had previously met Australia in five Tests, failing to get a win. They gained Test status in 2000 and are ninth in ICC Test rankings. Australia are 4th, with India topping the ranks.

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Bangladesh beat Australia for the first time, winning by 20 runs in Dhaka. Bangladesh had previously met Australia in five Tests, failing to get a win. They gained Test status in 2000 and are ninth in ICC Test rankings. Australia are 4th, with India topping the ranks.

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Question 7

Which Chinese film star has joined a campaign against consuming endangered pangolins?






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Jackie Chan has appeared in the campaign which includes posters and a video where he teaches three pangolins kung fu so they can defend themselves. Pangolins are the most trafficked mammals in the world, poached for their meat to eat and their scales for medicine. The ads will appear in China and Vietnam, the largest consumers of pangolins in Asia.



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Jackie Chan has appeared in the campaign which includes posters and a video where he teaches three pangolins kung fu so they can defend themselves. Pangolins are the most trafficked mammals in the world, poached for their meat to eat and their scales for medicine. The ads will appear in China and Vietnam, the largest consumers of pangolins in Asia.


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