Most Shared Stories Tagged: Australia

Global Politics

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asks for the names of 3 countries who were among the first to pass laws making voting mandatory. The three countries we had in mind are Belgium, Argentina and Australia.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's geo quiz is New Zealand's North Island, where conservationists struggled to save two pygmy sperm whales stranded on the island's eastern coast. The World's David Leveille has the story.

Conflict & Justice

China sticks to relay plan

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports that Chinese officials and the head of the International Olympic Committee today said that the Olympic torch relay will proceed as planned despite the protests that have caused major disruptions along the route.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Sydney, Australia. Phil Mercer reports on a new exhibition on Sydney's raucous pub culture. The show just opened at the city's Justice and Police Museum.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer: Coral Sea

We were looking for the name of the sea off Australia's northeast coast. It's where conservationists are studying sharks that swim in and around the Great Barrier Reef. The answer is the Coral Sea. Anchor Marco Werman explains why sharks in the Coral Sea are at risk of extinction.

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is New South Wales. The Australian state is the site of a high-profile drug trial. It became even more high profile, after the defense team discovered the jury was doing puzzles in the jury box. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with defense attorney Phil Stewart.