Today's Geo Quiz focuses on four cities -- La Paz, Bolivia -- Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania -- New Delhi, India -- and Sydney, Australia. The question is which one has the highest gasoline prices. We had reporters check them out. The answer is Dar es Salaam. A gallon of gasoline in the capital of Tanzania costs 5 dollars and 6 cents.
Floods, wildfires, droughts and heat waves have struck Australia in recent years, leaving survivors traumatized. With more extreme weather predicted as the earth warms up, mental health experts are seeking ways to prepare the public emotionally.
The US government has talked about the harm Snowden's leaks have done to members of the military. A new report outlines that harm, but we're not allowed to see it. Plus in Boston, Uighur food is on the menu now, and in India, tech companies are trying to battle Amazon. That and more in today's Global Scan.
Tired of all the homogenized, pseudo-intellectual music you hear on most public radio? Yeah, The World's Clark Boyd is too. He argues it's time to go back to basics. And he says a good place to start is with Aussie rock greats AC/DC.
As the Sydney hostage crisis unfolded, some Australians feared their Muslim neighbors would be targeted for harassment and abuse. So, starting with Melbourne's Tessa Kum, they volunteered to ride the trains and buses alongside Muslims, using a hashtag that exploded in a matter of hours.
He’s been called the first man "to boldly go where no man has been before." Or, at least, no Englishman. Captain James Cook explored and mapped Australia and New Zealand, and became the model for Captain James T. Kirk of Star Trek fame.
Australian police conducted a raid on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC, and has caused worry on the state of global press freedom. A new Freedom House report titled "Downward Spiral" goes into detail on the erosion of press freedoms.