Places in the News, 2009
An earthquake struck what Italian town in April, leaving more than 270 people dead and some 20,000 homeless?
Gunmen in Pakistan attacked the national cricket team of what country in March, killing six policemen and two bystanders and wounding six cricketers?
After a protracted recount battle that was decided in the state's supreme court in June, Al Franken won a seat in the U.S. senate representing what state?
What country is believed to have been at the epicenter of the 2009 H1N1 outbreak
Mark Sanford, the beleaguered governor of South Carolina, disappeared on Father's Day, traveling to what country for a tryst with his lover?
Former president Bill Clinton traveled to what country in August to lobby for the release of Laura Ling and Euna Lee, two American journalists who were arrested in March and sentenced in June to 12 years in prison for "illegal entry" into the country?
What city was chosen to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games?
Which country decided in a referendum in November to ban the construction of new minarets on mosques?
The Obama administration announced in November that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and four co-conspirators will stand trial in criminal court in what city?
Manuel Zelaya, the president of which of the following countries, was ousted by a military coup in June?