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Channel One News has pulled together one of the world's thornier regions with videos, a slide show, quizzes and links. It may not give you today's news, but it does sum up the big news of recent days as well as give a good summary of the region's history.

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Channel One's "Around the world ... and back" summary of the world's news includes a world map so you can see where Myanmar is.

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This Pearson Education site includes previous tests dating back more than a year.

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The New York Times does a daily quiz each weekday in a special segment for students - but a lot of working pros might not pass this quiz. You'll probably need to scroll down the page to find the quiz.

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McDougal Littell's ClassZone post summaries of current events, organized by world regions. For example, the U.S. immigration debate is updated; in France, the labor unrest is explained; and in Southeast Asia, the topic is Thailand's political unrest. The site, which takes a summer break, also has a weekly quiz and an archive of past quizzes.

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The South Florida Sun-Sentinel offers several quizzes, and two of them are rooted in the week's and year's news events. If you're less into current events, you can quiz yourself on the '80s - or Elvis.

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Parade Classroom features a current events quiz by e-mail or PDF file, but it's active only during the school year.

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Google Labs has come up with the Google News Timeline, which offers a sideways-scrolling view of the past week's news.

This quiz lets you compare your political know-how with that of the 1,002 adults asked the same questions in Pew's October 2009 national survey.

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NPR puts its weekly news quiz online, along with daily quizzes and archived shows.

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Using a topic search or a year-by-year search, you can view Time covers back to 1923.

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The previous week is summarized day by day at the Newspaper in Education Web site, but it doesn't provide an archive of previous weeks.

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Having a hard time pronouncing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's name? Stephen Colbert has the same problem. But the Voice of America's Web site offers an audio pronunciation guide: Find the person or place name that's stumping you and click to hear it pronounced.

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"Katrina's Impact," ChannelOne's explainer of the recovery effort facing New Orleans.

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The Pulitzer Center created "The Heat of the Moment" site to highlight in-depth reporting produced by Daniel Grossman in partnership with WBUR.

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ChannelOne explains one of the world's worst humanitarian disasters.

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The almanac breaks down the year in several categories, such as by disaster and awards. If this link takes you to an old year, change the year in the Web address line - and tell Deborah Gump, site editor, to update the link.

If you go to this page, you get a summary of previous years to 1997.

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ABC News recaps the previous year with news summaries, with pictures and videos, organized by topics.

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Fact Monster, an arm of Pearson Education, sums up the important events of the year. Take a look at the left-hand rail, and you'll see other nifty nuggets. For example, did you know that July was named after Julius Caesar?

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