Today’s news in 10 minutes

April 19, 2024

Today on CNN 10, a popular lake in central Mexico is drying up due to drought, deforestation, and water theft. Lake Patzcuaro is a major tourist destination that has lost more than half its water volume. Then, Indonesian officials have issued a tsunami warning ordering hundreds of residents to evacuate after a remote island volcano erupted several times. All that and more on this episode of CNN 10.


1. On Saturday, what country fired missiles at Israel in a first of its kind attack?

2: What is the name of the NASA space shuttle that broke up as it returned to Earth in 2003?

3: In response, NASA sets aside entire days for its engineers to focus on what?

4: Featured in Tuesday’s episode, which country is stepping up efforts to curb illegal immigration into the United States?

5: According to two scientific groups, what is happening to coral reefs due to record-breaking ocean heat?

6: How many of these events have occurred in the past 30 years?

7: Which city will host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games?

8: What are some San Francisco schools subsidizing for teachers to offset the high cost of living?

9: On Thursday, the US renewed sanctions on what country after citing a failure to allow fair elections?

10: Which company is retiring their humanoid robot, Atlas?

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