In 2004 Reid Brewer of the University of Alaska Southeast measured an unusual beaked whale that turned up dead in Alaska's Aleutian Islands. A tissue sample from the carcass later showed that the whale was one of the newly identified species.
Mukhtar Mai has fought for justice for the past 14 years. Pakistan's Supreme Court has said it will review its own 2011 decision to uphold the acquittal of five of her attackers.
Journalists gather in front of Tsukui Yamayuri-en, an assisted care facility where at least 19 people were killed and dozens injured in a knife attack in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo Tuesday.
Detained Turkish soldiers who allegedly took part in a military coup arrive with their hands bound behind their backs at the Istanbul Justice Palace on Wednesday following the failed military coup attempt.
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The Chinese government-selected Panchen Lama, Gyaincain Norbu (right), took part in the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing on March 14.
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Relatives of passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 hold placards following a joint news conference on the search for the missing airliner Friday. The search will be suspended if nothing turns up in the current area, officials say.
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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, seen with FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, says monies misappropriated from the 1MDB fund passed through U.S. financial institutions.