'Medo,' a brown bear (Ursus arctos) cub, plays near a tree in Podvrh village, central Slovenia, on June 1. The Slovenian Logar family has adopted the three-and-half-month-old bear cub that strolled into their yard about a month ago. Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters
Matevz Logar plays with Medo. The Logar family would like to prepare a fenced enclosure for the bear, but veterinary authorities would prefer to move it into a shelter for wild animals. Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters
Matevz Logar watches as Medo climbs on a car. Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters
Medo plays with the long-suffering Logar family dog. Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters
When Medo gets bigger, roughhousing with the Logar family dog could become dangerous. Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters
Medo obeys his animal instincts by climbing a cherry tree. Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters
An old couch makes a comfortable place for Medo to relax. Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters
Medo seems to mug for the camera from his perch. Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters
Medo gets curious about the camera. This type of behavior might not be so cute or harmless when he grows up. Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters
The Iraqi Kurds have agreed to send fighters to help Kobane fend off the Islamic State. Critics say Turkey’s foot-dragging on the siege alienated its allies.
ByAlexander Christie-Miller, Correspondent
The decision by Iraq’s Kurdish regional government to send fighters with heavy weapons to reinforce the beleaguered Syrian-Kurdish town of Kobane is offering hope to its defenders, who have been holding off fighters from the self-declared Islamic State in a 37-day siege.