Two black panther cubs look towards the media during a presentation at the Tierpark Zoo in Berlin, Germany, on Friday. The two female cubs were born in the Tierpark on July 2. Markus Schreiber/AP
This image provided by NASA of the Petermann Glacier and the new iceberg was acquired from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft on Thursday. It covers an area of 30.7 by 19.5 miles, four times the size of New York's Manhattan island. According to scientists the recently calved iceberg is the largest to form in the Arctic in 50 years. AP/NASA
Chicago Blackhawks hockey player Patrick Kane (c.) holds the Stanley Cup overhead on the HurriKane Deck at Niagara Falls, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., on Friday. The Hurricane Deck was renamed the HurriKane Deck for the event. James Neiss/Niagara Gazette/AP
A man chases his bike adorned with Indian national flags as he practices stunts at the Bhuabneswar-Puri national highway ahead of the daredevil show for the upcoming Independence Day celebration in Bhubaneswar, India, on Friday. India's Independence Day falls Sunday. Biswaranjan Rout/AP
A cake decorated with a Cuban flag that reads in Spanish "Congratulations Commander" sits on display as children perform at an event honoring Fidel Castro's birthday at the Ernesto "Che" Guevara Palace of Pioneers in Havana, Cuba, on Friday. Javier Galeano/AP
South Africa's Oscar Pistorious (c.) runs down the final straight during the 400m race during the Diamond League Athletics meeting at Crystal Palace in London, on Friday. Tom Hevezi/AP
Tyrone Dsouza, with Ed's Tree Service Inc., works on a large tree downed in Thursday's storm that fell on top of a home on Spencer Road in Chevy Chase, Md., on Friday. Jacquelyn Martin/AP
Spectators sit in the rain during the London Grand Prix Diamond League athletics tournament at Crystal Palace in London on Friday. Paul Hackett/Reuters
A firefighting plane dumps water over a forest fire in Fornelos de Montes, in the northwestern Spanish region of Galicia on Friday. Two firefighters have been killed in the forest fire in the northwest of Spain, officials said. The blaze broke out on Thursday night. Miguel Vidal/Reuters
Detroit firefighters battle a burning two-story partially collapsed building in Detroit, Mich., on Friday. Paul Sancya/AP
The lights of an approaching plane are pictured as a meteor (R) streaks past stars in the night sky, on the outskirts of Cancun, Mexico, on Friday. The Perseid meteor shower is seen every August when Earth passes through a stream of space debris left by the Swift-Tuttle comet. Gerardo Garcia/Reuters
A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky over Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain, England, on Thursday. The Perseid meteor shower is seen every August when Earth passes through a stream of space debris left by the Swift-Tuttle comet. Kieran Doherty/Reuters
Following a season of hurricanes, flooding, and earthquakes around the world, customers and governments are facing rising insurance rates. Experts suggest that insurance companies should re-evaluate their repricing strategies as disasters become more common.
ByLaurie Goering, Thomson Reuters Foundation
With its string of hurricanes, floods, and other weather shocks, 2017 may be the most expensive year on record for disaster losses, insurance experts warned on Tuesday.