The United States, Britain, and Canada will lead an evacuation for Syrian civil defense workers trapped in southwest Syria as the Syrian Army appears to be gaining ground and could likely target the Western-backed White Helmets.
Five years after imposing a policy to stem the tide of asylum seekers, hundreds remain stuck in immigration camps in the nearby Pacific island nations of Papua New Guinea and Nauru.
The European Union imposed a record fine on Google for forcing Android mobile phone producers to pre-install Google Search and browser apps as conditions for licensing its app store. Google claims the sale of content and apps is a critical part of its revenue.
A violent border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea eliminated direct air travel between the neighboring nations for 20 years, but now citizens – many of whom were separated from family members during the conflict – can fly directly to and from the countries.
As international whaling ramped up around the turn of the 20th century so did efforts by governments, activists, and the public to stop the practice. By 2016, more than half of the species' 14 population segments were no longer considered endangered.
Visitors pose for pictures with an art installation at Vinyl Museum in Tokyo on July 20. The museum is designed to attract young women who are interested in taking pictures of themselves with the installations and uploading the photographs on social media platforms.