Attributed to climate change by many researchers, growing volumes of the brown seaweed have blanketed many beaches in recent years, alarming tourists as well as investors over the potential consequences for one of Mexico's major growth drivers.
Hundreds of climate activists enter the Garzweiler open-cast brown coal mine near Duesseldorf to protest against government inaction over climate change and the planned destruction of a village to make room for surface mining.
Whale cutlets, sliced raw whale, deep-fried whale nuggets, whale bacon and whale jerky are just a small sample of the ways Japan eats whale, as the country prepares to resume commercial whaling on July 1.
Turkey's opposition has dealt President Tayyip Erdogan a stinging blow by winning control of Istanbul in a re-run mayoral election, breaking his aura of invincibility and delivering a message from voters unhappy over his policies.
Nik and Lijana Wallenda, of the "Flying Wallendas" circus and stunt-performing family, crossed the New York landmark from opposite sides of the square on a high wire 25 floors up, running 1,300 feet from 42nd Street to 47th Street.