Baby sea lions rescued and released in Peru
Six rescued sea lions were released into the Pacific Ocean off Peru on Wednesday, after they were successfully rehabilitated for living in the wild.

Here's an octopus that looks like a bell pepper
Scientists found this distinctive "bell pepper-shaped" octopus deep in the Pacific waters of Jarvis Island.

World's biggest solar car race gets underway in Australia
More than 40 racing teams from two dozen countries left Darwin on Sunday to race across Australia to the southern city of Adelaide in the world's fastest solar powered cars.

The world's steepest downhill running race
Fearless runners gathered in Kitzbuehel to try to tame one of Austria's most iconic ski slopes, the Streif.

Adventurous penguin rescued after epic journey across Tasman Sea
A brave penguin traveller was rescued after an impressive journey from New Zealand, across the Tasman Sea and all the way to Australia.

'Her passion seemed very metal'
NYC musician John Mollusk remixes Greta Thunberg's U.N. speech into a death metal tribute. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Hundreds of cases of beer destroyed in Australia truck crash
A truck carrying hundreds of cases of beer crashed on an Australia highway, causing beer to spill over the road.

70-year old biking grandmother conquers Bolivia's 'Death Road'
Bolivia´s 'Death Road' might seem an odd place for a septuagenarian grandmother on two wheels. But for 70 year-old Bolivian Mirtha Munoz, the oldest ever competitor in Bolivia´s 60 km (37 mile) Skyrace, it was a natural extension of a passion she picked up years ago.

Meet Iraq's kung fu imam, who mixes religion and sport
Hallo Mohammed Rasheed is a kung fu teacher in Iraq -- that is, when he's not at the local mosque leading prayers as an imam. Both are all about discipline, he says. Lucy Fielder reports.

Banksy's "Devolved Parliament" sells for over $12 million
A large Banksy painting sold for more than $12 million, according to Sotheby's. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

This Day in History

Alaska Formally Transferred from Russia to US (1867)
In 1867, Russia sold Alaska to the United States for $7,200,000. The purchase was accomplished solely through the determined efforts of US Secretary of State William H. Seward, and for many years afterward the land was derisively called "Seward's Folly" or "Seward's Icebox" because of its supposed uselessness. It was not until after the discovery of gold in the Juneau region in 1880 that Alaska was given a governor and a local administration. When did Alaska become a state? Discuss

The First British Open Is Held in Scotland (1860)
The Open Championship of the British Isles, or the Open, is the oldest and one of the most prestigious golf championship tournaments in the world. It began in 1860 at Scotland's Prestwick course and is now rotated among select courses in England and Scotland. The first tournament was won by Willie Park, who also recorded the tournament's highest single-hole stroke total—21. Though today the Open has a multimillion-dollar prize fund, there was no prize money initially. Instead, Park won what?

Marie Antoinette Guillotined (1793)
The daughter of Austrian Archduchess Maria Theresa and Holy Roman Emperor Francis I, Marie Antoinette was the queen of France and wife of King Louis XVI. Her devotion to Austria, reputation for extravagance, and connection to scandals made her unpopular and helped to provoke the French Revolution. After the storming of the Tuileries palace, she and Louis were accused of treason. The king was executed, and Marie was tried, found guilty, and guillotined. Did she really say "Let them eat cake"?