Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, deputy ruler of Dubai and the finance minister of the United Arab Emirates, has passed away. He was 75.
Sheikh Hamdan served as deputy leader of Dubai under his brother, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the hereditary ruler of the city-state who also serves as prime minister and vice president of the UAE.
He led Emirati delegations to the International Monetary Fund and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Fund for international development.
Australian researchers reported finding an extinct kangaroo species that once roamed the continent some 40,000 years ago. Its defining feature of climbing trees were identified through strongly curved claws, hands capable of grasping, and strong forelimbs and hindlimbs.
The specimens studied were found in the Nullarbor Plain Thylacoleo Caves and Mammoth Cave in the western part of Australia.
Researchers had to go through the process of identifying and describing the details of each bone in the discovered remains. Their efforts reveal that the arboreal macropods belong to a now-extinct species of wallaby.