The perils of sexy Facebook pictures

Study shows social media photos can have negative consequences, Indonesia’s about more than Islam, and the end of Australia’s carbon tax.

Mary, African Queen of netball

Woman who beat ‘fat’ jibes to turn into netball champions

Syria deaths mount as world looks on

Fighting continues, as Syria’s strengthens his position

Gaza: Hamas seeks to emerge stronger

Why the group won’t back down yet

Taiwan plane crash toll reaches 48

Forty-eight people are now known to have died after a passenger plane crashed in Taiwan’s Penghu , as a storm passed over the area.

Awesome scale of auditing every Afghan vote

Race against time to audit every Afghan

Children dead in Indian train crash

At least 18 children are killed along with their driver when a is hit by a train in the Indian state of Telangana, police say.

Elton film is from 'birth to rehab'

Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall says his new about Sir Elton John, starring Tom Hardy in the main role, tells the singer’s life story ‘from birth to rehab’.

New force to fight Nigeria Islamists

and three of its neighbours pledge to speed up the creation of a 2,800-strong regional force to tackle militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

Pet Shop Boys premiere Turing tribute

Pop duo the Pet Shop Boys unveil their latest work, a tribute to wartime code-breaker Alan Turing, at the first of this year’s Late Night BBC Proms.

Drone finds missing 82-year-old man

A model has helped locate an elderly man in Wisconsin who had been missing for three days.

Deadly ambush on Iraq prison convoy

Suicide attackers mount a bomb and gun attack on a prison convoy in Iraq, killing 51 prisoners and nine police , security sources say.

Day in pictures: 24 July 2014

Selection of from around the world

Birdman heads Venice gala line-up

Birdman, starring Michael Keaton and Edward Norton, will lead this year’s Film Festival line-up.

Central African Republic's road to anarchy

crosses paths with Central African militias