Epidemic of US children sold for sex
The vast majority of children bought and sold for sex every night in the United States are American, a BBC investigation finds.
Murder charge for Ohio policeman
A US police officer is charged with the murder of a driver who was shot in the head during a traffic stop over a missing licence plate.
US lion killer 'sorry for disruption'
Dentist Walter Palmer apologises to his patients for the disruption caused by the backlash against him over the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe.
Banksy street art up for auction
Murals believed to have been left by elusive street artist Banksy on walls in Detroit and Bethlehem are to be auctioned in Los Angeles in September.
Bookmakers suspend Bond song betting
A leading bookmaker is refusing to take bets on which artist will record the next James Bond theme song after one customer tried to place a £15,000 wager on Radiohead being selected.
Man Booker Prize announces longlist
The 13 books longlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize are announced, with previous winner Anne Enright among those in contention.
Half of online world uses Facebook
Half the world's estimated online population now check into social networking giant Facebook at least once a month.
Hackers tweet photos with hidden code
A hack attack involving instructions hidden in photos, malicious tweets and the coding community Github is discovered by cybersecurity researchers.
Windows 10 launch is 'new era'
Wednesday's global launch of Windows 10 marks a “new era” for personal computing, Microsoft’s chief executive tells the BBC.