Photo highlights of the day: A hummingbird flies in a garden in Pereira, Colombia. (Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images)

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What Airbnb guests bring to your fridge

With a stream of international visitors come intriguing, peculiar, and sometimes astonishing foods. Henrietta Clancy shares what guests have left in her fridge 

Photo: Adam Mitchinson

“Yes, we have a campus rape problem. But we also have a national (and an international) rape problem. Let’s not forget that in the back-to-school rush.”
Jessica Valenti: The scourge of sexual assault infecting our every institution and town can only be solved if we use our empathy and effort at the margins

Ferguson, 11 days on: “We are sitting on a powder keg” 

"Just about the only thing clear through the fog of noxious gas clouding Ferguson’s streets is the burning, implacable rage of Brown’s peers against the police and their political masters"

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Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

John Severson founded the world’s first surf culture magazine in 1959, becoming the hero of wave-riders the world over. See more of his work

Fan Ho is one of Asia’s most beloved street photographers, capturing the spirit of Hong Kong in the 1950s and 60s. His work shows a love of people combined with unexpected, geometric constructions and a sense of drama heightened by use of smoke and light. More

Approaching Shadow, 1954. Photo: Fan Ho/AO Vertical Art Space

Evacuation orders have been sent to some 13,000 phone numbers as an out-of-control wildfire bears down on a community near Yosemite National Park in central California.

Air tankers and helicopters have been used to tackle the blaze, which is burning near a propane business with 30,000 gallon tanks on the site. 

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Photo: Eric Paul Zamora/AP

The number of migrant bodies recovered by Border Patrol in the southern US nearly doubled from 1998 to 2005, and, after a drop in the late aughts, is on the rise once more.

Special report: Inside the migrant crisis in south Texas 

“'I remember one woman, a mother searching for her son. She would call my cell phone morning, noon and night.' Smugglers had left the woman's teenage son behind on a ranch somewhere near Falfurrias. The woman was convinced that he was still alive.

A rancher found the boy’s skeletal remains two months later.”

From the picture desk: A man is doused with milk after being hit with gas by security forces trying to disperse demonstrators protesting against the shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri ( Adrees Latif/Reuters). 

• US attorney general Eric Holder is due in Ferguson today to check on a federal investigation into the shooting. Get the latest from Ferguson