Adam Withnall

Adam Withnall writes for http://independent.co.uk

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The Global Peace Index's chart showing countries involved in external conflicts which have led to more than 25 deaths

World peace? These are the only 11 countries in the world that are actually free from conflict

As new wars and civil unrests seem to be flaring up every week, we look for the only countries in the world that could be considered ‘conflict-free’

A demonstrator throws back a tear gas container after tactical officers worked to break up a group of bystanders on Chambers Road and West Florissant in St. Louis

This is why people are angry in Ferguson, Missouri after Michael Brown shooting

Police say 'an undertow [of racial unrest] has bubbled to the surface' - but they themselves are accused of behaving like a paramilitary force

An explosive device deployed by police flies in the air as police and protesters clash Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Ferguson

Ferguson Missouri riots: Police use rubber bullets and tear gas as new witness says Michael Brown was shot while ‘backing away with hands up’

As anger over black teenager’s death escalates, Barack Obama has been criticised for staying away on holiday

A Russian convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine sets off from near Moscow

Ukraine crisis: Russian 'aid' convoy heads straight for rebels in Luhansk as fears intensify of 'direct invasion'

Moscow orders more than 260 trucks to head straight for rebel-held border - after stopping off at a military base in southern Russia

This photo provided by the CDC shows the Ebola Virus

Ebola outbreak: Graphics reveal how deadly virus spread from two-year-old in Guinea to be international ‘public health emergency’

Latest World Health Organisation figures show disease outbreak has now killed almost 1,700 people

Police and rescue workers help after a passenger train derailed into a ravine near Tiefencastel in a mountainous region of southeastern Switzerland after encountering a mudslide on the tracks

Switzerland train derailment: Carriage sent plunging into ravine as train carrying 200 hit by landslide

Police said multiple people had been injured in the incident

Joe Hockey, the Australian Treasurer and (right) PM Tony Abbott

Australia’s Treasurer Joe Hockey claims fuel tax increase won’t affect poor people ‘because they don’t have cars’

The opposition in the country has accused Hockey of ‘remarkably arrogant’ and out of touch

A displaced man helps a woman, both from the minority Yazidi sect, as they make their way towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain

Iraq crisis: Europe edges closer to military action against Isis as horrific details emerge of Yazidi nightmare on Mount Sinjar

Survivors describe a people trapped under sniper fire and girls ‘throwing themselves off the mountain’

Police officers keep watch while demonstrators (not pictured) protest the death of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri August 12, 2014

Michael Brown shooting: Barack Obama calls for calm from Missouri rioters as police refuse to name officer who shot black teenager

A no-fly zone has been put in place over Ferguson, Missouri, as police helicopters try to control protest

European court says UK ban on prisoners voting ‘breaches their human rights’ – but won’t grant them compensation

Judges nonetheless acknowledged the Government had made progress on issue

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Mafia Dons: is the Camorra in control of the Granite City?

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Memphis Barker follows their trail through southern Europe
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French connection: After 1,300 years, there’s a bridge to Mont Saint-Michel

The ugly causeway is being dismantled, an elegant connection erected in its place. So everyone’s happy, right?
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Tim Howard: I’m an old dog. I don’t get too excited

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