Adam Withnall

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

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An undated file photograph of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri at a memorial ceremony in Iraq

Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri aka 'King of Clubs': Former right-hand-man to Saddam Hussein shot dead, says Iraqi government

The Iraqi government claims the former Hussein aide and insurgency mastermind has been killed in a military operation

Babysitter John Truong said he had no idea there was anything amiss until he received an Amber Alert on Facebook telling him the child he was looking after was missing

Facebook Amber Alert notifies babysitter the boy he is looking after is a missing person

John Truong said he was shocked to be told on Facebook that police were looking for the child who 'looked just like this child in my bed'

A Ukip poster in Ramsgate, Kent, has been defaced with the addition of three welcome mats

Protester adds welcome mats to Ukip immigration poster in Nigel Farage's target constituency South Thanet, gets called a 'hero'

Ukip supporters slammed the act as vandalism by 'scrounging students'

A skull cup from Gough's Cave, Somerset

Somerset cannibals: Early Britons ate each other's remains and turned their skulls into cups

New research offers the best evidence yet that cannibalism took place in Somerset's Cheddar Gorge 15,000 years ago

The Labour leader Ed Miliband speaking at his party's manifesto launch

BBC TV debate: Ed Miliband mocked for 'thinking he's at Wrestlemania' as challenge to David Cameron backfires spectacularly

The call-out was met – but only by Cameron's deputy Nick Clegg

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) takes part in a live broadcast nationwide call-in in Moscow April 16, 2015

Vladimir Putin Q&A round-up: 12 things we learned from the Russian President's call-in

Mr Putin is a terrible marriage counsellor and doesn't want to be cloned

The original Schindler's list, after its arrival in Israel in 1999

Who owns Schindler’s List? Jerusalem court to rule in fight over effects of German industrialist made famous by Oscar-winning Spielberg film

The documents are highly valuable – a copy was listed on eBay in 2013 for $3m

A relative of one of the Chinese passengers from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 holds a candle

MH370: Search area for Malaysia Airlines plane to double, authorities confirm

If the Boeing 777 is not found by the end of May, the search will begin in a new 60,000 sq km area

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Where the spooks get their coffee fix: The busiest Starbucks in the US is also the most secretive

The secret CIA Starbucks

The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths 2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey, 25 years on

The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
10 best tote bags

Accessorise with a stylish shopper this spring: 10 best tote bags

We find carriers with room for all your essentials (and a bit more)
Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

Paul Scholes column

I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England
Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...