Adam Withnall

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

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Pope Francis prays in the military cemetary of the World War I memorial of Redipuglia, near Gorizia, northern Italy

Pope Francis says global conflict is now so bad that we are effectively involved in 'piecemeal Third World War'

Comments came just hours before Islamic State released a new video showing the beheading of British hostage David Haines

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond (left) and Better Together leader Alistair Darling appearing on The Andrew Marr Show

Scottish independence: Alex Salmond pledges not to bring back another referendum if Yes campaign fails

The First Minister was asked whether a No vote would simply mean another referendum being called ‘in a few years’ time’

David Haines was helping Syrian refugees when he was taken

David Haines beheading: David Cameron says Britain will hunt down Isis 'monsters' shown in video murdering aid worker

Isis had threatened to execute aid worker if world leaders did not bow to their demands

‘Extreme’ solar storm is heading straight for Earth following ‘giant magnetic explosion’ on the Sun

The vast plasma cloud could cause disruption to power grids, radio and satellite communications

Oscar Pistorius arrives for the verdict in his murder trial at the high court in Pretoria

Dolus eventualis: What is it – and how has it affected the Oscar Pistorius trial?

The distinction between premeditated murder, dolus eventualis murder and culpable homicide is crucial to the Pistorius trial

Ashya King, a 5-year-old British boy with a brain tumour, lies on a stretcher as he arrives with his parents at Motol Hospital in Prague

Ashya King treatment: UK doctors ‘threatened to take five-year-old away from family if they questioned his care’, father says

The boy is now in Prague preparing to receive proton therapy treatment for a brain tumour

Scottish independence: These are the things to which the rest of Britain will lose bragging rights if Scotland votes ‘Yes’

Alternatively, these are the things Scottish people will have exclusive bragging rights to if they go it alone

Hackers targeted potentially hundreds of thousands of UK computers

'Peter Pan' virus threatens hundreds of thousands of UK computers

Highly sophisticated new phishing email allows hackers to steal passwords, log-in credentials and social media details

The Union and Saltire flags blow in the wind at the Cowal Highland Gathering

Scottish independence guide: Everything you need to know ahead of the Yes/No vote

With 10 days left before Scotland goes to the polls, the Yes campaign has taken the lead in an opinion poll for the first time. Here is our essential guide ahead of next week's referendum

Barack Obama speaks at the Nato summit in Wales

Islamic State: Barack Obama to reveal the US 'game plan' against militants in Iraq and Syria

Obama says will put America 'on offence' when his plan to tackle IS is revealed on Wednesday

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Italian couples fake UK divorce scam on an ‘industrial scale’

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A look at the the legal tourists who exploited our liberal dissolution rules
Tom and Jerry cartoons now carry a 'racial prejudice' warning on Amazon

Tom and Jerry cartoons now carry a 'racial prejudice' warning on Amazon

The vintage series has often been criticised for racial stereotyping
An app for the amorous: Could Good2Go end disputes about sexual consent - without being a passion-killer?

An app for the amorous

Could Good2Go end disputes about sexual consent - without being a passion-killer?
Llansanffraid is now Llansantffraid. Welsh town changes its name, but can you spot the difference?

Llansanffraid is now Llansantffraid

Welsh town changes its name, but can you spot the difference?
Charlotte Riley: At the peak of her powers

Charlotte Riley: At the peak of her powers

After a few early missteps with Chekhov, her acting career has taken her to Hollywood. Next up is a role in the BBC’s gangster drama ‘Peaky Blinders’
She's having a laugh: Britain's female comedians have never had it so good

She's having a laugh

Britain's female comedians have never had it so good, says stand-up Natalie Haynes
Sistine Chapel to ‘sing’ with new LED lights designed to bring Michelangelo’s masterpiece out of the shadows

Let there be light

Sistine Chapel to ‘sing’ with new LEDs designed to bring Michelangelo’s masterpiece out of the shadows
Great British Bake Off, semi-final, review: Richard remains the baker to beat

Tensions rise in Bake Off's pastry week

Richard remains the baker to beat as Chetna begins to flake
Paris Fashion Week, spring/summer 2015: Time travel fashion at Louis Vuitton in Paris

A look to the future

It's time travel fashion at Louis Vuitton in Paris
The 10 best bedspreads

The 10 best bedspreads

Before you up the tog count on your duvet, add an extra layer and a room-changing piece to your bed this autumn
Arsenal vs Galatasaray: Five things we learnt from the Emirates

Arsenal vs Galatasaray

Five things we learnt from the Gunners' Champions League victory at the Emirates
Stuart Lancaster’s long-term deal makes sense – a rarity for a decision taken by the RFU

Lancaster’s long-term deal makes sense – a rarity for a decision taken by the RFU

This deal gives England a head-start to prepare for 2019 World Cup, says Chris Hewett
Ebola outbreak: The children orphaned by the virus – then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection

The children orphaned by Ebola...

... then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection
Pride: Are censors pandering to homophobia?

Are censors pandering to homophobia?

US film censors have ruled 'Pride' unfit for under-16s, though it contains no sex or violence
The magic of roundabouts

Lords of the rings

Just who are the Roundabout Appreciation Society?