Adam Withnall

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The flagship of Russia's Nothern Fleet, heavy nuclear missile cruiser 'Pyotr Veliky'

Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield

The Russian ambassador in Copenhagen says Danish warships would become 'targets for Russian nuclear missiles'

The health benefits of eating placenta in a smoothie are debated

Placenta smoothie business under investigation from council over 'serious health risk' concern

Kathryn Beale, who makes drinks and pills from women’s afterbirths, says the service has proved popular

Kim Jong Un gives field guidance to the remodelling site of the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang

Kim Jong-un's slave army: UN to probe claims of 20,000 North Korean 'bonded labourers' shipped round the world

Effective 'slave labourers' believed to be working on 2022 World Cup facilities in Qatar, as well as across China and Russia

Mothers reveal the most disgusting things they have found in their teenagers' bedrooms

Discoveries range from 'a mouse nesting in Twix wrappers' to 'a Pringle tube full of urine'

A still from the video, which Varoufakis claims was faked

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis claims video showing his 'proposal for sticking the finger to Germany' was doctored

Clip emerges from official footage of an hour-long conference in Zagreb – but the politician denies it is real

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting at the Kremlin, in Moscow

Vladimir Putin says Russia was preparing to use nuclear weapons 'if necessary' and blames US for Ukraine crisis

As the bombshell programme on the annexation of the Black Sea peninsular aired on Sunday evening, TV reports suggest the Russian president was watching it from his sickbed

Mohammed Emwazi has been named as the black-clad militant known as 'Jihadi John'

'Jihadi John': Former Isis hostage gives chilling account of mock execution at hands of militant identified as Mohammed Emwazi

Spanish journalist, who was later freed, says militant demanded 'maximum drama' and threatened hostages with a metre-long antique sword

Maria Layton said Tesco were 'useless' when she called to say she found a 'massive spider cocoon' on a banana she was about to give to her six-year-old daughter

Tesco banana spiders: Woman describes finding eggs from world's most venomous spider in shopping - and supermarket's 'useless' response

The Brazilian wandering spider is listed as the most venomous in the world

A Bangladeshi survivor of the collapse of a partly-built cement factory in Mongla, lies on the floor of a hospital in Khulna on 12 March
Women protest after the horrific rape and murder of a 23-year-old student in Delhi

Second Indian student 'rejected by German professor because of India's rape problem'

Professor Annette Beck-Sickinger has apologised for her comments but says they were taken out of context in 'faked' email that went viral

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The saffron censorship that governs India: Why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression

The saffron censorship that governs India

Zareer Masani reveals why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression
Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
Distressed Zayn Malik fans are cutting themselves - how did fandom get so dark?

How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
The galaxy collisions that shed light on unseen parallel Universe

The cosmic collisions that have shed light on unseen parallel Universe

Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss