Adam Withnall

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

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Pope Francis is pictured during his weekly general audience at St Peter's square on 10 June, 2015

Pope Francis makes Catholic bishops who cover up for paedophile priests accountable for first time with new tribunal system

The new mechanism will enable the Vatican to punish high-level cover-ups

One of the rides at Waterworld, shown in a video on the park's website

EDL to protest Britain's biggest water park 'for hosting Muslim-only days' - except it doesn't

Far-right group plans regional rally at Waterworld in Staffordshire

An Egyptian camel owner waits for tourists at the Giza pyramids, south of Cairo

Egypt heightens security measures at Giza pyramids as 'Islamist' militants target ancient sites

A terror attack on the southern tourist city of Luxor has raised alarms

A picture of Vladimir Putin, issued by the Kremlin, from a conference on 26 May

Vladimir Putin says he has never made a mistake because God wanted him to be perfect

The Russian president clearly takes his 'no regrets' approach to life seriously

Millions of tourists visit the Temple of Karnak every year

Egypt terror attack: Suicide bomber targets ancient Temple of Karnak popular with tourists

Officials were not immediately able to confirm numbers of casualties

An Isis video boasting of its capture of Palmyra showed a militant operating this American-made anti-tank missile launcher

Isis's dirty bomb: Jihadists have seized 'enough radioactive material to build their first WMD'

Nato and the Australia Group 'really worried' by latest defence reports

Johann Rupert, chair of Compagnie Financiere Richemont

Cartier boss with $7.5bn fortune says prospect of the poor rising up 'keeps him awake at night'

Says he is concerned about robots creating 'structural unemployment'

Saudi Arabia is to lift laws that ban women from travelling without a man's permission

But critics say kingdom is just modernising the way it restricts freedoms

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) and Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon (2nd R) attend a briefing on 2 June, 2015

Israeli defence minister on prospect of peace with Palestinians says 'not in my lifetime'

‘And I intend to live a bit longer’

Sir Richard Branson and his daughter Holly sailing on 'Virgin Money' in New York harbour

Richard Branson grants new fathers at Virgin up to 12 months' paternity leave on full pay

Entrepreneur outshines new statutory deal - but there's a catch

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John Palmer: 'Goldfinger' of British crime was murdered, say police

Murder of the Brink’s-MAT mastermind

'Goldfinger' of British crime's life ended in a blaze of bullets, say police
Bodyworlds museum: Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy

Dying dream of Doctor Death

Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy
UK heatwave: Temperature reaches 39.8 degrees on Central Line - the sweatiest place in London

39.8 degrees recorded on Tube

There's hot (London) and too damn hot (the Underground). Simon Usborne braved the Central line to discover what its passengers suffer
Jessie Cave interview: The Harry Potter star has published a feminist collection of cartoons

Jessie Cave's feminist cartoons

The Harry Potter star tells Alice Jones how a one-night stand changed her life
10 best barbecue books

Fire up the barbie: 10 best barbecue books

We've got Bibles to get you grilling and smoking like a true south American pro
Seifeddine Rezgui: What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?

Making of a killer

What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?
UK Heatwave: Temperatures on the tube are going to exceed the legal limit for transporting cattle

Just when you thought your commute couldn't get any worse...

Heatwave will see temperatures on the Tube exceed legal limit for transporting cattle
Exclusive - The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Swapping Bucharest for London

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Meet the man who swapped Romania for the UK in a bid to provide for his family, only to discover that the home he left behind wasn't quite what it seemed
Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Solar power will help bring down electricity prices over the next five years, according to a new report. But it’s cheap imports of ‘dirty power’ that will lower them the most
Katy Perry prevented from buying California convent for $14.5m after nuns sell to local businesswoman instead

No grace of God for Katy Perry as sisters act to stop her buying convent

Archdiocese sues nuns who turned down star’s $14.5m because they don’t approve of her
Ajmer: The ancient Indian metropolis chosen to be a 'smart city' where residents would just be happy to have power and running water

Residents just want water and power in a city chosen to be a ‘smart’ metropolis

The Indian Government has launched an ambitious plan to transform 100 of its crumbling cities
Michael Fassbender in 'Macbeth': The Scottish play on film, from Welles to Cheggers

Something wicked?

Films of Macbeth don’t always end well - just ask Orson Welles... and Keith Chegwin
10 best sun creams for body

10 best sun creams for body

Make sure you’re protected from head to toe in the heatwave
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - Milos Raonic has ability to get to the top but he must learn to handle pressure in big games

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon files

Milos Raonic has ability to get to the top but he must learn to handle pressure in big games
Women's World Cup 2015: How England's semi-final success could do wonders for both sexes

There is more than a shiny trophy to be won by England’s World Cup women

The success of the decidedly non-famous females wearing the Three Lions could do wonders for a ‘man’s game’ riddled with cynicism and greed