Adam Withnall

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

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ABC apologises to Tony Abbott for offensive tweet broadcast during live 'Q&A' TV debate

Incident coincides with a slip in Abbott's popularity ratings

Protests in Yogyakarta following the execution of an Indonesian maid in Saudi Arabia (Getty)

Saudi Arabia executes 'a person every two days' as rate of beheadings soars under King Salman

Those killed include children and people with mental disabilities

Isis followers shared a video showing a toddler beheading a teddy bear

Isis video appears to show young boy dressed up as a fighter being forced to behead a teddy bear

A man can be heard off-camera shouting encouragement

Commuters queue for buses during a tube strike at Victoria Station

Tube strike: Unions announce fresh set of dates for walkout by London Underground workers

Despite 'constructive' talks, strikes have only been suspended, not cancelled

Tube workers will strike again in August

Tube strike called off: Unite Union suspends walk-out in 'act of goodwill'

Unite union says there are still 'some sticking points' with management

The Ashley Madison website displayed on a smartphone (Reuters)

Ashley Madison hack: Canadian police to lead 'worldwide' probe as $500,000 reward offered

Avid Life Media is putting up a huge sum for any information leading to 'identification, arrest and prosecution of persons responsible'

Eurostar trains at Calais 'delayed' by migrants trespassing inside the Channel Tunnel

Eurostar said it was not able to confirm the cause of the delays

An image posted on an Isis affiliated website shows a militant smashing items from Palmyra

Isis in Palmyra: British Museum 'deeply distressed' by destruction of Baalshamin Temple

Isis is reported to have destroyed the Baalshamin Temple in Palmyra, which stood almost completely intact for nearly 2,000 years

Isis seized the citadel and columns of the ancient oasis city of Palmyra, 133 miles north-east of Damascus

Isis in Palmyra: After destruction of the temple of Baalshamin, what is left of the ancient city?

Isis appears to have begun destroying the main structures of Palmyra's ancient city - something it suggested it wouldn't do

A view on the North Korean side of the Military Demarcation Line in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), seen from South Korea, on 24 August 2015

North Korea launches landing craft towards border with South as crisis continues to escalate

Experts say strong words from South Korea's president could hurt progress

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