Adam Withnall

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Firefighters attempt to put out a fire at an abandoned building with the protection of St. Louis City Police in St. Louis, Missouri August 19, 2015

Mansur Ball-Bey shooting: Protests in St Louis as Missouri police kill another black teen

St Louis police say the 18-year-old pointed a gun at officers

A migrant carries his two children as he gets off of an inflatable boat after arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey to Greece on August 14, 2015.

EU migrant crossings reach record 107,000 for July as activists say 'tough rhetoric' has failed

Numbers of migrants have continued to rise dramatically

The design for the pool at Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms

Nine Elms 'sky pool': Luxury London flat owners will be able to swim while literally looking down on everyone else

Flats at Embassy Gardens in Nine Elms development start at £600,000

Turkish policemen secure the area after a shooting incident near the entrance to Dolmabahce palace in Istanbul, Turkey, 19 August, 2015

Dolmabahce Palace 'attack': Shots fired at guards at tourist attraction in central Istanbul, Turkey

Police have captured two 'gunmen', according to reports

The Israeli scientist who's poisoning herself to find a vaccine for nuclear radiation

Some experts say Professor Brenda Laster's theory is 'wild and actually dangerous', but she's so confident she has been delivering low level toxins to herself for six years

The victims of the shooting, from left to right: Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Mohammad, 21, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19

Chapel Hill shooting victim's dying dream fulfilled as family and friends complete the trip he planned to help Syrian refugees in Turkey

Dental student Deah Barakat was raising money for the trip when he was shot dead, along with his new wife and her sister, in February

File: Khaled Asaad, the Director of Antiquities and Museum in Palmyra, in front of a rare 1st century sarcophagus, one of the finest sculptures in Palmyra

Isis executes Palmyra antiquities chief and hangs him from ruins he spent a lifetime restoring

Khaled Asaad, 82, is beheaded by militants outside the museum where he worked for more than 50 years looking after the city's ancient artefacts

An image from Crest Academies' website showing its expensive new campus building

London majority-Muslim school scraps sex segregation - despite angry parents' complaints

Principal Mohsen Ojja tells The Independent his drastic reforms are needed to turn the failing school around - and that he won't be stopped by a 'quite militant, quite vociferous minority' petitioning against change

Two Saudi women wearing burkas walk on a street in the desert kingdom's capital Riyadh

Saudi women are registering to vote in elections across the country for the first time ever

Activists say moves to allow women the vote in municipal elections represent 'only a tiny fraction of what needs to be addressed over gender inequality in Saudi Arabia'

Sir Edward aboard his yacht, ‘Morning Cloud’, in 1971. Police in Jersey are investigating claims that he visited a children’s home that is now at the centre of a child sex-abuse inquiry

Ted Heath child abuse claims: North Yorkshire prison officer in allegation against former PM

North Yorkshire said the alleged offence did not take place in the county

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Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
Who is Oliver Bonas and how has he captured middle-class hearts?

Who is Oliver Bonas?

It's the first high-street store to pay its staff the living wage, and it saw out the recession in style
Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

60 years of Scalextric

Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones
Theme parks continue to draw in thrill-seekers despite the risks - so why are we so addicted?

Why are we addicted to theme parks?

Now that Banksy has unveiled his own dystopian version, Christopher Beanland considers the ups and downs of our endless quest for amusement
Tourism in Iran: The country will soon be opening up again after years of isolation

Iran is opening up again to tourists

After years of isolation, Iran is reopening its embassies abroad. Soon, there'll be the chance for the adventurous to holiday there
10 best PS4 games

10 best PS4 games

Can’t wait for the new round of blockbusters due out this autumn? We played through last year’s offering
Transfer window: Ten things we learnt

Ten things we learnt from the transfer window

Record-breaking spending shows FFP restraint no longer applies
Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger as Isis ravages centuries of history

Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

... and not just because of Isis vandalism
Girl on a Plane: An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack

Girl on a Plane

An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack
Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

The author of 'The Day of the Jackal' has revealed he spied for MI6 while a foreign correspondent