Adam Withnall

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A file photo dated 27 August 2014 of a UN peacekeeper carrying equipments at the Syrian-Israeli border in the Golan Heights

Syrian ‘armed group’ captures 43 UN peacekeepers amid fighting in Golan Heights

UN agency says another 81 personnel monitoring Syria-Israel border have also been trapped in positions

Missing Malaysian Airlines MH370: Plane search area changed as new details of satellite phone call revealed

Officials say Malaysian Boeing 777 may have turned south earlier than previously thought

This picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows giant panda Ai Hin sitting in its enclosure at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Centre

Giant panda fakes pregnancy ‘to receive nicer food and round-the-clock care’

Ai Hin had been ‘under observation’ for two months and was scheduled for worlds’ first panda live birth

Mary Brandon posted this image to Facebook after she said she was hit in the face for telling a man to stop groping her

Notting Hill Carnival: Woman shares selfie after being ‘punched in face for telling man to stop groping her’

Mary Brandon spent nine hours in hospital following the incident during Monday’s festivities

The 13 obscure UK laws you didn’t know you were breaking

Forget the urban myths about dying in Westminster or eating mince pies on Christmas Day: these are real rules you could be breaking without even realising it

A new parliamentary study in South Korea has warned that the nation could become 'extinct' if its birth rate remains at such a low level

South Koreans ‘to become extinct by 2750’ due to dangerously low birth rate

Study warns that nation’s very existence threatened by aging population

The Global Peace Index's chart showing countries involved in external conflicts which have led to more than 25 deaths

World peace? These are the only 11 countries in the world that are actually free from conflict

As new wars and civil unrests seem to be flaring up every week, we look for the only countries in the world that could be considered ‘conflict-free’

A demonstrator throws back a tear gas container after tactical officers worked to break up a group of bystanders on Chambers Road and West Florissant in St. Louis

This is why people are angry in Ferguson, Missouri after Michael Brown shooting

Police say 'an undertow [of racial unrest] has bubbled to the surface' - but they themselves are accused of behaving like a paramilitary force

An explosive device deployed by police flies in the air as police and protesters clash Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Ferguson

Ferguson Missouri riots: Police use rubber bullets and tear gas as new witness says Michael Brown was shot while ‘backing away with hands up’

As anger over black teenager’s death escalates, Barack Obama has been criticised for staying away on holiday

A Russian convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine sets off from near Moscow

Ukraine crisis: Russian 'aid' convoy heads straight for rebels in Luhansk as fears intensify of 'direct invasion'

Moscow orders more than 260 trucks to head straight for rebel-held border - after stopping off at a military base in southern Russia

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Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album