Adam Withnall

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Tamir Rice, 12, was shot to death by police in Cleveland

Tamir Rice: Cleveland police say video of them shooting 12-year-old playing with fake gun 'will show officer acted reasonably'

CCTV images of the incident to be released after protests across America

Vladimir Putin fixes a GPS satellite transmitter onto a tiger in 2008
Undated handout photo issued by Essex Police of Breck Bednar

Breck Bednar murder: Teenage video gamer admits killing British schoolboy after meeting arranged online

Man admits 'sadistic' murder of British schoolboy

This artist impression shows a modern-day Atlantis

Japanese construction firm says this 'Ocean Spiral' is the underwater city of the future

Homes beneath the waves could have first residents in just 15 years

CNN's Sarah Sidner was hit by a projectile while reporting on the riots in Ferguson

Michael Brown shooting: CNN reporter Sarah Sidner hit by projectile during live broadcast, carries on describing how Ferguson burns

As riots broke out in Ferguson, Missouri last night and demonstrations were held in a show of solidarity across the US, there was seemingly no place safe for protesters, police officers or journalists alike.

A gas station burns as demonstrators protest the Grand Jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson over the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson

Ferguson decision: The reasons why Darren Wilson was not indicted for shooting unarmed black teenager Michael Brown

Riots have broken out in the city of Ferguson, Missouri after a grand jury decided not to indict a police officer for killing the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

Police guard the Ferguson police department as rioting erupts following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown in Ferguson

Ferguson riots: The most powerful images to emerge from protests over Michael Brown killing

Demonstrations are taking place across the US against the decision not to indict the white police officer who shot the black teenager

A car burns on the street after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown

Ferguson riots: 'I didn't foresee an evening like this': Why was jury decision announced at 8pm?

Speculation ranges from police wanting to let people get home from work - to maximising their own overtime pay

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet backed draft legislation aimed at strengthening the Jewish character of the Israeli state, a move liberals warn will undermine democracy and heighten discrimination against Arab citizens

Forget Israel's new legislation - Palestinians have been second-class citizens for decades, rights group claims

New report claims to show how West Bank Palestinians and Israeli citizens have been subject to two legal systems 'since 1967'

Plymouth was named the city with the most affordable rent in the UK

Most affordable UK cities for renting revealed: Plymouth, Cardiff and Leeds top list

At the other end of the scale, Londoners are spending on average half their entire incomes on rent

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Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

A new study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
Diaries of Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf and Noël Coward reveal how they coped with the December blues

Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

Noël Coward parties into the night, Alan Clark bemoans the cost of servants, Evelyn Waugh ponders his drinking…
From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore: A prodigal daughter has a breakthrough

A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

The story was published earlier this month in 'Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales'