Adam Withnall

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

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SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon holds a baby while campaigning in South Queensferry, Edinburgh

General election 2015: Nicola Sturgeon rejects claims SNP will 'propose another Scottish independence referendum in 2016'

Former deputy leader says issue will be 'the first line' of SNP's 2016 manifesto

Shot by the Taliban in 2012 for blogging about life under their rule, Yousafzai has become an inspirational campaigner for education for women and girls. She is the youngest person to receive the Nobel Prize, giving her access to political leaders worldwide and helping turn her advocacy into a global movement.

Malala Yousafzai's 10 attackers sentenced to life in prison by Pakistan terror court

Attackers shot Malala in the head when she was 15

Pema Lama, 15, was trapped for five days in the rubble of a guest house in Kathmandu

Nepal earthquake: 'Miracle' 15-year-old boy pulled from rubble alive – after five days trapped in Kathmandu

Efforts by a US aid team to save the boy were reported live on radio

General Election 2015: Scottish Sun to back SNP – while UK edition throws support behind Tories

'The UK edition and Scottish edition have two very distinct audiences'

File: A French soldier is pictured in the Central African Republic

French soldiers accused of raping and abusing refugee children in Central African Republic in exchange for food in 'leaked UN report'

Controversy surrounding the report sees a senior UN worker suspended

Sir David Attenborough is among the leading climate scientists and public figures to feature with lectures and interviews as part of the course

Free online university course that teaches you how to completely take down climate change deniers receives 10,000 students

The University of Queensland programme has had people enrol from 150 countries

Saudi new King Salman stands during the arrival of US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on January 27, 2015

Saudi Arabia's King Salman announces major cabinet reshuffle and new heirs to throne

Kingdom gets first new foreign minister for 40 years as part of far-reaching changes that aim to consolidate the new king's power

File image of a Maersk container ship, the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, as it passes below the Storebaelts Bridge in Denmark

Iran seizes cargo ship: British national among 24 sailors on board captured Maersk Tigris

The Pentagon says the Iranian military fired shots when it captured the cargo ship in international waters in the Strait of Hormuz

Single mother Kaitlyn Walls said she doesn't 'hate children', adding she 'has her own... she's beautiful and I love her'

Single mother sacked on first day of new job at daycare centre after ranting on Facebook about how she 'hates being around kids'

Manager saw post and phoned to tell her not to bother coming in

File: Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, right, attends a banking conference in Athens with his wife Danae Stratou on 21 April

Greece's 'rock star' finance minister Yanis Varoufakis saved by hug from wife after 'anarchists' attack in Athens restaurant

Protesters tried 'to reach me without hitting her' before retreating, he says

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It's oh so quiet!

The case for a 'tranquility map' of England
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'Timeless fashion'

It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it
If the West needs a bridge to the 'moderates' inside Isis, maybe we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive after all

Could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive?

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Evolution of swimwear

From bathing dresses in the twenties to modern bikinis
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One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
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Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
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Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
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Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
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One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
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Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
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King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine