Adam Withnall

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President Obama, one of the more enthusiastic users of the fist bump

Want to reduce the risk of disease? Abandon shaking hands, and start bumping fists...

Academics at Aberystwth University in west Wales came to the conclusion following a series of tests on hand hygiene

Palestinian children hold up plastic guns during a demonstration against Israel's military offensive on the Gaza Strip following Eid Al-Fitr prayers on July 28, 2014, 2011 in front of the Dome of Rock at al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third most holy site in the old city of Jerusalem

Israel-Gaza conflict: Israel declares 'unlimited truce' across Gaza Strip but reserves right to respond to Hamas rocket fire

Israel will also continue its attempts to destroy cross-border tunnels

Health workers put on protective gear while working with suspected Ebola patients in Kenema, Sierra Leone

Ebola virus: US aid worker infected with disease as major airline cancels all services to countries affected by outbreak

The announcement came amid what the World Health Organisation (WHO) is calling the largest outbreak ever recorded of the disease

Pope Francis delivers a speech from the window of his apartment during his Sunday Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on July 27, 2014

Israel-Gaza conflict: Pope Francis issues desperate plea to fighters - 'I ask you with all my heart, stop please'

Conflict in Middle East has now seen more than 1,100 killed, many civilians

Doctors in protective gear work inside the Medecins Sans Frontieres isolation ward as Guinea faced the worst ever outbreak of the Ebola virus

As Ebola, Mers and HIV/Aids make headlines, what are the biggest risks to the world's health? And what is being done about them?

Deadly infectious diseases have become a serious cause for concern to world leaders - from cholera to bird flu, here are 10 that threaten populations around the globe

Smoke rises after Israeli tanks shell the Shujaiya neighbourhood during a military operation in the east of Gaza City, 27 July 2014

Israel-Gaza conflict: Hamas holiday truce ignored by Israel as fighting continues on both sides

Israel cancelled its ceasefire in face of 'Hamas's incessant rocket fire' - only for militants to do the same because of 'lack of commitment' from the other side

A Palestinian child, wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a UN school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, cries at the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya

Israel-Gaza conflict: UN school shelled by Israeli tanks, leaving 15 dead and 200 wounded

Doctors and officials described the strike as a 'massacre' mostly impacting children

Palestinian relatives of Tawfiq al -Aga, who medics said was killed in Israeli shelling, mourn during his funeral in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip

Israel-Gaza conflict: UN warns of ‘dire’ humanitarian crisis in Gaza as reports reveal one child dying every hour in fighting

UN says 83 children have died in last three days of 'terrible' conflict

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond during a joint press conference at the Israeli Knesset, in Jerusalem, Israel, 24 July 2014

Israel-Gaza conflict: Britain warns Netanyahu the West is 'losing sympathy' for Israel

Philip Hammond reportedly said he would issue the warning to Benjamin Netanyahu when they met in Jerusalem today

Meriam Ibrahim with her husband Daniel Wani

Meriam Ibrahim: 'Apostasy' woman and family arrive in Italy after finally leaving Sudan

Ms Ibrahim was sentenced to death for marrying the man she loved and 'converting from Islam to Christianity' in May

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Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
Lauded therapist Harley Mille still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world. But could his predictions of war do the same?

Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition: It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans

Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
Besiktas vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie

Besiktas vs Arsenal

Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie
Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction
Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment