Rob Williams

Rob Williams is Production Editor (Web/Apps) at The Independent. He was formerly Senior Online Reporter. He has worked for The Independent since 2008.

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The man is described as Asian, 5ft 6ins tall, slim build and in his 20s. He was wearing a grey jumper with black tracksuit bottoms and had black hair and a small goatee beard.

Police release CCTV image of suspect after pregnant woman is sexually assaulted on bus

Man sat next to a 33-year-old pregnant woman and began rubbing her leg

European Court of Human Rights upholds French ban on full-face veils

24-year-old French woman argued that the ban on wearing the veil in public violated her freedom of religion and expression

New York woman survives being run over by three trains after falling onto subway tracks

Mary Downey, an Irish woman from Woodlawn in the Bronx, fell onto the tracks at the W. 49th Street station in Manhattan

Four men arrested over savage gang rape of teenage girl at secluded nature spot in Slough

Man hospitalised after firing crossbow into his head during police pursuit

Police said the man discharged the crossbow which caused him to suffer a serious head injury

Ostriches bury their heads in the sand. It counts as a political myth because it is a standard parliamentary metaphor. But they don't.

French zookeeper battered ostrich to death with shovel and attempted to blame pony for attack

The zookeeper in La Teste-de-Buch, southwestern France, was subsequently convicted of animal cruelty

Petro Poroshenko

Ukrainian forces launch full-scale attack on pro-Russian separatists as ceasefire ends

Both sides have accused the other of violating the truce which only partially paused the fighting

Commuters prepare to travel on the District Line of the London Underground during strike action on 30 April 30, 2014

Tube strike: London braces for Tour de France disruption as power workers prepare for eight-day walkout

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union and Unite are due to walk out from 8pm this evening

Benjamin Netanyahu said the teenagers were 'were kidnapped and murdered in cold blood by human animals'

Israeli missing teenagers: Hamas warns 'gates of hell will open' as Israel bombs Gaza strip

Netanyahu says trio 'were kidnapped and murdered in cold blood by human animals'

Flight Lieutenant Hywel Poole (left), Flight Lieutenant Adam Sanders (centre) and Squadron Leader Samuel Bailey who all died in the accident

One of three airmen killed in RAF Tornado collision had 'fear of flying' and had 'reached crisis point' just months before accident

The weapon systems operator who was in the rear seat of one of the Tornados, with a student pilot, had a fear of flying at medium level

The 15-year-old boy, who has not been named, was part of a group visiting the Lillaz waterfalls near Cogne

British schoolboy Elliot Peacock killed in Italian alps waterfall canyoning accident

The 15-year-old boy, who has not been named, was part of a group visiting the Lillaz waterfalls near Cogne

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Where the spooks get their coffee fix: The busiest Starbucks in the US is also the most secretive

The secret CIA Starbucks

The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths 2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey, 25 years on

The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
10 best tote bags

Accessorise with a stylish shopper this spring: 10 best tote bags

We find carriers with room for all your essentials (and a bit more)
Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

Paul Scholes column

I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England
Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...