Rose Troup Buchanan

Rose is an online news reporter for The Independent.

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The number of refugees has increased in the past 15 years

5 charts that show how this refugee crisis compares to previous crises

One in every 122 people in the world is currently either a refugee, internally displaced or seeking asylum

Adults should not eat more than 6g of salt a day

Salt could increase chances of obesity by 25%

Queen Mary's University researchers suggest salt disrupts body's metabolism

How old do you think your heart is?

How old is your heart? US research finds three out of four people have hearts five years older than their actual age

Coronary heart disease remains the UK’s single largest killer

An e-fit of the man wanted in connection to the John Lewis car park rape

Police release e-fit of suspect wanted in connection to John Lewis car park rape

Woman was brutally raped on Friday evening outside the department store

People leave flowers for the victims near the scene where the Hawker Hunter came down

Shoreham air show crash: Final victim named as inquest into crash that killed 11 people opens

Pilot Andrew Hill remains in a critical condition in hospital

Christopher Ling taught the violin at Chetham’s School of Music until the summer of 1990

Christopher Ling: British music teacher accused of sexually abusing young pupils 'shoots himself' as police attempt arrest

US Marshals attempted to arrest Mr Ling after the British Prosecution Service

The polar bear installed outside Shell's headquarters

Greenpeace activists install giant polar bear outside Shell's London headquarters

Emma Thompson joined campaigners outside the energy firm

A tunnel system built by the Nazis in Poland. According to Polish lore, a Nazi train loaded with gold and weapons vanished into a mountain at the end of the Second World War

Nazi 'gold train' explained: Is the train real, what is inside it and what are the authorities doing?

Two anonymous men have claimed to have discovered a Nazi train full of gold

Fire fighters tackle the blaze on the busy high street

Clapham High Street blaze: Fire fighters called to London street after smoke spotted by onlookers

Dramatic pictures from the scene were shared on social media

Tyler, The Creator

Tyler, the Creator banned from UK: 'I'm being treated like a terrorist,' rapper claims

Home Office rejected his application on the grounds that his presence in the UK would not be conduicive to the public good

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How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
Who is Oliver Bonas and how has he captured middle-class hearts?

Who is Oliver Bonas?

It's the first high-street store to pay its staff the living wage, and it saw out the recession in style
Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

60 years of Scalextric

Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones
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Why are we addicted to theme parks?

Now that Banksy has unveiled his own dystopian version, Christopher Beanland considers the ups and downs of our endless quest for amusement
Tourism in Iran: The country will soon be opening up again after years of isolation

Iran is opening up again to tourists

After years of isolation, Iran is reopening its embassies abroad. Soon, there'll be the chance for the adventurous to holiday there
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Can’t wait for the new round of blockbusters due out this autumn? We played through last year’s offering
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Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger as Isis ravages centuries of history

Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

... and not just because of Isis vandalism
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Girl on a Plane

An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack
Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

The author of 'The Day of the Jackal' has revealed he spied for MI6 while a foreign correspondent