Andrew Buncombe

The Independent's US Digital Editor, based in New York. Previously in Delhi and Washington DC.

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Subrata Roy, flanked by bodyguards, in Mumbai before his arrest

A private lavatory, air con, and three secretaries...how the other half live in jail

Tycoon will have a conference room next to his cell

Bangladeshis mourn for their missing relatives after an overloaded ferry capsized in the Padma river in Munshiganj

Bangladesh ferry disaster: Vessel capsizes on river with hundreds on board

Vessel was crossing river when it ran into problems

Bangladeshi rescue workers search for dead bodies inside the sunken ferry on the river Meghna in Munshiganj district, some 50 kilometres south of Dhaka. A heavily-laden ferry capsized and sank in central Bangladesh after being caught in a storm, leaving at least 45 people dead and hundreds more missing, police and officials said

Rescue operation underway in Bangladesh after ferry capsized with 250 aboard

Reports said the vessel, the MV Pinak, was crossing the River Padma in Munshiganj district

Ukraine’s President, Petro Poroshenko has said the resignation of Mr Yatseniuk will not affect the military operation underway in the east of the country to defeat pro-Russian rebels

Ukraine crisis: President Poroshenko says resignation of Prime Minister will not affect military operation to defeat pro-Russian rebels

As emergency workers were collecting the remains of the 296 people killed in the MH17 crash, operations against the rebels have continued

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk addresses the parliament in Kiev, Ukraine

Ukraine crisis: PM Arseny Yatseniuk resigns over his country's precarious energy situation

Parliament has blocked legislation to allow a liberalisation of control over Ukraine's gas pipeline system

A Donetsk People's Republic fighter stands guard during a pro-Russian meeting in the city of Donetsk earlier this month

Ukraine crisis: Now the city of Slovyansk has been recaptured, will Donetsk be next?

As Ukrainian forces regain control of one major city, people wonder if rebel stronghold Donestsk can hold out

A map of the placement of air defense in the area of Donetsk is shown on the screen during a briefing by Lieutenant-General Andrei Kartopolov, Head of the Main Operative Department of the Russian General Staff, left, and Lieutenant-General Igor Makushev, Head of the Air Force General Staff, right, on the circumstances of the crash of Malaysian Airlines MH17

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Russian authorities point finger at Ukrainian fighter jet

Meanwhile, train carrying 282 passengers' remains leaves for Ukraine-controlled Kharkiv

Self-proclaimed Prime Minister of the pro- Russian separatist “Donetsk People’s

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: An audience with Alexander Borodai the man whose fighters are accused of downing the plane

Alexander Borodai, the man who styles himself Prime Minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic, had set the time of his press conference for half-past noon.

Pro-Russian separatists block the way to the crash site of MH17, near the village of Grabove

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: As the body bags arrive, confusion reigns on the hillside disaster site

Villagers in Grabove, eastern Ukraine, tell Andrew Buncombe of the moment Flight MH17 fell out of the sky and the chaos that followed

Aftermath: Flowers at the crash site

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Pro-Russians accused of blocking access to site of disaster

Ukraine accuses the rebels of tampering with the crash scene and even looting
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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas
La Famille Bélier is being touted as this year's Amelie - so why are many in the deaf community outraged by it?

Deaf community outraged by La Famille Bélier

The new film tells the story of a deaf-mute farming family and is being touted as this year's Amelie
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10 best high-end laptops

From lightweight and zippy devices to gaming beasts, we test the latest in top-spec portable computers
Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

The batsman has grown disillusioned after England’s Ashes debacle and allegations linking him to the Pietersen affair
Susie Wolff: A driving force in battle for equality behind the wheel

Susie Wolff: A driving force in battle for equality behind the wheel

The Williams driver has had plenty of doubters, but hopes she will be judged by her ability in the cockpit
Adam Gemili interview: 'No abs Adam' plans to muscle in on Usain Bolt's turf

'No abs Adam' plans to muscle in on Usain Bolt's turf

After a year touched by tragedy, Adam Gemili wants to become the sixth Briton to run a sub-10sec 100m
Calls for a military mental health 'quality mark'

Homeless Veterans campaign

Expert calls for military mental health 'quality mark'
Racton Man: Analysis shows famous skeleton was a 6ft Bronze Age superman

Meet Racton Man

Analysis shows famous skeleton was a 6ft Bronze Age superman
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Garden Bridge

St Paul’s adds to £175m project’s troubled waters
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Stuff your own Christmas mouse ornament

An evening class in taxidermy with a festive feel
Joint Enterprise: The legal doctrine which critics say has caused hundreds of miscarriages of justice

Joint Enterprise

The legal doctrine which critics say has caused hundreds of miscarriages of justice
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Freud and Eros

Love, Lust and Longing at the Freud Museum