Andrew Buncombe

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

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Man who ran 'revenge porn' website faces 20 years in jail

Kevin Bollaert charged people up to $350 to remove explicit images posted by ex-lovers

Isis militants grant access to polio vaccination teams in Syria and Iraq

Health officials reveal fighters have permitted teams to vaccinate youngsters

Rosa Parks: 'I had been pushed around all my life'

Writings made available to public for first time reveal nuanced, complex portrait of late civil rights icon

Wyoming sheriff's deputy Gene Bryson decides to give up his badge rather than stop wearing a cowboy hat

Veteran said he had dressed in Western-style clothes all his life and had no plans to stop

Obama Budget plan live: US President to target middle class in $4 trillion budget

Budget foresees a $474 billion deficit

Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey: Sex toy industry expects boost in sales after release of movie

Industry insiders say publication of EL James' novel led to worldwide run on pleasure balls

Walter White returns: Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston stars in Super Bowl commercial

Character from Breaking Bad was among this year's surprises

Super Bowl 2015: Katy Perry rocks halftime show with Missy Elliott and Lenny Kravitz

Costume changes, special guests and a high energy performance leaves audience roaring

Video shows New York police officer 'pulling gun on youngsters playing with snowballs'

Officer was captured drawing weapon and using expletives

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War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable
Living with Alzheimer's: What is it really like to be diagnosed with early-onset dementia?

What is it like to live with Alzheimer's?

Depicting early-onset Alzheimer's, the film 'Still Alice' had a profound effect on Joy Watson, who lives with the illness. She tells Kate Hilpern how she's coped with the diagnosis
The Internet of Things: Meet the British salesman who gave real-world items a virtual life

Setting in motion the Internet of Things

British salesman Kevin Ashton gave real-world items a virtual life
Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats - with the SNP holding the balance of power

Election 2015: A dead heat between Mr Bean and Dick Dastardly!

Lord Ashcroft reveals latest polling – and which character voters associate with each leader
Audiences queue up for 'true stories told live' as cult competition The Moth goes global

Cult competition The Moth goes global

The non-profit 'slam storytelling' competition was founded in 1997 by the novelist George Dawes Green and has seen Malcolm Gladwell, Salman Rushdie and Molly Ringwald all take their turn at the mic
Pakistani women come out fighting: A hard-hitting play focuses on female Muslim boxers

Pakistani women come out fighting

Hard-hitting new play 'No Guts, No Heart, No Glory' focuses on female Muslim boxers
Leonora Carrington transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star

Surreal deal: Leonora Carrington

The artist transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star
LGBT History Month: Pupils discuss topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage

Education: LGBT History Month

Pupils have been discussing topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage
11 best gel eyeliners

Go bold this season: 11 best gel eyeliners

Use an ink pot eyeliner to go bold on the eyes with this season's feline flicked winged liner
Cricket World Cup 2015: Tournament runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

Cricket World Cup runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

The tournament has reached its halfway mark and scores of 300 and amazing catches abound. One thing never changes, though – everyone loves beating England
Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Heptathlete ready to jump at first major title

Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Ready to jump at first major title

After her 2014 was ruined by injury, 21-year-old Briton is leading pentathlete going into this week’s European Indoors. Now she intends to turn form into gold
Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot