Kim Sengupta

Kim Sengupta is Defence Correspondent at The Independent.

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A Swedish minesweeper searches for suspected

What’s Putin’s war game? A Russian sub in Swedish waters has slipped away into the sea...leaving recriminations in its wake

Russia’s neighbours fear the suspected submarine in Swedish waters signals a turn to more assertive tactics by Putin

Isis has made huge profits from captured oilfields

War on Isis: US 'planning to bomb oil pipelines' to halt jihadists' funding

Islamic State believed to be making $2m a day in illicit oil sales

Britain’s Reaper drones, similar to this US version, will be controlled from an RAF base in Lincolnshire

UK Reaper drones ready to attack Isis in Syria and Iraq

Reapers will initially be operating in Syria for surveillance, but will also engage Hellfire missiles in an attack capacity if authorisation is given

The match at Partizan Belgrade’s stadium had to be abandoned after a riot broke out involving players, supporters and the police

Before and after the Serbia-Albania match that became a riot: In the Balkans, football rivalries really run deep

Diplomatic Channels: 'Things were different. I realised that in English football grounds you don’t get political slogans'

Turkish army tanks take position near the Syrian border at the end of last month
Smoke rising from Kobani during clashes between Isis and Kurdish fighters

Isis in Kobani: As Turkey declines to intervene, UN envoy says fall of city is likely to lead to a massacre

Turkey’s demands for a buffer zone and a no-fly zone to be set up in Syria as the price for it joining the war against Isis were “not on the front burner” in the strategy being drawn up, a senior US diplomat stressed yesterday.

Rebels fire from behind sandbags on a front line in the al-Amiriya district of Aleppo, Syria

War against Isis: British troops likely to train Syrian rebels nearly three years after similar plan failed

As military action in Iraq continues, UK now seeks to help Free Syrian Army in its fight against both militants and Assad

The UK has carried out its first air strikes in Iraq

Iraq crisis: British jets drop bombs on Isis, helping Kurdish fighters battling the militants

Tornados hit two targets, raising fears for life of hostage Alan Henning

Obama has admitted that his administration underestimated the threat posed by Isis

Syrian air-strikes: Does the US have the foggiest idea who their enemy is?

America's bombing of Jabhat al-Nusra has raised significant concerns over their strategy

Bombers take off to bomb IS

Iraq crisis: Bombers set off for third Iraq conflict in 23 years

RAF to hunt down Isis commanders and convoys
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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker