Kim Sengupta

Kim Sengupta is Defence Correspondent at The Independent.

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Michael Adebolajo brandishes the murder weapons after the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby in 2013

Lee Rigby murder report: How MI5 latched on to – and lost – the man who later murdered soldier

The MPs’ report gives a fascinating – and disturbing – glimpse of the way the security services work

Michael Adebolajo killed Fusilier Lee Rigby outside Woolwich Barracks in May last year

Michael Adebolajo report: Lee Rigby's killer wrote extremist messages online for six months before attack

Michael Adebolajo killed Fusilier Lee Rigby outside Woolwich Barracks in May last year

The Barnabas Fund has bought tents left behind in Helmand by the British military

MoD sells charity huge army tents for Iraqis fleeing Isis, but RAF won’t fly it there

Refugees out in the cold despite Barnabas Fund paying £450,000 for shelter to get them through winter

Peter Kassig, a convert to Islam, founded a relief aid NGO

Ransoms are a price worth paying to save the lives of heroes like Peter Kassig

Governments should reconsider whether there is the need for some flexibility in their stance

Police officers outside a house in Desborough Avenue, High Wycombe after four men were arrested in connection with an alleged Islamist terror plot

Terror arrests ahead of Remembrance Day

Police have arrested four men on suspicion of allegedly plotting to carry out a terrorist attack, which security sources say may have been imminent.

The staff of GHCQ make a poppy in the body’s headquarters in Cheltenham last month

Like it or not, the web provides a space to plan terror

"Censoring material doesn’t mean it’s the end of the message being disseminated"

Muammar Gaddafi

Libya, from Arab Spring to Islamist Autumn

Diplomatic Channels

Sir John Sawers spent five years as chief at the British Secret Intelligence Services Headquarters

I'm proud to hand over reins of a more modern MI6, says 'C'

Sir John Sawers is stepping down as head of the intelligence service after five turbulent years and the emergence of the new terror threat presented by Isis in Iraq and Syria. Kim Sengupta looks back over his five-year tenure

Sebastian Socodo (in charge of cemetery maintenance) walks among the tombstones at the Argentine cemetery in the Falkland Islands

Argentina's Falklands minister: ‘There is absolutely no chance of another invasion’

Argentina’s Malvinas Secretary explains the UK does not need to maintain a costly garrison there

The last Union Flag flying above Helmand Province is lowered by Captain Matthew Clark, left, and Warrant Officer John Lilley

The last exit: The Union flag is lowered, British troops depart, and Afghanistan’s next chapter begins

After the last of the troops leave, the population left behind will be hoping that the West, facing a new conflict in Syria and Iraq, keeps its promises to Afghanistan, writes Kim Sengupta

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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...