Kunal Dutta

Kunal Dutta is a news writer and reporter. He has written for The Economist, The Guardian, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, Independent Voices and More Intelligent Life.

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Kazida Sultana, 16, Amira Abase, 15, and Shamima Begum, 15, (left to right)

Airports must do more to prevent British teenagers travelling to join Isis, says David Cameron

The Turkish intelligence force is understood to be hunting for the three missing British girls in Istanbul

The Cambridge’s Institute of Criminology will call for measures including an independent watchdog akin to the IPCC and larger minimum staffing sizes for police forces

US needs its own version of Britain's policing watchdog to deal with Ferguson-type incidents, White House to be told

Cambridge professor of criminology will say that US States should consider adopting British policing structures

Data had shown that India’s tiger population had grown 30 per cent since 2010

Indian tiger triumph may be based on shoddy science, study says

Data released in January suggested India was home to 30 per cent more tigers than four years ago

Bethnal Green Academy, where Kadiza Sultana, Amira Abase and Shamima Begum are students (AFP)

Missing Syria girls: Headmaster claims 'no evidence’ that girls were radicalised at school

Mark Keary, the head of Bethnal Green Academy, said that access to social media was strictly regulated

An Isis propaganda video purporting to show fighters near the Iraqi city of Tikrit

Isis is winning the digital propaganda war, says extremism expert

Haras Rafiq says the West should have 'flaunted' its victories such as the one in Kobani last month

'Ten hours walking in Paris as a Jew': Film by Israeli journalist shows anti-Semitic experiences

While his reception in tourist areas appear peaceful, it is in suburban areas with high Muslim populations where he claims to have received 'hateful stares, belligerent remarks, and hostile body language'

The “aura of prestige” connected with a career in writing may suggest why 60 per cent of people secretly want to be an author

The three most desirable jobs in Britain are author, librarian and academic

60 per cent of people secretly want to be an author

President Obama vowed to 'bring to justice the terrorists who are responsible for Kayla's captivity and death'

Kayla Mueller: President Obama defends US hostage policy despite death of aid worker

Mr Obama claimed a rescue mission by US Special Forces missed Ms Mueller and other captives 'by a day or two'

Australia has been on terror alert since a 16-hour siege at a Sydney cafe in December resulted in three people, including the gunman, losing their lives

Australian police foil potential terror attack after two men are arrested in Sydney

Officers found a machete, a hunting knife and a home-made Isis flag at a premises in the suburb of Fairfield

Prince Charles with Saudi King Salman at Al Ergah Palace

Prince Charles in Saudi Arabia: Heir to throne raises issue of jailed blogger Raif Badawi with King Salman

Human rights campaigners hail prince for highlighting plight of man sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for setting up a website for Saudi liberals

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War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?
HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?