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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Paul Cantlie makes emotional appeal to IS

Paul Cantlie dead: Father of British Isis hostage John Cantlie dies

Paul Cantlie recorded a video message from hospital pleading for his son's release earlier this month

A Serbian fan attacks an Albanian player

Serbia-Albania match abandoned after drone carrying flag sparks mass brawl on pitch

The powderkeg was lit after Serbian striker Stefan Mitrovic pulled down a flag that was flown above the ground by a drone alongside a map of Kosovo

A policeman sprays an activist in the face with pepper spray as the authorities move to clear protesters from the central area

Hong Kong police tear down barricades as they move to smash pro-democracy protests

Demonstrators respond by bringing traffic to a halt and chanting slogans about universal suffrage

Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of education standards watchdog Ofsted

'Trojan Horse' schools which are ‘taken over’ by Islamist ideas are still not improved

Trustees were kept in the dark about a school trip to Saudi Arabia

Kim Jong-un makes first public appearance in 40 days... but where has the North Korean leader been?

Kim's prolonged absence from public view had fueled speculation about his health and his control over the country

John Cantlie, in the video the photojournalist speaks directly to the camera with no one else present – in contrast to previous videos released by the group

John Cantlie: Sister makes impassioned plea to Islamic State for direct negotiation

Cantlie revealed militant group had frozen communication with the family

The headquarters of the Metropolitan Police

Three more men arrested in London on suspicion of planning terrorist attack

Five men were arrested in a series of dawn raids last week

Not here yet: the black bullhead fish

Alien species in UK could cause an 'environmental catastrophe' for British rivers

Invasive species impact on the biodiversity of Britain by eating native species as well as affecting human health and the economy

Photojournalist John Cantlie pictured in Aleppo, Syria

British Isis hostage John Cantlie ‘urges Government to talk to militants’

Article appears after the MoD confirms that British soldiers would head to northern Iraq to help train Kurdish forces

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences in a series of raids across London, Scotland Yard has said.

Police swoop on suspected Isis terror cell in London

One man was Tasered during arrest

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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