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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A South Korean amy soldier walks as his colleague soldiers stand guard on Unification Bridge, which leads to the demilitarized zone (AP)

North and South Korea step back from the brink: Seoul promises to halt propaganda broadcasts as Pyongyang expresses regret over landmine blast

Announcement follows more than 30 hours of talks after events at their heavily guarded border pushed them to the brink of a possible military confrontation

Gordon Brown delivers a speech on the Labour Party's leadership election in London, Britain August 16, 2015

Gordon Brown endorses Yvette Cooper for Labour leader as Andy Burnham warns wrong choice could bring 'two decades of the Tories'

Former PM picked Burnham as his second choice and Liz Kendall as third

Police officers question workers who found debri on the coast of Sainte Suzanne, Reunion Island, France

MH370 search: French officials scale down hunt for wreckage of missing Malaysian Airlines plane off Reunion

Authorities suggested it was doubtful any new debris would be found

Two people are missing and a third is in hospital after a boat capsized in the Firth of Forth in Scotland

Firth of Forth: one man dead and two others missing after boat capsizes

Coastguard launches search off the coast of Fife, after being alerted before 5pm

Violence in Turkey: Attacks across country leave nine dead in single day

Turkey has endured one of its most violent days in recent weeks after Kurdish insurgents launched a series of attacks in different parts of the country, including the US consulate in the capital Istanbul.

Sir Edward in Broadstairs, Kent, in 1963. Police in the county have received an allegation of abuse relating to the 1960s

Ted Heath child abuse claims: Former Prime Minister was 'not a paedophile... just an old, sad, gay man' says brothel owner

Myra Ling-Ling Forde denies allegations she escaped prosecution in 1992 by stating she would expose the former Prime Minister as a sex offender

Libya hunts prison guards 'shown in video torturing Colonel Gaddafi's son Saadi'

Footage posted a week after another of Colonel Gaddafi's sons, Saif Al-Islam, was sentenced to death

Allies of Jeremy Corbyn, pictured, accused the shadow Chancellor Chris Leslie of deliberately misrepresenting his economic policies as they moved to the heart of the debate in the Labour leadership contest

Jeremy Corbyn winning Labour leadership could threaten Tory plans to bomb Isis in Syria

The leading candidate is opposed to extending the RAF bombing campaign

Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay's Chris Martin “consciously uncoupled” in March

Gwyneth Paltrow denies using phrase 'conscious uncoupling' to describe split from Chris Martin

Actress blames the editor of her lifestyle website for now-infamous wording

The singer on her ITV tribute show ‘The One and Only Cilla Black’ in 2013

Cilla Black: Spanish police investigating theory entertainer died from fall after dizzy spell caused by heat

The singer and entertainer died at her holiday home in Estepona on the Costa del Sol on 2 August, aged 72

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