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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General Martin Dempsey has said that he could envisage recommending US soldiers to embed with the Iraqi and Kurdish forces in a “close combat advising” role

Islamic State: Is prospect growing of US being drawn into another ground war in Iraq?

Top military commander would recommend deploying US soldiers alongside Kurdish and Iraqi forces

Seven British hostages died during a four-day siege at the In Amenas complex in 2013 in Algeria

Disgruntled worker 'had threatened bloodshed' at Algerian gas plant where seven British hostages died

Seven British hostages were killed during four-day siege

A report has recommended that hospitals and railway stations play classical music to calm the public and reduce attacks on staff

Play classical music in hospitals and railway stations to ‘calm public’, report says

Recommendation follows new figures that estimate around 400 public sector workers are assaulted each week

Chris Grayling's Ministry of Justice blocked an investigation into the hidden problem of rape and sexual abuse in British prisons, it has emerged

Chris Grayling under fire over claim Ministry of Justice ‘hid abuse and rape in jails’

Investigation hampered as researchers barred from interviewing prisoners

Justin Bieber charged with assault after holiday quad bike crash in Ontario

It is the latest in a long line of run-ins with the police for the Canadian pop star

Dozens of Portuguese police carried out the initial search for Madelaine McCann in Praia de Luz when she disappeared in 2007

Madeline McCann investigation was 'held back by competing crime agencies'

So many British agencies got involved in search it created 'frustration and resentment' among Portuguese police, report says

The Grand Witches’ Tea Party at Rougemont Castle in Exeter remembered the persecution of women

British witches demand justice for the Bideford Three executed 300 years ago

Kunal Dutta joins Exeter coven seeking pardon  for trio executed for witchcraft 300 years ago

Fighters from ISIS marching in Raqqa, Syria (AP)

US steps up reconnaissance flights targeting IS as third American aid worker kidnapped by the militants is identified

The flights, comprising both manned aircraft and drones, were approved by President Obama over the weekend

Authorities failing in hunt for 'most wanted' tax dodgers who owe HMRC £844m

Campaign that publicly identified those sought has seen results, but many have fled abroad

At least 1,400 children were abused in Rotherham over a 16 year
period

Rotherham child abuse - the victims’ stories: doused with petrol and told she would be set alight

Children as young as 11 were raped, and then further exploited when put in care

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