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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Sir John Chilcot, Chairman of the Iraq Inquiry

Chilcot inquiry delay: Chairman Sir John Chilcot admits publication of his report has taken 'longer than expected'

Last week Sir John revealed that there was 'no realistic prospect' of the final report being published before the general election on 7 May

Kenji Goto has been threatened with beheading by Isis

Isis threatens to kill Japanese hostage Kenji Goto and Jordanian pilot Mu'ath al-Kasasbeh 'within 24 hours'

A member of Jordan's parliament has suggested that indirect talks with militants are underway

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Kobani 'back in Kurdish hands' after Isis militants desert city

Photographs posted on social media appeared to show male and female Kurdish fighters shaking hands and Kurdish flags flying over recaptured territory

Cumberbatch was speaking on US television when he made the comment (Getty)

Benedict Cumberbatch apologises after 'coloured actors' comment

'I feel the complete fool I am and while I am sorry to have offended people and to learn from my mistakes in such a public manner please be assured I have'

White House lockdown after man 'accidentally' crashes drone inside complex

A government employee told the US Secret Service that he was flying the unmanned aircraft recreationally before he lost control

Labour mayor of Bishop Auckland defects to Ukip claiming 'the party I once knew is no more'

Councillor Colin Race's move will delight Nigel Farage, who last year claimed his Eurosceptic party was 'now parking our tanks on the Labour Party's lawn'

Isis fighters wave flags as they take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province

Canadian Special Forces fire on Isis militants in first ground engagement

There are 600 Canadian troops helping in US-led airstrikes against Isis

Senator Lindsey Graham said existing US legislation 'would cut off aid to the Palestinians if they filed a complaint.'

Palestine could 'lose millions in US aid' if they sue Israel in ICC, senator warns

Senator Lindsey Graham said existing US legislation 'would cut off aid to the Palestinians if they filed a complaint'

William Boyd was amongst 20 leading writers wgi wrote an open letter to The Telegraph arguing they were “gravely concerned about the impact of this judgment on the freedom to read and write in Britain”.

Sex abuse book injunction had ‘chilling effect on free speech’

William Boyd was amongst 20 leading writers who wrote an open letter to The Telegraph arguing they were 'gravely concerned about the impact of this judgment on the freedom to read and write in Britain'

NHS dentists currently earn an average of £74,000 (Getty)

Dentists breach NHS rules with unclear pricing and guidance

Half of people who visited a dentist in the past six months did not see a price list, while one in five say they were not clear about exact charges ahead of receiving treatment

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Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness
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Tasting the world’s most expensive tea
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Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel:
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Why her plays are as provocative now as when they were written
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Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
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Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
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