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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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee