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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Nigel Farage arrives for a hustings event at The Oddfellows Hall in Ramsgate on Tuesday
St. Louis Police have shot dead another man, a short distance from Ferguson, Missouri, the scene of protests over the killing of teenager Mike Brown

Michael Brown shooting: Police shoot and kill second young black man near Ferguson

The unidentified 23-year-old approached officers while brandishing a knife

James Foley has been missing since he was seized by armed men in Syria in November 2012

Islamic State releases video apparently showing the beheading of missing US journalist James Foley

The White House said it was not immediately possible to verify its authenticity, but if genuine, the US would be 'appalled by the brutal murder'

A Peshmerga fighter flashes a victory sign on the front line of fighting with Isis militants east of Mosul

Iraq crisis: Mosul dam capture by IS 'could have been catastrophic' says Obama

US president hails 'major step forward' after US air strikes assist Kurdish and Iraqi to regain reservoir complex

Antony Gormley said the gallery at Goldsmiths would be a space to ‘test-drive new forms of art’

Sir Antony Gormley unveils plans for new £1.8m art gallery at ‘the cradle of Britart’

The gallery will showcase the work of students at Goldsmiths, which has produced seven Turner Prize winners and 24 nominees

Whitehall departments have been accused of hypocrisy and worker exploitation after an investigation found the majority still do not play their cleaners the London living wage

Whitehall accused of hypocrisy over exploitative pay for cleaners

Ministries pay lower rates, despite Cameron declaring the living wage’s ‘time has come’

A plane passenger is patted down after passing through a full-body scanner at Los Angeles International Airport

Airport security: Checks on electronic gadgets to be extended beyond flights from Britain to America

Airport anti-terror checks on electronic gadgets are expected to apply beyond passengers travelling from the UK to the US and could soon cover other destinations around the world.

Ray Whelan, chief executive of Swiss hospitality and ticketing company 'Match Hospitality' was arrested in connection with the ongoing investigation

World Cup 2014: British boss of Fifa partner Ray Whelan arrested in Brazil ticket tout probe

The arrest came as part of Operation Jules Rimet, Brazil police's investigation into ticket touting which has seen detectives make 11 arrests last week and break up an international gang

British Airways was the first European airline to let passengers switch on their mobile phones and other devices just after landing

BA will ground passengers who cannot turn on their phones or laptops

Any transfer passenger whose device has gone flat on the first leg will also be prevented from their onward travel unless they can recharge first

Some of the 52 columns of the memorial in Hyde Park were stencilled with red and black slogans

Police hunt for vandals after 7/7 monument is defaced hours before memorial service

Some of the 52 columns of the memorial in Hyde Park were stencilled with red and black slogans

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