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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Green Party members denied chance to stand as joint MPs to challenge 'job-share' ban

Sarah Cope and Clare Phipps were unable to stand on a job-share basis

Madeleine disappeared from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in the Algarve on 3 May 2007 as her parents dined at a nearby restaurant

Madeleine McCann latest: Met police contact Australian authorities over 'human remains of a fair-haired girl'

Australian authorities have so far been unable to identify the girl, who is believed to have been dumped in a suitcase on a roadside in Wynarka near Adelaide

Manchester Royal Infirmary

Mers outbreak: Manchester Royal Infirmary A&E closes over suspected cases

Four people have been diagnosed with the disease in Britain

Death of a Gentleman says Test cricket is competing for crowds

Death of a Gentleman: Film blames demise of Test cricket on administrators' 'human greed'

England, India and Australia effectively now control the international game

Isis in Syria: Coalition warplanes drop leaflets showing dead jihadists into militant's stronghold

The tactic is often used to try and claw a psychological advantage over an enemy or spread awareness to civilians in a warzone

The US State Department says it is resuming aid to the military in Bahrain, which has been withheld since Bahrain cracked down on demonstrations in 2011

US resumes military aid programme to Bahrain

The Gulf State saw a Shia-led uprising in 2011, in which protesters demanded a constitutional monarchy

Detectives from the Met Police's Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating after a female security guard was assaulted at Blackfriars Crown Court in London

Female security guard in critical condition after being assaulted by male prisoner

The prisoner custody officer is understood to have been assaulted as she escorted the man between the premises and a van parked outside

According to sources within the Tory rebel camp, the Government is facing a major defeat over the rules for the European Union referendum with up to 50 Eurosceptic Conservative MPs planning to rebel

David Cameron expected not to hold EU referendum alongside other elections in bid to avoid internal revolt

The move effectively rules out 5 May 2016 for the in-out poll, when local elections are due to take place

AQAP leader Nasser al-Wahayshi was killed in a suspected US drone strike in Yemen's Hadramout region

Al-Qaeda leader Nasser al-Wuhayshi killed in US drone strike, Yemen claims

The death of al-Wuhayshi would mark a significant milestone in the US counter terrorism operation in Yemen

Top row, from left: Sugra Dawood with her children Junaid Ahmed Iqbal, Ibrahim Iqbal, Zaynab Iqbal, Mariya Iqbal and Ismaeel Iqbal. Bottom row, from left: Zohra Dawood with her children Nurah Binte Zubair and Haafiyah Binte; Zubair Khadiga Bibi Dawood with her children Muhammad Haseeb and Maryam Siddiqui

12 members of a Bradford family feared to have travelled to Syria

One of their relatives is understood to be fighting for extremists

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Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

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Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
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