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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Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum (left), ruler of Dubai, looking at a model of the 'Mall of the World' project during its presentation in Dubai

Can’t stand the heat? Come to world’s first climate-controlled city

Dubai to build the world’s largest shopping centre inside a 48 million square-foot climate-controlled 'city'

President Obama said he would deploy around 300 additional troops, bringing the total number of US military personnel in Iraq to 750

Iraq crisis: President Obama to send another 300 troops to protect US interests from Isis militants

The United States is increasing its military presence inside Iraq after President Obama said he would deploy around 300 additional troops and a detachment of helicopters and surveillance drones.

Sir Alex Ferguson watches Andy Murray in action

Wimbledon 2014: Andy Murray reveals Sir Alex Ferguson has been offering advice

The defending Wimbledon champion also took time to chat about the World Cup with the former Manchester United manager

Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, to claim 3.3 million British jobs are connected to a place in Europe

Over three million jobs at risk if Britain leaves EU, claims Treasury report

Disclosure likely to frustrate David Cameron and infuriate Tory Eurosceptics who insist the UK could be more prosperous outside Europe

The dress contained a label reading “forced to work exhausting hours”

Primark shopper finds 'cry for help' stitched into her £10 dress

Dress from a Primark store in Swansea reportedly contained a label reading 'forced to work exhausting hours'

The letter accuses Mr Blair of trying to “absolve himself” of responsibility for the crisis in Iraq

Diplomats call on Tony Blair to quit as Middle East peace envoy over Iraq legacy

Tony Blair is facing calls to step down from his role as Middle East envoy after a scathing letter signed by former British ambassadors and politicians that accuses him of trying to “absolve himself” of responsibility for the crisis in Iraq.

Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt

'No more boob jobs on the NHS': Breast enlargements, tummy tucks and nose jobs won't be available, says Jeremy Hunt

The average health authority in England carried out 10 operations of this kind in 2012

NHS patient data ‘was sold to private companies’

Hundreds of patient medical records have been sold to private companies, according to a damning new report that concludes the NHS has made “significant lapses” in the handling of patient data.

Rolf Harris is accused of 12 counts of indecent assault on four women between 1968 and 1986, all of which he denies

Rolf Harris trial: Entertainer ‘ran away from giggling young girls,’ court told

The entertainer Rolf Harris, 84, complimented Joanne Charles, his daughter Bindi’s friend, on her “lovely curves” when she was a teenager but not in a “lurid way”, she told Southwark Crown Court.

Northern Ireland police chief accused over inquiry into killings

Northern Ireland’s outgoing Chief Constable Matt Baggott faces criminal action over claims that he obstructed police ombudsman investigations into 60 murders during the height of the Troubles.

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A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
The 10 best smartphone accessories

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Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

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Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?