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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Migrants arrive at the port in the Tunisian town of Zarzis, some 50 kilometres west of the Libyan border, following their rescue by Tunisia's coastguard and navy after their vessel overturned off Libya

400 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean after boat bound for Sicily capsizes

The Italian coastguard has launched a search operation

Marian and John Buckley speak to the media in Glasgow on Tuesday

Karen Buckley: Parents 'desperate' for safe return of missing Glasgow student

The parents of a student who vanished after leaving a Glasgow nightclub at the weekend have said they are “desperate” for her safe return.

Abdul Hadi Arwani, an imam originally from Syria, was shot dead

Abdul Hadi Arwani: One man charged and another arrested over murder of Syrian imam shot dead in London

Leslie Cooper, 36, from Brent, appeared in court on Tuesday

Boko Haram kidnapped 275 girls from Chibok in April last year

Boko Haram 'has abducted, raped and enslaved 2,000 women in reign of terror'

Victims have been subjected to forced marriage, stonings and sexual slavery, according to a report by Amnesty

Relative of Britain's youngest convicted terrorist feared to have fled to Syria

Hammad Munshi, who was 15 when he was arrested in 2006 and convicted over his role in a plot to murder non-Muslims

Dave Ulliott with guests attending the MTV party during the 59th International Cannes Film Festival in 2006

RIP Devilfish: Britain's finest poker star Dave Ulliott dies aged 61

Dave Ulliott has played his final hand after being diagnosed with colon cancer this year

Dragons’ Den investor Sir Duncan Bannatyne has previously claimed he would 'hate' to see David Cameron in power and described Chancellor George Osborne as 'weak'

Election 2015: Business leaders warn a change of government would 'threaten jobs and deter investment' in open letter

Dragons’ Den investor Sir Duncan Bannatyne was among signatories praising Conservative economic policy

Top Gear live to go ahead: Jeremy Clarkson to join Richard Hammond and James May... just don't call it Top Gear

The new format, stripped of all BBC content, is not expected to use any clips from the show or feature The Stig

The latest Treasury estimates show Britain is on course to reach an employment rate of 72.6% in the second quarter of this year

General Election 2015: Tories will give Britain a job 'for everyone who wants one' by 2020, says David Cameron

Mr Cameron said his party would help business to create a further two million jobs, bringing Britain close to what he described as 'effective full employment'

Lord Ashcroft’s latest weekly survey showed his Tory party gaining three points to 36 per cent on last week with Labour up one on 34 per cent

General Election 2015: Latest poll gives Tories slim lead over Labour - but Ed Miliband is closing gap on David Cameron

Liberal Democrats shed two points to stand at 6 per cent and Ukip suffered a similar drop to 10 per cent

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How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
Who is Oliver Bonas and how has he captured middle-class hearts?

Who is Oliver Bonas?

It's the first high-street store to pay its staff the living wage, and it saw out the recession in style
Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

60 years of Scalextric

Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones
Theme parks continue to draw in thrill-seekers despite the risks - so why are we so addicted?

Why are we addicted to theme parks?

Now that Banksy has unveiled his own dystopian version, Christopher Beanland considers the ups and downs of our endless quest for amusement
Tourism in Iran: The country will soon be opening up again after years of isolation

Iran is opening up again to tourists

After years of isolation, Iran is reopening its embassies abroad. Soon, there'll be the chance for the adventurous to holiday there
10 best PS4 games

10 best PS4 games

Can’t wait for the new round of blockbusters due out this autumn? We played through last year’s offering
Transfer window: Ten things we learnt

Ten things we learnt from the transfer window

Record-breaking spending shows FFP restraint no longer applies
Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger as Isis ravages centuries of history

Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

... and not just because of Isis vandalism
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Girl on a Plane

An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack
Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

The author of 'The Day of the Jackal' has revealed he spied for MI6 while a foreign correspondent