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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Australia has been on terror alert since a 16-hour siege at a Sydney cafe in December resulted in three people, including the gunman, losing their lives

Australian police foil potential terror attack after two men are arrested in Sydney

Officers found a machete, a hunting knife and a home-made Isis flag at a premises in the suburb of Fairfield

Prince Charles with Saudi King Salman at Al Ergah Palace

Prince Charles in Saudi Arabia: Heir to throne raises issue of jailed blogger Raif Badawi with King Salman

Human rights campaigners hail prince for highlighting plight of man sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for setting up a website for Saudi liberals

Andri Lugovoi is a former FSB officer, and he is accused of murder along with Dmitry Kovtum

Alexander Litvinenko inquiry: All traitors to Russia 'should be exterminated', suspect claims

The inquiry also heard Dmitry Kovtun wanted to be a ‘porno star’ and had no links to the gas and oil industry

Richard Reid after his arrest in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in December 2001

Shoe bomber Richard Reid shows no remorse after a decade in prison for failed terror atrocity

Letters to researchers into criminal psychology show Briton who tried to blow up passenger jet in 2001 has maintained his militant views

London Borough of Newham headquarters

Man killed himself after benefit changes left him owing £800, inquest told

Malcolm Burge, 66, had previously written to Newham Council telling them he was 'depressed, stressed and suicidal' because of the demand

Grief-stricken relatives mourn in Gaza City after four children were killed in July last year by Israeli forces

Head of UN committee investigating alleged Israeli war crimes resigns after accusations of bias

William Schabas said he had become the 'huge target of malicious attacks'

Dr Victoria Avery examines two bronzes thought to be by Michelangelo

Bronze statues of naked men riding panthers could be Michelangelo's only surviving bronzes

Artist is thought to have cast them shortly after his completion of the marble sculpture David and before painting the Sistine Chapel

The Ladies Waldegrave, 1780 (oil on canvas) by Sir Joshua Reynolds

Prized artworks from Scottish National Gallery risked oblivion with bargain basement plan for nuclear attack

The plan for England's treasures would have involved eleven vans whisking through London to collect masterpieces from the National Gallery, the Tate, the British Museum and  the Victoria & Albert Museum

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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