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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Labour MP Stella Creasy

Women would have to breed for Britain if immigration is curbed, says Stella Creasy

Stopping immigration would leave British women having to have “a lot of children very quickly” to keep the NHS and economy afloat, says Stella Creasy.

The Leonardo da Vinci self-portrait, which scientists believe is gradually vanishing as the red-chalk image fades

Scientists try save only existing self-portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci

Scientists are close to deciding how to restore a fading chalk sketch believed to be the only existing self-portrait by Leonardo da Vinci, following a hi-tech study of the paper.

Garcia served as a counter-terrorism prosecutor for President George Bush

Michael Garcia profile: The Fifa investigator into ethics and corruption

Michael Garcia is a former US attorney who became a household name after leading the successful prosecution against former Democratic Governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned in 2008 after a high-profile sex scandal.

Firefighters rescue victims at a hospital in Jangseong, South Korea

South Korea hospital fire: '20 killed' as blaze sweeps through ward for elderly patients

At least 20 patients and a nurse have been killed after a fire swept through a hospital in South Korea.

China sends around 100,000 students each year to the UK, with as few as 5,000 travelling in the opposite direction

Vince Cable says UK should send 80,000 pupils a year to China

By 2020 up to 80,000 UK students should visit China every year to take part in study or work experience programmes, Business Secretary Vince Cable has suggested. He called for Britain to “raise its game” and improve links with the country by addressing the huge disparity between the number of Chinese students who come to the UK and vice versa.

Robert Francis QC headed up the inquiry into Mid Staffs last year

If the NHS were an airline 'planes would fall out of the sky all the time' says Mid Staffs inquiry chairman

Standards across the NHS have become so poor that if the health service were an airline “planes would fall out of the sky all the time”, the chairman of the inquiry into the Mid Staffordshire NHS scandal has warned.

Children of prisoners are more likely to be excluded from school and become susceptible to mental health problems

Two thirds of sons of prisoners are likely to grow up to become criminals, research shows

Two thirds of sons of prisoners are likely to grow up to become criminals, according to new research that warns of the dangers susceptible to family members.

Tracy Emin's 'My Bed' was initially sold to Charles Saatchi for a reported £150,000

Tracey Emin's My Bed to be auctioned by Charles Saatchi

Tracey Emin’s My Bed, a sordid recreation of the site of a three-day breakdown and one of Britain’s most polarising pieces of modern art, is to be sold on auction this summer, it has been reported.

Chief of Defence Staff Air Marshal Alex Badeh revealed the military are aware of the girls' location

Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapping: We know where the girls are – but we can't get them back by force, says Army chief

Hopes of rescuing more than 200 girls snatched from a school in Nigeria were given fresh impetus late on Monday night after the country’s military reportedly revealed it knew the location of the pupils but would not resort to force in order to free them.

Hannah Smith was found hanged at her home

Hannah Smith inquest hears she may have posted 'hate messages' herself

Police officer says there's no evidence of cyber-bullying

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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

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

Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

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?

Liverpool v Real Madrid

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?