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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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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Kobani 'back in Kurdish hands' after Isis militants desert city

Photographs posted on social media appeared to show male and female Kurdish fighters shaking hands and Kurdish flags flying over recaptured territory

Cumberbatch was speaking on US television when he made the comment (Getty)

Benedict Cumberbatch apologises after 'coloured actors' comment

'I feel the complete fool I am and while I am sorry to have offended people and to learn from my mistakes in such a public manner please be assured I have'

White House lockdown after man 'accidentally' crashes drone inside complex

A government employee told the US Secret Service that he was flying the unmanned aircraft recreationally before he lost control

Labour mayor of Bishop Auckland defects to Ukip claiming 'the party I once knew is no more'

Councillor Colin Race's move will delight Nigel Farage, who last year claimed his Eurosceptic party was 'now parking our tanks on the Labour Party's lawn'

Isis fighters wave flags as they take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province

Canadian Special Forces fire on Isis militants in first ground engagement

There are 600 Canadian troops helping in US-led airstrikes against Isis

Senator Lindsey Graham said existing US legislation 'would cut off aid to the Palestinians if they filed a complaint.'

Palestine could 'lose millions in US aid' if they sue Israel in ICC, senator warns

Senator Lindsey Graham said existing US legislation 'would cut off aid to the Palestinians if they filed a complaint'

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