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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Sir Richard Branson unveiled the solo piloted submarine for ‘aquanauts’ in 2011

Richard Branson shelves submarine plan to take tourists to bottom of the ocean

Virgin Oceanic’s DeepFlight Challenger was launched in 2011 with the entrepreneur’s familiar fanfare

Natasha Bolter at the Ukip annual conference in Doncaster in September

Ukip activist claims that Roger Bird 'lied over relationship' despite publication of text messages

She denies any relationship or sexual contact took place

Roger Bird: Ukip general secretary suspended over sex harassment claim by high-profile candidate Natasha Bolter

Mr Bird had been the eurosceptic party's general secretary since July

Janet Suzman

'Theatre is a white invention' says leading actress Dame Janet Suzman

The 74-year-old actress was asked about Meera Syal's call for theatres to cater for Asian audiences

Deputy head of the mission, Yusupha Bojang was found guilty of fraud

Gambian diplomats found guilty of using London embassy for tobacco fraud

UK Treasury was defrauded of £4.8m as embassy used as ‘tobacconist store’

In a May 2013 speech, President Obama spoke about force feeding, asking: 'Is this who we are? Is that something our founders foresaw?'

Obama administration seeks to overturn decision to release controversial Guantanamo Bay force-feeding footage

The controversy puts more pressure on Mr Obama’s foreign policy legacy

The 14 men were hooded and subjected to methods of torture. File photo

Ireland accuses British Army of torture during the Troubles

Dublin has asked the ECHR to revisit its judgment in the 'hooded men' case of the 1970s, where captives were subjected to methods of torture including 'white noise', sleep deprivation and beatings

The announcement is expected build on the Chancellor’s theme of encouraging greater economic investment and prosperity in the northern regions

Biomedical research centre will make Manchester an economic 'northern powerhouse' to rival London

The project will cost taxpayers over £200 million but is expected to be widely supported by private investment

Germany revealed as main destination of EU migrants, as Poland vows to veto UK

Poles warn Cameron that discrimination on welfare payments crosses 'red line'

Bill Cosby has resigned from the board of Temple University, where he was a trustee

Bill Cosby resigns from board of alma mater Temple University following sexual assault allegations

The university had previously stood by the 77-year-old entertainer where other establishments, and media and entertainment companies, had cut their ties

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On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
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Liverpool close in on Milner signing

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The big NHS question

Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?
Big knickers are back: Thongs ain't what they used to be

Thongs ain't what they used to be

Big knickers are back
Thurston Moore interview

Thurston Moore interview

On living in London, Sonic Youth and musical memoirs
In full bloom

In full bloom

Floral print womenswear
From leading man to Elephant Man, Bradley Cooper is terrific

From leading man to Elephant Man

Bradley Cooper is terrific
In this the person to restore our trust in the banks?

In this the person to restore our trust in the banks?

Dame Colette Bowe - interview
When do the creative juices dry up?

When do the creative juices dry up?

David Lodge thinks he knows
The 'Cher moment' happening across fashion just now

Fashion's Cher moment

Ageing beauty will always be more classy than all that booty
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination

Health fears over school cancer jab

Shock new Freedom of Information figures show how thousands of girls have suffered serious symptoms after routine HPV injection
Fifa President Sepp Blatter warns his opponents: 'I forgive everyone, but I don't forget'

'I forgive everyone, but I don't forget'

Fifa president Sepp Blatter issues defiant warning to opponents
Extreme summer temperatures will soon cause deaths of up to 1,700 more Britons a year, says government report

Weather warning

Extreme summer temperatures will soon cause deaths of up to 1,700 more Britons a year, says government report
LSD: Speaking to volunteer users of the drug as trials get underway to see if it cures depression and addiction

High hopes for LSD

Meet the volunteer users helping to see if it cures depression and addiction
German soldier who died fighting for UK in Battle of Waterloo should be removed from museum display and given dignified funeral, say historians

Saving Private Brandt

A Belgian museum's display of the skeleton of a soldier killed at Waterloo prompts calls for him to be given a dignified funeral