Neela Debnath

Neela Debnath is a member of the Independent's online editorial team. She has an MA in Journalism (NCTJ accredited) from Brunel University. She is interested in current affairs, media and dipping into other areas of journalism.

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The boy stands on the edge of the roof

Firefighters save baby from roof top in Philadelphia

The baby boy was safely rescued from the roof

Rape victims still blamed for sexual violence in Somalia

Around one third of victims of sexual violence in Somalia are under 18

The ruins of the Grudinina mill in Stalingrad

Watch eerie drone footage of destroyed building in Stalingrad

The video comes ahead of Victory Day in Russia when the nation celebrates the end of the Second World War

The #HIVHeroes edition of Vangardist magazine

Blood from HIV-positive people used to print Vangardist magazine in Austria

The founder hopes the issue will raise awareness of HIV and the end stigma

Justice finally caught up with fugitive Frank Freshwater

Ohio 'Shawshank Redemption' fugitive Frank Freshwater arrested after 56 years on the run

He escaped from prison in 1959 but has finally been apprehended by the authorities

The Ridiculous Six has been produced by Adam Sandler, who also stars in it

Adam Sandler's The Ridiculous Six: Make-up 'used to darken skin of actors to make them look Native American'

The film has already been marred by controversy after nine actors quit mid-way through production

Craig Charles as Dave Lister, Robert Llewellyn as Kryten and Chris Barrie as Arnold Rimmer

Red Dwarf returns: Craig Charles quits Coronation Street to return to comedy sci-fi series

What will be a loss to soap stalwarts will be a gain for sci-fi fans

Kurt Cobain performing for 'MTV Unplugged' in New York, shortly before his death

New Kurt Cobain album featuring previously unreleased music coming out this year

The record has been compiled from the 200 hours of music tapes locked away in Cobain’s storage facility

Angela Bassett as the triple-breasted woman Deiree Dupree

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The veteran AHS star will be checking into Hotel

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Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

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