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

American Horror Story season 5: Hotel Angela Bassett set to make 'lots of trouble' with Lady Gaga

The veteran AHS star will be checking into Hotel

X-Men Apocalypse: First look at Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner as Jubilee and Jean Grey

The third film in rebooted prequel series is set in the 80s

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General Election 2015: ‘We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon’, says Ed Balls

'We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon'

In an exclusive interview, Ed Balls says he won't negotiate his first Budget with SNP MPs - even if Labour need their votes to secure its passage
VE Day 70th anniversary: How ordinary Britons celebrated the end of war in Europe

How ordinary Britons celebrated VE Day

Our perception of VE Day usually involves crowds of giddy Britons casting off the shackles of war with gay abandon. The truth was more nuanced
They came in with William Caxton's printing press, but typefaces still matter in the digital age

Typefaces still matter in the digital age

A new typeface once took years to create, now thousands are available at the click of a drop-down menu. So why do most of us still rely on the old classics, asks Meg Carter?
Discovery of 'missing link' between the two main life-forms on Earth could explain evolution of animals, say scientists

'Missing link' between Earth's two life-forms found

New microbial species tells us something about our dark past, say scientists
The Pan Am Experience is a 'flight' back to the 1970s that never takes off - at least, not literally

Pan Am Experience: A 'flight' back to the 70s

Tim Walker checks in and checks out a four-hour journey with a difference
Humans aren't alone in indulging in politics - it's everywhere in the animal world

Humans aren't alone in indulging in politics

Voting, mutual back-scratching, coups and charismatic leaders - it's everywhere in the animal world
Crisp sales are in decline - but this tasty trivia might tempt back the turncoats

Crisp sales are in decline

As a nation we're filling up on popcorn and pitta chips and forsaking their potato-based predecessors
Ronald McDonald the muse? Why Banksy, Ron English and Keith Coventry are lovin' Maccy D's

Ronald McDonald the muse

A new wave of artists is taking inspiration from the fast food chain
13 best picnic blankets

13 best picnic blankets

Dine al fresco without the grass stains and damp bottoms with something from our pick of picnic rugs
Barcelona 3 Bayern Munich 0 player ratings: Lionel Messi scores twice - but does he score highest in our ratings?

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich player ratings

Lionel Messi scores twice - but does he score highest in our ratings?
Martin Guptill: Explosive New Zealand batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Explosive batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Martin Guptill has smashed early runs for Derbyshire and tells Richard Edwards to expect more from the 'freakish' Brendon McCullum and his buoyant team during their tour of England
General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

On the margins

From Militant Elvis to Women's Equality: a guide to the underdogs standing in the election
Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
Why patients must rely less on doctors: Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'

Why patients must rely less on doctors

Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'