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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Amy Winehouse died at the age 27 of alcohol poisoning in July 2011.
Kermit and his doppleganger Hyalinobatrachium dianae

Kermit reacts to news there's a frog that looks exactly like him: 'We're cousins - googly eyes run in our family'

Hyalinobatrachium dianae was discovered earlier this week and is a dead ringer for everyone’s favourite green Muppet

Gizmo, one of Joe Dante’s gremlins
Al Pacino still considers his role in The Godfather to be the most difficult one of his career

Al Pacino admits he was nearly fired from The Godfather and it's still his most 'difficult role'

The Godfather and The Godfather Part II are often considered to be two of the greatest Hollywood films of all time

One of the most boring office tasks of all time

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The video has struck a chord with fellow office workers

The Phantom Framers have gained many fans

Phantom framers of Teddington beautify street names and dog fouling signs

The Bankys of framing world that their work will brighten up the lives of residents living in the South-West London suburb

The officers make their way to the property

Watch dawn raid in Birmingham where police smash down door in crime blitz

The footage puts viewers right at the heart of the action

Bardwell Park station is train track is deluged by the flood water

New South Wales storms: Sydney train tracks turned into river captured in timelapse

Extreme weather has been battering the east coast of Australia and is expected to last another day

YouTuber Yousef Saleh Erakat poses as a homeless man

Watch what happened when a homeless man tried to give money to people

The video of the social experiment has gone viral with over 2 million views on YouTube

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Solar Impulse 2 touches down in China on world tour

The aircraft has completed its sixth leg on its global journey

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