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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Obama at the Apec Summit earlier this week

President Obama angers the whole of China by chewing gum

The US commander-in-chief was described as an “idler” and a “rapper” by riled Chinese social media users

The moment the newsagent owner is threatened with the knife

Video: Man threatened with 12-inch knife in horrifying newsagent robbery

The incident has been linked to two other similar attacks in the area

The Rosetta probe

Rosetta comet mission: Watch live

Watch live coverage of the comet landing

James Nesbit in The Missing on BBC 1

The Missing, episode 3 - review: Chilling drama presents one of the most unsettling images of the year

The mystery deepens as we are drip fed just a little more information

The judges: Marcus Wareing, Gregg Wallace and Monica Galetti

MasterChef: The Professionals, BBC1 - review: Chefs have a pleasant plucking time

The hopefuls were put through their paces and asked to prepare a woodcock this week

Natalie Dormer plays Cressida in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Hunger Games star Natalie Dormer: 'I would have shaved my whole head off to play Cressida'

The actress said she was so desperate for the role she would have shaved her whole head, but described having half of her hair shaved off as 'liberating'

Robson Green (left) and James Norton in 'Granchester'

Grantchester star James Norton: 'There isn’t enough realistic violence on television'

The actor is best known for his role as the psychotic kidnapper Tommy Lee Royce in the BBC drama Happy Valley

Stereo Kicks got a surprise tonight
Missy, The Doctor and Clara in the Doctor Who series eight finale
Dandy becomes Twisty

American Horror Story, Pink Cupcakes - review: Not even scary underpants can inject oomph

Warning: This review contains spoilers

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A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

Who remembers that this week we enter the 150th anniversary year of the end of the American Civil War, asks Robert Fisk
Homeless Veterans appeal: Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served

Homeless Veterans appeal

Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served
Downfall of Dustin 'Screech' Diamond, the 'Saved By The Bell' star charged with bar stabbing

Scarred by the bell

The downfall of the TV star charged with bar stabbing
Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Security breaches and overhyped start-ups dominated a year in which very little changed (save the size of your phone)
Cuba's golf revolution: But will the revolutionary nation take 'bourgeois' game to its heart?

Will revolutionary Cuba take 'bourgeois' golf to its heart?

Fidel Castro ridiculed the game – but now investment in leisure resort projects is welcome
The Locked Room Mysteries: As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor Otto Penzler explains the rules of engagement

The Locked Room Mysteries

As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor explains the rules of engagement
Amy Adams on playing painter Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's Big Eyes

How I made myself Keane

Amy Adams hadn’t wanted to take the role of artist Margaret Keane, because she’d had enough of playing victims. But then she had a daughter, and saw the painter in a new light
Ed Richards: Parting view of Ofcom chief. . . we hate jokes on the disabled

Parting view of Ofcom chief... we hate jokes on the disabled

Bad language once got TV viewers irate, inciting calls to broadcasting switchboards. But now there is a worse offender, says retiring head of the media watchdog, Ed Richards
A look back at fashion in 2014: Wear in review

Wear in review

A look back at fashion in 2014
Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015. Might just one of them happen?

Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015

Might just one of them happen?
War with Isis: The West needs more than a White Knight

The West needs more than a White Knight

Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not been able to counter Isis's gruesome tactics, says Patrick Cockburn
Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban

'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Many flyers are failing to claim compensation to which they are entitled, a new survey has found
The stories that defined 2014: From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions

The stories that defined 2014

From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions
Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations

Disaster looming? Now you know where to head...

Which British city has become the first to be awarded special 'resilience' status by the UN?