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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Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca alongside Harrison Ford's Han Solo in 'Star Wars'

Star Wars 7 The Force Awakens: Han Solo film starring Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul reportedly in the works

The film would be the first spin-off film of its kind from the franchise

Man of action: Christian Bale stars in Exodus: Gods and Kings

Exodus: Gods and Kings banned in the UAE over 'religious inaccuracies'

The decision follows bans in Egypt and Morocco

Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones named most-pirated TV show of 2014

This is the third consecutive year the fantasy series has topped the list

Dennis speaks to his French teacher

The Boy in the Dress, TV review: David Walliams' Boxing Day treat is a celebration of being different

The comedian of Little Britain's 'I'm a lady' fame explores gender identity in a subtler and more entertaining way

Dumbledore the seal at the RSPCA centre in Norfolk

Rescued seal found in Merseyside field named Dumbledore after Harry Potter character

The seal will remain at the RSPCA centre until he has fully recovered

Turkish teenager who 'insulted' President Erdogan released from custody

Mehmet Emin Altunses, 16, was arrested by the police at his school after making a speech on Wednesday

Canadian pop singer Avril Lavigne has quashes rehab rumours

Avril Lavigne ends rehab speculation on Twitter: 'The only thing I'm addicted to right now is Bing Crosby'

She said the gossip was 'hilarious' and wished all her Twitter followers a 'Merry Christmas'

Sri Lankan Buddhist monks attend the alms giving ceremony for remembrance and prayer for the victims of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami

Boxing Day tsunami: Commemorations held to mark 10 years since disaster

Around 230,000 people were killed in the disaster a decade ago

Kellie Bright as Linda Carter and Danny Dyer as Mick Carter

EastEnders Christmas special, review: Brilliant Danny Dyer glues you to your seat

If you’ve have had a few festive meltdowns today then spare a thought for the residents of Albert Square - it'll never be as bad as their Christmas

Wolf (Nathan McMullen), Ian (Dan Starky), The Doctor (Peter Capaldi), Clara (Jenna Coleman), Santa Claus (Nick Frost) in the Doctor Who Christmas Special (BBC/Photographer: David Venni)

Doctor Who Christmas special, review: No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

Steven Moffat seems not to have bothered to make the story plausible this year – but we forgive him anyway, it's Christmas!

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Woman who was sent to three Nazi death camps describes how she escaped the gas chamber

Auschwitz liberation 70th anniversary

Woman sent to three Nazi death camps describes surviving gas chamber
DSK, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel

The inside track on France's trial of the year

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel:
As provocative now as they ever were

Sarah Kane season

Why her plays are as provocative now as when they were written
Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea