Cahal Milmo

Cahal Milmo is the chief reporter of The Independent and has been with the paper since 2000. He was born in London and previously worked at the Press Association news agency. He has reported on assignment at home and abroad, including Rwanda, Sudan and Burkina Faso, the phone hacking scandal and the London Olympics. In his spare time he is a keen runner and cyclist, and keeps an allotment.

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This image of detained Iraqis being guarded by a British soldier was shown at the The Al-Sweady Inquiry

Al Sweady inquiry Q&A: What happened on 14 May 2004?

Q: What happened on 14 May 2004?

The Al-Sweady Inquiry found that allegations of murder and torture against British soldiers were false

Al-Sweady inquiry: ‘Deliberate lies’ - the verdict on claims that British soldiers tortured Iraqi detainees

UK forces dogged by allegations about their conduct in the aftermath of the Battle of Danny Boy in 2004 are largely exonerated by inquiry

An passenger jet preparing to land at Gatwick Airport in West Sussex

London airports' PR blitz is 'subverting democracy'

Anti-expansion campaigners claim they are being drowned out

Like many asylum seekers, Ahmed Osman made his way across the Channel from Calais. File photo

Death of an asylum seeker: The tragic story of the Eritrean teenager killed just as he made it into Britain

Ahmed Osman was only 17 when he died under the lorry he rode in on

Ami Denborg, Anni’s sister, accompanied by her brother and father, outside Western Cape High Court

Shrien Dewani acquitted: Anni Dewani’s family vow to fight on as South African court throws out murder case against Shrien

‘We came here looking for answers and all we got were more questions’

Google's unprecedented initiative has alarmed child safety campaigners

Fears for children as Google targets under-13s

Internet giant’s unprecedented initiative alarms child safety campaigners

WW1 reenactor Paul Thompson, dressed in the uniform of a First World War General amongst the Shot at Dawn memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire, reads a letter written by General Walter Congreve VC to his wife during the First World War explaining the Christmas Truce of 1914

General Sir Walter Congreve’s letter confirms Christmas Day truce of 1914

Officer declined an offer to join in for fear of being shot

Lt Col John Henry Patterson

John Henry Patterson, the 'godfather of the Israeli army', reinterred near Tel Aviv

Anglo-Irish adventurer led the first Jewish fighting force in two millennia

A publicity image for an upcoming Christmas special episode of 'I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue'

BBC forced to investigate fictitious Radio 4 show's scorer Samantha for sexism

Character has been the butt of sexual innuendos for 40 years

Exhibitors have been accused of marketing illegal weaponry at the biennial DSEI event in London

Vince Cable to investigate UK arms fairs laws to prevent sales of torture devices

Five incidents at arms fairs in nine years - but no convictions

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Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

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