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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An illustration by Virgil Finlay for The American Weekly representing the Temple in Morde’s 'Lost City of the Monkey God'

The City of the Monkey God: Archaeologists claim to have found city lost for 1,000 years in remote Honduran jungle

Fabled 'White City' is now under threat from illegal cattle ranchers

The many faces of Egypt’s General al-Sisi

Foreign Office accused of cover-up about trade mission to Sisi’s Egypt

Campaigners say blind eye is being turned on human rights abuses in race for business

Dublin-born Ibrahim Halawa, now 18, was arrested with his three sisters after being caught up in protests in Cairo in August 2013

Ibrahim Halawa: Irish teenager faces execution in Egypt after attending pro-democracy rally

He is one 493 detainees charged collectively

Agretti is often compared to its relative, samphire, though is closer in taste to spinach

Agretti: the Italian vegetable that chefs are fighting over

Seed supplies for the prized delicacy have run out in Britain, forcing restaurateurs and allotment-keepers to grow their own stocks

Books written by famous names, such as 'Harry Potter' author J K Rowling, are more popular with today's youngsters

Students 'seriously under-challenged' by the books they are given at school, study claims

The survey found pupils prefer books that have been turned into movies

Photo issued by North Yorkshire Police of Claudia Lawrence, as officers carried out searches of an alleyway outside her home on 25 February, 2015

Police: Secret lovers of missing chef Claudia Lawrence are lying to us

Police conducted searches in an alleyway behind her home in York as her family prepared to mark what would have been her 41st birthday this week

The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) was finalised in Brussels last year – some three years later than initially expected

Tobacco industry waged ‘David and Goliath’ campaign against EU

British Medical Journal claims that the industry sought to 'subvert the democratic process'

Bristol Balloon Fiesta: A place where love flies to cloud nine

The long march to the Big White Streaker: British landmarks get a cultural revolution

Nearly 300 million people were asked to come up with names for each of 101 British locations or delicacies

The owner of the Italian confectioner that makes Nutella and other chocolate sweets sold worldwide Michele Ferrero

Michele Ferrero dead: Death of the world’s most successful confectioner

Farewell to tycoon  behind Nutella, Kinder eggs and the diplomats’ favourite

Dumped: the League Against Cruel Sports said the dumping of pheasants, left, ‘comes as no surprise’

Secret photos of dozens of pheasants dumped into a pit expose 'myths' of hunting industry

Exclusive: Pictures reveal ‘stink pit’ filled with bird and animal carcasses

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Lost without a trace

But, a year on, the search continues for Flight MH370
Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
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Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
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Confessions of a planespotter

With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
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The big fresh food con

Joanna Blythman reveals the alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay
Virginia Ironside was my landlady: What is it like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7?

Virginia Ironside was my landlady

Tim Willis reveals what it's like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7
Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

Paris Fashion Week 2015

The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp
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8 best workout DVDs

If your 'New Year new you' regime hasn’t lasted beyond February, why not try working out from home?
Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

The Bolton fighter is unlikely to take on Kell Brook with two superstar opponents on the horizon, says Frank Warren
War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable