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

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable
Living with Alzheimer's: What is it really like to be diagnosed with early-onset dementia?

What is it like to live with Alzheimer's?

Depicting early-onset Alzheimer's, the film 'Still Alice' had a profound effect on Joy Watson, who lives with the illness. She tells Kate Hilpern how she's coped with the diagnosis
The Internet of Things: Meet the British salesman who gave real-world items a virtual life

Setting in motion the Internet of Things

British salesman Kevin Ashton gave real-world items a virtual life
Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats - with the SNP holding the balance of power

Election 2015: A dead heat between Mr Bean and Dick Dastardly!

Lord Ashcroft reveals latest polling – and which character voters associate with each leader
Audiences queue up for 'true stories told live' as cult competition The Moth goes global

Cult competition The Moth goes global

The non-profit 'slam storytelling' competition was founded in 1997 by the novelist George Dawes Green and has seen Malcolm Gladwell, Salman Rushdie and Molly Ringwald all take their turn at the mic
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Pakistani women come out fighting

Hard-hitting new play 'No Guts, No Heart, No Glory' focuses on female Muslim boxers
Leonora Carrington transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star

Surreal deal: Leonora Carrington

The artist transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star
LGBT History Month: Pupils discuss topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage

Education: LGBT History Month

Pupils have been discussing topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage
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Go bold this season: 11 best gel eyeliners

Use an ink pot eyeliner to go bold on the eyes with this season's feline flicked winged liner
Cricket World Cup 2015: Tournament runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

Cricket World Cup runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

The tournament has reached its halfway mark and scores of 300 and amazing catches abound. One thing never changes, though – everyone loves beating England
Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Heptathlete ready to jump at first major title

Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Ready to jump at first major title

After her 2014 was ruined by injury, 21-year-old Briton is leading pentathlete going into this week’s European Indoors. Now she intends to turn form into gold
Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot