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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Gentleman thief: Edward Forbes Smiley III pleaded guilty in 2006 to stealing this map from Yale University

Did famous thief steal more of our hidden map treasures?

A book on the exploits of Edward Smiley III, who had a taste for cartography, reveals ancient works are still missing

MP calls on Government to improve oversight on American military bases in Britain

A senior Labour MP has called on the Government to overhaul its scrutiny of American military bases in Britain following the revelation that the Pentagon is to spend nearly £200m on a new intelligence hub in Northamptonshire.

David Moyes received £7m following his brief stint as Manchester United manager

David Moyes 'assault': Former Manchester United manager quizzed over wine bar 'incident'

Police confirm an incident took place at the Emporium wine bar in Clitheroe

Missing yacht: Private vessels join search for British sailors

Three privately owned yachts are set to join the hunt for four British sailors missing in the Atlantic following the resumption of the official search by the American authorities.

Bermuda is home to the Cahow, a dove-sized seabird
Carrie Perrodo, her son Francois, and other family members have a combined wealth of £6.14bn
The average number of hours slept is just one of the eclectic statistics that the UN are saying should be included with more traditional economic indicators to establish a country's economic progress

Beyond GDP: UN looks at alternative measures of the wealth of nations - including birdsong, the number of girls attending school and a good night's sleep

The monetary value of the goods and services produced by a nation fail to reflect its social and environmental 'wealth', experts say

The aftermath of a drone strike in Yemen. The drones are run from Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti which has a fibre-optic link to RAF Croughton

Washington spends £200m creating intelligence hub in Britain

RAF Croughton, near Milton Keynes, is to have 1,250 staff and will cover US operations in Africa
Scotch evaporates as it matures in barrels, which activists link to a tough mould

IEDs: The 'weapon of choice' inflicting mass casualties around the world

IEDs killed nearly 23,000 civilians last year – and the global toll is rising, writes Cahal Milmo

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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
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Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London