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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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

Cheryl James, 18, was found with a single gunshot would to the head during basic training

Private Cheryl James inquest: Family of soldier asks for her body to be exhumed

The 18-year-old was found with a single gunshot wound to the head in November 1995

Ramblers have relied on OS maps for decades

Has the Ordnance Survey lost its moral compass?

Rival mapmakers are accusing our national cartographer of dirty tricks

‘Blood Swept Lands’ was an installation of 888,246 ceramic poppies to remember each of the war dead

The 'crass insensitivity' of Tower’s luxury dinner for arms dealers, days after poppy display

Event was held just days after ceramic poppy display was focus of Great War commemorations

Former Arsenal and England star, Sol Campbell

Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Ex-England man joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg

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Why Mohammed Emwazi chose Isis

His friends were betrayed and killed by al-Shabaab
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An open letter to David Cameron: Building fortress Europe has had deadly results

Open letter to David Cameron

Building the walls of fortress Europe has had deadly results
Tory candidates' tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they seem - you don't say!

You don't say!

Tory candidates' election tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they appear
Mubi: Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash

So what is Mubi?

Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash all the time
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The hardest job in theatre?

How to follow Kevin Spacey
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Armenian genocide and the 'good Turks'

To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie
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This human tragedy has been brewing for years

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Women's sportswear

From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help
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Clinton's clothes

Like it or not, her outfits will be as important as her policies
NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
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The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
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Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

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