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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We can't easily shut down Russian webcam hackers, admits Information Commissioner

Russian website hosting feeds of 10,000 hacked cameras worldwide

Yunus Rahmatullah claims he was subjected to brutal treatment by British soldiers

Yunus Rahmatullah can sue Government over alleged rendition, High Court rules

Major legal blow for Government

A study has found that Terrorism has become dramatically more deadly and more widespread across the globe with a 60 per cent rise in the number of deaths and countries affected by major attacks

Terrorism fuelled by state violence, extra-judicial killings and ethnic tensions

Study reveals three main causes of fivefold increase in global bloodshed since 2000

Shrien Dewani leaves the Western Cape High Court in South Africa

Lawyers for Shrien Dewani apply to have murder charge thrown out

Defence claimed prosecution had failed during six weeks of evidence to get anywhere near proving his guilt

'Islam Karimov, 76, has ruled Uzbekistan with an iron rod for close to 25 years'

Islam Karimov: The Uzbek dictator who has locked up his pop diva daughter

A student in Britain has called on his grandfather to free his mother
Father Bernard Kinvi, a Catholic priest in the Central African Republic, repeatedly risked his life to save hundreds of Muslims from violence and death during the recent bloodshed

The Catholic priest who defended Muslim and Christian alike in the wartorn Central African Republic

Father Bernard Kinvi is in London to collect an award for 'unwavering courage'

Algy Cluff, former owner of ‘The Spectator’, is CEO of the firm behind the plan

Plans to burn coal under the Firth of Forth in UK’s spark environmental uproar

Plans to build UK's first underground coal gasification plant are under fire

Cedric Price

Cedric Price: The most influential architect you've never heard of

The eccentric genius who inspired the Millennium Dome, the London Eye and the Pompidou Centre gets his own exhibition in Cambridge

An organisation representing some of Britain’s leading medical charities has denied that it is compelling its members to make a public declaration of support for animal testing

Medical charity group accused of pressuring members to back animal testing

A resolution by the umbrella group asking members to acknowledge to donors their support of animal research either in principle or practice is to due to come into force later this month

Bassingbourn Barracks in Cambridgeshire

Sex attacks and cadets on the run: Peace at last for the village that got a taste of Libyan anarchy

Britain’s efforts to help Libyan state-building turned into five months of fear for villagers

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Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
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Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

A new study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
Diaries of Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf and Noël Coward reveal how they coped with the December blues

Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

Noël Coward parties into the night, Alan Clark bemoans the cost of servants, Evelyn Waugh ponders his drinking…
From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore: A prodigal daughter has a breakthrough

A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

The story was published earlier this month in 'Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales'