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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A migrant, his face streaked with the after-effects of tear gas, awaits transportation to a detention centre following the clearance of a camp in Calais

French riot police detain hundreds of migrants in Calais dawn raid

Witnesses said tear gas and pepper spray was used to disperse campaigners and refugees

Protesters take part in a pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong

Amnesty International attacks 'Big Four' accountancy firms for opposition to Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement

Amnesty International have accused the “Big Four” international accounting firms of acting in “bad faith” after they took out newspaper adverts in Hong Kong saying they were “opposed” to the former British colony’s pro-democracy movement.

Chagos Islands inhabitants were forcibly removed between 1967 and 1973 to make way for an American air strip on Diego Garcia

Government accused of profiting from sales of Chagos Islands '.io' domain name

The UK Government is profiting from the clearance of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean, by receiving a share of the profits from the sales of archipelago’s popular internet domain name.

The German air ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Honoured by both sides, German air ace the Red Baron is downed at last

Baron Manfred von Richthofen was the most celebrated air ace of any era. Cahal Milmo describes his death, and the extraordinary reactions it provoked in friend and foe alike
The Home Office's video will sit alongside an increasing body of homegrown material including Abdullah X, a YouTube cartoon character

Exclusive: Government aims to win hearts and tackle extremism with documentary on families of dead jihadists

The Home Office has facilitated a film based on interviews with relatives of Britons killed fighting in Syria as part of its efforts to dissuade young Muslims from joining jihadist groups, The Independent can reveal.

Reyaad Khan, left, and Nasser Muthana, both 20 and from Cardiff, appear in a video aimed at recruiting jihadists

Isis threat to UK: Cardiff's Muslim community closes ranks against the men who'd radicalise their children

Concern comes after video featuring Cardiff-based Muslim urging fellow British Muslims to follow in his footsteps and travel to Syria and Iraq to fight

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks is escorted through a crowd of journalists in London with her husband Charlie behind her

Rebekah Brooks: 'I feel vindicated by the unanimous verdicts'

After 138 days in an Old Bailey dock, it was a performance befitting the hacking trial defendant whose regal bearing led to one of the lawyers referring to her as “HM”, Her Majesty.

The Victoria Cross was awarded during the war as well: Here Sergeant Cosgrove receives his on the 4th November 1916 at Buckingham Palace, London.

First World War centenary: Foreign winners of the Victoria Cross commemorated

Overseas winners of the Victoria Cross during the First World War - from a Danish aristocrat to an American doctor - have been honoured with plaques commemorating their bravery.

Prince Charles’s visit to India cost £434,000

Royal family expenses: Taxpayers pay 56p each for upkeep of monarchy – and royals insist it's 'value for money'

The cost of the monarchy to the taxpayer rose by nearly six per cent last year - more than double the rate of inflation - as the royal household bucked the trend for austerity and dramatically increased spending on the upkeep of its palaces.

Andrew Marr interviews the former Defence Secretary Liam Fox for his BBC show

Andrew Marr turns novelist with tale of the death of a PM

Given the amount of time he has spent duelling with senior politicians, it may be wishful thinking. Broadcaster Andrew Marr revealed on Sunday that his debut novel involves the death of a Conservative prime minister.

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