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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The letter has been addressed to the head of Isis, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Isis is 'an offence to Islam', says international coalition of major Islamic scholars

An international coalition of Muslim scholars has delivered withering condemnation of Isis by unpicking its doctrine in an open letter and declaring its existence “an offence to Islam”.

The 69-year-old singer had been performing his greatest hits at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

Rod Stewart sued after kicking ball into crowd

According to a lawsuit filed this week, Mostafa Kashe suffered a broken nose and lasting pain

Mr El-Erian's earnings whilst at PIMCO reportedly reached as much as $100m a year

Mohamed El-Erian reveals daughter's talk led to PIMCO exit

Financier said one main reason for leaving his high-pressured post was a mundane conversation with his then 10-year-old daughter

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain in 2008

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Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has sought an injunction to stop the United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra

Krishna Upadhyaya was held after investigating the condition of Nepalese migrant labourers

British human rights investigator detained by Qatari authorities for two weeks speaks out

Krishna Upadhyaya was investigating alleged abuses in World Cup constructions

Rita Lomas (left) and Jane Smith, were two members of the nine-strong gang which set up and promoted a £21m get-rich-quick pyramid scheme in Somerset

Pyramid scheme queens and a con that fools 500,000 every year

A get-rich-quick fraud perpetrated by a group of nine women saw their victims cheated out of £21m

The funds will be targeted at the promotion of shared education for Protestant and Catholic children

Secretive ex-billionaire Chuck Feeney gives away the last of his fortune to educate Northern Irish children

The grants are among the last that will be made by Atlantic Philanthropies

From left to right: Mata Hari, Christine Granville, Anna Chapman

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Declassified records show how Marie Christine Chilver spent the war

The Crown Prosecution Service was able to recover assets from Dubai

Treasure hunt: clawing back overseas loot of the UK’s crime lords

The Crown Prosecution Service has intensified its efforts to seize the cash squirrelled away abroad by Britain’s Mr Bigs, with 84 cases currently being pursued

Harry Lopes, left, is married to the daughter of Camilla Parker Bowles

Campaigners lobby Duchess of Cornwall to persuade her son-in-law to cease Knebworth solar farm

Opponents of the 40-acre renewable energy project in rural Hertfordshire claim that the solar panels will scar the landscape

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The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

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Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
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Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
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Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?