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

Pakistani man held for 10 years says he was tortured by British troops in Iraq

A Pakistani man kept in British and then American custody for a decade is suing the UK Government over allegations that he was subjected to torture, including waterboarding, by British troops.

Bernie Ecclestone claims he is a victim of blackmail

Bernie Ecclestone attempts to halt £26m German bribery trial

If found guilty of the corruption charge, Ecclestone, who denies the allegation, faces up to 10 years imprisonment

Hague court orders Russia to pay £30bn in damages to Yukos shareholders

Russia is facing a global scramble to have its assets abroad confiscated after an international court ordered it to pay nearly £30bn in damages for a ruthless campaign to destroy the defunct oil giant Yukos.

Hague court orders Russia to pay £30bn in damages to Yukos shareholders

The Hague arbitration court rules Moscow deliberately set out to bankrupt the company and acquire its assets

David Cameron's Big Society Network is being investigated by the Charity Commission

Voluntary sector suffers ‘collateral damage’ in push for David Cameron's Big Society

Funding to established charities with strong track records has dropped, while money was poured into failed Big Society Network projects

Steve Way leading the marathon, before finishing 10th, the top English runner

Steve Way: From 16st couch potato to Commonwealth Games marathon runner

Bank worker from Poole sets a new personal best for the distance of 2hr 15m 16s – beating the 35-year-old record for runners aged 40 and over

Workers in Seattle are paid 100 times as much as workers in Bangladesh

Bombsheller: The website that makes us all into top fashion designers

Seattle company lets customers create their own clothes, then click 'buy' and wait for delivery

Vincent Tchenguiz accepts £3m to settle claim against the SFO

Mr Tchenguiz, 57, had initially sought £200m from the SFO after he accused the agency of wrongly causing damage to his reputation and his business

A coffin of one of the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 is carried from an aircraft during a national reception ceremony at Eindhoven Airport

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: EU prepares tough sanctions package targeting Russian economy

Tougher sanctions designed to target key sectors of the Russian economy for the first time over the Ukraine crisis are set to be imposed on Moscow by Britain and other European Union countries.

A Russian military parade in Red Square, Moscow

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia

MPs condemn sharp increase in trade with Moscow after missile attack on Flight MH17, while French President blasts 'hypocrite' Cameron as war of words erupts between London and Paris

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