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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Missing yacht: Private vessels join search for British sailors

Three privately owned yachts are set to join the hunt for four British sailors missing in the Atlantic following the resumption of the official search by the American authorities.

Bermuda is home to the Cahow, a dove-sized seabird
Carrie Perrodo, her son Francois, and other family members have a combined wealth of £6.14bn
The average number of hours slept is just one of the eclectic statistics that the UN are saying should be included with more traditional economic indicators to establish a country's economic progress

Beyond GDP: UN looks at alternative measures of the wealth of nations - including birdsong, the number of girls attending school and a good night's sleep

The monetary value of the goods and services produced by a nation fail to reflect its social and environmental 'wealth', experts say

The aftermath of a drone strike in Yemen. The drones are run from Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti which has a fibre-optic link to RAF Croughton

Washington spends £200m creating intelligence hub in Britain

RAF Croughton, near Milton Keynes, is to have 1,250 staff and will cover US operations in Africa
Scotch evaporates as it matures in barrels, which activists link to a tough mould

IEDs: The 'weapon of choice' inflicting mass casualties around the world

IEDs killed nearly 23,000 civilians last year – and the global toll is rising, writes Cahal Milmo

A Syrian man rescues a child following an explosion in Aleppo earlier this year

Civilian victims of explosive weapons rise 15% globally

Study examined incidents involving devices such as car bombs, mortars and drone-launched missiles in 58 countries around the world

British spy and double agent Donald MacLean
Flora Sandes, who rose from private to sergeant-major in the Serbian army, playing chess with her Serbian comrades. After the war ended, she was promoted to lieutenant

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: On an Albanian mountain top, a British woman joins Serbia’s army

Born in England, of Irish descent, Flora Sandes became a Serbian military heroine. Louise Miller explains how a Suffolk nurse found fame and fulfilment as a soldier far from home

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