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 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

The secret services have for years allowed their staff to intercept communications between lawyers and their clients

Government admits secret services eavesdrop on lawyer-client communications

'The question now is not whether, but how much they have rigged the game'

Bassingbourne Barracks in Cambridgeshire

MoD plan to train Libyan troops in Britain falls apart after spate of sexual assaults

Five Libyan soldiers charged in relation to sex attacks in Cambridge

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
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Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee