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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Prince Nasser of Bahrain stripped of UK diplomatic immunity, sparking demands for fresh probe into torture allegations

Bahraini government criticises 'politically motivated and opportunistic attempt to misuse British legal system'

Vladimir Ashurkov is alleged to have embezzled 2.27 million roubles (£42,000) from Alexei Navalny’s campaign in the 2013 election for Moscow’s mayor

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A close ally of the prominent anti-Kremlin campaigner Alexei Navalny has applied for political asylum in Britain.

British businessman Shrien Dewani appeared in the high court in Cape Town on Monday. He faces charges of orchestrating the killing of his wife Anni, while on honeymoon in the country four years ago

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Millionaire denies arranging wife's murder in Cape Town

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Brooks Newmark

Brooks Newmark resignation: Sunday Mirror says sting was in the public interest

Newmark was only one of at least six Conservative MPs contacted by “Sophie” from a fictional Twitter account

Dave Lee Travis given suspended sentence for 'intentional and unpleasant' sexual assault

Disgraced Radio 1 DJ sentenced to three months suspended for two years

£100m of cocaine seized on luxury yacht skippered by 70-year-old Briton

Such was the quantity of cocaine alleged to have been transported by the men that they were using bales of the drug as makeshift furniture at the moment of their arrest

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

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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”.

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Rod Stewart sued after kicking ball into crowd

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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

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