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Trump's North Korea Stance Boosted By Successful Missile Defence Test

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK

Donald Trump’s tough stance on North Korea was boosted overnight, as US missile defences successfully shot down a ballistic projectile during a test...

We Need To Have A Global Conversation About Disability

Caroline Casey | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Casey

everybody banner I want every single person in the world to feel #valuable. Our diversities should be celebrated, not hidden. We don't want to generate philanthropy or pity - we want to focus on the positive value of people with a disability - and the value they have to add to the global economy.

Mourning In America: A Letter To My Countrymen

Kevin Fleming | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Kevin Fleming

Dear America, Wow, we just witnessed a mass hypnosis by a master manipulator. A smiling, orange, obese, narcissistic beast wrapping himself in an inh...

Five Ways To Make 2017 A Better Year For Everyone

Dr Andy Price | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Andy Price

Five ways to make 2017 a better year for everyone Andy Price, Sheffield Hallam University A quick thought experiment: imagine if you'd been told on ...

2015 In 2016

Damiano Sogaro | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Damiano Sogaro

2016 is nearly over. And it is probably fair to say that the year that was won't make it onto many people's list of rosy yesteryears to fondly remember. But what about the stories that captured our attention in 2015; what happened to them in 2016?

Turkey Death Toll Rises To 38 As Day Of Mourning Declared

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 11.12.2016 | UK

The death toll following twin blasts in Istanbul has risen to 38, officials said on Sunday, as a national day of mourning was declared. Turkey’s In...

Peppa Pig's 'Moral Values' Questioned By Islamic Leaders Calling For Muslim Cartoon Series

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK

Islamic leaders in Australia are urging Muslims to donate money to help fund an alternative to children’s cartoon Peppa Pig which will be set in a ...

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi Quits After Losing Referendum

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK

Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, resigned late on Sunday night after losing a constitutional referendum. Exit polls showed he was staring dow...

Chapecoense Fans Heartbreaking Tribute In Home Stadium Of Killed Footballers

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 03.12.2016 | UK

On a rainy Saturday that only accentuated the grief, 20,000 people filled a tiny stadium under umbrellas and plastic ponchos to say goodbye to members...

76 Dead And 5 Survivors As Plane Carrying Top Brazilian Football Team Crashes

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK

Seventy six people have been killed in a horror plane crash in Colombia involving a Brazilian first division football team. Aviation authorities init...

Seabed Explodes Two Metres Through Sand After New Zealand Quake

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck New Zealand propelled the seabed two metres through the sand. The quake struck just after midnight on Monday ...

I'm Still With Her

Danielle Wood | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Danielle Wood

Hillary Rodham Clinton's concession speech was everything that diplomacy should be - I should stop typing, turn off my computer and sulk somewhere else because if she can pull herself together, slap on mascara and tell America, and the world, to keep an open mind then I have no place to be playing a violin.

PM Urged To Resume Flights To Sharm El-Sheikh, Amid 'Radicalisation' Fears

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK

Theresa May has been urged to give the go-ahead for flights to resume between the UK and Sharm el-Sheikh by the head of the cross-party parliamentary ...

Far-Right Germans Chase Asylum Seekers During Violent Clashes

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK

Far-right residents chased migrants to their hostel in violent clashes in eastern Germany on Wednesday. Some 80 men and women were said to have clash...

Whiskered Catfish Injures Woman After 'Falling Out Of The Sky'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK

Never mind it raining cats and dogs - a woman in the US was hit in the face by a catfish that fell from the sky. Lisa Lobree was on her way to meet he...

'Unruly' Glaswegian Forced British Airways Flight To Divert To Boston

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK

A British Airways flight has been forced to divert to Boston en route from London to Florida because of an “unruly” UK passenger. A 24-year-old Gl...

North Korea's Fifth Nuclear Test Slammed As 'Fanatic Recklessness'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK

North Korea said Friday it conducted a “higher level” nuclear warhead test explosion, which it trumpeted as finally allowing it to build “at wil...

US Presidential Nominee Has Epic Fail On Live TV Over Syrian Conflict

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK

A US presidential nominee has been roasted after revealing what some media have called a “shocking ignorance” of the Syrian war, by failing to rea...

New Zealand Mayor Celebrates New Underpants After Four-Year Wait

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK

Draped in his mayoral chains, a small-town New Zealand politician raised his arms in jubilant celebration - at the opening of a discount department st...

Syria Releases 'Always Beautiful' Tourism Video Despite No One Being Able To Visit

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK

The Syrian tourism board has released a promotional video showing packed beaches and jet-skiing- but the chances of Brits being able to holiday there ...

Watch Horrifying Moment Boy, 4, Thrown Off 8m Bridge Into River

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 28.08.2016 | UK

Video has emerged showing a four-year-old boy being thrown off a 8m high bridge into the river below. The footage, posted on Facebook by Kaylub Fawle...

An Eight-Year-Old Boy Describes The Moment An Aleppo Airstrike Killed His Sisters

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK

Eight-year-old Abbas should be out playing with his friends. Instead he’s mourning his three younger sisters, who were all killed in an airstrike la...

Man Accused Of Brit Backpacker Murder 'May Have Been Obsessed' With Her

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK

The man accused of murdered a British backpacker at an Australian hostel may have been obsessed with her and launched his attack after taking cannabis...

Tributes To British Backpacker Killed In 'Allah Akbar' Knifing At Australian Hostel

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK

A British woman has died and a fellow Briton is in a critical condition after being stabbed at a backpackers’ hostel in Australia, by a man shouting...

Brits Told 'Exercise Extreme Caution' In Thailand Following Bomb Spree

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK

Britons are being warned to “exercise extreme caution” in Thailand after a wave of co-ordinated explosions left at least four people dead and doze...