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WeFree at San Patrignano, Free From Prejudices

Stefania Mattana | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Stefania Mattana

Let's admit it: if someone, before last Tuesday, had told me that the most delightful pizza of my life would be created by the brainstorming of English chefs and former drug addicts, I probably never would have believed them.

Imran Khan Visits 14-Year-Old Girl Shot By Taliban

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

Imran Khan, the Pakistani cricket star turned politician, has caused outrage by claiming that the Taliban are fighting a 'holy war' justified by Islam...

Five Royal Marines Charged With Murder

PA | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK

Five Royal Marines have been charged with murder in relation to an incident in Afghanistan in 2011, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said today. Seven...

Footage Of 'Injured Taliban' On Laptop Led To Royal Marine Arrests

PA | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK

Seven Royal Marines were arrested on suspicion of murder in Afghanistan after footage of them with an injured man was discovered on a laptop, Sky News...

Pictures Of The Day From Huffington Post Picture Desk Live: 11th October 2012

Posted 11.10.2012 | UK

Scroll down for some of the best news, entertainment, culture and sports pictures from around the world, brought to you by The Huffington Post's Pictu...

Defending Aid Should Not Be Hard Sell for New Development Secretary

Justin Byworth | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Politics
Justin Byworth

As the government acknowledges, the reality of effective aid is far more complicated. We need to empower people in the communities we work to campaign for better health services; for better education; and for laws to protect children from early marriage and harmful labour.

WeFree - Setting Youth Free to Express Themselves

Ashley Day | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Day

While Britain shivered in autumn showers over the weekend, I was lucky enough to fly to Italy to attend the youth drug prevention event WeFree event at San Patrignano near Rimini, one of the world's most proclaimed and revered drug rehabilitation units.

Controversy Rages Over Afghanistan War As 11th Anniversary Approaches

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK

As the 11th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan approaches, it remains a controversial subject. The number of members of UK forces to have died s...

Amputee Marine Looks To The Future

PA | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK

While many will be looking back over the years of fighting and the lives lost, as the 11th anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan passes, ...

Anti-War Activists To Hold 'Naming The Dead' Ceremony

PA | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK

Anti war activists will hold a "naming the dead" ceremony on Sunday as part of their campaign to bring British troops home from Afghanistan. Britis...

Afghan Interpreter Ordered To Leave UK Wins Reprieve

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK

An Afghan interpreter who was blown up by a Taliban bomb whilst working with British forces is to have his failed asylum bid reconsidered in an embarr...

Huffington Post Picture Desk Live: 1st October 2012

Posted 30.11.2012 | UK

Scroll down for some of the best news, entertainment, culture and sports pictures from around the world, brought to you by The Huffington Post's Pictu...

WATCH: Incredible Footage Of US Soldier In Firefight With Taliban

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK

Incredible first-person footage has been released showing a US soldier in a recent firefight in Afghanistan. With his chest heaving and bullets hit...

"We Shouldn't Let The Bad Penny Spoil The Whole Jar."

PA | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK

An army officer singled out as "the principal architect of an extraordinary momentum of transition in security responsibility to Afghan forces" has be...

'He Ran Through Enemy Fire To Help The Wounded'

PA | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK

A soldier who ran through enemy fire to give first aid to a casualty wounded by an insurgent bomb has been recognised for his heroism. Corporal Sco...

'i Almost Died In Afghanistan, But I Wanted To Go Back'

PA | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK

An Army officer who returned to Afghanistan despite almost dying on his last operational tour has been recognised for his bravery in more than 50 high...

British Soldier Risked Life To Save Child Hit By Afghan Road Bomb

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK

An Army engineer who risked his life to save a child hit by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan has been awarded a Queen's Commendation for Bravery. Sap...

Charging Through Afghan Fire, Protecting A Wounded Comrade..

PA | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK

A soldier who led a bayonet charge through Afghan insurgent enemy fire and another who fought on despite being shot in the head have been awarded the ...

Damien Hirst And Others Transform AK-47 Guns For Peace

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 26.09.2012 | Home

A collection of artists as diverse as those involved with the new AKA Peace exhibition should be used to handling unusual materials and objects in the...

WATCH: The Taliban's 'Plan' For Camp Bastion Assault

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK

The Taliban has released a video which the group claims shows militants preparing to attack Camp Bastion, in what was to be one of the worst attacks o...

The State-Of-The Art Pilotless Technology Waging War In Pakistan

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK

The drones deployed by America with the aim of wiping out insurgents in north-west Pakistan are state of the art. The two types currently deployed ...

Fiji Footballer, Now Front Line Mum

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK

The British servicewoman who gave birth on the front line while serving in Afghanistan is back in the UK with her baby son. Lance Bombardier Lynett...

A British Soldier in Afghanistan Has a Baby Without Knowing She Was Pregnant - How Is This Possible?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

Some women who deny pregnancy might be much more likely than the general population to kill their newborns, sometimes through neglect, and these can be found in the lavatory, garbage disposal, or a hasty grave.

The Case for War - How War Has Brought Us Language, Religion, Culture and Technology

Andrew Marr | Posted 20.11.2012 | Home
Andrew Marr

If we know one thing, we know wars are dreadful, the worst that can happen to mankind. So how can we deal with the awkward fact that, in the great sweep of human history, wars have surprisingly often produced the breakthroughs, in ideas as well as technologies, the rest of us then come to depend on?

'Call Him Bastion': Ex-Military Man Suggests Name For Baby Boy Born on Afghan Military Base

PA/Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK

The baby boy born on the British Army base in Helmand Province should be called “Bastion”, a military expert has suggested. Former soldier Maj...