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Forensic Files

Naomi Hefter | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

So I'm back in London now, jet lagged but ready for some good stand up gigs coming my way. And as you have guessed, I'm spending my evenings watching Forensic files on YouTube. If you have a morbid curiosity for murder and odd, moustached people from Texas, give it a whirl.

Avengers Assemble - Obama's Anti-ISIS Task Force

Dilly Hussain | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

With the Middle East's biggest players coming together under the US-led campaign against ISIS, I couldn't help but draw comparisons to Marvel's Avengers Assemble. While Obama can justifiably play the lead role of Nick Fury, is ISIS on the other hand as formidable as Loki? With the military capability of the GCC and Egypt alone, what chance does ISIS really have against a unified effort by neighbouring states?

Atheist US Airman Told To Swear To God Or Leave

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK

An atheist in the US Air Force (USAF) has been told he will not be allowed to re-enlist unless he swears an oath to God. The unidentified airman h...

Boy Born Without A Brain Dies Aged 12

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK

A boy born without a brain has defied all medical odds to survive until the age of 12 before dying peacefully. Trevor Judge Waltrip was born on Chr...

Girl, 9, Accidentally Kills Shooting Instructor While Firing An Uzi

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

A nine-year-old girl being taught to fire an Uzi submachine gun shot her instructor dead when she lost control of the powerful weapon. Charles Vacc...

The Big Easy

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I've been in New Orleans for just under a week and I think it's safe to say that I love it already... Almost everyone here is extremely kind and enthusiastic, for example, an RA (resident assistant) commented that they were "SO PUMPED!" to meet the new students...

Obama Is Just Too Nice to Be a Good President

Lizzie Roberts | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lizzie Roberts

Is it the loss of a Democrat majority in the House? The Republicans stubbornness and inability to compromise? The continuous barriers against Obama's attempts to pass certain Acts? Or is it because the House is filing a law suit against him? (Yes really). Clearly all of these things coupled together worsen the situation, but Obama's main problem is that he's just too nice to be President.

Social Networking Sites Facilitate a Platform for ISIS

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Tech
Ruwayda Mustafah

There are hundreds (if not thousands) of accounts on Twitter that promote and justify killings of civilians in Iraq, as well as Kurdistan. Some of the accounts tweet in Arabic, but have a English disclaimer that says, "Not IS". Other accounts are promoting IS ideological beliefs and urging others to join IS.

Ring-Ring, RING-RING... It's Jamie Oliver!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Have you ever wanted a phone call from Mr Oliver? Yes. You heard correctly. We're nearly at 1 million subscribers and Jamie will be making some personal thank yous when we cross the line! Plus one lucky winner, wherever you are in the world, will receive a great big bag'o'goodies!

Open Letter to America: 10 Things I've Learned as an Ex-Pat

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK
Alex Ratcliffe

On a recent trip across America, I naturally felt like a stranger in a strange land. Things have moved on and changed a lot during the years of my travels. But some things never change, and I found myself in hundreds of casual conversations across the continent, engaging in the same sort of message repeatedly, a message about things I never knew when I grew up there...

Dessa Rose Enchants London's West End

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Dessa Rose is set in America's Deep South through the 1840s, telling the story of two young women who are on very different paths, that ultimately cross.

America's Identity Crisis

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK
Jon-Christopher Bua

As the global landscape rapidly changes Americans are re-examining their role in the world... America and its people may be battle weary of shouldering the cost and the burden of "keeping" or as some may say "disrupting" world peace - it is after all a weighty responsibility to be so engaged.

US Issues Rare Rebuke Of 'Appalling' Israeli Attack On School

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK

UPDATE Israel Withdraws Most Forces As latest Ceasefire Begins The United States has issued an uncharacteristically severe rebuke to Israel for the...

Tolerate Thy Neighbour

Lloyd Mallison | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK
Lloyd Mallison

The first amendment in the United States is a wonderful thing. It means you can say whatever you like about anything... But with the increasing popularity of Facebook comment section fights, and chatroom brawls, I'm seeing more and more often that people seem to forget that freedom of speech goes both ways.

A Century of Warfare: Analysing America's War Record Since WWI

Brad Linzy | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Politics
Brad Linzy

As Randolph Bourne said when writing about World War I in 1918, war is the health of the state. As America's power has grown, so has its propensity for war. Regardless of the debates about the justness or morality of war, the numbers have shown peace to be the exception in America while war has been the rule, making this last century since the start of World War I undeniably a century of warfare.

Widow Of Lung Cancer Victim Awarded HUGE Damages From Tobacco Firm

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK

A US cigarette company has been ordered to pay the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer $23.6 billion (£13.8 billion) in punitive damages....

Ditching Broadband Is Like Dumping The Ex From HELL. This Call Is Proof.

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Tech

When Ryan Block decided to leave Comcast he had literally no idea what was in store for him. Turns out it'd be the customer service call from hell inv...

This Man Tortured, Killed And Dismembered Five Dogs He Bought Online

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK

An American man has been charged with torturing animals after the decapitated and dismembered bodies of five dogs were found in his motel room. Jas...

The Iraq World Cup and the Crime of the Century

David Lawley Wakelin | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics
David Lawley Wakelin

Sadly and quite tragically the prospect of a Brazil-Argentinean world cup football final appears far less enticing than the greatest battle for decades that is about to kickoff just north of Baghdad between the Sunni's and the Shias.

Man Arrested For Li-Lo Sex And It's Not The First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK

The notorious lusty li-lo lover has been up to his old tricks again. Edwin Tobergta, you may remember, has twice graced these pages for having sex ...

Guantanamo: The First Postmodern Institution

Tom Johnson | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Johnson

Future horizons shine flecked with gold and freedom in the American dream. The continued existence of Guantanamo tarnishes it with blood.

Online Groceries in America : Second Time Lucky?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Yet, online groceries are back with a bang, riding the wave of an advanced internet ecosystem and the cumulative wisdom from billions of e-commerce transactions successfully conducted by not just online mega retailers like Amazon, but also traditional players like Walmart and Tesco.

Why You Can't Hold Grudges Against an Entire Gender...

Stephanie Allen | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Allen

No one - man or woman - should be hated purely because of their gender and their sex. We are in an equal, apparently intelligent, community where everyone is different.

American Drug History X: an allegory for today

Davis Mukasa | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Davis Mukasa

Once upon a time near the start of the previous century a drug named "Marihuana" was fast becoming the scourge of certain states of America. It was tu...

Get on the Good Foot With Lee Fields and the Expressions

Jason Holmes | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

"Soul music is the adhesive of the human spirit," says Lee Fields, as we look out across London's West End and watch the sun set.