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Red Bull Owes Some Of You $10 Because You Still Can't Fly

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK

Red Bull gives you wings, right? Well, no. Not literally. But anyone with a bit of sense has always taken this with a pinch of salt, that is un...

Harvard Students Say America Is A Bigger Threat Than ISIS

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

America is a bigger threat to world peace than ISIS, according to a group of Harvard students. During a series of interviews, conducted by college ...

The Biggest Climate Movement the World Has Ever Seen Is Underway in America

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

The strength of the US climate movement is its diversity and it's more than just a group of left wing protesters, it's represented in many demographics, and all walks of life and it is precisely those ingredients that makes a movement grow and makes it matter. The good news is that it shows no signs of slowing down - quite the opposite in fact.

Girl, 4, Mistakes Mother's Heroin For Sweets And Gives To Classmates

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK

A four-year-old girl handed out bags of her mother's heroin to other children at a daycare centre believing they were sweets. Several children who ...

5-Year-Old Boy Tests Positive For Cocaine

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK

A five-year-old boy has tested positive for cocaine after police found him in his parents car next to 200 grams of the drug. Marco and Sandy Cuevas...

Man Steals £99,000 Diamond, Swaps It For Something Ridiculous

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK

Now criminals aren't normally known for particularly high levels of intellect but this fella might just have set a new low. Walter Earl Morrison, 2...

Working in Tinseltown

Rachel Shenton | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rachel Shenton

The first thing that hits you when you step off the plane in LA is just how eager people are to help you out here - or at least that's what I've found. I've been perpetually impressed with waitresses, bar tenders, shop workers - pretty much everyone I've come across in the service sector, have all been exceptionally polite and almost too eager to help.

US Airstrikes in Raqqa - Democracy Has Arrived in Syria

Dilly Hussain | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

Just after dawn prayers, my Twitter newsfeed was filled with breaking headlines confirming that the US along with its Arab allies had begun airstrikes against ISIS in the Syrian city of Raqqa. Both the Assad regime and the Obama administration have denied any collusion regarding this military offensive but if you scratch beneath the surface, it becomes relatively clear that there was a lot more collaboration behind closed doors than most would think.

Heroes or Villains?: Comics as Extremist Propaganda

Tanya Silverman | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK
Tanya Silverman

n the battle of good vs evil there needs to be balance. For every extremist-made comic there should be one purporting an adventurous alternative. Dilbert's gags about expense reports just won't cut it.

Obama Saluting Marines Holding A Latte Is A Sure Fire Sign He's Evil

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK

Twitter on the other side of the Atlantic has gone into meltdown after President Obama did something unspeakable with a coffee cup on Tuesday. #La...

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 20.10.2014 | 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 18.10.2014 | 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 17.10.2014 | 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 09.10.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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 29.09.2014 | 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 29.09.2014 | 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.