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A Climate Change Wake Up Call From the World Bank

Joe Ware | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK
Joe Ware

The World Bank should also look in the mirror and learn lessons from its own report. Currently it schizophrenically recognises the dangers of climate change while investing billions of dollars every year in coal, oil and gas projects

'Safe But Tired' Scottish Oil Worker Released By Indonesia Kidnappers

Posted 12.08.2013 | UK

A British oil worker kidnapped in Indonesia has been released, the Foreign Office has said. Engineer Malcolm Primrose, 61, was ambushed by an armed...

Scottish Oil Worker 'Kidnapped' In Indonesia

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK

A British oil worker has reportedly been kidnapped in Indonesia. Engineer Malcolm Primrose, 61, was ambushed by an armed group as he travelled back...

Changing World Orders and Implications for the University Sector

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK
Dirk Jan van den Berg

The reason why Europe has fallen behind, quite simply, is money. Whilst funding of many European universities is being eroded all the time, countries like China are investing amounts unimaginable to us in facilities. Their scientific quality generally stills falls short of ours, but their facilities are well ahead.

Take Advantage of the Export Revolution

Phil Couchman | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK
Phil Couchman

With continuing instability in the Eurozone and uncertainty surrounding Britain's own economic situation, it has been tough for British businesses to navigate the changing global trading landscape with confidence.

Bangladesh Factory Deaths: Deep-Rooted Corruption Behind a Human Tragedy

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Party hooliganism is not uncommon in Bangladesh, but this has multiplied in worrying proportions during the tenure of the current government. Some factory owners who are political cadres of the ruling party are known to use their employees as political pawns.

Economic and Industrial Modernization are Driving Economic Growth in Kazakhstan

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Since 1991, Kazakhstan's economic and political evolution is nothing short of remarkable. The country is now at a pivotal moment in its young history in that it is ready and eager to engage with international investors in embarking on the next step of its societal and economic modernization.

Online Poker Choking in the Grey Fog of Legislative Uncertainty in Europe

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

A lack of a unified and sensible legislative framework is actively strangling the growth of online poker industry in many EU member countries.

Key Ally Withdraws From the UPA Coalition

Sujatha Santhanakrishnan | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Politics
Sujatha Santhanakrishnan

The withdrawal of a key ally will further weaken the embattled Congress-led government in India which will now be forced to rely on smaller parties to maintain its parliamentary majority. Although we do not expect early elections to be called, the departure of the DMK will hamper prospects for any meaningful reform for the remainder of the current government's term. We expect limited progress on this front until the next general election, which is expected to be held in May 2014.

Why I Am Glad I Was Spanked as a Child

Julian Tan | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Julian Tan

I have always been glad I was spanked as a child. I suppose it is because there was always a mutual and unspoken understanding that in spite of the rattan cane, they loved me more than life. My father would always say, "I scold you or beat you because I love you. You know this isn't easy for me."

A Great Relationship?

Sujatha Santhanakrishnan | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Politics
Sujatha Santhanakrishnan

On the surface, Britain and India have much in common, including a language, a legal system, and cultural links. However, all this potential is yet to be translated into the unique relationship that Britain says it desires.

Prince Philip, Filipino Nurses and Girl Power

Dr Ismail Ahmed | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Ismail Ahmed

In suggesting that the Philippines must be "half empty" on account of so many of its inhabitants working overseas, Philip has unwittingly stumbled upon an interesting topic with regards to immigration and women.

Third Person Contracts 'Sars-Like' Illness

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK

A second relative of a UK patient who recently contracted a potentially fatal Sars-like virus has become infected with the disease, taking the total t...

The Celebrity Tutor Phenomenon

Alana MacPherson | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alana MacPherson

Your average teacher in the UK is barely celebrated, let alone commercialised. This is the case in Asia though, where many tutors have now established an enormous media presence and often earn six-figure sums.

Brands Without Borders

Philip Bourchier O'Ferrall | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Tech
Philip Bourchier O'Ferrall

Just as the digital age has broadened our horizons, and the airline revolution has allowed us to explore our planet as never before, so our desire to talk, trade and connect has grown stronger and stronger.

'Sars-Like' Virus Infects Second Patient

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK

The relative of a UK patient who recently contracted a Sars-like virus has also become infected with the potentially fatal disease. On Monday, the...

What Does It Take, to Start a Start-up?

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Tech
Laxmi Hariharan

When Taavet Hinrikus, moved from Estonia to London, he was shocked at the bank rates he had to pay to send money back to his hometown. Then, a friend and fellow Estonian faced the same problem and talking about it, they came up with an idea to beat the system.

Brit Linked To Lindsay Sandiford Handed Jail Term In Bali

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK

Briton Julian Ponder has been jailed for six years by a court in Bali, Indonesia, for receiving cocaine from British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford, wh...

Why Davos Can Nourish Conversations, Partnerships... and People Too

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Politics
Stephan B. Tanda

It is high time we consigned the disturbing numbers of people who are malnourished to yesteryear and instead looked forward toward a brighter future where these problems are defeated thanks to effective, and relentless, public-private partnerships (PPPs).

Burma for Beginners

Lynn Houghton | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lynn Houghton

I listened to the tolling of temple bells while worshippers poured water over tiny Buddhas as an exercise of purification. Entire families were relaxing in the shadows as dusk descended while hundreds of candles were lit.

Pakistan's Journey Towards Rural Development Against a Backdrop of Urban Revolt

Nabila Pathan | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK
Nabila Pathan

The key to unlocking Pakistan's hidden potential is precisely in up-skilling these traditionally marginalized communities - including women and young people. The failure to do so will seriously jeopardize future generations, if not the nation as a whole.

Singapore Stopover

Gareth Johnson | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth Johnson

Having worked hard to build its reputation as the business hub of South East Asia, Singapore is renowned as being clean, efficient and safe.

Working in Japan Without a Degree - It Is Possible!

Alana MacPherson | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alana MacPherson

It's no wonder people want to live there and see what it's like. Unfortunately those without a degree are very much restricted when it comes to obtaining employment in Japan due to entry requirements, meaning that funding life over there would be difficult. There is an opportunity to overcome this however, by applying for a Working Holiday Visa.

Laws Alone Won't Curb India's Rape Culture

Hussein Kesvani | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Hussein Kesvani

Accusations of an institutionalised 'rape culture' is not novel. One only has to look at the unreformed 1860 penal code that views rape as an 'outraging' of a woman's modesty, an association that immediately affiliates the female body merely as a constituent within a masculine-dominated cultural system.

How Hong Kong Learnt to Love Rock Music

Alex Hoban | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alex Hoban

Hong Kong has always held itself in high esteem as Asia's beating financial and commercial heart, but Clockenflap, a music and arts festival that's managed to stake out its territory on the banks of Victoria harbour overlooking Hong Kong's famous skyline, is rallying against everything corporate and clean-cut in the region.