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No Faith Is Free From Child Abuse Scandals or Cover-Ups

Jonathan Romain | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK
Jonathan Romain

Yes, we have to be aware of abuse and guard against it, but we also have to protect values such as trust and friendship - be vigilant but also maintain a generosity of spirit - and getting that balance right is difficult for civil society, but is especially problematic for faith groups as a religious approach tries to assume the best in people.

Samsung's TVs Are Dropping Ads Into Films

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Tech

A reddit user has claimed that their Samsung TV has started randomly showing adverts while watching films, even if you own the content. The anonymo...

Incredible Footage Shows Gunman Run Over While Trying To Hijack A Car

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK

Australian polices have released footage of an armed man being knocked to the ground by the car he was trying to hijack on a busy motorway. The unl...

Why Knighting Prince Philip May Encourage Australia to Embrace Republicanism

Hayley Carter | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK
Hayley Carter

When I arrived on these sunny shores over a decade ago, I, in my ignorance, expected Australia to be Britain in the sunshine (an attitude many Brits still think to be the case). I was wrong.

The Twitter Hashtag #FiveWordsToRuinAustraliaDay Wins Australia Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Comedy

From the typical: #FiveWordsToRuinAustraliaDay "Unfortunately, we're out of beer."— Joe Catron (@jncatron) January 26, 2015 To the...

Politicians Need to Show Leadership and Get on With the Job

Alex Malley | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics
Alex Malley

As we enter 2015, the UK general election is now just a few months away. Meanwhile here in Australia the Government is facing another year of dealing with what some have described as a hostile Senate to deliver on its priorities and election promises.

Baby Kangaroos Treated For Burns At Adelaide Zoo

The Huffington Post UK/ITN | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK

Nine kangaroo joeys at Adelaide Zoo have been treated for burns after bushfires swept through the area last week. Vets need to change their bandage...

Australia Has A New National Anthem

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Comedy

In preparation for Australia Day on 26 January, one Aussie decided to produce a song that could pin down the nation's rich heritage and multicultural ...

Diversity Is a Privilege Not a Right

Brendon Burns | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Brendon Burns

Multiculturalism and diversity are a privilege. Neither a right, nor a detriment: a goddamned, fight tooth and nail, thank your lucky stars every day for, privilege. Russell Brand was right about one thing: a shift in thinking is required.

Firefighter Shows Us What It Takes To Battle Australia's Massive Bushfires

The Huffington Post UK/JukinMedia | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK

A volunteer firefighter has given us a unique perspective of what it's like battling the raging bushfires destroying larges areas of Southern Australi...

Dozens Of Pets Dead As Oz Wildfires Burn Kennel, Cattery

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK

Thousands of Australians fled their homes as wildfires raged across the nation's south on Saturday, with firefighters struggling to contain the blazes...

Sydney Kicks Off World's New Year Celebrations

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK

It's already 2015 in some parts of the world - Sydney has rung in the New Year with its awesome, annual fireworks display. Sydney greeted January 1...

Is This The Future For McDonald's? (We Hope So)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new health café has sprung up in Sydney, Australia. There's a hearty supply of lentils, fresh coffee brewed by baristas, orders placed on iPads and...

Drones And Kangaroos Don't Mix

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Tech

Kangaroos can now be added to the ever-increasing list of animals that don't play nice with drones. In this latest 'nature vs drones' video a femal...

Sydney Siege Gunman Should Be 'Chucked In The Sh**house' Says Muslim Funeral Boss

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK

The body of the gunman at the centre of the Sydney siege which saw two innocent people killed should be dumped at sea, a leading Islamic funeral direc...

Eight Children Found Stabbed To Death In House In Cairns, Australia

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK

Eight children have been found dead in a home in the northern Australian city of Cairns. A woman suffering stab wounds was also found in the prope...

If 9/11 Had Happened In 2014 Would We Have Seen WTC Selfies?

Mark Hillary | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

Terrible public behaviour has always been with us. I believe that the taking of selfies at tragic events will subside as people establish new norms of public etiquette. At present we just don't know how to behave.

Ignore the Cynics: Make 'Academics and Character' the Goal of Education

James O'Shaughnessy | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Politics
James O'Shaughnessy

As any parent knows, nothing is more important or more challenging than helping children grow into good, kind and responsible young people. Yet this essential task of character development is full of paradoxes.

Three Dead After Sydney Siege, Including Gunman

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK

Update: Sydney siege mourners are laying boxes of Lindt chocolates at the site New South Wales Police has confirmed three people have been pronounc...

What Australia Is All About

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK
Rob Owen Bell

The #illridewithyou campaign in a shining example of everything that's fantastic about Australia - even if as a Kiwi I have to say it through gritted teeth. Like the American cousins, they've got a lot of big, empty spaces, what is politely known as a 'frontier mentality' and a tendency to come across as a bit rough round the edges.

Police Storm Cafe As Sydney Siege Hostages Flee (LIVE UPDATES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK

One hostage and a gunman are believed to be dead after police stormed a Sydney cafe where a hostage-taker has been holding an unknown number of people...

Sydney Hostage Taker Was Investigated Over Violent Death Of Ex-Wife

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot and Jack Sommers | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK

The hostage-taker currently holding several people in a chocolate cafe in Sydney has been named locally as self-proclaimed sheikh and alleged sex offe...

Uber Called 'Shameful' For Sydney Siege Response

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK

Taxi firm Uber has been condemned for putting up prices in Sydney after the hostage taking, being labelled a "shameful disgrace". Prices for fares ...

(LIVE UPDATES) Armed Hostage Situation In Sydney, With Black Arabic Flag In Window

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale and Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK

A hostage situation is ongoing inside a chocolate shop and cafe in Australia's largest city, which appears to be being conducted by a gunman claiming ...

This Is Why Australians Always Check Their Shoes Before Putting Them On

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We couldn't think of anything worse than finding a deadly-looking spider (or snake, for that matter) in your shoe. A thread on Reddit entitled "Thi...