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Grisly Islamic State Beheading Plot Uncovered In Australia

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK

Massive counterterrorism raids in Sydney on Thursday were sparked by security intelligence that Islamic State was planning a random, violent attack in...

Cute... But Wrong!

Mik Scarlet | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

The piece revolves around the concept that when trying to confront the issue of talking to disabled people the advice is always negative, always a list of "don't"s and rarely "do"s. Mr Hoge then states that most of these are the opinion of the authors and then gives a list that he states are things "you can say to someone with a disability".

Man Dies In Australian Beauty Spot Shark Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK

A man who died in a shark attack at a popular Australian beach has been named as British expat Paul Wilcox Mr Wilcox was reportedly found floating ...

A Guide to Fremantle and Rottnest Island

Zahra Razavi | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

30-minute subway ride away is Perth's sister city - the undersized coastal town of Fremantle (Freo to locals). Less urban and with a more tangible community vibe, Fremantle is worth visiting in its own right, but it's also a great place to stay while you explore the distinctive tourist attraction that is Rottnest Island.

A Guide to Perth, Western Australia

Zahra Razavi | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Perth is not like other cities. Situated in Western Australia, Perth is an isolated city that most gap year types miss off their once-in-a-lifetime journey around Oz. Why? Because, being located on the opposite side of the country to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra, it's not close to anything else of note in Australia.

Is What We See Really Real?

Meaghan Kausman | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Meaghan Kausman

I wasn't offended or upset that they didn't like my body in particular, rather I was upset for all the women out there that society has been telling are not good enough if they are not extremely thin. This led me to the question of "how did we get here?" It wasn't so long ago that Marilyn Monroe was celebrated for her beautiful curvy body. Fast forward in time and we are here, where beauty is equated to being thin.

Salmond Is Not Impressed With Australia's 'Bewildering' Independence Suggestions

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics

An intervention by Australia's prime minister in the Scottish referendum debate has been described as "bewildering" and "ludicrous". Scotland's fir...

Tony Abbott Takes On The Scots

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics

Australian Prime Minister has urged Scotland to stay in the UK, arguing a Yes got for independence would be "cheered" by those who are "not friends" o...

What It Feels Like to Leave London

Ashleigh Davis | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ashleigh Davis

There were days when I'd seriously question why people chose to live in a city that ate me up and spat me out at the best of times, where simple tasks were a constant battle. But gradually that cold, grey capital drew me in and seduced me one day, one month, then one year at a time. I felt like London was the world and the world was at my fingertips.

Take on the Road: Brisbane's Best

Zahra Razavi | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Cosmopolitan Brisbane is the capital of Queensland, the region known as the Sunshine State of Australia. In July, the height of Australian winter, a visit here will still treat you to temperatures in the mid-twenties and beautiful bright days. If you're short on time while you're on holiday in the city, make the most of it by wandering, eating and resting well with this quick reference guide to Brisbane's best offerings...

Gammy's Mother Begs 'Give My Baby Back' After Abuse Allegations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK

Baby Gammy’s Thai surrogate mother has said the boy’s twin sister should be sent back to her as details emerged that the father of the baby served...

The Incredible Moment Passengers Lift A Train Carriage To Save Trapped Commuter

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK

In a display of people power at its very finest, quick-thinking railway passengers and staff freed a man who had become trapped between a train and th...

Internet Trolls: Mind-Numbing Onslaught of Sadists

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

The internet turned out to be the most democratic space which can be accessed by everyone who can use a bit of tech to better their lives and knowledge base... Suicides, depression, anxiety, and humiliation - all these and more are associated with the internet, what with some people using it to vent their sadism out.

Couple Accused Of Abandoning Down's Baby Face Worrying New Accusations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK

The Australian man at the centre of the Thai surrogate abandoned baby row is facing allegations that he served a prison sentence for multiple convicti...

Protesters Shut Down Israeli Hip-Hopera at the Edinburgh Fringe. I'm Not Sure How I feel About This.

Axis of Awesome | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Comedy
Axis of Awesome

My thoughts on this have been very mixed. I too have very strong views on Israel's aggression towards Palestine. But I find myself questioning whether picketing a small hip hop show at an arts festival is the best way to make a demonstration. Does the theatre company's receipt of a government grant really make them complicit in the assault on Gaza?

Appeal Raises Thousands After Couple Abandon Surrogate Down's Syndrome Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK

Thousands of kind-hearted people have swiftly raised money for a baby who was abandoned with his surrogate mother after his parents refused to take hi...

Rolf Harris Plaque Gets To Stay (Despite It Being Stolen)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

A council in Western Australia has voted to keep a plaque dedicated to disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris – even though it was stolen last week and i...

Edinburgh Fringe: The Ten Australian Acts You Must See

Tomás Ford | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Tomás Ford

When I'm not onstage, I co-produce the independent Noodle Palace and Midlandia venues during Western Australia's Fringe World festival, so I'm out seeing a lot of shows come Australia's festival season from February through April. A lot of these end up at Edinburgh come August. Here are ten of my favourites. OK, eleven.

AC/DC - One Fan's Front Row Dealings With the Band...

Bytestories | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bytestories

(Photo - AC/DC) FOREWORD: These two short stories were written by Ron Hailes who was heavily involved in the mid 70's music scene in Australia when...

Australia Has Really Cocked Things Up Now

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

Australia has become the first country in the world to abolish a price on carbon, taking a global step backwards over climate policy. Prime Ministe...

Education Guru Backs Bringing Back The Cane

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

Next the dunce hat and the back board? Australian prime minister Tony Abbott's newly appointed 'Education Tsar' has suggested caning children in schoo...

Developing Ties That Bind in Asia

Sir John Holmes | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Politics
Sir John Holmes

It is hard to think of two countries that have more in common than Australia and Britain. We share a language and a rich history - and, in the main, a sense of humour. We are both maritime trading nations. Australia inherited many fine British institutions including parliamentary democracy and the common law...

Ordinary Places That Conceal Hidden Riches

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Nature is full of mysteries. A hidden cove here; a unique rock formation there. A curiously pink lake; a cave that glows in the dark. The richness and diversity of nature is what prompts us to seek out these concealed places and one-of-a-kind wonders.

Australian Judge: 'There's Nothing Untoward About Incest And There's Always Abortion To Stop Birth Abnormalities'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK

A New South Wales judge has been suspended from presiding over criminal cases after comments in which he suggested incest may no longer be taboo. ...

Australian Judge: 'Incest Is Nothing Untoward & If There Are Birth Abnormalities, There's Always Abortion'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK

A New South Wales judge has been suspended from presiding over criminal cases after comments in which he suggested incest may no longer be taboo. ...