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Commuter Defending Woman From Islamophobic Rant Proves There Is Still Some Humanity

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK

A commuter has been caught on camera defending a fellow passenger from an Islamophobic tirade on a train in Sydney. In the shocking video, an elder...

French Tourists Charged With Trying To Burn Australian Quokka

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK

Two French tourists have been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly attempting to set fire to a quokka on Australia’s Rottnest Island. Quo...

Being Mindfully Frazzled

Ruby Wax | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

When I wasn't working in the past I'd feel obligated to start cramming myself with information; what disasters are happening in the world war-wise, airplane-crash wise, inflation-wise, hurricane-wise and Jeremy Clarkson-wise; the list is endless. When I don't work I start feeling like, "Dear God, who will want to see me if I don't have news or gossip to spew out?"

Huge Blunder As Disability Summit Exposed As 'Not Wheelchair Accessible'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK

Organisers of Australia's National Disability Summit in Melbourne have come under fire - because the event wasn't wheelchair accessible. Only seven...

Australian Woman Charged For 'Assaulting Police Officer With Breastmilk'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK

A woman from Perth, Australia, has been charged with assaulting a police officer - with her breastmilk. A female officer at Rockingham Police Stati...

Going Down Under

Ruby Wax | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

I really don't remember anyone looking up at me with curiosity, it's usually a look of "What the hell are you looking at, weirdo?"

Hottest Hotels, Attractions And Theme Parks Launching In 2015

Roshina Jowaheer | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Holidays in 2015 are set to get bigger and better with the opening of futuristic theme parks, beautiful hotels and exciting new cultural zones hitting...

The 14 Most Fecking Stupid Things Tony Abbott Has Done

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Comedy

He's just come under fire for making a "patronising" St Patrick's Day message (see video below). But is this latest gaffe the worst thing Tony Abbott ...

Nothing To See Here, Just A Dog Watching Two Koalas Wrestling

Storyful | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Comedy

The state of Victoria, Australia, is home to a large koala bear population. That isn’t to say Ashton expected the sight that awaited him when he wen...

This Is How Tough Austrailan Prime Minister Tony Abbott Is...

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK

In one of the more surreal clips of recent weeks, Tony Abbott has been recorded inexplicably eating a raw onion complete with skin, as if it were an a...

The Most Aussie Thing to Happen This Week (Imho)

Xavier Toby | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

"Beer thieving pig gets drunk and start a fight with cow" Great headline, however I'm sure it's something that goes down in many Australian households every Friday night.

Authenticity in the Digital Age

Alex Malley | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Tech
Alex Malley

Voters across the UK are starting to assess the big issues and major personalities ahead of the dissolution of Parliament at the end of this month, and the general election on 7 May. While immigration, the future of the NHS and tax reform are getting traction, recent electoral events in Australia may also resonate and are certainly worthy of consideration.

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

Jonathan Romain | Posted 24.04.2015 | 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 28.03.2015 | 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 22.03.2015 | 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 10.03.2015 | 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...