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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 15.07.2014 | 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 14.07.2014 | 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. ...

Tony Abbott Finds Yet Another Way To Embarrass An Entire Nation

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott would like you know he and Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe both have new boots. To mark this momentous moment...

'We Simply Cannot Tolerate His Horrendous Crimes' - Oz Backlash Against Harris Begins

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK

Rolf Harris's native Australia has moved to distance itself from the former national treasure, after his conviction and prison sentence for sex offenc...

Woman Arrested For Racist Rant Against Asian Passenger On Australian Train (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK

A woman who was filmed racially abusing passengers on a train in Sydney has been arrested. Sue Wilkins was recorded calling an Asian woman a “g*...

Wake Up to Reality: We Must Be Bolder With the Minimum Wage

Charlie Mowat | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Politics
Charlie Mowat

The advantages of raising the minimum wage seem to be very clear - motivated staff leading to higher productivity and lower turnover, a lower benefits bill and greater spending power in communities

Rolf Harris And Jimmy Savile Appeared Together On 1992 Show

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK

Rolf Harris and Jimmy Savile used to watch vulnerable patients undress at Broadmoor hospital, according to a former patient. In the aftermath of Harri...

WATCH: Jimmy Savile Greets Rolf 'The Maestro' Harris On Jim'll Fix It

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK

Footage of convicted sex abuser Rolf Harris and paedophile Jimmy Savile appearing on a children's TV programme together has emerged. The clips har...