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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 16.12.2014 | 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 16.12.2014 | 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 15.12.2014 | 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...

Farage Fails Most Basic Fact Check With Misleading Australian Voting Claim

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK

Nigel Farage has been widely mocked after using a very suspect a example to justify claims that bad behaviour by MPs in parliament doesn't alienate yo...

Heartless Thief Steals Child's Cricket Bat From Phil Hughes Memorial

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Sport

A young child who left his bat out in memory of the late Phil Hughes has been left heartbroken after it was stolen. Remarkably, Charlie Farrington,...

Aussie Cricket Captain's Eulogy For Phil Hughes Was Truly Heartbreaking

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Sport

Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke broke down as he delivered a heartbreaking eulogy for Phil Hughes, his teammate and "little brother" who died...

I'm a Feminist, Hear Me Roar!

Meaghan Kausman | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Meaghan Kausman

For some reason, society has deemed the word "feminism" as a negative concept. Since when did the desire to live in a society that respects gender equality become an offence?

Forever 63 Not Out

Abdullah Mahmood | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Sport
Abdullah Mahmood

"Just not fair". The first three words of my brother's message to me after I told him that Phillip Hughes had passed away on Thursday...

Thinking About Phillip Hughes

Paul Hobson | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Sport
Paul Hobson

Phillip Hughes' death is a tragedy on so many levels, not least the cutting down of a talent on the cusp of truly flourishing. But more, it's times like this that remind those of us with a tendency to get caught up in its ebbs and flows that sport is simply a game, no more no less, played by human beings of infinitely worth more than whatever scores they muster.

Phil Hughes Is Now Officially 'Forever 63 Not Out'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Sport

Phillip Hughes, the Australian cricketer who died tragically this week after being hit by a ball, will remain "forever 63 not out" after the scorecard...

A Country Boy Who Chased His Baggy Green Dreams

Andrew Ramsey | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Sport
Andrew Ramsey

Phillip Hughes never lost the grounding of a rural upbringing on his journey to Test cricket...In essence, it's this grounding that helped to explain why the plight that Hughes so lucklessly and undeservedly found himself in touched the hearts of so many. Teammates past and present, greats of the game, fellow sportsmen and women, friends, casual acquaintances and so many fans who simply enjoyed watching him go about his work for whatever team, in whatever format. His innate competitiveness and unclouded vision of where he wanted to get to meant he - and, by osmosis, his team - was so often able to find a way to succeed regardless of opposition attempts to quell him.

Australian Cricketer Phil Hughes Dies Two Days After Being Hit By Ball

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Sport

SEE ALSO: Michael Clarke Wins Praise For Incredibly Brave Statement About 'Little Brother' Phil HughesCricket World Rallies Around Distraught Bowler...

Shane Abbess: Method Director and Rattlesnake

Adam Hamdy | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

I got to know Shane Abbess in 2009, when we started collaborating on my graphic novel series, The Hunter. Anyone who's ever read anything about Hollywood will know the movie business demands that people earn their stripes.

Don't Surprise an Aussie, They'll Assume Your Poisonous

Brendon Burns | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Brendon Burns

Australians, on the whole, don't like surprises. Which, given that my entire art form is dependant upon invoking an involuntary response born of surprising the audience, makes my recent return a little bit of a trial by fire.

Critically Ill Cricketer In Induced Coma After Being Hit By Ball

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Sport

WARNING: The following report contains images some may find disturbing. Cricketer Phil Hughes is in a critical condition after being struck on the ...

What Caused More Than 5,000 Bats To Suddenly Fall Dead From The Trees?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK

A suburb in New South Wales has been littered with the bodies of thousands of dead bats. Up to 5,000 of the animals dropped from the trees in Casi...

"I've Watched ALL The West Wing"

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student has chastised her university after not being invited to listen at a G20 speech given by Barack Obama - explaining she had even watched all s...