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WATCH: Aussie Politician Thinks 'Islam Is A Country' And 'Jews Follow Jesus'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Politics

Make one gaffe in a two-minute interview and you could forgiven, but make at least three and people are going to start raising some eyebrows. In a ...

Ronnie Biggs' Birthday: The Great Train Robber In Quotes

Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

Ronald Arthur "Ronnie" Biggs played a minor role in the robbery, but his life as a fugitive after escaping from prison gained him notoriety. He was gi...

LOOK: Five-Year-Old Shows How To Photobomb A PM

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK

As the Australian election campaign gathered pace, all eyes were on Prime Minister Kevin Rudd as he visited a church. Except they weren't. Because ...

Asylum, Refugees and Immigration: Avoiding a Race to the Bottom

Allan Hogarth | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Politics
Allan Hogarth

It came as no surprise to me when I woke up this Sunday to see that Rudd has just called a general election for 7 September, he is clearly hoping to exploit the misinformed fears and prejudices of an electorate who have been led to believe that asylum seekers and immigrants are the root cause of all of Australia's social and economic problems.

Setting a Budget for Your Oz Backpacking Trip

Daley James Francis | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daley James Francis

Australia as a backpacking destination is so popular and talked about it has almost become a cliché, something to roll your eyes at when somebody reveals it as the destination of choice for their backpacking trip. It no longer holds the cool card that it used to, with the likes of India and Thailand stealing a march on our commonwealth friends.

Woman Buys £870 iPhones From Gumtree...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Tech

How much would you pay to get two of your five-a-day? £1? £1.50? How about £873? This is the amount an unfortunate Australian lady handed over f...

Climate Changes Fuel Civil Strife And Global Conflict

PA | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK

Climate change has fanned the flames of global conflict throughout human history, according to new research. The study shows a similar pattern all ...

An Unlikely Saviour?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Bywater | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Sport

Australian Ashes hopes appear to be over, and with three Tests still to be played, they face a near impossible task. What Australia badly need is r...

Preaching to the Deserted

Mike Bonnet | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Politics
Mike Bonnet

To most people I imagine, deterring illegal immigrants from committing a crime they'll have invariably already committed by the time they see the government's message warning against it, sounds completely illogical. (Not to mention exhausting). If only it were so simple though.

Royal Baby Given Free Zoo Pass By Australia

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Politics

The royal baby can expect to be showered with gifts from abroad and the Australian's have moved quickly to impress the future king. The Sydney Morn...

What Could Cameron Buy The Royal Baby?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Politics

ROYAL BABY NEWS LIVE STREAM– UPDATES ABOUT KATE MIDDLETON BIRTH Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge is expected to be in labour for around 12 hours. ...

WATCH: 'Plenty More To Come, None Of It News But That Won't Stop Us'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK

The announcement that the Duchess of Cambridge had gone into labour has forced rolling news channel reporters to valiantly try and fill hours of TV wi...

Could The Commonwealth Have A Queen AND A King?

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has denied suggestions resistance to changes to the rules of succession within the Commonwealth could lead to Britain having a queen but...

'Get The Message'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK

The Australian Labour government has been accused of insensitivity after publishing gloating pictures showing asylum seekers looking distraught at bei...

US Jets Bomb The Great Barrier Reef

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK

Two US fighter jets have dropped bombs on the Great Barrier Reef after a training exercise went horribly wrong. The planes jettisoned four bombs be...

Australia Pulls Up The Drawbridge

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK

Australia's Prime Minister has been condemned after announcing that all asylum seekers arriving by boat would be sent straight to Papua New Guinea. ...

'Jeez This Chilli Pie Is Hot': Last Words Of Australian Man Who Collapsed & Died During Pie-Eating Contest

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK

A 64-year-old man has died after collapsing during a pie-eating contest in Australia. Bruce Holland was taking part in the challenge at the Bushla...

Ashes 2013 - Walking and the Spirit of Cricket

Kristian Gough | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Sport
Kristian Gough

The spirit of cricket is not a cocktail that drives Freddie Flintoff into a pedalo at past midnight, or convinces David Warner he is actually David Haye. It is a moral code enshrined in the preamble to the law of the game - professional players can be fined and banned for not upholding it.

No Whitewashes, Just the Ashes

Gemma Wright | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Sport
Gemma Wright

It would be an outright lie if I said I didn't care who wins the Ashes. I wear a Team Cook t-shirt, not Team Clarke. But I certainly don't want to see a 5-0 whitewash of the Aussies. A close fought series, a taster of which we had at Trent Bridge throughout the first Test, should be what every cricket fan craves.

Australian Health Minister Attacks David Cameron's Election Strategist

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Politics

The Australian health minister has blamed David Cameron's election strategist Lynton Crosby for the UK government's decision to delay the introduction...

LOOK: Massive Python Found In Shop

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK

Police investigating a break-in at a shop in Australia were shocked to be confronted by a 5.7m python. The suspicious and slippery surprise slither...

One Way Ticket to Australia, Please

Annabel Burn | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

Australia (forgive the ridiculous obviousness of this statement) is hot! YES Sunshine makes us happy. Alcohol dependency, prescription drug use, mental health problems, are all far more concentrated the higher above the equator you go. Northern European countries that get the least light have highest problem levels, while the sunny equator sees a very small occurrence comparatively. It seems we humans, like flowers, need sun light to grow.

The Ashes 2013: How England and Australia Match Up

James Hunt | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Sport
James Hunt

Both sides have taken a gamble, albeit on players at opposite ends of their careers. Alastair Cook will be looking to lead from the front, and continue the remarkable form he showed in the 2010/11 series... The Aussies have bumped Shane Watson - who averages 48 in Ashes matches, 13 more than his overall average - back up to open, mostly due to a lack of other candidates.

WATCH: You Can't Park There Ma'am

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK

This is the incredible - and oh so nearly deadly - moment when a woman drove through a supermarket window in Melbourne, Australia. The 75-year-old ...

'It Was Mystical': Surfer Knocked Unconscious By Whale (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK

A surfer is recovering after being knocked unconscious by a whale just off Bondi Beach. Bishan Rajapakse was with a group of surfers around 40 met...