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Why We Need to Think Again About How We Deal With Humanitarian Crises

William Garvelink | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK
William Garvelink

As disasters continue to increase in lives lost and in damage costs it is time for the international community to look again at the fundamentals of disaster response and invest in training the real First Responders, the families and communities affected by these emergencies.

Trucking Instead of Protecting: How International Militaries and Aid Agencies Are Failing Civilians in CAR

Karline Kleijer | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK
Karline Kleijer

In a show of pragmatism seemingly incompatible with their stated mandate, international forces in CAR have been providing protection to convoys of Muslims trying to leave towns and villages in fear of certain death, instead of stopping attacks against them.

Bye Bye Tax Disc, You Won't Be Missed

Lucy Burnford | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK
Lucy Burnford

On 1 October 2014, after 93 years, the tax disc will be abolished in favour of a digital system, aka the DVLA's electronic database. You might well ask what took them so long (if you're not asking them why we have to wait another eight months for this to kick in)?

The World Should Celebrate the Election of Catherine Samba-Panza

Karen Ruimy | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Politics
Karen Ruimy

This week the world must celebrate the election of Catherine Samba-Panza, the first female president of the Central African Republic. Beating her nearest rival Désiré Kolingba, son of a former CAR president, her election brings hope to a country becoming so seeped in the blood of its own people. In her victory speech, Ms Samba-Panza urged Christian militias, known as anti-balaka, and Muslim fighters in the ex-Seleka rebel movement to end the bloodshed.

GRAPHIC PICTURES: 'Mad Dog' Cannibal Pictured Eating Flesh Of Second Muslim Man After CAR Lynchings

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Disturbing images which apparently show a man cutting flesh from the burning body of a Muslim man and licking the bloodied knife have emerged from the...

A Rush of Journalists

Nazanine Moshiri | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK
Nazanine Moshiri

There have been very few direct threats towards international journalists in the country, but getting caught up in the crossfire, being robbed, or even sexually assaulted are all daily risks. Some writers still managed to get the story out from a distance, relying on telephone or email interviews, and press releases from Human Rights Watch or Doctors Without Borders to embellish their copy. So, what changed?

Around the World in 14 Days

Max De Lucia | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK
Max De Lucia

The idea is simple. We're on a mission to bring people all over the world together through the power of music and the human voice. We've asked you to help us make it happen and you haven't disappointed.

Girl, 11, Killed After Pensioner's Car Mounts Pavement

Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

An 11-year-old girl was killed while waiting with her mother at a bus stop when a pensioner's car veered on to the pavement and crashed into them. ...

Just A Cow. In A Car. (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Toy Garfields. ‘Baby on Board’ signs. Glaring Infants. These are just some of the common sights in the back of cars. And cows. Well, this ...

'He Lies Motionless on the Road': Peacekeeping Soldier Shot in Central African Republic

Alex Thomson | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK
Alex Thomson

Almost at once one of the soldiers falls, apparently shot, a few metres forward of our position. He lies motionless on the road. Their target appeared to be civilians who had run up a side street from the main airport road.

120,000 People Witnessed a 1.9 Second Record in USGP

Todd McCandless | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Time is of the essence in a sport that is measured in the one thousandth of a second and to change all four wheels in under two seconds is a terrific feat by anyone's measure. Teams practice pitstops regularly and in Austin you could catch some of those practice sessions during the pit walk on Thursday.

Be Careful of Pre-conceptions, This Volkswagen Tiguan Lets You Escape

Lara Platman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Platman

Today when we wanted to load up the race car on to the trailer to visit the roll cage fitters, the trusty long-term towing vehicle had decided to gi...

Girl, 15, Is Raped By Car Driver

PA | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK

A 15-year-old girl has been raped by a man who picked her up in his car after claiming that he knew her. The teenager was walking in Shilton Park, ...

A Streetcar Named...

Josh Boswell | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Josh Boswell

It can't have been a happy marriage, because three years later Nero topped himself, presumably to the delight of one acerbic Roman who was quoted by Suetonius to have quipped 'The world would have been better off had Nero's father married someone more like the castrated boy'.

Car Travel With Children - Five Ways to Keep the Kids Amused

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Whitmarsh

For a family car, the annual summer holiday is perhaps the biggest test it can undergo. Not only does it have to put in the extra mileage, but it does so whilst being rigorously poked, prodded, and abused by children who care not a jot for the cars resale value. Perhaps the best way to avoid this kind of scenario is by keeping children occupied on a long journey.

The Perfect Fit: Car Slots Neatly Through Living Room Wall

Cascade News | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK

The car is almost unscathed, but the wall will need some work. Chris Simpson and pregnant wife Laura were, thankfully, at work when the Honda CR-V ...

How Much Does an F1 Car Weigh?

Todd McCandless | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

If you're new to Formula One, there is a number that may be helpful to know and that's 640kgs. The reason this is an important number, or weight, is that it represents the total weight a F1 car must weigh at all times.

WATCH: Don't Drive On The Roadside

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.09.2012 | UK Comedy

Hello and welcome to the latest in our state-the-bleedin'-obvious road safety tips. And today's lesson? Don't attempt to beat the traffic by blithe...

WATCH: Three Idiots, One Car

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Comedy

Oh dear. Taking the handbrake off while trying to shift a car stuck on a tight bend at the top of a narrow hill probably seemed like the best idea at ...

WATCH: Brazilians Take Bad Driver Into Their Own Hands

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2012 | UK Comedy

Hey! Pedestrians! Don't you just hate it when a selfish, self-centred driver fails to observe the road markings at a clearly designated crossing point...

Entertainment in the Driving Seat

Rick E. Schwartz | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Tech
Rick E. Schwartz

In the 80's a thinking car was the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, but as Toyota Prius and Google prep the first driverless car to hit US highways and Ford rolls out self-parking cars around the world, the stuff of Knight Rider fiction jumps from our screens into reality.

Flying 'AeroCar' From 1954 On Sale For $1.25m

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Tech

Like robots and a decent printer that doesn't need ink every two days, the flying car is a constant future technology which never quite arrives. W...

BMW Safeguards Thousands Of British Jobs With £250 Million Investment

PA | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK

BMW is to invest a further £250 million in its three Mini factories in the UK, safeguarding thousands of jobs, the firm has announced. The money w...

Five Years of Smokefree but Still Much to be Done

Maura Gillespie | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Maura Gillespie

Stopping smoking in enclosed public spaces, banning cigarette vending machines, hiding tobacco displays in shops and supermarkets; legislation has achieved good things over the last five years. But let's not sing in the rain just yet, we should be striving for an even brighter future.

LOOK: Angry Neighbouts Put Boy Racer's Car On Top Of A Tree

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Pity poor Zbigniew Filo. The 24-year-old driver from Lubczyna, Poland, has discovered his car is up a tree and it's his neighbours what done it - ...