The African Connectivity: E-commerce Making Inroads Into Alleys of Africa

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

There was a time when Africa was all about Safaris, tribal communities and victory against apartheid mindsets. A good measure of poverty, hunger, high...

Newborn Baby Girl Rescued From Sewer Pipe

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK

Dramatic footage of a newborn baby girl being cut from a sewer pipe in a college dormitory has emerged. A rescue operation was launched after crie...

Man Walks Across Side Of Mountain On Tiny Plank

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Tech

This man either has a complete death wish, or he's secretly the only man that can directly defy gravity. Either way watching this video is going to le...

Why I Am Giving Up Tipping, Part II

Jeff Salmon | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jeff Salmon

In countries where tipping is not the norm, the general understanding is that tipping is a reward for those who go above-and-beyond to offer a top-quality service. However, the Japanese, for example, suggest that the employer is paying good money for their staff to do precisely that - and surely that work ethic cannot be faulted.

China Rising

Gavin Devine | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

Given the controversy roiling Hong Kong this week about the arrangements proposed for choosing the next Chief Executive of the territory, the news tha...

This Panda Is Apparently A Benefit Cheat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

They're cute, fluffy and adored world wide, but pandas are apparently nothing but big fat liars. What would have been the first ever live broadcast...

This Is The Luckiest Boy In China

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK

A six-year-old boy was miraculously unscathed after he was run over, with a car going right over the top of his head. Forced under the car that swe...

Eight Ways Living Abroad Will Transform Your Life

Sophie Turton | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Turton

Moving abroad is a scary prospect. The fear of the unknown is, in some way, present for everyone - even those whose intrepid spirits drive them around the globe. However, it is also exhilarating and, often, intoxicatingly addictive.

Moving to Hong Kong: On Being a Curiosity

Evie Burrows-Taylor | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Evie Burrows-Taylor

In the Hong Kong district of Sham Shui Po, Kowloon side, the market stalls play host to many a social gathering. Groups of older men, stylish in aviators, crisp white, or pastel, short-sleeved shirts and tailored trousers, stand in a cloud of imperial leather, discussing, well...I rarely know. But sometimes there's a clue in the shape of racing forms being passed around, or a grandchild being proudly held aloft - a champion at a sporting event.

Ferguson Riots Delight Iran, China And Egypt As Amnesty Dispatch Team To US Soil

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

US authorities have been told to show restraint in dealing with the racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri – by the Egyptian governme...

How Not To Drive A £580,000 Super Car

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Tech

If you've just spent £580,000 on a car, the general rule is that you look after it as if... well, as if it's worth over half a million pounds. Wha...

Is This The Most Shameless Apple Rip-Off Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Tech

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has unveiled what might be its most shameless rip from Apple's iOS yet. The company's new 'Miui 6' OS (based...

No, It's Not Pussy Riot, It's A Face-Kini

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK

Swimmers in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao have already made waves on the Internet for their bizarre swimming gear: colourful, full-face masks. ...

Monstrous Tidal Bore Hits The Qiantang River

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Tahira Mirza | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK

Just move back from the river… is what you’re probably shouting at the screen. Despite being a regular occurrence, the tidal bore that swept up th...

China Announces Surprise New Mission To The Moon

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech

Perhaps inspired by last night's box-office Supermoon -- or maybe by its own long-term ambitions in space -- China has announced a 'surprise' mission ...

10,000 Years Of Free Energy? Look To The Moon

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Tech

Chinese scientists have announced that mining the Moon could solve the energy crisis by providing nearly 10,000 years of energy thanks to a rare subst...

Husband & Wife's First Words After 70 Years Apart Will Make You Teary

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A couple who married against their families wishes and were then torn apart from each other by war, have been reunited after 70 years. Pan Zhishan,...

Tibetan Tribute: Dirt Was Never This Symbolic

Larry Jaffee | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Larry Jaffee

Tenzing Rigdol, a 32-year-old Tibetan artist living in New York, came up with the idea for the soil project as a way to pay tribute to his father who had hoped to return to his homeland of Tibet before he died.

A Fisherman's Ingenuity Almost Obscures The Tragedy Of These Photos

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK

A Chinese fisherman went to extraordinary lengths to transport his huge catch home, precariously tying a two-tonne whale shark to his flimsy truck. ...

Escape Mediocrity: a Takeaway From China

Maite Baron | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK
Maite Baron

We're living in an increasingly vibrant entrepreneurial society... 90% of new jobs created in Britain in the fourth quarter of 2013 were classed as self-employed... it will provide us with opportunities, not just in terms of wealth creation, but also for social mobility and individual well being.

Cheer - Inequality Is Falling Globally! (And Similar Nonsense)

John Weeks | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK
John Weeks

I bet you think that the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer. A few well-known facts might lead you to this conclusion. For example, in the ...

The Cheapest (And Best) Fitness Tracker You've Never Heard Of

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech

A Chinese tech giant has unveiled a fitness tracking wristband which costs - well, a ridiculously low amount of money. The Xiaomi Mi Band is able t...

Terrifying China Rock Slide Nearly Wipes Out Bus Full Of People

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK

This is the terrifying moment a rock slide in China nearly wiped out a road full of traffic on China. As traffic ahead of a dash cam-equipped car c...

Samsung Drops Supplier Accused Of Using Child Labour

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Tech

Samsung has confirmed that it has cut all ties with a Chinese supplier which has been accused of using children to make products. The company revea...

Ordinary Places That Conceal Hidden Riches

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

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.