Independence Day

When Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: Indonesia and the Freedom from Tobacco

Citta Widagdo | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK
Citta Widagdo

Six years after the video of an Indonesian baby smoking 40 cigarettes a day went viral, it has now attracted over 30 million views. Research published in Oxford's Health Education Research reported that the prevalence of youth smokers in Indonesia was 38 per cent among boys and 5.3 per cent among girls in 2006.

What Were The OTHER Biggest Films Of 1996?

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Entertainment

We don’t want to make you feel old, but... all of these films are celebrating their 20th anniversary. Can you remember what enticed you out to the ...

Ignore the Brexiteers - June 23rd was NOT the UK's Independence Day

Sam Lewis-Hargreave | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Lewis-Hargreave

As negotiations with Europe begin, we have to ask ourselves if we want to be the United Kingdom of UKIP, or the outward-looking, tolerant country that at least 48% of us thought we were. Because the way things have gone since the referendum, financially and socially, I am far more than 52% sure that we are on the wrong track.

The Best Bits About Growing Up In 1990s Britain

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Entertainment

We're almost at the 20th anniversary of the iconic sci-fi thriller 'Independence Day' hitting our screens - released, fittingly, on 4 July 1996. 1996....

EU Referendum: Five Reasons You Might Forget To Vote On June 23

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Politics

You know that feeling when you hear about something so much you end up blanking it out? Well there’s a very good chance that could happen with the E...

1947 Partition- Freedom or Division?

Joty Chopra | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Joty Chopra

The rivalry between both the countries has been well known to many, both inside the countries and outside. There is always this superiority complex and the idea that one nation did more to fight off the British than the other.

Why I'm Celebrating 'Independents Day' This 4th July

Lliana Bird | Posted 03.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Lliana Bird

My radio show on Xfm is a testament to how loved and important these artists have become and so, this fourth of July... I want to declare "Independents Day" and share the stories of four of the world's best loved indie labels.

Independence Day? No Just A Freak Cloud

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Tech

Citizens in the seaside town of Wonthaggi, Australia were treated to a terrifying sight on 3 November when they awoke to find a cloud formation unlike...

The British Origins of America's Political Divide

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

According to the theory, the origins of the Red and Blue state divide go back to the English Civil War of the 1640s, when champions of Parliament fled to Massachusetts and supporters of the King found safe haven in Virginia.

You've Never Seen A Fireworks Display Like This

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Tech

Jos Stiglingh was presented with a unique opportunity: the chance to film fireworks up close, of course no one could have predicted what Jos did next....

4 July - Freedom Not Just for America But for Rwanda as Well

Endeavour Press | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Politics
Endeavour Press

July 4th - America's day of independence and freedom. It was also the day twenty years ago that the genocide was brought to an end in Rwanda - not by foreign hand but by the remarkable military campaign of the rebel army led by Rwanda's current President, Paul Kagame...

Alongside Guitarist Stevie Marco and the Rasta Rock Opera, Jimi Hendrix Performs One Last Time

Anthony Byrne | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Anthony Byrne

What is arguably the most famous version of the American national anthem is Jimi Hendrix's rendition played the morning of August 18th, 1969 at Woodstock. With its heavy use of amp feedback and distortion, commonly thought to simulate bombs and gunfire, many thought Hendrix's performance to be an indictment of the Vietnam War, a claim Hendrix himself has rubbished.

WATCH: Stephen Merchant Made A Very Funny Advert About Americans

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Comedy

“With our accents and your American self-confidence, you’d be unstoppable!” Yes, sit back, relax and pour yourself a Newcastle Brown Ale (wow...

'I Wouldn't Be Surprised If They Visited Us But Hope Its Not Like Independence Day'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Politics

We may not be alone. At least that’s the opinion of the 42nd President of the United States. Bill Clinton made his comments during an appear...

The Far Right 'On the Rise' in Poland? A Reason Not to Panic

Vidhya Ramalingam | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Vidhya Ramalingam

Today, the international media will fix its gaze on Warsaw as tens of thousands of far-right supporters in Poland take to the streets for the annual Independence Day march. This year, this demonstration will be under greater scrutiny, as it coincides with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change...

Brits 'Get Nervous' About Celebrating St George's Day

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The organiser of a cultural English festival has said people "get nervous" about celebrating St George's Day, despite most being happy to mark other d...

Indian Independence Day

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

Independence Day marked the start of our travels to the North of India. I went with two other Indulge interns, Claire and Yasmin. Everything went smoothly with our flight and when we reached India Gate, we met up with an event organiser and entrepreneur, Viren, who we knew from Bangalore.

Happy Birthday, Malaysia - You Deserve Better

Julian Tan | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Julian Tan

So as Malaysia celebrates her 56th year of independence and 50th birthday, I, like many, will blow out the proverbial candles with a fire from within my heart that burns all the brighter, the fiercer and the more surely. I, like many, will wish to see less exploitation of powers and less use of religion as a tool to marginalise minorities for social and political gain.

Sickness, Travel and Work

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I've been pretty ill with possibly a mild version of dengue fever, which is caused by mosquitoes, last week, so I missed a fair bit of work and slept practically all day, every day!

Glastonbury, Wimbledon, Fourth Of July And More: Funny Tweets Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Comedy

Welcome to this week's round-up - which, as you'll see below, is something of a bumper crop. Well, it's not every week that Glastonbury, Wimbledon, Ga...

LOOK: Obama Tweets This, Twitter Responds

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Comedy

It was an innocent enough tweet. Thoughtful, even. On the Fourth of July, Barack Obama asked the following on Twitter: We're assuming it wasn'...

15 Ways For US Students To Feel Less Homesick

The Huffington Post UK | Fionn Shiner | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

As we all well know, today is Independence Day, and many of you US students studying here in the UK may be feeling a tad homesick. Although, here a...

Independence Day and the Pursuit of Life, Liberty and Happiness

Ambi Sitham | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ambi Sitham

This Independence Day when all those around me will be raising their beers celebrating the separation of America from Great Britain I will be raising a mug of good ole PG tips in honour of both glorious Great Britain, my former homeland, and America - my new home.

14 Reasons Why America Is Better Than Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Comedy

Here at HuffPost UK, we confess we have a deep affection for the good ol' US of A. Indeed, we'll readily admit that there are some things which make i...

'Independence Day': The Honest Trailer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK Comedy

Hoorah! The Screen Junkies team are back. After eviscerating the likes of Star Trek, the Harry Potter movies and Les Miserables, they've turned the...