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Edinburgh Fringe: The Ten Australian Acts You Must See

Tomás Ford | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Tomás Ford

When I'm not onstage, I co-produce the independent Noodle Palace and Midlandia venues during Western Australia's Fringe World festival, so I'm out seeing a lot of shows come Australia's festival season from February through April. A lot of these end up at Edinburgh come August. Here are ten of my favourites. OK, eleven.

Australian Grand Prix Practice In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Sport

Lewis Hamilton recovered from the misery of completing just half a lap on his opening run to move to the top of the timesheets on the first official d...

Behind the Scenes in Melbourne

Sharon Lewin | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Lewin

I think all of us who have attended an International AIDS Conference in some capacity will agree that events of this kind are few and far between. I go to many conferences both as a delegate and speaker and nothing rivals the pure energy, colour and emotion that International AIDS conferences bring to the people that attend them, in the first instance and secondly, to the cities that host them...

The Figures Are In: Here Are The Ten Most Expensive Cities In The World To Live In

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

And Here Are The Ten LEAST Expensive Cities In The World To Live In... Singapore has been named the world’s most expensive city to live in 2014. ...

British Tourist Suspected Of Swallowing £100,000 Diamond

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK

Matthew Osborne, a 29-year-old British tourist suspected of swallowing a rare pink diamond worth more than £100,000 in Australia, has been X-rayed by...

Silencing The Doubters Again: Federer Outclasses Murray (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

Roger Federer outclassed Andy Murray in straight sets to reach the Australian Open semi-finals. The elegant 17-time Grand Slam winner defeated the ...

Who Made It Through In Oz Despite This Sore Spot? (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

Rafael Nadal survived a serious examination by Grigor Dimitrov - and a nasty blister - to reach the Australian Open semi-finals. The Spaniard began...

Stunned By Stan: Djokovic Knocked Out Of Oz Open By Wawrinka

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

Stanislas Wawrinka has beaten defending champion Novak Djokovic 2-6 6-4 6-2 3-6 9-7 in an epic Australian Open quarter-final. As the clock register...

A Smashing Win - Murray Makes A Racket In The Third But Still Wins (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

Andy Murray progressed to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open, but made a racket with his racquet after he lost the third set to Stepháne Rober...

Murray Sets Up Quarter-Final With Tsonga Or Federer

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

Andy Murray finally saw off Frenchman Stéphane Robert to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open and set up a quarter-final with either Roger...

The Heat Is Off (Briefly) As Lightning Strikes In Melbourne (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

It was so hot in Melbourne on Thursday one man literally did fry an egg, but lightning also struck at the Australian Open. A few storming (delibera...

PHOTOS: 16 Faces Suffering In The Severe Melbourne Heat

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Melbourne's weather is unpredictable as the best of times but it's currently suffering under the intense heat. The city is currently experiencing t...

It's So Hot You Can Fry An Egg Down Under - Literally

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

Rather than putting another shrimp on the barbie, it is so hot Down Under at the Australian Open you can literally fry an egg in Melbourne. Tempera...

Australian Open 2014: Murray Questions Women's 'Preferential Treatment' In Heat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

Andy Murray has questioned why female tennis players receive preferential treatment at the Australian Open. Murray beat Japan's Go Soeda 6-1 6-1 6-...

WATCH: Melbourne Is Seriously Hot

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The heat is most definitely on across Australia's south-east coast. Seriously on. Melbourne has recorded a temperature of 43°C this week. This ama...

England Enjoy Best Ashes Day In Melbourne (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.12.2013 | UK Sport

England's bowlers could hold their heads high after ensuring day two of the fourth Ashes Test was by far the best of a sorry series to date for Alasta...

Ashes Rollicking Result of Poor English Attitude

Alex Rickets | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Sport
Alex Rickets

How on earth have the Australians - defeated 3-0 only a few months ago - reversed the impetus from that series to such an extent that England's players now genuinely appear helpless?

WATCH: A Koala Walks Into A Bar... No Really

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK

Waddling purposely towards the bar, this koala was caught on camera behaving as if he owned the place. Footage shows him making his way up the ste...

Airport Kangaroo Wrestled To The Ground

Posted 15.12.2013 | UK

Staff at Melbourne airport in Australia had a surprise customer - a kangaroo. The unlikely traveller - nicknamed Cyrus - somehow managed to hop in...

The Elephant March

Elaine Ross | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK
Elaine Ross

Friday 4th October 2013 will be an historic day. I know this because it cannot not be. In some ways it's just simple predictive history, in others it's a stirring, a surge or the tremors that result in a tsunami. Either way, it will be an historic day. For on this day that thing will happen that pushes a wedge of change, whether it be in the corridors or power or in the thoughts of the individual.

WATCH: Giant Crocodile Left Without Love

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

A snappy new character has arrived at an aquarium in Australia. Meet Pinjarra, a 750-kilogram, 50-year-old, mammoth croc believed to be one of the ...

An Australian Perspective on the Anglo-Australian Relationship: Migration, Investment and Economic Growth

Geoffrey Conaghan | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Politics
Geoffrey Conaghan

As Boris Johnson highlighted, the historical and contemporary links between Britain and Australia have cultivated a deep cultural and emotional connection. Based on current evidence, there is plenty to suggest that a deep and valuable economic connection between the two also exists and is evolving. By working together to explore and strengthen this connection, we can re-establish our positions as world leading economies.

Man In The Middle

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Sport

Liverpool's wantaway striker Luis Suárez linked up with his Reds teammates in Australia on Monday. The 26-year-old, who confirmed his desire to le...

Melbourne - 5 Things to Do for Sports Lovers

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Whitmarsh

Melbourne is a place that likes to think of itself as the sporting capital of Australia. Given the Aussies obsession with anything that runs, jumps or plays with a ball, that probably makes Melbourne the sporting capital of the world.

Damsel In Distress Dangles 300m Above Australian City

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK

A nubile young damsel writhes in the fearsome fist of a giant gorilla, 300 metres above the ground, in a jaw-dropping stunt recreating the infamous sc...