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LISTEN: Glitch Sees BBC Oscar Pistorius Murder Coverage Interrupted By Audio Of Woman Screaming & Dog Howling

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK

A BBC radio news broadcast on the Oscar Pistorius murder trial was hit by a spectacular glitch when audio of a woman screaming and a dog howling were ...

Oscar Pistorius Breaks Down In Court

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

Oscar Pistorius broke down in tears today as his defence lawyer argued that Reeva Steenkamp was so badly brain damaged by the gunshot to her head she ...

Televising High Profile Cases Would Be to Everyone's Benefit

David Lammy | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics
David Lammy

Why is it that in Britain our criminal courts remain untelevised? Why is it that high profile cases - like the current phone hacking trials in the Old Bailey, which has huge repercussions for our democracy and will be closely followed around the world - can only be conveyed to us as second-hand information?

Pistorius Trial Halted After Face Of Witness Accidentally Shown

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

The trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, was halted on Tuesday morning because of concerns an an...

Shrien Dewani Loses Latest Extradition Battle

PA | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani has lost his latest legal battle to block extradition to South Africa. Dewani, 33, from Bristol, has argued ...

Pistorius Witness 'Bloodcurdling Screams Left Me Cold'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

A witness in the Oscar Pistorius trial has described how "bloodcurdling screams" she heard on the night the Paralympian shot his girlfriend Reeva Stee...

Oscar Pistorius Trial To Be Televised

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

A South African court has ruled that the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius can be televised. The trial of the Paralympic star, charged with the murd...

Protecting Africa's Rhinos and Elephants - Whose Job Is It, Anyway?

Wycliffe Sande | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
Wycliffe Sande

As an African, when I witness the devastating effect poaching of these iconic animals has it makes me incredibly sad. Clearly the loss of a beautiful creature is terrible, but the amount of tourists that these animals bring into countries like Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania means that the impact goes way beyond the wildlife, and actually devastates communities.

Shrien Dewani Loses Extradition Battle Over Honeymoon Murder Case

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani has lost his High Court bid to block his extradition to South Africa until he is fit to stand trial. A panel...

British Teacher's Terror At Elephant Attack

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A teacher who suffered a serious leg injury when an elephant tore through her car in South Africa has told how she desperately tried to drive away. ...

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Tony Mckenna | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tony Mckenna

In the epoch of the twitterati - when culture is more and more served to us in palatable, postmodern, bite-sized fragments, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is pure old-school - providing the grand narrative of a life very much in the style of the epic film of yore - think Ghandi or Ben-Hur, for instance.

Why Is There A Tiny Bunny Nestling In The Ear Of This Nelson Mandela Statue?

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

A 30ft bronze statue commemorating Nelson Mandela, has been unveiled in Pretoria - with a curious addition. For nestling in the right ear of the f...

Another Global Trend For 2014: Youth Unemployment Will Remain High

Charles Oliver | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charles Oliver

January is the month that media outlets around the world predict the next big thing and showcase the newest trends, from exercise techniques to technology. Sadly, one trend that will continue this year from last will be that youth unemployment will remain high.

Do You Call Customer Service for Help or Just Tweet?

Mark Hillary | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

About a decade ago, many companies in the UK pushed their customer service centres offshore to new call centres located far away - often in India or the Philippines. The aim was to save money because the captains of industry bought into the idea that distance was dead - work in call centres can be performed anywhere by anyone.

Kilimanjaro 2014

Laura Elliott | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK
Laura Elliott

Instead of resolutions, I wanted start 2014 with big bang. I felt it was time for a challenge that would not only make a difference to myself but more importantly to others, and somehow involve my deep love for music.

Elephant's Killing After Tourist Attack Sparks Outrage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

An elephant that attacked a car in a South African safari park in December has been put down, zoo officials have revealed. A British woman and her ...

Elephant Flips Car Over In Kruger National Park

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A British woman and a companion have been attacked by a bull elephant in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Sarah Brooks, 30, a teacher from Lincolns...

Mandela, a God in Our Times

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Politics
Jasdev Singh Rai

While struggling against Apartheid and then bringing it down, Mandela maintained his core belief in the equality and dignity of all human beings irrespective of race, religion or gender. He added another element. Irrespective of action. In that he upheld the rhetoric many religions pronounce but rarely live by, many leaders say but rarely deliver. The ability to forgive and move on.

The Greatest World Cup of All Time?

Tony Jimenez | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Sport
Tony Jimenez

It is already being billed the 'greatest World Cup of all time'. With next summer's tournament now just a matter of months away, all eyes are on Brazil as they prepare to host the competition for the first time since 1950. Five time winners of the trophy, and a nation which has consistently represented the very best of football, Brazil is synonymous with creativity, fluidity, and artistry. So where better to play out the biggest tournament on earth, than in a carnival atmosphere, with sun, sand, sea - and samba?

The Government Must Do the Right Thing - Unfreeze Pensions and Give Foreign-Based British Nationals the Income They So Rightly Deserve

John Markham | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Politics
John Markham

After a lifetime of working in Britain, paying taxes and mandatory National Insurance contributions, many pensioners wish to spend their retirement overseas, often joining family, or returning to their country of origin. On the face of it this is a fair wish for those who have contributed to the economy for so long.

Big Shoes and Youthful Feet

Meron Semedar | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Meron Semedar

Africa has lost a hero. A hero that fought oppressors, jailers and the international community that once put him on the watch list of terrorists. A man who once shared his dream of a world of Democracy and respect for human rights, a world freed from the horrors of poverty, hunger, deprivation and ignorance.

BA Plane Crashes Into Building

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A British Airways jet headed for London veered off the runway and crashed into a building shortly before take-off at Johannesburg's OR Tambo airport. ...

Justine Sacco Apologises For 'Needless And Careless' Africa AIDS Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The American PR executive who was fired for a tweet joking about AIDS in Africa has apologised for the furore she sparked. "Going to Africa. Hope I...

PR's Racist 'Aids' Tweet Couldn't Be More Tasteless

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK

An American PR executive has sparked a Twitter storm with an apparently racist tweet ahead of a trip to Africa. The now-deleted tweet, posted from ...

A Reggae Revolutionary: Remembering Peter Tosh

Sonia Grant | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sonia Grant

Before Nelson Mandela had been laid to rest, talk, inevitably, turned to his legacy. How would he be remembered: a benign, saintly figure, or, an unswerving revolutionary? For some, there was no ambiguity: he was one, or the other. But, for others, it wasn't contradictory that he embodied both traits: saint and revolutionary.