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Jessica Elgot

Should We Allow Mentally Ill 'Lone Wolves' To Call Themselves A Terrorist?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK

It was the week where at times it felt the world was falling down in flames, beginning with a 16-hour siege at a cafe in Sydney, where 17 innocent wor...

Britain First Blames Sydney Terror Attack On Chocolate

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK

Britain First has blamed Lindt's supposed refusal to halal-certify its chocolate for the recent hostage situation in Sydney. (function(d, s, id) {...

First Sydney, Now Peshawar - Is There Anywhere That Is Actually Safe From the Grip of Terrorism?

Shehnaz Khan | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK
Shehnaz Khan

Monday it was Sydney; yesterday it was Peshawar, and tomorrow, is could be anyone or anywhere else. Pessimism doesn't do anyone any favours when it comes to perception of the future, but in this case, I feel as if it's not entirely pessimistic as it's the truth, it's unfortunately the world we now live in. Is there anywhere that's actually safe from the relentless grip of terror?

If 9/11 Had Happened In 2014 Would We Have Seen WTC Selfies?

Mark Hillary | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

Terrible public behaviour has always been with us. I believe that the taking of selfies at tragic events will subside as people establish new norms of public etiquette. At present we just don't know how to behave.

Try And Explain This...

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Tech

A strange 'shape-shifting' object has been seen hovering over Sydney. The video was taken just two days ago and shows a shimmering UFO floating th...

Terrorism as the Psychiatric First Aid and 'Quick Fix' for Mental Illness

Anne Speckhard | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK
Anne Speckhard

Monis, like Tamerlan Tsarnaev before him--who attacked in Boston with his homemade bombs--were both asylum seekers legitimately granted asylum from parts of the world where torture, war, killing and mistreatment are commonplace. Each over a period of years of unsuccesfully integrating into their new country fell prey to the lure of terrorist ideologies and there are likely others like them.

Three Dead After Sydney Siege, Including Gunman

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK

Update: Sydney siege mourners are laying boxes of Lindt chocolates at the site New South Wales Police has confirmed three people have been pronounc...

Long Live the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK
Alex Ratcliffe

It's the media that makes the fuss, not the Royals themselves. So I hope the world will give them a break. They're not lauding it over anybody, nor would you ever hear a Cambridge say, as some celebrities have been known to, "Do you know who I am?" And if their loveliness is due to being "boring", really? Then give me some more "boring" to counter our high-drama, high-octane lives.

What Australia Is All About

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK
Rob Owen Bell

The #illridewithyou campaign in a shining example of everything that's fantastic about Australia - even if as a Kiwi I have to say it through gritted teeth. Like the American cousins, they've got a lot of big, empty spaces, what is politely known as a 'frontier mentality' and a tendency to come across as a bit rough round the edges.

Police Storm Cafe As Sydney Siege Hostages Flee (LIVE UPDATES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK

One hostage and a gunman are believed to be dead after police stormed a Sydney cafe where a hostage-taker has been holding an unknown number of people...

Sydney Hostage Taker Was Investigated Over Violent Death Of Ex-Wife

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot and Jack Sommers | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK

The hostage-taker currently holding several people in a chocolate cafe in Sydney has been named locally as self-proclaimed sheikh and alleged sex offe...

(LIVE UPDATES) Armed Hostage Situation In Sydney, With Black Arabic Flag In Window

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale and Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK

A hostage situation is ongoing inside a chocolate shop and cafe in Australia's largest city, which appears to be being conducted by a gunman claiming ...

This Isn't A Disaster Movie...

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Tech

Sydney has its fair share of incredible weather but this thunderstorm wins hands down as being one of the most impressive to look at. This stunnin...

Thinking About Phillip Hughes

Paul Hobson | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Sport
Paul Hobson

Phillip Hughes' death is a tragedy on so many levels, not least the cutting down of a talent on the cusp of truly flourishing. But more, it's times like this that remind those of us with a tendency to get caught up in its ebbs and flows that sport is simply a game, no more no less, played by human beings of infinitely worth more than whatever scores they muster.

Don't Surprise an Aussie, They'll Assume Your Poisonous

Brendon Burns | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Brendon Burns

Australians, on the whole, don't like surprises. Which, given that my entire art form is dependant upon invoking an involuntary response born of surprising the audience, makes my recent return a little bit of a trial by fire.

A Long Time Between Drinks

Tina Arena | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tina Arena

I've always loved London. I feel it's time to reconnect with its culture and the people. And see my audience again after all this time. Personally, I think London has evolved more than most European cities, it's really one of, if not the most dynamic cities in the world.

Doctors Put A 'Dead' Heart Inside A Living Person, And It Worked

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Tech

Doctors at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney have successfully transplanted dead hearts into living people in what might be one of the technological and...

If You Follow One Dog on Facebook Make It Alice in Wooferland

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Jacobs

Alice in Wooferland is a retired racing Greyhound. Her career was cut short and like so many Greyhounds globally, she was discarded. But Alice was one of the fortunate ones. She was rescued, unlike many more that are killed.

Thousands March To Protest Against Tony Abbott

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Politics

Thousands have taken part in demonstrations across Australia against Tony Abbott's policies, including on education, welfare, asylum seekers and the r...

Australian Jumps Into The Ocean Wearing GoPro, And Sees This

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Tech

If you absolutely have to live in a country so full of deadly bugs, sea creatures and snakes that it might as well be owned and operated by that tribe...

Cute Baby Animals in City Zoos (PICTURES)

Andrew Matthews | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Easter's traditionally a time for new life with lambs a'leaping and ducklings a'paddling down rivers and stuff. Already 2014 has been a great year for city zoos who've been welcoming new additions to some of the world's most loved and endangered species...

Kate Runs To Meet Beach Bums In Sydney

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK

The Duchess of Cambridge managed her best Baywatch impression in Sydney as she ended up racing to the start line of a life saver competition. Kate ...

Olympic Hero Thorpe In Intensive Care And 'May Lose Use Of An Arm'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Sport

Ian Thorpe may lose the use of an arm after he contracted a bug following surgery while at home in Switzerland. The 31-year-old has returned to his...

Why Is Japan Angry At These Plans To Honour WWII 'Sex Slaves'?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

Japan has voiced strong opposition to plans for a statue honouring the 200,000 sex slaves, known as 'comfort women', who were forced to service the Ja...

Sydney Looks Incredible In This Amazing 'Miniature' Film

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech

Take a minute out and be transported to the paradise that is Sydney in this amazing video from Filippo Rivetti. Tilt and shift videos have become p...