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Trump Warns Of 'Fire And Fury' If North Korea Escalates Nuclear Threat

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK

Donald Trump has said North Korea “will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen” if it escalates its nuclear threat, after US medi...

Face It: There Is No Quick Fix In This Migrant Crisis

Rik Goverde | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK
Rik Goverde

We're in the heart of the migration and refugee crisis, the big story of our era. Worldwide, more than 65million people have fled their homes. Most of them find refuge in their own countries or region, some try and make it to Europe through the dangerous crossing to Italy, a route on which this year roughly one in 43 people dies. And Italy has been bearing that brunt on its own for years.

Let's Boycott Arsenal And Show Stan Kroenke We Are Not A Nation That Supports Killing Animals For Fun

Ben Fogle | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK
Ben Fogle

Shooting animals for the entertainment of others crosses the line. Many of our North American neighbours have a very different approach to shooting and hunting. Blood thirsty and gun happy, they have a rather mercenary relationship with wildlife. Television has the power to glamourise its subjects. Young impressionable people will be motivated by the sight of majestic animals being killed. They will be 'radicalised' into hunting. Stan Kroenke, as the majority shareholder of Arsenal and the owner of MOTV, has a responsibility. He may relish the murder of endangered wildlife himself but he should not peddle his disgusting programmes on a country that still prides itself as a nation of animal lovers.

It Takes A 'Village' To Raise Breastfeeding Rates

Sue Ashmore | Posted 30.07.2017 | UK
Sue Ashmore

Just as the saying goes: 'it takes a village to raise a child,' it takes a community to support mothers to breastfeed. During World Breastfeeding Week 2017 we look at how we can build a village of support around our mothers, helping them to breastfeed for as long as they wish.

An Expiry Date On Dirty Cars Is Good, But Air Pollution Means We Need Real Action Before 2040

Areeba Hamid | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Tech
Areeba Hamid

Yet again the government is trying to hide behind a headline, and dodge its responsibility for tackling illegal air pollution in our towns and cities. Our toxic air is stunting our children's lung growth right now; it is sending vulnerable people to hospital and causing suffering up and down the country. We cannot wait nearly a quarter of a century for a solution. It needs strong government action to fix this crisis right now.

Brexit Is A Chance To Reignite Britain's Ability To Inspire And Enthral

Suella Fernandes | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Politics
Suella Fernandes

So now is the time for those who campaigned to leave the EU and those who see the opportunity ahead even if they didn't campaign for it, to unite in painting that bold and bright vision of the future of our country and of the world. For those that can't see this or won't, the politics of yesterday may be good enough but not for me.

How Do You Make Change If You Have Nothing?

Ruth Daniel | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK
Ruth Daniel

In this vlog for HuffPost UK, Ruth shows how young people can make change in their community when they have nothing, using hip-hop as a tool for change, drawing on examples from Medellin, Colombia and Gulu in Uganda.

We Need A Smarter Approach To Humanitarian Aid

Dr. Rola Hallam | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Tech
Dr. Rola Hallam

In this vlog for HuffPost UK, Rola talks about the launch of CanDo, how people power is the greatest driver of social change, and why we need a smarter solution to deliver humanitarian aid in the 21st Century.

Eight Months On, A Reflection On The Calais Jungle

Jamie Bell | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK
Jamie Bell

My memories of the Jungle are now eight months old and have been somewhat clouded by the harrowing stories of our clients as well as the hundreds of hours put into representing them since our visits. Last week, however, these memories came flashing back.

Trump Russia Scandal Deepens On Revelation Of Eldest Son's Meeting

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK

Donald Trump’s eldest son has admitted to meeting a Kremlin-linked lawyer shortly after his father clinched the Republican nomination, in the hope o...

China Passenger Throws Coins Into Plane Engine 'For Good Luck'

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK

A passenger on a Chinese flight threw coins into a plane engine in an apparent attempt to bring about good luck. The 80-year-old passenger reportedly ...

The World Must Invest In Pre-Primary Education

Sarah Brown | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK
Sarah Brown

A far greater proportion of resources needs to be targeted towards pre-primary education. This means a new approach to funding is needed to tackle the problem. It is time for governments and the international community to back up their words with actions. If they believe early child care and education is important - they must prove it. Prioritise it in education policies and allocate sufficient resources to get EVERY child in EVERY country into free, quality pre-primary education.

To End Gender-Based Violence We Must Change Masculinity

Prabu Deepan | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Prabu Deepan

In this vlog for HuffPost UK, Prabu talks about how we define what it is to be a man, and how toxic masculinity leads to abuse of women across the world. He also discusses his work with men countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo on educating both men and women on gender justice, and working to eradicate aspects of culture that are used to promote and justify the abuse of women.

Those Who Say The Refugee Crisis Is Not Our Problem, Are The Problem

Liam Cunningham | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Liam Cunningham

In total, almost 900,000 South Sudanese refugees are now living in Uganda. Half a million are children. It is, the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world. Uganda is far from a wealthy country, yet they have opened up their borders to a massive influx of people fleeing conflict.

What Would You Do If Your Home Became A Warzone?

Gulwali Passarlay | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK
Gulwali Passarlay

Gulwali Passarlay is a speaker, activist and former refugee from Afghanistan who came to Britain in 2004, aged just 12. In this vlog for HuffPost UK, Gulwali talks about his journey through ten countries as a refugee, what it feels like to flee your homeland, and why we have a moral duty to aid the thousands of refugees dying at sea on their quest to find safety.

Seeing And Imagining A More Inclusive Future This Refugee Week

Almir Koldzic | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK
Almir Koldzic

The heart and soul of Refugee Week is the belief that the arts can inspire social change and promote connection between people in a way nothing else can. It delights, moves and surprises us but it can also give us the courage to question what we think we know and imagine what we don't. It invites us to discover that those who seem so very different and distant from us only appear that way because we haven't tried - or been given the opportunity - to engage with them as people.

Three Volunteers Explain Why They're Helping Victims Of The Grenfell Tower Fire

Sam Smith | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK
Sam Smith

The incredible generosity in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire has seen people from all walks of life volunteering to help. Three British Red Cross volunteers share their stories.

What The Queen's Speech Had To Offer On Tackling Our Environmental Challenges

Dr Doug Parr | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Doug Parr

This was a Queen's Speech for Brexit, we were assured. And indeed Brexit dominated it, with a combination of politics and narrow bandwidth squeezing out some much needed legislative action on environmental protection... So how far did the Speech go in addressing the key environmental challenges Britain faces?

Hezbollah Is A Terror Group - Those Flying Their Flag Are Laughing In The Face Of Our Laws

Justin Cohen | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK
Justin Cohen

Hezbollah's record is as clear as groups who've visited their terror on the UK. It was responsible for some one of the worst terrorist outrages against Jews; killing 85 civilians at a community centre in Argentina 23 years ago and another six in the bombing of a bus filled with Israeli tourists in Bulgaria in 2012. As the group's leader Hassan Nasrallah put it: "If Jews gather on Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide."

Dads And Their Daughters: Meet The African Fathers Challenging Harmful Traditions

Himaya Quasem | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK
Himaya Quasem

As we prepare to celebrate all things fatherly this Sunday, here's a look at three dads in rural Kenya who are standing up and speaking out to stop FGM and early marriage. Not only are they keeping their own daughters safe, they are setting an example to help protect future generations of young girls.

Look, No Huskies! Labour's Manifesto For Our Climate

Barry Gardiner | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Politics
Barry Gardiner

Under Labour, at least 60% of the UK's energy will come from zero carbon or renewable sources by 2030, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs in the process and making Britain greener and fairer. Our local energy generation initiatives, will put power back into the hands of communities, funded by a new national investment bank. A Labour government, if elected next week, would actually BE the greenest government ever. No huskies! No sound bites! Just straightforward sensible policies.

Britain's International Development Must Do More To Tackle Conflict

Andrew Mitchell | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Politics
Andrew Mitchell

Britain is respected around the world for effective leadership on International Development. We now need to demonstrate that after Brexit we will play our part as Global Britain: working effectively with our European allies and others in a new post-EU relationship that delivers and inspires, which embodies our outward-looking international values and emphasises our determination to play our part in making the world a better place.

Ireland Looks Set To See Its First Openly Gay Prime Minister

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK

Ireland looks set to see its first openly gay prime minister after the governing Fine Gael party elected Leo Varadkar as its new leader on Friday. Var...

Feel Anger, Fear, Worry And Pity Over Trump Leaving The Paris Agreement - But Also Feel Hopeful

Rosie Rogers | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Politics
Rosie Rogers

Last night as I watched Donald Trump pull out of the Paris Accord I found myself in a mix of emotions. Anger, fear, worry and pity for the those who will feel the effects of Trump's reckless decision. But, I am also hopeful. As Trump made his announcement, we saw the world's leaders condemn Trump's move and pledge to take further action to meet the global targets set out in the Paris Accord along with countless states in the USA and business leaders from Google to Apple. So again, it is Trump who is alone in his views, isolated and being left behind.

I Gave 15 Refugees Disposable Cameras To Capture Their Lives - Here Are The Stories They Told

Amy Lineham | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK
Amy Lineham

In an attempt to diversify refugee narratives I gave out 15 disposable cameras to people living in the camp. With this was an information sheet inviting participants to take photos of anything they wanted and explaining the images would then be shared to an audience outside of the camp.