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Surely, This £99 Airfare To The US Must Be A Mistake...

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK

A budget Icelandic airline has launched what are thought to be the cheapest flights ever offered from the UK to the US - priced at £99. The approp...

No Moral Nation Can Ally With Assad

James Snell | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Allying with Assad would be worse than poor strategy; it would be morally unacceptable to anyone with an ounce of decency, and to anyone with the slightest stake in identifying and punishing his crimes.

Is Bahrain a Model of an Ally?

Sayed Alwadaei | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK
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Sayed Alwadaei

The Bahraini regime takes particular issue with citizens who freely express themselves via Twitter, as security forces have arrested a number of Bahrainis in recent years for various tweeting offenses.

UK Should Not Hinder Palestine's Right to International Criminal Court

Alyn Smith | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Politics
Alyn Smith

Encouraging the Palestinians to accede to the ICC, which they have been eligible to do since attaining Observer State status at the UN in 2012, would introduce an accountability mechanism that would deter future violence. It would also provide an incentive for each side to stay at the negotiating table.

Why I Waited 17 Years to Report My Sexual Abuse

Abigail Eaton-Masters | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK
Abigail Eaton-Masters

From prominent personalities of stage and screen, and to those who hold significant power and authority in industry. To me, my step father held this same air of authority, and like a good little girl, I never disclosed his actions to anyone, for many years. I loved him like daughters love their fathers; I was protective of him, and did not want to see any harm come by him.

Royal Ramblings: Could Priscilla Be Crowned TNA's Queen?

Danny Stone | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Trained as a grappler from a young age and an identifying bisexual by his teens, Ollie was wrestling at only 17 but without any industry role models from the LGBT community. So it was that Priscilla was crowned and her path to stardom begun.

Britain Has Lost a Vision and Is Yet to Find a Role

Peter Wilding | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Wilding

The leadership black-hole is the real story of this year. The Union was nearly lost because the Westminster elites failed to articulate a convincing, positive vision of why the Scots should back the UK...

Thirty Years Ago, a News Video Shocked the World - Here's What We Learned About Famine Since Then

Hans Zomer | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK
Hans Zomer

On 23 October, it will be exactly 30 years since a BBC report alerted the world to a famine in Ethiopia. Michael Buerk's harrowing reports for BBC...

Fresh Thinking on 'Rebalancing'- What Can China and the UK Learn From Each Other?

Rain Newton-Smith | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Politics
Rain Newton-Smith

I was recently in China for the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of New Champions. This 'summer Davos' draws Global Growth companies, tech entrepreneurs, young global leaders and scientists from around the world each September...

Mind the Gap

Nicholas Harris | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Harris

It looks unlikely that the job market will ever become tame but that does not mean it cannot be bested. It is up to us as individuals to bring as much as we can to the table when it comes to the assault course of assessment centres and interviews faced when we graduate from university. And so as repetitive as it may seem, it really is worth minding the gap.

Scotland Independence Referendum - The Aftermath

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Through this referendum the voices of the Scots were heard, and they need to continue to be heard just as loudly in future. The people who are still hung-up on the result need to be mature and respectful and move on from it; but that doesn't mean that they shouldn't continue to fight for change in other ways.

The Sun's 'United Against I.S.' Campaign Can't be Taken Seriously

Dilly Hussain | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

As Muslims, we need to question why we are expected to condemn ISIS purely on the basis of being adherents of Islam. Is it a test to see how loyal we are to Britain over Islam? Like most Muslims, I am appalled by the criminality of ISIS, but when I'm pressured to publicise my disgust, I perceive this to be an act of conformity which legitimises the idea of guilt by association of faith.

When Ebola Became Real

Meredith Berman | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK
Meredith Berman

Last week in Dallas, Texas the first case of Ebola outside of Africa hit. It is only since GlastoSmithKline has started to make more than ten thousand doses of its experimental Ebola vaccines.

Learning From the United Nations General Assembly 2014

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

As we've learnt from the MDGs, progress cannot occur in silos. We need to learn from each other, we need to educate each other, and we need to work together to achieve real change.

A Star Among Soho Cafes

Colin Vaines | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK
Colin Vaines

Even at nearly 80, Mario was at his corner table every day of the week, an instantly recognisable figure with his mop of white hair and his "uniform" of black shirt and braces, working away at his accounts, greeting the regulars, and rising frequently - less so as he grew older and increasingly stooped - to come over and share some appalling joke.

Five UK Christmas Markets for a Festive Hotel Stay

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

When it comes to Christmas shopping there's never enough time, enough inspiration or enough stamina to tackle all the gift-buying at one go. So to ease the process, give yourself a present - a trip to a luxury hotel at one of the UK's best Christmas markets.

Once Again I am Told 'Autism Is an Excuse for Naughty Children'

Jo Worgan | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

Well I first heard the words, 'autism is an excuse for naughty children' a year ago and I honestly thought that I would never hear them again, that this was just a one off ignorant comment made by an uneducated and 'nasty' person, but how wrong was I? I am surrounded by people who know and understand Tom, so it is always a shock to the system when comments are made like this.

Ireland to the iTunes Festival: Magic, Myths and Mary J Blige

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

When they told me a giant grandmother was towering over the cobbled streets of Limerick in Ireland, I thought they were having me on.

A Note on Censorship - Some Final Reflections on the Human Zoo Campaign

Akala | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Akala

To those that crying that our discussions of white supremacy and empire somehow constitute reverse racism or victimize white people, please. It is you who make this accusation that are in fact anti-white, because it is you who assumes that there are not white human beings with enough intelligence to understand the discussion and the history at hand and engage with it in a meaningful way, clearly you are wrong.

Brit ISIS Fighter: 'I Miss Home But I Will Not Return to the UK'

Dilly Hussain | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

Meet 20-year-old Hamza al-Britani who left Birmingham for Syria in June last year. The British Pakistani told me via Skype how he caught a plane to Turkey and simply "jogged" over the border to "the land of jihad." A family friend of Hamza had arranged this interview so he could clear up misconceptions about jihad and ISIS...

Great Days Out in Wales' Historic Past

Andrew White | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew White

There are some fantastic days out in Wales' Historic Past. Perhaps take in the sea air along parts of the stunning Wales Coast Path, soak up the culture at World Heritage Sites and connect with nature in National Parks?

Student Activists Lobby UK Visa Office for Gaza to Re-Open

Malaka Shwaikh | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Malaka Shwaikh

At least ten Gazan students have been awarded MA scholarships to study in the UK universities but have not yet been able to travel. This is mainly because the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK has ordered the UK office in Gaza to remain closed, even though the war is over.//

Hunger for Fame - #NotInMyName

Dilly Hussain | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

After ISIS executed British aid worker David Haines, the group is now threatening to kill another aid worker, Alan Henning. While it is categorically against Islam to arrest and murder non-combatants, be it aid workers or journalists, we have witnessed another episode of senseless apologetic condemnations from British Muslim leaders.

The Harsh Truth: ISIL Is the Product of Iran's Theocracy and Assad's Dictatorship

Lord Maginnis | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

For the West to acknowledge that there are at least two prominent enemies to freedom and stability in the Middle East would be a start. But by embracing one and opposing the other the West may disrupt the current flow of violence, but it will never halt the growth of extremism. As long as a Shiite theocracy remains in place in Iran, new Sunni extremists will always stand ready to compete with it for control over the soul of the Muslim world.

An Entrepreneurial Scotland May Not Be a Scotland for Entrepreneurs

Doug Richard | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK
Doug Richard

Yogi Berra, the famous baseball coach once said, "You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there." Scotland is free to choose its identity; but the rhetoric in support of the Yes vote conflates two very different courses of action, which are at odds with one another.