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8 Reasons Ted Cruz Is More Terrifying Than Donald Trump

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK

As this year's race towards the White House enters its crucial caucus stage, the shock of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump losing to Senator Ted Cr...

The Oregon Standoff: When We Mistake Terrorism for Protest

Vidhya Ramalingam | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK
Vidhya Ramalingam

Many have focused on how inaction of authorities in Oregon highlights racial biases and double standards in police use of force and counter-terrorism in the United States. But one of the most dangerous outcomes of inaction against violence is the legitimacy we implicitly lend it. Let's not mistake terrorism for protest.

'Making A Murderer' Has Convinced 230,000 People To Take Action

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK

Nearly a quarter of a million people have been spurred into action after watching the captivating Netflix crime documentary 'Making A Murderer'. ...

Huge Elephant Seal Refuses To Budge During Stand-Off With Rescuers

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK

A 900-pound elephant seal has been tranquilised and returned to the wild after blocking traffic on a California highway for two days. The animal at...

War Is Not the Solution - It Is the Problem

Youssef El-Gingihy | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK
Youssef El-Gingihy

Parliament has voted for war in Syria. France has declared three months of a martial state of emergency. Brussels has been in lock-down. Cameron descr...

NRA Members Are Seriously P*ssed Off With This Paper's Searing Editorial

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK

Gun owners are thoroughly outraged after an American newspaper labelled all of those responsible for recent mass shootings as “terrorists” alongsi...

Air Strikes Will Not Work - We Need a Long Term Solution to Extremism

Jack Davies | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Davies

Within the next week Members of Parliament will be voting on whether to launch air strikes against ISIS in Syria. With many Labour and Conservative MPs in support of extending air strikes into Syria, it is likely that the first bombing raids will take place towards the end of next week. But it has not been determined what the government wishes to achieve by bombing Syria.

We Need a New Approach to Tackle Our Mental Health Epidemic

Danny Bowman | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Bowman

The effects of mental health on our global society is has become much bigger, from suicide to depression and what we do in the next ten years could either avert crisis or cause further inequality creating catastrophe and adding burning fuel to this global pandemic.

Islamic State: The Limits of Conventional Wisdom

Alistair Burnett | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Alistair Burnett

Would Islamic State have attacked Paris twice this year killing almost 150 people if France weren't bombing it in Iraq and Syria? Would IS have blown up an airliner killing 229 Russian tourists and aircrew, if Moscow had not intervened in Syria?

Corbyn Shelves Foreign Policy Speech In Wake Of Paris Murders

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has postponed a keynote speech on UK foreign policy in the wake of the Paris attacks. The Labour leader had been set to signal he wou...

Saudi Arabia: Going Rogue

Alistair Burnett | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

We haven't heard much about rogue states since George W Bush's tenure in the White House ended, but maybe the term should be revived and applied to one of America's closest allies - Saudi Arabia.

Controversial Muslim Cleric Predicts 'Disturbing' Future For Apologetic Tony Blair

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK

One of the most influential conservative clerics in American Islam has predicted a "disturbing" future for Tony Blair following the former prime minis...

Why Does Britain's China Debate Have to Be So Binary?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

In their very haste to catch up and the urgency they attach to attracting investment, Cameron and Osborne are prepared to ignore criticism - and I suspect the advice of their diplomats - and downplay human rights and wider foreign policy considerations to put their emphasis on the purely pecuniary dimension of relations with the Chinese.

An Army for the Future

Philippa Greer | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK
Philippa Greer

In the wake of a new climate of increasingly high-definition digital terror, we must question the use of propaganda and special influence methods in modern warfare. States are dangerously trespassing on the prohibition on propaganda for war. We must seek to avoid creating a mirror image of ISIS.

I Couchsurfed and Survived... And You Should, Too

Carolina Are | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carolina Are

What brings a supposedly sane person to embark upon what most people would describe as a suicide journey? A year ago, I took off on a mission: surviving - and most of all enjoying - my first-ever Couchsurfing trip across the United States of America.

Amazon Is Trying To Unmask People Posting 'Fake' Product Reviews

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Tech

Retail giant Amazon is suing more than a thousand people it believes have been posting fake product reviews on its website. The company says 1,114 ...

Zombie Convention In Chaos After Fatal Shooting

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 18.10.2015 | UK

Chaos broke out after a shooting at the ZombiCon festival in Florida left one person dead and at least four wounded. Large crowds of attendees quic...

Hundreds Saved From Illegal Slaughterhouse In Largest Animal Cruelty Bust In US History

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES AND CONTENT Hundreds of animals have been rescued from illegal slaughterhouses in what is being called the largest animal ...

Catholic Hospital Won't Operate On This Pregnant Woman Because Of Religion

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK

A Catholic hospital has refused to operate on a pregnant woman with a life-threatening brain tumor on religious grounds. Her doctor told Jessica M...

If These Statistics Don't Change America's Gun Laws Nothing Will

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK

At least one toddler under the age of 4 has been responsible for shooting someone at a rate of once a week so far this year in America. Some 43 inc...

Bernie Sanders: Why the UK Should Care

Sophie Jackson | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Jackson

The biggest names in the campaigning for 2016's U.S Presidential election have been Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and - against all odds - Bernie San...

A Soldier's Account Of His Afghan Deployment Set To "Mad World" Is Haunting

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK

Video of an American battalion's deployment in Afghanistan set to the Gary Jules' and Michael Andrews' version of the classic ballad "Mad World" has r...

Russia: Anything You Can Do...

Alistair Burnett | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

Watching Russia's military intervention in Syria unfold has taken me back to my secondary school days when we put on the musical Annie Get Your Gun.

Russia and Iran Are Not Allies Against ISIS

Dr Andrew Foxall | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Andrew Foxall

Co-authored with Mr. Tom Wilson. Dr Andrew Foxall is Director of the Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society, a London-based international...

20ft Python Attacks Pet Shop Owner, Police Respond Admirably

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK

A pet shop owner has been viciously attacked by a 20-ft python whilst a horrified customer looked on. Terry Wilkins, the owner of Captive Born Rept...