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Biker Gang Shootout At Texas Restaurant Kills 9

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK

Texas police say 192 people will face organised crime charges, a shoot-out between rival motorcycle gangs at a Texas restaurant on Sunday which left n...

Hundreds Flee In Chaotic Scenes As Islamic State 'Purges' Iraqi City

AP | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK

Islamic State has seized control of the city of Ramadi in Western Iraq, sending the country's forces racing out of the city in a chaotic retreat after...

US Principal Called Out 'All The Black People' Who Left During A Graduation Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A principal of a school in the US has apologised for shouting "look who's leaving, all the black people," during a graduation speech, blaming the devi...

The Real Reason Labour Won't Do a Deal With the SNP

Mark Flanagan | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Flanagan

Ed Miliband has made it clear, on numerous occasions, he won't get into bed with Nicola Sturgeon. In fact some of his most passionate responses have come when dealing with this question. We now know Russell Brand has more chance of securing a cabinet position as there is clearly a very good chance he and Ed have at least shared a bed.

How Was a Violent Criminal with Prior Convictions in South Korea Able to Get So Close to US Ambassador?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Even as the massive joint military exercise by South Korea and the US is set to begin on March 28, the protestors of the drill have already perpetrated one violent assault and multiple verbal attacks on it.

Climate Change Is Creating a New Battleground as Russia, US Increase Arctic Military Presence

Kyla Mandel | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
Kyla Mandel

It's no secret that at the heart of many wars lies valuable resources, chief among them petroleum. Is it too far-fetched to think this won't happen in the Arctic?

The Economic Lessons the British Left Can Learn From the US

Dan Holden | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Politics
Dan Holden

The citizen's income, the idea of a guaranteed basic income for all citizens has been in the news in the UK a fair bit recently due to the rising profile of the Green Party of England and Wales, who have pushed it as a key policy. It's a brilliantly utopian idea, but surprisingly a form of it has emerged in the US whilst it hasn't in the UK.

Why We Protested Against G4S

Zarah Sultana | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Zarah Sultana

Evidently, G4S has an extensive history of scandals and its disregard for human rights is becoming increasingly transparent. To bring that reality a little closer into the public's view, we decided to briefly "shut s**t down" a busy central London road on Tuesday morning.

Tweeter Nails Obama Critic Over Seriously Awkward Grammar Fail

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK

US Republican governor Bobby Jindal tried to provide some snarky commentary on President Obama's 2015 State Of The Union speech, by quipping he could ...

Flying Saucer Spotted In US

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Tech

A small white disc-shaped 'UFO has been caught flying over Memphis, Tennessee. The white or grey object appears to be too fast moving to be anythin...

US School Principal Wants To Stockpile Cans Of Corn For Students To Use As Weapons Against Intruders

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A principal of a US school wants to stockpile cans of sweetcorn and peas in classrooms so students can throw them them at intruders. Priscella Holl...

When the Hippocratic Oath Gets Disrupted: Notes From the field

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK
Dr Mark Esposito

What happens when a doctor and a patient re-design the healthcare system from scratch taking into account what it means to be sick and not know why?

Peshawar School Attack - Violence Breeds Violence

Dilly Hussain | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK
Dilly Hussain

Whilst there is absolutely no justification for the killing of women and children in Islam, Muslim leaders have made the all-too-common mistake of apologising and condemning a crime which was not carried out in the name of religion. Rather, the unfortunate event that occurred was as a result of an ongoing cycle of violence that began in 2001.

Ignore the Cynics: Make 'Academics and Character' the Goal of Education

James O'Shaughnessy | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Politics
James O'Shaughnessy

As any parent knows, nothing is more important or more challenging than helping children grow into good, kind and responsible young people. Yet this essential task of character development is full of paradoxes.

The US Just Launched A Rocket Without Telling Anyone

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Tech

The United States military launched its largest spy satellite on the Eastern Coast on Friday amidst a media blackout which left Los Angeles residents ...

Berkeley Protesters Are Lying On Train Tracks To Make Their Point

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK

Anti-police protesters have been lying on train tracks in so-called "die-ins" to campaign against the failure to bring charges against white police of...

This Sandwich Chain Has Made An Entire Advert 'Apologising' To Pepsi..

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK

United States fast food restaurant Arby's made a commercial deal to feature Pepsi in its adverts twice a year... but apparently 'forgot' to make one o...

Staggering Pictures Show New York Transformed Under 'Wall Of Snow'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

New York State is braced to be hit by another "wall of snow" to fall today, after a record-breaking freezing storm trapped thousands in their homes an...

Gorbachev, the Pious Fool

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

By the end of the Cold War, the West has gotten to know a voice of sanity from Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, or "Gorby" as West Germans tenderly called. He was a smart politician, a politician indeed rather than a supreme ruler of the second most powerful superpower equipped with the deadliest weapons of mass destruction.

The Light Garden of the Angel King

Catriona Luke | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK
Catriona Luke

In Kabul, there were bullets in the squash court, three in the bedroom, three near my bed, three in our bathroom, one missing the minister by six inches. The gardener has continued to drive his two donkeys about our garden with complete unconcern, but the day has come when only one donkey is left.

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...

The Biggest Climate Movement the World Has Ever Seen Is Underway in America

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

The strength of the US climate movement is its diversity and it's more than just a group of left wing protesters, it's represented in many demographics, and all walks of life and it is precisely those ingredients that makes a movement grow and makes it matter. The good news is that it shows no signs of slowing down - quite the opposite in fact.

US Airstrikes in Raqqa - Democracy Has Arrived in Syria

Dilly Hussain | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

Just after dawn prayers, my Twitter newsfeed was filled with breaking headlines confirming that the US along with its Arab allies had begun airstrikes against ISIS in the Syrian city of Raqqa. Both the Assad regime and the Obama administration have denied any collusion regarding this military offensive but if you scratch beneath the surface, it becomes relatively clear that there was a lot more collaboration behind closed doors than most would think.

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

Lord Maginnis | Posted 18.11.2014 | 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.

Avengers Assemble - Obama's Anti-ISIS Task Force

Dilly Hussain | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

With the Middle East's biggest players coming together under the US-led campaign against ISIS, I couldn't help but draw comparisons to Marvel's Avengers Assemble. While Obama can justifiably play the lead role of Nick Fury, is ISIS on the other hand as formidable as Loki? With the military capability of the GCC and Egypt alone, what chance does ISIS really have against a unified effort by neighbouring states?