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Baby Squirrel Breaks Her Ankle. Wears A Pink Cast, Obviously (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK

A baby squirrel is on the mend after falling out of her nest and breaking her ankle. The tiny creature also suffered a broken tooth and a bloody n...

High-Level Talk on Safe Water and Toilets

Barbara Frost | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
Barbara Frost

On 11 April, just ahead of the IMF-World Bank Spring meetings in Washington DC, a group of 80 government ministers from around the globe are gathering to promise to do more to bring safe water and decent toilets to those without.

Planet Appetite: A Capital Taste of Washington DC and its Region

Rupert Parker | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Tourists flock to Washington DC, the US capital, to view the monuments and museums but they can also dine well, particularly on the seafood coming from Chesapeake Bay.

Nuclear Summit in Holland Neglects Crucial Security Issues

Behnam Taebi | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics
Behnam Taebi

Earlier this week, the Netherlands hosted the third Nuclear Security Summit (NSS). More than 50 world leaders where in The Hague to enhance international nuclear security...

Homeless Man Reunited With Family After Being Spotted In Newspaper Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A homeless man has been reunited with his family after being spotted in a cold weather picture captured by an Associated Press photographer. Nicholas ...

Top 10 Best Cities for Golden Autumn Travel

Andrew Matthews | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

While the changing seasons bring us unwelcome winters, unrequited rainfall and the occasional humid heatwave, the morphing of the seasons does afford one very special time of year, a golden season, autumn.

Does the US Congress Represent LGBT Americans?

Cai Wilshaw | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Cai Wilshaw

Washington DC - the seat of power, the home to US political hard-hitters - and in some respects, a very gay Capitol indeed. LGBT staffers are commonplace in the political centre of DC, and indeed LGBT Congressional Staffers meet up on a regular basis for work and for pleasure...

Christian Televangelist Calls For Military Coup

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK

Televangelism and sincerity aren't concepts usually associated. However, there was nothing but honesty in the voice of one US religious businessman wh...

The Elephant March

Elaine Ross | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK
Elaine Ross

Friday 4th October 2013 will be an historic day. I know this because it cannot not be. In some ways it's just simple predictive history, in others it's a stirring, a surge or the tremors that result in a tsunami. Either way, it will be an historic day. For on this day that thing will happen that pushes a wedge of change, whether it be in the corridors or power or in the thoughts of the individual.

Elysium and the American Dream

Cai Wilshaw | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Cai Wilshaw

The rich populate Elysium, a satellite utopia of clean-cut modern architecture, plush gardens and universal immortality. The Secretary of Defence epitomizes the utilitarian ruler, leaving her own garden party to shoot down a few rogue immigrant shuttles.

What Makes a Great Speech?

Dr Arlo Brady | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Arlo Brady

There have been many examples over the course of human history that we can look to for inspiration. Unfortunately, though, it's only the more recent speeches - where film or detailed records exist - that allow us to investigate anything other than the content.

Britain Needs a Strong Economy Everyone Can Benefit From

Ed Balls | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Politics
Ed Balls

There are clearly lessons that Britain can learn from America, where President Obama has used fiscal policy to secure rather than strangle economic recovery. Since the autumn of 2010, the US has grown a staggering four times faster than the UK.

America and Its Guns

Robert Moore | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Politics
Robert Moore

Washington has moved on in the six months since Sandy Hook. Over 5,000 gun murders have taken place since then, a toll greater than all the US deaths of the Iraq War. Those names are being read out today in front of the Capitol, a stinging rebuke to Senators who voted against reform.

Roaming Scribe: D.C. and Me

Lynn Houghton | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lynn Houghton

When I was a kid growing up in California, I remember watching Martin Luther King Jr. broadcast from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on black and white television. So when the chance to go to the U.S. Capitol presented itself recently, I grabbed it with gusto!

"Obama I'm on my way..."

Rebecca Root | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Root

Exploring the east coast, it is a must to head to the capital of the United States of America, Washington DC.

Coercing North Korea

James Davis | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Politics
James Davis

The dangers involved are now on clear display in the escalating crisis in North Korea as the United States seeks to strike a delicate balance between deterring an unknown adversary and reassuring a nervous ally. What's more, the drama plays out in full view of an international audience, some of whom are watching for clues about the utility of nuclear weapons in the 21st Century.

The World Will Be Watching Washington

Iain Anderson | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

As we approach the annual spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF this weekend in Washington, there remains significant uncertainty around the globe on economic growth and the soundness of our financial system.

Universal Accessibility: A New Conversation About Web Accessibility

Dominic Tarn | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Tech
Dominic Tarn

Hundreds of millions of people can't access all the benefits of the internet. Dyslexia, visual impairments and literacy issues impact around 15-20% of people. The result is that the internet is a challenging environment to navigate.

Brushed By God? Artist Gives Church A Colourful Makeover

Posted 31.03.2013 | Home

To some people, graffiti is a sin no matter where it’s found. Before... If so, those people are really going to hate the sight of this his...

Obama's Inauguration Highlights America's Diversified Elite

Muddassar Ahmed | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Politics
Muddassar Ahmed

Since the presidency is the closest thing Americans have to royalty, this event is a celebration of power and pride. But instead of being for the President only, it honours the process. 

The Final Five Weeks: Rounding Off the Fall Semester at Washington College

George Gabriel | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

As I sit here writing my final blog of the Fall semester, it's almost hard to believe that I am already halfway through the 2012/13 academic year at Washington College.

Working Together to Tackle Neglected Tropical Diseases

Simon Bush | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK
Simon Bush

The goal? To tackle a group of 17 infectious diseases that between them, affect over 1.4 billion of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world.

Election Diary 2012: Obama Wins!

Laura Dunn | Posted 11.01.2013 | UK Politics
Laura Dunn

I feel very privileged and lucky to have been in Washington at a time of such importance and excitement. Speaking to many individuals it was evident that the result of this election was perhaps even more important than 2008. President Obama delivered a decisive victory, confirming his presidency for a further four years, with the American people choosing a clearly defined domestic and foreign path for their country.

'A Serious And Dangerous Storm'

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK

New York City is in lockdown as the American east coast braces itself for mega-storm Hurricane Sandy. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered the evacu...

Africa Needs Functioning Governments Not Private Sector

Dapo Adesanya | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK
Dapo Adesanya

Twenty-first century Africa, however, has not found a place for capitalism in its societal values and rightly so. As doing that will be putting the cart before the horse.