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Firefighters Save Hamsters With Tiny Gas Masks

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Tech

Firefighters in Lacey, Washington were called to a small mobile home fire to find that while the humans were safely outside, a small family of hamster...

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

Rupert Parker | Posted 09.06.2014 | 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.

Zombie Apocalypses, Tesla Time Warp and the Visionary Elon Musk

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

The world needs its engineers. They build what the human mind conceptualizes, they create things that did not exist before, and they advance human civilization, sometimes in neat and tidy increments, and sometimes in quantum jumps that seem out of this world.

India and Iran: Time to Thaw the Bilateral Relations

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Politics
Preetam Kaushik

As India closes in on another general election, great stress is on international affairs and bilateral relationships which seem a bit stretched at this point of time. With the change in guard being seen rather imminent in New Delhi, it would be interesting to observe the government make some important decisions regarding the country's future with other nations.

The USA for Wine Lovers

Mike Gerrard | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

The United States is the world's fourth-biggest wine-producing nation, after France, Italy and Spain. It's also seven times bigger than those three great European wine countries combined, so wine lovers will have to choose carefully where to go...

How This Picture Brought A Family Back Together

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The picture of a homeless man struggling to warm himself on a steam grate in deep freeze Washington DC was the perfect image for AP photographer Jacqu...

Iran Nuclear Talks Still 'Very Difficult'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

William Hague has arrived for talks in Geneva amid hopes an historic deal may finally be signed on Iran's nuclear programme. He said that remaining...

Israeli PM Demands End To Settlement Construction Plans

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Israel’s prime minister has sensationally ordered that his housing minister halt construction plans to build 25,000 homes in the disputed West Bank ...

Deal Or No Deal?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

World leaders may have hit a stumbling block in Geneva, after talks on Tehran's controversial nuclear programme appear to have reached an impasse, des...

In Geneva, Tension As Iran Deal On Knife Edge

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK

World leaders have not yet made any deal with Iran over its controversial nuclear programme, with "important gaps" still to be closed at the tense neg...

Fresh Diplomatic Talks Reduce Potential for Syrian Intervention

Alex Rickets | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Politics
Alex Rickets

An apparently inadvertent remark by Secretary of State John Kerry, who mused that Washington might change course if Syria handed over its chemical weapons stockpile, now appears to have changed everything.

Why I'm Not Celebrating The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Bonnie Greer | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK
Bonnie Greer

It looks as if we're about to be made to watch a movie we've seen before: Middle East Strike Part... At the same time we're celebrating the 50th anniversary of a march that was led by one of the greatest pacifists of the 20th Century.

Emergency Landing In Dublin After Crew Smell Smoke

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK

A Washington-bound transatlantic flight from Heathrow Airport has been forced to make an emergency landing in Dublin, after the crew smelled smoke. ...

US Calls For Egyptian Army To Release Mohamed Morsi

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK

The United States has called on Egypt's armed forces to free former President Mohamed Morsi, deposed in a coup after violent protests against his regi...

Prohibition: Sowing the Seeds of a New Ban

Jason Reed | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

As the government's arbitrary decision to ban Khat still resonates and incongruently flies in the face of evidence, it seems as if the prohibitive cru...

US Man Crashes Car, Coats Himself And Dog In Paint

The Huffington Post UK | Paco Tijdink | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK

An American man had a more colourful day than he bargained for after crashing a car full of paint cans. He was driving in Belfair, Washington on T...

The Sequester Asteroid Plunges Toward Washington as Congress Gets Out of Town

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

The sequester was a legislative tool designed to scare the Congress into doing its job. It clearly seems to have failed to produce this result. If it goes into effect, the sequester means across the board cuts in every agency of federal government with no ability to control what is cut and what is not.

The US Elections: History Was Made, But Not by Obama

Jason Reed | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

On the US election night, there were a host of unprecedented referendums that included three states proposing full-blown reform and regulation of their marijuana laws, in essence, and to use the shorthand, marijuana would be legalised. Those who follow drug policy held their collective breath (if they were awake to see it) as the results poured in from Washington, Oregon and Colorado.

Marijuana legalisation: Sometimes Violations of International Law Are Cause for Celebration

Damon Barrett | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
Damon Barrett

Ending the war on drugs, moreover, will be a victory for international human rights law. It will be a victory for international law itself - for environmental law, anti-corruption agreements, international security, for the achievement of international development agreements and improved health - all of which have been damaged by decades of prohibition. Colorado and Washington have taken us one step closer. For that we should all celebrate.

Sandy has Changed the Terms of the US Debate

Iain Anderson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

for me the key thing is that Sandy has brought front and centre political issues which have not reared themselves in the campaign up until now. Climate change impacts and America's eroding 1950s and 1960s infrastructure - Democratic talking points.

The East Coast, Shifting Tree Branches, Gas Station Confusion and Pleasant Border Guards

Tim Thornton | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

It's big. It's got tall buildings. It speaks French. It has strange red flashing traffic lights that confuse the hell out of us. It's like a cross between a North American city (which it is), a Scottish city like Aberdeen or Edinburgh (which it isn't), and in some strange way (and I'm really gonna get lambasted for this one) - Sydney. Where am I?

WATCH: Unforgettable Elephant Plays The Harmonica

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK

An elephant who can play the harmonica is causing a flap at Washington's National Zoo, with her perchant for music-making astonishing audiences worldw...

Is This the First Real Global Financial Leader Since Bretton Woods?

Iain Anderson | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK
Iain Anderson

There is no doubt in my mind. This week in Washington I saw the most impressive performance of a financial policymaker since the crash began in 2007.

Washington Notebook: The Republican Ragged Race to Tampa

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 26.05.2012 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

The Republican four man presidential nomination 'food fight' has come to an end with Rick Santorum's latest impressive wins. 'Rocky' Santorum has managed to muscle this Republican primary bout into a two man slugfest.

PICTURES: Cameron's Glitzy Lunch In Washington

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Politics

David and Samantha Cameron were guests of honour at a glittering lunch hosted by Vice-President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at th...