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The Antarctic Field Season Begins, But Why Should We Care?

Jane Francis | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK
Jane Francis

Our ambition is to address scientific questions that affect the entire planet and the lives of the individuals on it. The answers to these questions will deliver real benefits to society and underpin national and international policies that will impact the future of planet Earth.

Local Mayor And Two Reporters Shot Dead In Finland

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK

A local town mayor and two journalists have been shot dead overnight in an apparent random attack in Imatra, southeastern Finland. The victims, all wo...

Diplomatic Row Erupts As China Lodges Protest Over Trump's Taiwan Call

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 03.12.2016 | UK

A diplomatic row erupted on Saturday after US President-Elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, prompting an official...

To Defeat Populism, Europe Must Offer An Alternative Vision

Guy Verhofstadt | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Politics
Guy Verhofstadt

We will tackle the populists head on, because not only do they seek to divide, they make empty promises they cannot possibly deliver and then threaten western liberal democratic values when they fail. Together let's move Europe forward and ensure it works for everyone.

How 65p A Day Can Help Keep Girls Safe From Harm This Christmas And Beyond

Miriam Margolyes | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Miriam Margolyes

Millions of girls around the world live and work on the streets as a direct result of poverty. They are surviving with next to nothing, denied their basic rights, vulnerable, scared and alone. Many, having left home to escape abuse, are also now at greater risk of sexual abuse, sex trafficking and prostitution. Marginalised within society, they are invisible and amongst the hardest to reach and protect.

The World I Believe In

Susanna Halonen | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susanna Halonen

I felt betrayed, anxious and alone. Despite having lived in seven different countries around the world, I have never felt so unwelcome as I did on the day the vote results were announced. I was so ready to pack up the bags and leave.

Syrian Girl Bana Alabed Says She 'Can't Be Alive Anymore' As Bombs Hit Aleppo

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK

Tonight we have no house, it's bombed & I got in rubble. I saw deaths and I almost died. - Bana #Aleppo— Bana Alabed (@Al...

Donald Trump's Wind Farm Obsession Shows Us Just What Kind Of President He Might Be

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK

It was improbable, unexpected and unprecedented. President-Elect Donald Trump’s meeting with Nigel Farage, just days after his election win and ahea...

Investing In Girls' Futures In Zambia

Sara Lovisolo | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK
Sara Lovisolo

There is a saying that goes "when you educate a girl, you educate a nation". And research by Unicef indeed shows that investing in girls and empowering them to reach their full potential is critical for overcoming cycles of intergenerational poverty*. Yet today around the world girls and women still face significant barriers to social and economic empowerment.

The Social Enterprise Fulfilling Alan Turing's Legacy

James Turing | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Turing

We still have work to do. Alan left enormous shoes to fill. But we're heading some way to living up to his legacy. Bringing the benefits of the digital age to those who need it most, by creating training and volunteering opportunities in the UK and promoting the transition towards a circular economy in Scotland whilst improving access to education in rural African communities.

Caution: Dangerous World Ahead

Robin Lustig | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

There is no point trying to deny it any longer: the election of Donald Trump has made the world a much more dangerous place. Suppose you are a national leader with ambitions that run counter to the interests of the US or of the Western powers more generally. With the EU in disarray, and a buffoon in the White House, what better opportunity will you have to put your plans into action?

2016 Just Became The Deadliest On Record For Migrants Crossing The Mediterranean

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK

As the world came to terms with the stunning victory of Donald Trump in the US election last week, a sobering milestone quietly came to pass in southe...

Michael Schumacher's Friends Share Hope Over His Recovery

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK

Michael Schumacher’s close friends and family are hopeful the Formula One legend will be seen ‘as we knew him’. The driver’s former coach Ross...

The KKK And Nazis Are Queuing Up To Praise Nigel Farage’s ‘Best Mate’ Steve Bannon

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK

White supremacists including the former leader of the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party have praised Donald Trump’s appointment of Stephen Ba...

It's Time - It's Time To Stand Up For Human Rights In A President Trump World

Kate Allen | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK
Kate Allen

For all of the thousands of news stories on Donald Trump's presidential win, it's fair to say there's very little clarity on what his presidency is likely to mean for human rights. Either within the USA, or around the world. We're all working with scant evidence and a lot of speculation... Essentially, though, the problem is two-fold. First, the USA's human rights record is already poor in manifold ways and urgently needs improvement. And second, Trump's turbo-charged rhetoric suggests an impatience with the rule of law and international standards.

9 Political Shocks For 2017 That No Longer Appear Impossible

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK

Across the world 2016 has been a year of unprecedented political turmoil. Donald Trump’s surprise victory last week represented the latest sign that...

Trump's Election Creates A Gaping Uncertainty Over How We Now Take On Climate Change

Jonathan Bartley | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Bartley

The facts are irrefutable: a dangerous racist who is openly misogynistic is now president of the most powerful country in the world. What is more, Trump has repeatedly denied climate change and his election creates a gaping uncertainty over how we now take on the greatest single threat we all face. But instead of giving way to fear, now is the time to organise.

'Mum, Where Were You The Day Trump Was Elected?'

Nick Compton | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nick Compton

Would you do something for me? It will only take a moment of your time if you have a second to spare. Please. Turn to the person next to you and ask them if they're okay. Ask them if they need advice or a friend. Ask them if they need a shoulder to cry on.

One Month On From Hurricane Matthew, Women Are Leading The Recovery In Haiti

Yolette Etienne | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK
Yolette Etienne

When the hurricane struck, communities banded together to ensure the most vulnerable - children and the elderly - were carried to safety. Once in temporary shelters it was women who mobilised to pool resources and ensure everyone was fed. They also made sure that teenage girls and single women slept away from the men, to ensure their safety.

There's Some 'Encouraging' News About Michael Schumacher's Condition

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK

Michael Schumacher’s former coach has said there are “encouraging signs” following the German racer’s horrific head injury three years ago. Ro...

Why Should We Give Strangers Our Money?

Georga Cottle | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK
Georga Cottle

So in the words of Ronald Reagan 'We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone'. This is quite possibly the most exciting adventure yet for Molly and I, and I can't wait to see it develop.

Wikileaks Is Embroiled In Yet Another Anti-Semitism Storm

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK

Wikileaks has been embroiled in a further anti-Semitism storm by suggesting a Jewish minority owner of The Economist “controls” the magazine’s c...

Holiday Resort In Turkey Rocked By Explosion

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK

The Turkish holiday resort of Antalya has been rocked by an explosion leaving several people injured. “It could be an explosion caused by an acciden...

Why Do Many Calais Migrants Want To Come To Britain?

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK

As the demolition of ‘The Jungle’ migrant camp in Calais began on Monday, the plight of the some 6,500 refugees living there was brought into fres...

British 'Anarchists' Accused Of Stoking Unrest During Calais 'Jungle's' Destruction

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK

French officials dismantling ‘The Jungle’ refugee camp in Calais have said British anarchists threatened their efforts more than the migrants bein...