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Corbyn Supporters Threaten Newspaper Boycott After Journalist's Paris Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK

The Independent's John Rentoul has apologised for a remark suggesting Jeremy Corbyn would blame France for Friday's terror attacks in Paris. As de...

#PrayForParis Hashtag Prompts Poignant Cartoon

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK

One cartoonist has used the hashtag campaign which emerged following Friday's terror attacks in Paris to plead: "We don't need more religion". Lead...

Burma: There's More to Democracy Than Elections

Alistair Burnett | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

Despite the encouraging noises since Sunday's election, the constitution entrenches military influence in the political system. A quarter of seats in parliament are reserved for officers and the National Defence and Security Council retains the power to remove the government. Then - perhaps surprisingly to many - there is growing doubt about Aung San Suu Kyi herself.

Maid Reveals Moment Her Arm Was 'Chopped Off By Saudi Boss'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK

An Indian maid who says her arm was completely severed by her Saudi employer has spoken of the moment she woke to find she was permanently disabled. ...

Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance Is an Area BRIC Countries Can Lead the World - They Must Take This Opportunity

Jim O'Neill | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK
Jim O'Neill

The BRICs should set their local industries the challenge of coming up with the drugs and diagnostics that their citizens need. While the original vision for the BRIC countries in 2001 is on its way to becoming a reality, there is still so much potential to tap. The issue of AMR is one area amongst many, where these nations can lead the world. We hope they take this opportunity.

Valletta: Farming Out Europe's Dirty Work

Joan Tubau | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK
Joan Tubau

The existing trend of disrespecting refugee law while ignoring abuse and torture is no longer acceptable. Valletta must not be remembered as the place where the outsourcing of Europe's dirty work was rubber-stamped.

Calais Refugee Camp, My Half-term Holiday

Henry Ward | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Henry Ward

My half term holiday has taught me that refugees are people just like you and I, a simple fact often over looked. These people do not want to leave their communities; they are living in sub-human conditions and are coming to the UK in search of a humane, dignified life and to live without fear of death or persecution...

Narendra Modi, Cease Your Administration's Unlawful and Unjustified Attack on Civil Society Organisations

John Sauven | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK
John Sauven

Prime Minister Narendra Modi... We are writing to draw your attention to the continued harassment of civil society organisations, including Greenpeace, by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs. Just last week, Greenpeace India has had its legal registration cancelled, the latest and most serious in a long string of attempts by the home ministry to shut down the organisation.

Help Deliver Life With WaterAid This Winter

Hugh Bonneville | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Hugh Bonneville

One in five newborn baby deaths are due to infection caused by dirty water and an unclean environment, while sepsis accounts for 11% of maternal deaths around the world. These deaths are completely preventable, and we can help prevent them by improving access to safe water and good hygiene.

Children's Lives in Emergencies Matter

Michael Sheen | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Michael Sheen

Today we are facing the greatest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War. There are more than two million children who have been made refugees as a result of the ongoing conflict in Syria. That's two million stories of children like Rose. And their lives matter - because if those children's lives don't matter then how can my child's life matter. If those children aren't important then my child can't be important. Either every child's life matters or none of them do. So in sharing their stories, I'm also asking you to take notice and to do something about this. We have to step up to this humanitarian crisis and we have to act.

Egyptologists Flummoxed By Mysterious Great Pyramid Heat Spots

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK

Ancient hidden chambers and passages not explored for thousands of years could lie behind strange heat spots discovered during a scan of the Great Pyr...

A Hand in the Water Is Not Like a Hand in the Fire

Fragkiska Megaloudi | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK
Fragkiska Megaloudi

Since 2011, when the Syrian crisis begun, gradually developing into a civil war (nurtured by internal as well as external forces) the number of dead is estimated around 220,000. It is important to clarify that there is no way to ascertain that number. The UN ceased publishing their own estimates by 2014 as there was no way to verify the actual numbers.

A Day in the Life of a Child Refugee - What Happened When We Gave a Camera to an Eight-Year-Old Eritrean Boy

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

I met Nahom a few weeks ago and took an instant liking to his feisty little personality. No wonder he's had to learn to be a little tough, he has experienced things no adult should have to go through...

Super-Typhoon Haiyan - Two Years On

Melanie Hargreaves | Posted 08.11.2015 | UK
Melanie Hargreaves

Just days after the storm hit, I was there on the ground visiting affected people with our emergency response teams. Nothing could have prepared me for what I was to witness - the warm, festering smells; the brown, damp rubble strewn as far as the eye could see; the body bags lying in the streets and the desperation in peoples' faces.

Mariatu's Smile Tells Us That the Ebola Epidemic Is Over, But Her Eyes Reveal That the Crisis Isn't

Molly Hodson | Posted 07.11.2015 | UK
Molly Hodson

Twelve year-old Mariatu has a beautiful smile. But she doesn't smile often. Her 15 year-old brother Mohammed doesn't smile at all. They are kind and polite as they talk to me before heading to their school which has now reopened; but they carry sadness in their eyes...

The Horrors in Greece: A Personal Account of Volunteering in Lesvos

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

The worst of it was, what the volunteers were experiencing is nothing at all, compared to what the refugees are living. A merciless nightmare with no end in sight. These people left war, death and destruction in their own countries, with the hope of finding safety and peace. Europe, where people are happy and life is good, where things will be OK.

Thomas Cook Rescue Flights To Egypt Turned Back

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK

UPDATE: An EasyJet Plane has landed in the UK carrying British tourists from Sharm el-Sheikh. The flight was the first UK-bound service to leave Sharm...

Stranded Britons To Return From Egypt As Islamic State Terror Plot Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK

British tourists in Sharm el-Sheikh are due to come home today after flights were suspended over terrorism fears following the suspected bombing of a ...

Labour's Road to Damascus - The Case for Intervention in Syria

Kate Godfrey | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Politics
Kate Godfrey

When the choice to support action against Isis is laid before Labour MPs, they should vote to back it. As a country, we should vote against Assad, and against collusion with Russia's wars. We should vote for Syria.

The Syrian Government Is Now a Vampire State Feeding Off Its Own People

Neil Durkin | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK
Neil Durkin

Such organised state gangsterism has apparently now taken such a hold in Syria that the Damascus government has become partly reliant on the revenues it produces. It's a clear example of a vampire state feeding off its own people.

As Conflict Takes Its Toll in Ukraine, Young Minds Must Thrive Again

Toby Fricker | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK
Toby Fricker

As long as the conflict remains unsolved, many young Ukrainian lives are on hold. I recall what Dasha told me in the village. "I will remember this year for the rest of my life. I feel like I've lived 10-years in one because it was so tense." Her experiences will clearly never be forgotten. But with the right support, Dasha and young Ukrainians affected by the conflict can thrive once again.

'Good Morning Britain' Visits Malawi

Michelle Porter | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK
Michelle Porter

The region of Chikwawa is hot, remote and extremely poor with no electricity in most homes and no safe drinking water. TV production facilities in the country are almost non-existent, so we had to bring everything with us. Here I have detailed some of the statistics that made up our trip to Malawi...

Life In Sierra Leone After Ebola

Anna Foster | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK
Anna Foster

As communities begin to deal with the psychological scars of losing their loved ones in such a brutal way, there's another very real issue facing Sierra Leone. Nearly 4,000 people died in this outbreak, but thousands more who caught Ebola fought it hard enough to survive.

Europe's Refugee Crisis: Last Chance Before the Snow Starts Falling

Johan Eldebo | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK
Johan Eldebo

Put a different way, do we want our newspapers to carry pictures of dead refugees in Europe in the lead-up to Christmas because we could not find it in ourselves to provide them with shelter? We will find the answer to that as we prepare for the Christmas-shopping season.

Keeping Children Safe in Emergencies

David Bull | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK
David Bull

At the beginning of this year I remember being shocked and saddened by the fact that 2014 had been the most dangerous year for children to date. I had hoped that the situation for children across the world could only get better...