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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...

Whilst Europe Focusses on Syria's Mass Migration, A Larger Crisis Is Growing in Yemen

Christopher J Stewart | Posted 01.11.2015 | UK Politics
Christopher J Stewart

Without a greater effort from Western and European policymakers to consider the impact of Saudis' bombing campaign, millions of refugees will soon be fleeing famine, water shortages and war, and joining the millions of refugees from Syria risking everything to reach the borders of Europe. If the West is unable to see Yemen as more than just a threat to their security, discussions on how to support it will go hand-in-hand with how best to bomb it.

What Vegans Have to Put Up With From Everybody Else

Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Snowdon

I have never eaten meat. Ever. When people find this out the reaction that follows is often one of incredulity, mixed with confusion... So for this year's World Vegan Day, here are 10 of the most common reactions I've had from people after they've discovered that I don't eat meat or dairy.

Myanmar: Punishing Dissent

James Coe | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Politics
James Coe

As the world's magnifying glass increasingly hones in on this once obscure country, it is likely that scrutiny of its human rights record will only intensify.

It Is Unacceptable to Stand Aside and Leave Lesbos to Cope With This Alone

Yvette Cooper | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Politics
Yvette Cooper

Visiting Lesbos last week, where 9,000 people have been arriving each day, I saw families in dreadful humanitarian conditions. Since then, as the weather has deteriorated, it has got worse. Aid workers told me the humanitarian response was worse than in other international crises they had worked on exactly because it was happening in Europe, and the aid, organisation and mandates they have drawn in elsewhere do not apply. We cannot allow this to happen.

Cops Seize Journalist's Laptop Under Counter-Terrorism Laws

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK

Police used counter-terrorism laws to seize the laptop of BBC's Secunder Kermani so they could read communications between the Newsnight journalist an...

JK Rowling Reveals Why Harry Potter Might Not Have Supported The Israeli Cultural Boycott

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK

JK Rowling has explained why her most famous character wouldn't support the cultural boycott of Israel. Writing on Twitter, the author responded to...

JK Rowling Has A Typically Eloquent Response To Those Calling Her A 'Zionist'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK

JK Rowling has spoken of the "immense power of art in the world" in defence of her decision not to support a cultural boycott of Israel. The 'Harry...

Undercarriage Collapses As British Airways Plane Crash Lands In South Africa

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK

The undercarriage on a British Airways plane has collapsed after a crash landing at Johnannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport. Pictures from t...

Life in Lesbos: "The Children's Feet Are Rotting - You Guys Have One Month and Then All These People Will Be Dead"

Lliana Bird | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK
Lliana Bird

Another call came in - this time from volunteers in Serbia - the refugees are burning plastic bags to keep warm, they have nothing else, they are freezing to death, and the fumes from the bags are slowly poisoning them, please send help. Then another - this time from volunteers on Lesbos trying to find out how to order body bags en masse... will they have to resort this? Time will tell, but certainly people there have already started to die.

12 Under-Reported News Stories You Need To Know About

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 24.10.2015 | UK

The age of the 24-hour rolling news channel is one in which it would seem almost impossible to miss a beat on world events in which governments topple...

Shocking Images Of Charred Bus Portray Horror Of Crash Which Claimed 43 Lives

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK

The charred remains of a bus almost entirely destroyed in a horror crash in France portrays the horror of the collision which claimed dozens of lives,...

Here's Why Frankie Boyle Really Has A Point On Britain's Syrian 'Bombing Addiction'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK

Frankie Boyle has described the British government's moves toward commencing airstrikes in Syria as a plan "to kill its way to a peaceful solution". ...

Syria Is Now the Great Global Crisis of Our Time - If We Want a Lasting Solution We Will Have to Make Some Unpalatable Choices

Stewart Wood | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Politics
Stewart Wood

What began as a civilian uprising against the brutality of the Assad regime quickly became a bloody, complex civil war that shows no sign of abating... No-one with an either ounce of humanity or a concern to prevent further escalation of an increasingly dangerous conflict can say this is none of our business.

At Least 43 Dead After Bus Crashes Into Truck In France

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK

At least 43 people - including a three-year-old boy - have been killed after a bus burst into flames following a collision with a truck near the south...

Who Are the Moderate Opposition in Syria?

Gareth Bayley | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK
Gareth Bayley

Syrian Opposition groups have opposed the brutal Assad regime for years but came together and swelled in numbers in 2011... So just who are the Syrian Moderate Opposition now? What do they want and who are they fighting? Below we attempt to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about the Syrian Moderate Opposition.

Ankara Bombings: A British Resident's View of the Attack

Liz Cookman | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK
Liz Cookman

Ankara fell victim to the very worst of humanity that day. In the people who queued to give blood, however, and those who gave everything to help the injured, I also saw the best. No matter what happens over the coming weeks, the Turkish people refuse to give into fear. Nor should they.

A New Beginning for Children

Sarah Brown | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK
Sarah Brown

Today some 60million children still do not see a single day at school. We must look at what we did right and what we did wrong in order to move forward with energy and purpose and not break promises again.

Aer Lingus Passenger Arrested Over Drugs Find After Man Dies

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK

A female passenger travelling on board the Aer Lingus flight on which a man died after "running amok" in the cabin has been arrested on suspicion of d...

Passenger Dies On Board Aer Lingus Flight After 'Biting Fellow Passenger'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK

A man has died after "running amok" on board an Aer Lingus flight, after reportedly biting a fellow passenger during a mid-air altercation. The 25-...

Zombie Convention In Chaos After Fatal Shooting

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 18.10.2015 | UK

Chaos broke out after a shooting at the ZombiCon festival in Florida left one person dead and at least four wounded. Large crowds of attendees quic...