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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...

We Must Not Forget the Horrors of Violence Further Afield Than Our Borders

Robert Jenrick | Posted 17.10.2015 | UK Politics
Robert Jenrick

Conflict in the Middle East and the emergence of ISIL has led to the displacement of millions who seek sanctuary from violence. It was right that world leaders turned their attentions to this human tragedy. However, although Middle East conflicts have reached our own borders in a dramatic manner, we should not forget the horrors of violence further afield.

What I Learnt Visiting the Front Line in Iraq

David Campbell Bannerman MEP | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Politics
David Campbell Bannerman MEP

These people are not stupid and are well informed and well connected - they know what's going on in Europe and they often have family there. Look after them properly and push on with winning the war, and the migrant flood across Europe can be reduced significantly - whether from Iraq or Syria.

If These Statistics Don't Change America's Gun Laws Nothing Will

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK

At least one toddler under the age of 4 has been responsible for shooting someone at a rate of once a week so far this year in America. Some 43 inc...

Passenger Captures Terrifying Moment Plane Engine Falls Apart During Take Off

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK

A passenger has captured the heart-stopping moment an airliner's engine begins to fall apart during take off. The terrifying video, above, shows th...

6 Things You Need To Know About A Possible Third Intifada

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK

Two consecutive weeks of violence that has left dozens of Palestinians and eight Israelis dead, and scores more injured, is prompting fears of a kind ...

Palestinian Student Sets Himself On Fire As He Launches Molotov Cocktail At Israeli Soldiers

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Striking pictures have emerged of the clothes of a Palestinian student burning after he set himself on fire during clashes with police in the West Ban...

A Soldier's Account Of His Afghan Deployment Set To "Mad World" Is Haunting

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK

Video of an American battalion's deployment in Afghanistan set to the Gary Jules' and Michael Andrews' version of the classic ballad "Mad World" has r...

Turn Words Into Action Involving Women for Lasting Peace

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

In a world so afflicted by conflict, extremism, and displacement, we cannot rely only on the ripples of hope sparked by the extraordinary acts of ordinary people. We need the full strength of our collective action and the political courage of the leaders of the international community. Anniversaries, after all, must count for more than the passing of years. They must be the moment for us to turn words into action.

A Little More Conversation, A Little Less Action

Jess Phillips | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Politics
Jess Phillips

The truth is, I don't know what the hell to think. I don't want to drop bombs that kill innocent civilians. At the moment I can't see how more bombs upon bombs would help. But I also think sitting doing nothing is not an option either. I've spoken to Syrian constituents of mine who think the UK should take military action. I've also read accounts of Syrian children scared of the sky. For every action a perfect and equal opposite reaction. What galls me about this more than anything, is that my role in this, my vote, my shuffle through the lobby is so widely discussed and dissected in the media, by my party, by their party by people in the country and it is all still speculation. No vote has been called. No discussion has been had.

'Superstar' Politician Mocked The World Over For Car Crash Political Interview

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 11.10.2015 | UK

The deputy mayor of a Sydney suburb is being roundly ridiculed the world over, after an awkward interview announcing his political ambitions left a ne...

International Day of the Girl

Lily Caprani | Posted 11.10.2015 | UK
Lily Caprani

Today is international Day of the Girl and I am already anticipating the voices of doubt that will question why we celebrate - and sound the alarm - over global girls' rights so loudly each year. And they will question why, this year in particular, the Day of the Girl shines a spotlight on adolescent girls.

Six Months of Brutal War in Yemen Puts Millions of Children in Danger

David Bull | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK
David Bull

As we mark six months of conflict in Yemen, we must continue to call for all parties to respect the lives of civilians and children. We must continue to work to improve the lives of these children so that they can enjoy their childhood again.

Britain's Asylum Policies Must Be Shaped by Our Best Traditions, Not Our Worst

Stephen Hale | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK
Stephen Hale

A new UK asylum strategy must treat every asylum seeker on their merits, and ensure that Britain plays its full part in a humane international response to the global refugee crisis. We need early confirmation of both. The Prime Minister is fond of saying that Britain should use 'head and heart' to shape our refugee policy. We agree. There is no place for scare-mongering, or arbitrary limits on our compassion.

A Multi-Agency Approach Is Needed to Successfully Tackle FGM

Javed Khan | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK
Javed Khan

Tackling FGM might be a slow and long process, but with every lesson learned we'll get a little bit further towards our goal. It's comforting to see the willingness among all agencies in this country to end new cases of FGM. We are certainly going in the right direction, yet we need to ensure that all the willingness and commitment is not just talk...

20ft Python Attacks Pet Shop Owner, Police Respond Admirably

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK

A pet shop owner has been viciously attacked by a 20-ft python whilst a horrified customer looked on. Terry Wilkins, the owner of Captive Born Rept...

Is Putin's Syria the Road to Armageddon?

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

This time it's not Crimea or Ukraine but President Bashar Hafez al-Assad's Syria where Russian President Vladimir Putin has begun to establish his very own 'Caliphate' in the Middle East. And because he has 'The Bomb' nations stand by helplessly as he defiantly ignores their condemnation and doesn't even wait to see if anyone will lift a finger to stop him.

I Have No Words to Express This - It Is Unspeakable

Lajos Zoltan Jecs | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK
Lajos Zoltan Jecs

What is in my heart since this morning is that this is completely unacceptable. How can this happen? What is the benefit of this? Destroying a hospital and so many lives, for nothing. I cannot find words for this.

Just What Syria Needs: More Bombs

Robin Lustig | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

It comes down to this: should the UK use what little international influence it still has to encourage the resumption of international peace talks - and could David Cameron and Philip Hammond bring themselves to champion the cause of the EU as an essential part of the mix? Or would they rather ask the House of Commons to approve RAF bombing raids in Syria, even though they must know full well that a few more bombs - even if they carry "Made in Britain" markings - are unlikely to make a blind bit of difference?