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One Woman's Heartwarming Efforts To Help Disabled Dogs Play Together

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 12.09.2015 | UK

A dog shelter in Peru specialises in helping dogs who’ve been left partially paralysed after collisions with cars. Sara Morán runs the Milagros ...

The Pleas of the Voiceless May Be All Too Easy to Ignore - The Tens of Thousands Marching Through London Will Be Harder to Dismiss

Shami Chakrabarti | Posted 11.09.2016 | UK
Shami Chakrabarti

On Saturday I'll join thousands of others - including my Liberty colleagues and many of our members - to take to the streets of London in solidarity with refugees. We will march to show the powerful that we see through the barrage of poisonous, dehumanising rhetoric with which we've been bombarded in recent years. These refugees are not a "swarm", as the Prime Minister labelled them, and they're not "marauding" as they were branded by the Foreign Secretary. They are not, as they have been variously described in the media, an "organised mob", an "unstoppable flood" or "the biggest threat to Europe since the war". They are desperate human beings fleeing war, genocide, tyranny and exploitation in the hope of finding a better life for their families.

It Is Time to Talk to Assad

Robin Lustig | Posted 11.09.2016 | UK
Robin Lustig

Bashar al-Assad is responsible for some of the most heinous war crimes of recent times, including the use of chemical weapons, the mass imprisonment and torture of political opponents, and the indiscriminate bombing of civilian areas causing massive casualties. Yet the unpalatable reality must surely be that, despite his grim record, he remains indispensable in the search for an end to the conflict.

A Call for the BBC to Establish a World Service in the Korean Language

Michael Glendinning | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK
Michael Glendinning

The remit of the BBC Trust impels the BBC World Service to "Enable individuals to participate in the global debate on significant international issues...

How Good Nutrition Can Empower Children in India

Megha Mittal | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK
Megha Mittal

Malnutrition is everyone's business but often seems to be nobody's responsibility. That is why leadership is so important. Unicef has taken the lead, and with governments and partners, made the reduction of child malnutrition their responsibility, inspiring others, including myself, to do so as well.

What I've Witnessed as a Press Photographer on the Scene of Hungary's Refugee Crisis

Matt Cardy | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK
Matt Cardy

It is often said that being in the front row seat as history unfolds itself is one of the privileges of a press photographer's job. Well, that has certainly been the case for me over the last few weeks here in Hungary. Over those few weeks I have seen scenes of joy, turn to despair and turn to joy again. I have been covering the migrant and refugee crisis which is being described as the biggest movement of people since the Second World War. This story has really been unfolding all summer. There have been many flash points. Confused responses. Polarised opinion and massive political implications for the future of the European Union. But one thing is clear, is that has been a very photographic and image led story.

Refugees - Not a Migrant Crisis But a Humanitarian Crisis

Rabina Khan | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK Politics
Rabina Khan

The end of the summer holidays has arrived. The children are going back to school. Nothing unusual, it happens every year, something us parents take for granted. As a new term starts our hopes and wishes go out to our children who we encourage to learn and grow up to make a better world.

World Poverty: Time to Stop Talking About It and Actually Do Something

Clare Pelham | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Politics
Clare Pelham

This week everyone and their neighbour is an expert on overseas aid. Last week (and again today) it was top athletes allegedly using performance-enhancing drugs: but that's another story. But it really is time to stop the talking.

Reggie Bügmüncher Becomes The Unlikely Star Witness Of The BA Plane Fire

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK

Had Reggie Bügmüncher been anywhere else on Tuesday, the world would have probably never known about the unusually named sideshow performer from Phi...

Summary Execution by Drone Could Have Come Straight Out of an Orwell Sequel

Kate Allen | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK
Kate Allen

Amnesty is concerned that if we allow this to become the norm, we could have countries all over the world conducting aerial executions of perceived enemies on the basis of secret, unchallengeable evidence. Would we honestly be so relaxed if this was an announcement from Moscow, or Beijing, or Pyongyang or Oceania?

Take Pride in Sexuality AND Religion

Jonny Freeman | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jonny Freeman

When I speak to people about religion and sexuality, the most common response is "its okay, I have no problem. People can be who they want to be". Bearing this phrase in mind, it got me wondering why religion can't become a passionate part of Pride.

Can the Public Take the Migrant Crisis Into Its Own Hands?

Vidhya Ramalingam | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Politics
Vidhya Ramalingam

Ministers from all 28 EU member states are meeting on 14 September for an emergency session on the migration crisis and how to respond. While European leaders arrange their travel to Brussels, the public is taking matters into its own hands.

Save Syria's Children Campaign

Amy Treasure | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Parents
Amy Treasure

The boat the family had boarded was carrying them from war torn Syria bound for the Greek island of Kos. Sadly, their journey did not end in jubilation that they had fled to safety but has ended in a tragedy that has touched the hearts of many.

Does It Matter That a Single Photo So Influenced Our Concern for the Refugees?

Adam Seldon | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Seldon

The case for Britain taking in more refugees should not have been so reliant on this single photo. This time, the photo managed to encourage the government to take a more sympathetic stance. But next time, there might not be images like this to rely on. Next time, there might not even be a photo.

We Have Failed Aylan Kurdi - We Must Not Fail More

Rob Williams | Posted 04.09.2016 | UK
Rob Williams

Syrians have a right to seek a safer future than the reality they face now. If we can't make that happen for them in Turkey, Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon, we should not be surprised if they come and look for it here. Seeking protection and education should not be seen as a luxury and survival should never been seen as enough.

Are Newspapers Correct to Use Such Shocking Images on Their Front Pages?

Phil Hall | Posted 03.09.2016 | UK
Phil Hall

A toddler lies dead on a beach, his young life having been ended as he and his family desperately tried to escape war-torn Syria for a better, seeming...

My Grandpa Arrived Here on a Boat. What Would He Make of This Crisis?

Leah Kreitzman | Posted 04.09.2016 | UK
Leah Kreitzman

I imagine he was scared, that the journey was long and tough, that they didn't know what to expect when they arrived and how they would be greeted. 100 years later, what would he make of the migrant and refugee crisis unfolding daily on Europe's shores?

The Day a Picture Woke Us From Our Compassionate Sleep

Professor Paul Gilbert OBE | Posted 03.09.2016 | UK
Professor Paul Gilbert OBE

The crisis of suffering of immigrants is not a one-off tragedy, but part of the brutality of modern life. But if we are to learn something exceptional from it, let it be that while compassion may be costly and requiring of courage, commitment and sacrifice, it is absolutely fundamental to improving the plight of humanity.

Every Picture Tells a Story - That's Why Migration Is One of the Most Difficult to Tell

Louise Ridley | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK
Louise Ridley

Pictures of people we label 'migrants' are, of course, just pictures of people. Many of them have difficult lives that are not only made up of snapshots of fear and uncertainty, but all those moments in between.

Pakistan's Bid to Hang a Disabled Man

Clive Stafford Smith | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Politics
Clive Stafford Smith

It is rather chilling to imagine what will be taking place in the coming days, as Pierrepoint's Pakistani descendants ponder how best to kill this man. They will presumably be pulling out their paraplegia charts, factoring in the weight of his wheelchair, and wondering how best to roll Abdul Basit into place, all in the name of justice. Let us hope that sanity prevails.

This Is Not a Migrant Crisis, This Is a Refugee Crisis

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

Millions are on the move. War is not the only contributing factor - climate change is tightening its grip on the planet, and the industrialised west continues to burn fossil fuels while poorer countries pay the price. The UK has to play a significant part in alleviating the suffering.

As Egypt Jails Al Jazeera Journalists, the West Still Tolerates El-Sisi

Nehad Ismail | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Since taking power in a military coup in 2013, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi has been every bit the tyrant, showing utter disregard for civil rights. And the Obama administration has long claimed it would lift the embargo only if Egypt showed "credible progress" toward restoring democracy."

Childhood Under Attack in Yemen

David Bull | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK
David Bull

The conflict in Yemen is a tragedy for the country's children. I wish I could make it stop. Despite the dangers and difficulties, Unicef staff are in the country and working day and night delivering vital, life-saving supplies, immunising children, providing emergency nutrition and clean water, and helping children wherever we can. Unicef only have a fraction of the funds we need and are stretched thin. We can help more children but only with your support.

Helping the Victims of Islamic State's 'Religion of Rape'

Lisa Pearce | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK
Lisa Pearce

Cala is one of over 3,000 Yazidi women and children kidnapped by IS. They are 'objects', to be used and abused as their new owners see fit. The rapists from IS justify their actions by praying before and after they rape the girls, turning their atrocities into a religious act.

Emotions Run High As Alison Parker And Adam Ward's Colleagues Return To Work

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

The WDBJ 7 Breakfast programme has returned to air after the murders of journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward. The broadcast is the first by the ...