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Women Are Sharing Their Abortion Stories And It's Dividing The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women talking about their abortions in an effort to counter a campaign to close state-funded abortion clinics in America have faced a barrage of abusi...

Impoverished Families Are Being Forced To Live In An Aeroplane Graveyard

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

Desperate families unable to pay the high rents of the developing city of Bangkok, Thailand, are taking shelter in abandoned passenger jets in an aero...

Austrians Are Helping Thousands of Refugees Waiting to Go to Germany

Charlotte Spencer-Smith | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Charlotte Spencer-Smith

The city of Vienna is famous for its elegance: its classical music, dressage horses, waltzing balls and coffee houses. In the past few weeks however, ...

A Grieving Gorilla Is Refusing To Let Go Of Her Baby Who Died In Her Arms

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK

A female gorilla carries her newborn twins close to her body, but something isn't quite right. One of the babies has died, but their mother just ca...

It Is Shameful That Around the World Children Are Dying From Preventable and Treatable Illnesses

Karen Elson | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Karen Elson

A mother's love for her children is immeasurable. Her instinct is to protect her children, to nurture them, to teach them and watch them grow. This maternal drive does not know geographical or economic boundaries, and it is something I saw in every mother I spoke to on my trip.

New Zealand Zoo Keeper Killed In Tiger Attack

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 20.09.2015 | UK

A 43-year-old New Zealand zookeeper has been attacked and killed by a tiger. Police say Samantha Lynda Kudeweh, a senior curator at the Hamilton Zo...

He Wanted to Break Into My Home

Alice | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK

A while ago a man began following me on my way to and from school. He lives in the same area as me and has a wife and two children at home. Yet he came up to me and said he loved me. I told him no and continued walking.

We Must Overcome Violence at Home to Go to School

Faridah | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK

My name is Faridah, and I am 17 years old. I left school when I was 12 and married when I was 15. Now I have decided to continue my schooling. I have been given a chance to attend a school run by Plan near my home. My family does not agree, however, and they will do everything to stop me.

Our Home Is Your Home: The Refugee Crisis in the Face of Government Failure

April Humble | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK
April Humble

Solidarity from residents to refugees cannot be a short-lived lust affair. We must take advantage of this current momentum to organise in the long-term. Our efforts must become better structured, more mature and more deeply ingrained into our communities.

Syrian Refugees Must One Day Have the Chance to Return Home

Guy Verhofstadt | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Politics
Guy Verhofstadt

If we are to tackle the root cause of the refugee crisis hitting Europe, it is time for Western leaders and the international community to face up to their responsibilities in Syria and the Middle East. For four years the world has been failing to find a way to stop the war in Syria. We cannot let it continue.

Australia's New PM Took On Thatcher's Government – And Won

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK

Malcolm Turnbull will succeed Tony Abbott as Australia’s Prime Minister after launching an audacious coup within the country’s Liberal Party on Mo...

EU Summit on Refugee Crisis Will Define the Europe We Are Living In

Johan Eldebo | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK
Johan Eldebo

It is perhaps worth asking what kind of a world we want to live in, and what values we want Europe to stand for. We have to find it in ourselves to take up our moral responsibility and care for those in need, and to insist the same of our leaders.

Europe Is a Distant Dream for Most Syrian Refugees

Caroline Anning | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK
Caroline Anning

Just existing is a daily struggle and for the young - unable to work, marry or leave the squalid refugee camps and half-built apartments they now call home - their lives are in limbo. People feel trapped, caged in by a situation that is not of their making with no end in sight.

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.