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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 26.10.2016 | 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 23.10.2016 | 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 22.10.2016 | 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 21.10.2016 | 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 20.10.2016 | 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 16.10.2016 | 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 15.10.2016 | 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 12.10.2016 | 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 11.10.2016 | 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 09.10.2016 | 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.