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5 Facts About Amy Winehouse's Jewish Roots

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.23.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Amy Winehouse’s dramatic eye makeup and iconic beehive weren’t the singer’s only fashion statements. Winehouse, who died four...

What Was It Like to Testify Against Nazi War Criminal Oskar Groening?

Quora | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
Quora

Originally I was supposed to testify in the trial of Oskar Groening after a whole list of people, but somehow they called on me to be first. That court was pretty disorganized so I decided that as soon as I got the opportunity to speak, I would do it.

Dark Side Of Life Discovered In A Medieval Oxford Nunnery

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.08.2015 | Religion

Archaeologists excavating a medieval Benedictine nunnery in Oxford have shed light on the darker side of convent life. The excavation of the Littl...

Muslim Cleric Warns Masturbation Will Make Your Hands Pregnant In The Afterlife

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion

A Turkish televangelist has warned male Muslims away from masturbation - because it may leave their hands pregnant in the afterlife. Mücahid Cihad...

How to Save a Fortune in the TV News Business -- The UK Shows the Way

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 05.20.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

While The BBC does not release its spending on election night coverage, The BBC apparently spends about £7m a day on making their programs. They don't make them cheap. We do know what the students at the University of Winchester spent on their election night coverage. £100. Now, clearly there is a major difference.

Meet Colin Fallesen, Producer/Presenter of Pinksixty News

Nicholas Snow | Posted 06.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

I welcome special guest co-host, London-based Colin Fallesen (via Skype, from London, with cocktail in hand), Producer/Presenter of the five-year-old Pinksixty News -- a daily one-minute news show sourced from websites and journalists throughout the world.

Think The British Elections Are Boring As Hell? This Is Why They Matter

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.23.2015 | World

On May 7, some 46 million voters will have the chance to elect a new government for the United Kingdom. While British electoral politics can be com...

Is It A Bird?.. Is It A Plane?.. No, It's Super Dave...

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland | Posted 04.22.2015 | Comedy

Ed Miliband has recently surged ahead in the popularity stakes leaving David Cameron in the shadows and it's all thanks to one blogger who started 'Mi...

Train Passenger Stands Up For Muslim Woman Against Hateful Rant

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 04.16.2015 | Religion

A commuter has been caught on camera defending a fellow passenger from a hateful tirade on a train in Sydney, Australia. In the shocking video, an ...

UK Spies Face Questions About Failure To Stop 'Jihadi John'

AP | GREGORY KATZ and JILL LAWLESS | Posted 04.29.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — The unmasking of Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" as a Londoner who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock...

British Police Believe 3 Missing Schoolgirls Crossed Into Syria

AP | SYLVIA HUI | Posted 04.26.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — Police investigating the disappearance of three British schoolgirls said Tuesday they believe the teenagers are no longer in Turkey an...

Catholic Church To Britons: Vote For 'The Kind Of Society We Want'

AP | Posted 02.24.2015 | Religion

LONDON (AP) - Roman Catholic bishops in Britain have joined their Church of England counterparts in urging the faithful to vote in the forthcoming nat...

Church Of England Makes An Appeal To Voters

AP | Danica Kirka | Posted 02.17.2015 | Religion

LONDON (AP) - Church of England bishops appealed to Christians on Tuesday to take part in the politics ahead of upcoming elections, calling for a fres...

Brian Williams, Truth, and Tanzania

Jill Rachel Jacobs | Posted 04.15.2015 | World
Jill Rachel Jacobs

Like it or not, lying serves an important function. It's the glue that holds society together. It sustains careers, keeps marriages intact, fuels wars, sells billions of dollars of goods, and spares the more sensitive among us the devastating hurt that often accompanies the awful truth.

The 5 Million Non-Jewish People Killed By The Nazis

HuffPost UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.15.2015 | Religion

Six million Jewish people were murdered during the genocide in Europe in the years leading up to 1945, and the Jews are rightly remembered as the grou...

Dumbest Moments of the Month - January 2015

Dan Miles | Posted 03.28.2015 | Comedy
Dan Miles

You know you've done something particularly stupid when you spawn a new hashtag, and that's exactly what happened when self-proclaimed terrorism expert Steve Emerson appeared on Fox News.

'Christian Patrol' In UK Shows How Pointless They Really Are

HuffPost UK | Chris York | Posted 01.22.2015 | Religion

Britain First's so called 'Christian Patrols' have hit Blackburn. Well, two men from the far-right, pseudo-militia group posted some leaflets throu...

Terrorists 'Pretend To Be Muslims', Says Murdered Police Officer's Brother

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.12.2015 | Religion

The brother of the police officer murdered by the terrorists who attacked the Charlie Hebdo offices has called them "pretend" Muslims. Ahmed Merabe...

A Different Kind of Drink

Sister Jenna | Posted 03.09.2015 | Los Angeles
Sister Jenna

The new year is about more than ritualistically setting resolutions before the clock strikes midnight. This annual transition of time is an opportunity for our stage of consciousness to transition from dark to light; to let go of our past and invest in our future by living fully and lovingly in the present.

Patrick Stewart Looks Distraught In Hideous Musical Christmas Hat

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.26.2014 | Comedy

If you want to see Patrick Stewart looking absolutely aghast while wearing a flashing, singing hat, you've come to the right place. This gem of a ...

The Church Of England Finally Has A Woman Bishop

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion

Revd Libby Lane is the UK's first female bishop, Downing Street announced on Wednesday, with the Cheshire vicar described her historic appointment to ...

Why British Doctors Are Prescribing Apps To Tackle Teen Depression

Fast Company | Michael Grothaus | Posted 12.03.2014 | World

Depression is the most common type of mental illness, affecting some 350 million people globally and contributing to other problems like obesity, card...

Five Great Ghost Video News Reports (VIDEO)

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 12.24.2014 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

Ghost stories haunt the headlines during the Halloween season. However, eerie stories of paranormal activity are covered throughout the year, especially if they are particularly strange.

Israel's True Face

Jonathan Biron | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Biron

Following the non-binding British Parliament's recognition of Palestine, it has been written a lot about Israel's inaction regarding the peace process. While reporting on Israel's politics and policy, it is important to draw the full picture -- most Israelis want peace.

British Fighter Jets Launch First Airstrikes On ISIS In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 11.30.2014 | World

LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - British Tornado fighter jets have launched their first attacks against Islamic State targets in Iraq since parliament ap...