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Best Of British: Irrefutable Reasons To Be Proud Of UK Aid

James Whiting | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Politics
James Whiting

When Britain is congratulated for doing something extraordinary you want to hear what it is we've done... Mr Gates robustly applauded the UK's historic contributions to global health through its strong commitment to overseas aid. This can be seen with the UK's current response to the Ebola crisis. But he particularly highlighted the UK's remarkable contribution to the huge progress made in tackling malaria - the oldest and deadliest disease - which in the past 15 years has seen child deaths cut in half and over three million young lives saved.

An Execution In Pyongyang

Robin Lustig | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

Some analysts suggest that Jang Song-thaek might have become too vocal an advocate of China-style economic reforms. Perhaps Kim simply needed to show, in the most brutal way imaginable, who was boss.

WATCH: Solider Who Urinated On Taliban Corpses: I Would Do It Again

Posted 07.19.2013 | World

Joseph Chamblin, the Marine who got in trouble for urinating on Taliban corpses said recently that he would do it again if given the chance. ...

From Oil to Renewables

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber

Climate change is not only a crisis, but an opportunity. While some people may find it ironic that countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are making massive investments in renewable energy, we think it is absolutely fitting and a logical step.

Passenger Plane Carrying 127 People Crashes Near Islamabad

Posted 04.20.2012 | World

A passenger plane carrying 127 people has crashed into a residential area on its approach to Islamabad International Airport in Pakistan. The Bhoja...

Are you Rich Enough to Be a Conscientious Objector?

Berke Alkan | Posted 03.09.2012 | Home
Berke Alkan

It's been long time since my last blog was published on The Huffington Post. The reason why I haven't posted a new one until now is not that I was sca...

Sorry Ron Paul, "End the Fed" Is Just Another Republican Plan to Help the Financial Sector and Hurt Everyone Else

Kyle Victor | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Kyle Victor

Many liberals, myself included, have long harbored some sympathy for Ron Paul. I suspect that this is not only because of his refusal to follow the neo-conservatives on issues like civil liberties, but also because the man, like a squirrel, has always seemed so very harmless.

Britain And Ireland Ordered Not To Send Asylum Seekers Back to Greece

PA | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home

Britain and Ireland have been told they cannot send asylum seekers back to Greece because of the country's inadequate asylum arrangements. A Europe...

The Future's Orange...The Future's Orange Business Services

Monty Munford | Posted 02.14.2012 | UK Tech
Monty Munford

It's not every day that I am presented with a silk scarf, have to negotiate a terrestrial design of lotus flowers and have a bindi plastered to the mi...

Red Cross: Gamers Safe From War Crimes Prosecution

AP | Posted 12.08.2011 | Weird News

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) GENEVA -- Gamers worried their actions on the virtual battlefield could land them at the Hague war crimes tribunal can relax. Th...

Some Prayers Last Longer Than Others

Haroon Moghul | Posted 01.06.2012 | Religion
Haroon Moghul

Time and again, Abraham is asked to sacrifice like no normal person is, or could be. He is asked to abandon, or take the life of his child, and God in each case intervenes. God saves. God guides.

This Is Africa: A Rwandan Food Diary

Amy Dawson | Posted 11.13.2011 | UK
Amy Dawson

I'm writing this from a guesthouse in the Rwandan capital Kigali, watching the last scraps of sunlight drip down onto the city. And as a young journalist on her first big expedition, I can't pretend it doesn't give me a thrill just to write that location down.