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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...

Pictures: Scots Take To The Polls

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Polling stations have opened across Scotland today in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England. ...

UK Says Fighter In Journalist Beheading Video Appears To Be British

AP | JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA | Posted 10.20.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Islamic militants are using a beheading video to send a chilling message — not just through the gruesome act, but also by the choice...

10 Things The World Can Learn From Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.22.2014 | World

So much of the news is focused on what a country isn't doing right that we often forget the wealth of knowledge and wisdom it can teach the rest of th...

Britain To Re-open Embassy In Iran

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2014 | World

LONDON, June 17 (Reuters) - Britain plans to re-open its embassy in Iran, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Tuesday, sa...

US Airways Tweets Out VERY NSFW Photo Of Woman With Toy Plane

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 04.14.2014 | Weird News

US Airways apologized for an extremely graphic photo that it shared earlier today, depicting a naked woman in a sexual position with a toy plane. O...

Memo to Alex Salmond: Independence Is for Life, Not Just for Christmas

David Miles | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
David Miles

Fast-forward to 2014. There is a contradiction and an absurdity at the heart of the SNP's economic claims regarding a currency union and, ultimately, the party's case for independence.

PHOTOS: Flood-Stricken Britain Suffers Through Another Storm

AP | Posted 02.12.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Britain's weather service says it sees the tentacles of climate change in a spate of storms and floods battering the country, but has ...

The Final Day: Completing Captain Scott's Terra Nova Route and the Longest Polar Jouney on Foot in History.

Ben Saunders | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Ben Saunders

Antarctica seemed livid at the fact we were lying happily in our tent yesterday morning, eating well and contemplating our final few kilometres, and it went furiously about trying to bury us and our few belongings with spindrift, and occasionally as far as trying to shake our tent down and blow it away completely.

Passing Captain Scott's Last Camp -- Under One Week to Go in Antarctica

Ben Saunders | Posted 04.05.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

I feel a sense of privilege at our modest connection with his incredible story, and gratitude for having the chance to share the tale of our own journey over this vast continent with a new generation.

Treading a Path Taken by Only Captain Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton (Scott Expedition, Antarctica -- Day 81)

Ben Saunders | Posted 03.16.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

Today had a bit of magic in it, and we haven't had a day like that for a while down here. The weather was grim when we set out; nearly a complete w...

Madeleine McCann Investigators Want To Interview Three Alleged Burglars

Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

Authorities in the UK are traveling to Portugal this week to interview three men in connection with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. The thr...

Two Months in Antarctica

Ben Saunders | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

Christmas Day marked two months on the ice. Here's a snapshot into the first 62 days of the Scott Expedition.

First British Delegation In Years Visits Iran

AP | BY NASSER KARIMI | Posted 03.09.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A British Parliament delegation arrived in Tehran on Tuesday on the first visit by U.K. lawmakers to Iran in years, as the two c...

UK Braces For More Flooding

AP | Posted 03.08.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Britain's coastal residents were bracing Monday for more flooding with lashing winds, rain and high tides expected. Waves of up to 27...

Reaching the South Pole (Our Half-Way Mark)

Ben Saunders | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

In short, I'm afraid to say -- though it's probably quite apt -- that I concur with Captain Scott himself when he said of the South Pole, "Great God this is an awful place".

On to the Antarctic Plateau (Day 52)

Ben Saunders | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

We woke up at six this morning to a suspiciously dimly-lit tent. Usually the bright glare and heat of the sun is plainly obvious on one side of the tent in the morning, but if it's not then it probably means there's a lot of cloud outside.

Walking More Than 1000km in Antarctica (Video -- Day 50)

Ben Saunders | Posted 02.16.2014 | Technology
Ben Saunders

In 50 days in Antarctica Tarka and I have covered more than 1000km on foot and climbed more than 9,000 feet -- mainly up the Beardmore Glacier. It feels like rather a long way and a bit of a milestone.

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.

Choking Levels Of Smog Force Chinese Models To Wear Surgical Masks

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.08.2014 | Style

No this isn't the latest 'Derelicte' runway show (though there'll be no surprises if the trend hits Fashion Week next year.) Thick levels of air po...