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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

What We Are Eating Today: Odette in Jeddah — a cornucopia of cream puffs

Like all the best food retail outlets, Odette — situated in the Al-Rawdah district of Jeddah — is not part of an impersonal franchise,...

Worth the sting: Cuba’s scorpion pain remedy

HAVANA: Once a month for the last decade, Pepe Casanas, a 78-year-old Cuban farmer, has hunted down a scorpion to sting himself with, vowing...

Malaysia bets on durian as China goes bananas for world’s smelliest fruit

KUALA LUMPUR: The stinky, spiky durian is set to become Malaysia’s next major export as the Southeast Asian nation rushes to develop thousands of...

US issues health alert on romaine lettuce

WASHINGTON: US health officials warned consumers Tuesday not to eat any romaine lettuce and to throw away any they might have in their homes,...

What time of day do we burn the most calories?

A recent study shows that a person’s metabolism does not stay the same for 24 hours — in fact, there are times of the...

Next generation of biotech food heading for grocery stores

WASHINGTON: The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made...

Global lawmakers battle over junk food warning labels

MADRID: Are taxes and bans on advertising unhealthy foods or education more effective in tackling an emerging global obesity crisis? Some 200 lawmakers from 80...

The Six: Traditional natural remedies from the Middle East

DUBAI: Natural remedies have long been used in the Arab world to treat a range of health issues, including these seeds and herbs that...

HIV-positive mother donates liver to save her child´s life

Johannesburg: Faced with the only chance to save a child´s life, doctors in South Africa have performed a medical first -- transplanting part of...

Last orders as Tokyo’s world-famous Tsukiji seafood market relocates

TOKYO: For decades, Tokyo’s Tsukiji market has been the beating heart of a world-class culinary capital, supplying Michelin-starred chefs and drawing tourists who queue...

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