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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.

‘God Knows’: Brexit vote leaves Irish border in limbo

DUNDALK, Ireland (AFP) - In the town of Dundalk near the Irish border, locals reacted with exasperation and concern at news that the British...

Brazil president eases gun laws with decree

BRASILIA: Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday decreed the easing of national gun laws as part of a law-and-order agenda, despite fears it...

First food aid in six months reaches two Yemen areas: UN

GENEVA (AFP) - A slowdown in fighting in Yemen’s Hodeida province has allowed the UN to deliver more than 3,000 tonnes of food to...

Trump says ‘never worked for Russia,’ slams ‘big fat hoax’

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Donald Trump declared Monday that he has "never" worked on behalf of Russia after bombshell reports were published on...

Body found in rubble brings toll to 4 in Paris bakery blast

PARIS: Paris Fire Department said rescuers have found a woman’s body under the rubble of a bakery in Paris that was blown apart by...

Government shutdown becomes longest in US history

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US government shutdown that has left 800,000 federal employees without salaries as a result of President Donald Trump s row with...

India slaps cases against critics of plan to grant citizenship to non-Muslims

GUWAHATI, India: Indian police on Friday said they are investigating an academic, a journalist and a peasant leader for possible sedition for publicly opposing...

India arrests 750 in flashpoint temple clashes

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two days of violent protests in south India sparked by two women entering one of Hinduism’s holiest temples have seen more than 750...

Strong 5.5 quake rattles Venezuela before dawn; people flee

CARACAS, VENEZUELA: A strong earthquake jolted Venezuelans from their sleep early Thursday, forcing residents in the capital to evacuate buildings in their pajamas before...

China says has made plans with US for face-to-face meeting in January

BEIJING: The Chinese commerce ministry said on Thursday that China and the United States have made plans for a face-to-face meeting over trade in...

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