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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.

South Korea signs deal to pay more for US troops after Trump demand

SEOUL: Officials signed a short-term agreement on Sunday to boost South Korea’s contribution toward the upkeep of US troops on the peninsula, after a...

Turkey calls on China to close internment camps for Muslims

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey called on China to close its internment camps for Muslims, saying the camps which reportedly hold a million ethnic Uighur...

Nude protest, black flags greet India’s Modi in Assam

GUWAHATI (AFP) - A second day of protests on Saturday tainted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to northeast India where proposals to change a...

Russia will exit INF nuclear pact in six months

MOSCOW: Russia will exit the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty in six months as part of a symmetrical response to the United States' pullout,...

Taliban: US vowed to pull out half its Afghan troops by April

MOSCOW: The Taliban, which has a delegation in Moscow for talks, said on Wednesday that the United States vowed during recent talks with it...

Indian Hindu temple board reverses opposition to entry of women

NEW DELHI: A board that oversees an ancient Hindu hill temple in southern India said on Wednesday it now favoured allowing women of menstruating...

Burkina Faso forces kill 146 extremists after civilian attack

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso: Burkina Faso’s commander general says armed forces have killed 146 extremists in three counterattack operations in the northwest near its border...

Zimbabwe teachers’ strike gets off slowly as reprisals feared

HARARE: Some Zimbabwean teachers stayed at home while others went slow on the job as a strike at state schools got off to a...

Taliban attack army base, kill 26 troops

KABUL, Afghanistan: The Taliban launched a pre-dawn attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing 26 members of the security forces,...

US envoy, South Korean official discuss second Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL: The US special envoy for North Korea met with South Korea’s national security adviser on Monday to discuss a planned second summit between...

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