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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.

“I don’t want to remember the past by talking about it“

DELHI: Some things are better left unsaid. That’s the reasoning former Indian prisoner Hamid Ansari offered for refusing to divulge details of his experience after...

‘Justice’ is Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year for its role in major news events

(Reuters) -  Justice  is what most people sought on Merriam-Webster, among the world s most popular dictionaries, as the U.S. publisher on Monday (December 17)...

Truce in Yemen’s Hodeida due to start Tuesday after new clashes

DUBAI (AFP) - A ceasefire in Yemen’s battleground port city of Hodeida and its surroundings will start on Tuesday, a UN official said, after...

Iran says missile programme defensive after US test allegation

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday its missile programme is defensive and not in breach of UN resolutions, the state news agency IRNA...

Russian hackers bilked firms out of tens of millions of dollars

WASHINGTON: Eight people, most of them Russian, have been indicted in US court for mounting complex fake advertising schemes that caused companies to lose...

Sri Lanka president vows never to reappoint ousted premier

COLOMBO: President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday reignited the power struggle that has crippled Sri Lanka’s government for more than a month, vowing never to...

California fire death toll rises to 83

The number of people listed as unaccounted for in the deadliest and most destructive fire. LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The death toll from the wildfire...

Afghan Taliban not serious about peace, says govt chief

PARIS (AFP) - The Taliban in Afghanistan have not yet shown any sign they are serious about ending their 17-year insurgency despite US efforts...

Saudi warns crown prince a ‘red line’ in Khashoggi probe

LONDON (AFP) - Saudi Arabia has warned criticism of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is a "red line", after Donald Trump heaped praise on the...

Yemen peace talks set for early December in Sweden: US

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Peace talks aimed at ending the war in Yemen have been set for early December in Sweden, between Huthi rebels and...

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