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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.

Engineer given six years in prison over Latvian supermarket collapse

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Riga (Reuters) - A Latvian construction engineer was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday over the 2013 collapse of a supermarket that killed 54 people, the...

Gridlock in Athens as transport staff strike over pension reforms

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ATHENS (Reuters) - Traffic was gridlocked in parts of Athens on Tuesday as transport workers joined a strike over planned pension reforms, while thousands marched peacefully through the...

Head of hospital dies in coronavirus epicenter; global economic impact spreads

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BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The head of a leading hospital in China’s central city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, died of the disease on Tuesday while...

Iran’s Khamenei calls for high turnout in parliamentary election

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks as he meets with people, in Tehran, Iran February 18, 2020. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE...

Gunman kills one person at Bangkok shopping mall days after mass shooting

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - A gunman killed one person and wounded another at a shopping mall in Bangkok on Tuesday, police said, 10 days after a mass shooting in...

Turkey ramps up Gulen crackdown with nearly 700 arrests

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday ordered the arrest of nearly 700 people, including military and justice ministry personnel, state media said, intensifying moves against a network...

‘Don’t be kidnapped by China’: Taiwan tells WHO in bid for separate virus tally

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TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan urged the World Health Organization on Tuesday not to be “kidnapped” by China, as more countries put travel curbs on its citizens because the...

Coronavirus infections slow in China as global economic impact spreads

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BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The number of new coronavirus cases in mainland China fell below 2,000 on Tuesday for the first time since January but the virus remains far...

Hospital director dies in China’s Wuhan, epicenter of coronavirus outbreak

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BEIJING (Reuters) - The head of a leading hospital in China’s central city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, died of the disease on Tuesday, state...

China’s metal exporters face order cancellations, damage claims amid virus: trade group

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BEIJING (Reuters) - Some overseas buyers of Chinese metal products have stopped accepting shipments amid the coronavirus outbreak, while other clients - including from India - are seeking...

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