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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.

Schools close as protesters occupy Hong Kong roads and campuses

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fourth day on Thursday, forcing school closures and blocking highways and other transport links to...

Chinese court sentences ‘gene-editing’ scientist to three years in prison

FILE PHOTO: Scientist He Jiankui speaks at his company Direct Genomics in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China July 18, 2017. Picture taken July 18, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer BEIJING (Reuters)...

Trump, Greta and unicorns – What to watch for at Davos on Tuesday

Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg attends a session at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseDAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters)...

Southern Mexico hit by 5.6 magnitude earthquake – national seismological center

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hit the southern Mexican state Oaxaca, close to Salina Cruz, on Thursday, the country’s National Seismological Center reported. The...

Factbox: Key facts about Wuhan, epicenter of China’s virus outbreak

(Reuters) - Here are key facts about China’s central city of Wuhan, home to more than 11 million people, which has emerged as the epicenter of a new...

WHO decries ‘collective failure’ as measles kills 140,000

LONDON (Reuters) - Measles infected nearly 10 million people in 2018 and killed 140,000, mostly children, as devastating outbreaks of the viral disease hit every region of the...

Egypt risks U.S. sanctions over Russian fighter jet deal: U.S. official

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United States could impose sanctions on Egypt and block it from future military sales if it goes ahead with a purchase of Russian warplanes,...

Australians shelter and flee as firefighters battle 150 bushfires

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian officials ordered people in several communities, including a major tourist destination, to evacuate immediately on Wednesday as firefighters struggled to contain more than 150...

Data firm broke Canadian privacy laws with involvement in Brexit, U.S. campaigns: probe

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian data firm AggregateIQ broke privacy laws with some of the work it did for a leading pro-Brexit group in Britain and a number of...

Senior Christian Democrats rally behind would-be successor to Germany’s Merkel

LEIPZIG, Germany (Reuters) - Senior members of Germany’s ruling party are rallying around their leader, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, before a weekend congress at which she hopes to show she...

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