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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.

Pakistan’s Musharraf calls death sentence a ‘personal vendetta’

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Speaking from his hospital bed in Dubai, Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf said a special court’s decision to sentence him to death in a...

Mexican children shiver in tents at U.S. border as temperature freezes

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexican officials concerned about the health of Mexican asylum seekers including around 200 young children sleeping in the open near the U.S. border...

Australia’s NSW state declares state of emergency amid bushfire threat

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s most populous state declared its second state of state of emergency in two months on Thursday as extreme heat and strong winds were expected...

Temporary Thai tsunami orphanage becomes a permanent home

PHANG NGA, Thailand (Reuters) - An orphanage in southern Thailand has been Watana Sittirachot’s home since 2004, when a deadly tsunami killed hundreds of thousands of people, including...

15 years on, a look back at the Boxing Day tsunami

(Reuters) - December 26 marks 15 years since a 9.1 magnitude quake off the coast of Indonesia’s Aceh province triggered a tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people...

McDonald’s Peru operator shuts restaurants for inspection after employee deaths

LIMA (Reuters) - All 29 McDonald’s Peru locations will remain closed until its local operator Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc completes inspections following the deaths of two teenaged employees...

‘El Clasico’ sparks pro-independence protests near Barcelona stadium

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Chanting “Independence” and “Free political prisoners”, several thousand Catalan protesters gathered near Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium on Wednesday hours before the home side was to...

Canada’s SNC-Lavalin unit pleads guilty to fraud charge in Libya case

MONTREAL (Reuters) - A division of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc pleaded guilty to one fraud charge and will pay a C$280 million fine related to projects in Libya, the...

Bolivian prosecutors issue arrest warrant for exiled former president Morales

LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivian prosecutors on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for exiled former president Evo Morales over allegations of sedition and terrorism related to accusations from...

States pledge more than $3 billion for refugees, asylum rights ‘under threat’: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - States have pledged more than $3 billion to support refugees and about 50,000 resettlement places, the United Nations refugee agency said on Wednesday at the...

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North Korea’s Kim taps tough-talking military veteran as foreign minister

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea’s new foreign minister is a former defense commander with little diplomatic experience, spotlighting leader Kim Jong Un’s reliance...

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