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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.

US and Israel withdraw from UNESCO

The United States has announced it will withdraw from the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), accusing the body of "anti-Israel bias". Heather Nauert, US state...

Spain threatens direct rule as Catalan leader calls for talks

Catalonia is prepared to enter into a dialogue on independence from Spain "without preconditions," Catalan President Carles Puigdemont told CNN on Wednesday, as the...

Trump threatens NBC, then says it’s ‘disgusting’ press can ‘write whatever it wants’

President Trump told reporters in the Oval Office on Wednesday afternoon that he found it "frankly disgusting the press is able to write whatever...

Despite sanctions, Russian organizations acquire Microsoft software

Software produced by Microsoft Corp has been acquired by state organizations and firms in Russia and Crimea despite sanctions barring U.S-based companies from doing...

UN announces worldwide search for exceptional Young Leaders to drive implementation of the SDG

The United Nations announced on Saturday that it was seeking applications for its second class of Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals--exceptional young...

Richard Thaler, American economist with human face wins Nobel Prize

American  economist Richard Thaler won the Nobel Economics prize on Monday for showing that economic and financial decision-makers are not always rational, but mostly...

U.S., Turkey mutually suspend visa services for security reasons

The U.S. mission in Turkey and subsequently the Turkish mission in Washington mutually scaled back visa services after a U.S. consulate employee was arrested...

Venezuela leader thanks hostile Trump for making him ‘famous’

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro baited U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday by thanking him for a barrage of criticism that had made him famous...

China Punishes 1.3m Officials For Corruption

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s anti-graft drive,which has targeted officials at all levels, has punished more than 1.3 million people in five years, the anti-corruption...

Meet the 50-year-old Chennai professor who holds 145 academic degrees

The visiting card of Professor VN Parthiban can barely hold all of the 145 academic degrees he obtained over the course of 30 years. Just...

UK threat level remains at critical: minister

The threat level facing Britain remains at critical, interior minister Amber Rudd said on Saturday, as she praised the police for making a “very...

Parsons Green: Armed police search home over Tube bombing

Armed police have evacuated and are searching a house in Sunbury, Surrey, in connection with Friday's attack on a London Tube train. It follows the...

Int’l economic cooperation fruitful at 14th CAEXPO

The signing ceremony of the 14th China-ASEAN Expo International Economic Cooperation Projects was held in Nanning on Sept 13 Business executives, government officials and diplomats...

Oil dips as U.S. floods cause large-scale refinery shutdowns

Oil prices slid on Wednesday as refinery shutdowns in the wake of Hurricane Harvey cut U.S. demand for crude, the most important feedstock for...

Trump surveys devastated Texas as Harvey rages on

President Donald Trump visited Texas on Tuesday to survey damage from the first major natural disaster to test his leadership in a crisis, as...

Flood-hit Houston imposes curfew

The US city of Houston has declared a night-time curfew as it battles the impact of Hurricane Harvey. The storm has dumped record rainfall over...

US to African looters: You can’t go scot free anymore

The United States has sent a strongly worded warning  to corrupt African political office holders, who illegally enrich themselves at the expense of their...

Billionaire Samsung Boss, Jay Lee Thrown Into Prison For Bribing Ex-President Of South Korea!

An high court of justice in South Korea has found billionaire Samsung chief executive, Lee, guilty of bribery, hiding assets abroad, embezzlement coupled with...

‘Shout Allahu Akbar in Venice & we’ll shoot you within 3 steps,’ mayor vows

The Mayor of Venice has warned that shouting “Allahu Akbar” in the Italian city will get you shot, prompting the Mayor of Florence to...

Suicide attack on Australia-Abu Dhabi flight foiled

Lebanon foiled a plot by a suicide bomber to blow up a plane bound for the United Arab Emirates from Australia earlier this month,...