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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.

Iran’s Rouhani Makes Unfounded Claim That Trump ‘Ordered Killing Of People’

President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday said he condemns the White House for suppression of protesters and considers President Donald Trump's posing with the bible in front of a church...

COVID-19 Infections Rise Nearly 500% in Pakistan

Health officials in Pakistan said Wednesday two more lawmakers have died after contracting the coronavirus, as the national tally of infections has risen by nearly 500% over the past...

South Korea Sees Biggest COVID-19 Spike in Weeks

South Korean health officials Wednesday reported the nation's highest number of new coronavirus infections in seven weeks as the nation is easing its restrictions. In his daily briefing in Seoul,...

Wuhan performed 6.5 million coronavirus tests in just 9 days, state media reports

The central Chinese city of Wuhan conducted more than 6.5 million novel coronavirus tests in just 9 days, according to state media, a drastic move by authorities to prevent a...

North and South Korea Violated Armistice During Gunfire Exchange at DMZ, UN Says

Both North and South Korea were at fault when they exchanged gunfire earlier this month across their heavily fortified shared border, according to a probe by the United Nations...

China in the global spotlight as its annual political congress gets underway

The huge and highly choreographed set piece of the Chinese political calendar got underway Friday with around 3,000 Communist Party officials and military delegates descending on Beijing. Officials who donned...

China Rejects Blame for Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON - China has lashed out at Australia and the United States for what it calls political manipulation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Australia has been at the forefront of calls for an independent investigation into the origin of the coronavirus pandemic and the...

China’s Xi announces $2B for coronavirus response as WHO faces calls for investigation

Tensions surrounding the global handling of the coronavirus pandemic came to a head at the World Health Organization's assembly Monday, with China pledging an extra $2 billion to deal with the crisis and...

Iran Quake of 5.1 Magnitude Kills 2, Injures 38

Two people died and 38 were injured when a 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck northern Iran in the early hours of Friday and people fled their homes in panic, state...

Officials Weigh Health Risks Against Dangers of Economic Slump

Governments around the world are taking steps to reopen countries as economies decline, unemployment grows and people get restless. The World Health Organization warned Tuesday that relaxing lockdowns too quickly could...