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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.

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...

China Didn’t Warn Public of Likely Pandemic for 6 Key Days

In the six days after top Chinese officials secretly determined they likely were facing a pandemic from a new coronavirus, the city of Wuhan at the epicenter of the...

China lifts restrictions after African nations complain of discrimination

China will lift “health management” restrictions on African nationals following a meeting with representatives from 20 African countries, according to its Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The change of policy comes...

Iran reports smallest increase in coronavirus-related deaths in a month

Iran has reported 98 new coronavirus-related deaths over the past 24 hours – the first time in nearly a month that the country has seen a two-digit increase in...

Italy Reports Lowest Number of New COVID Deaths in 3 Weeks

Italy is reporting its lowest number of new coronavirus deaths in three weeks and officials say hospitalization, including the number of patients admitted to intensive care, are also down. Italy has been Europe’s COVID-19 hot spot with...