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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.

Turkey launches offensive against Syrian city held by US-backed Kurdish forces

Turkish warplanes stuck residential parts of Syria’s Afrin on Saturday, forcing people to hole up in their homes and shelters, as Ankara launched...

Apostrophes trip up Kazakhstan’s move away from Russian alphabet

Kazakhstan's quarter-century struggle to assert its autonomy from former overlord Russia has hit an unlikely snag: the lowly apostrophe.  A vast but sparsely...

US government in shutdown after Senate fails to pass new budget

The US government has started to shut down after Congress failed to overcome a bitter standoff over spending and immigration, marking a choatic end...

Gambia’s former dictator ‘could be extradited’

The African dictator who gave sanctuary to Gambian tyrant Yahya Jammeh last year has hinted that he may eventually be willing to hand...

Thousands march on Washington in Donald Trump-supported anti abortion rally

Thousands of anti-abortion activists and protesters carried posters and shouted slogans in support for the unborn on Friday, as they descended on Washington...

What happens now the US government has shut down?

Congress failed to pass a spending bill by Friday at midnight, triggering a shutdown of the federal government. The move has big repercussions...

US plans to keep troops in Syria indefinitely to counter Isil and Iran, Tillerson...

The US plans to keep troops in northern Syria indefinitely to prevent the resurgence of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant...

US helicopter crash: British steam car record holder and Zimbabwean opposition leader among five...

Charles Burnett III, the British-born investor and steam car world record holder, was among five people killed in a helicopter crash in New Mexico....

Confronting China and Russia, not tackling terrorism, is now America’s top security priority

Countering China and Russia is a bigger focus for US national security than defeating terrorism, the American administration announced yesterday.  Donald Trump’s new...

What has happened to each of Donald Trump’s campaign pledges?

Donald Trump was elected on a pledge to "make America great again"  - a feat, he said, he would achieve by boosting the economy;...

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