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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.

American Is Killed by Bow and Arrow on Remote Indian Island

NEW DELHI — John Allen Chau had to know that what he was about to do was extremely dangerous.Mr. Chau, thought to be in his 20s, was floating...

Trump and Putin Will Hold Summit Meeting, Officials Say

MOSCOW — President Trump and Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin, will hold a one-to-one summit meeting in the next few weeks, officials of both countries said on Wednesday,...

After Italy Collapse, Europe Asks: How Safe Are Our Bridges?

LONDON — The collapse of a highway bridge last week in Genoa, Italy, that killed 43 people has set off warnings across Europe about aging infrastructure and the...

U.N. Panel Links Russia to Potential War Crime in Syria

The grim conclusions, based on more than 500 interviews, coincided with reports of heavy civilian casualties in the Damascus suburb...

Deadly Car Bomb in Colombia Hits Police Academy

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — A car bomb exploded in front of a police academy Thursday morning in Colombia’s capital, Bogotá, and the mayor said the blast killed at least...

This Transgender Australian Took Her Fight To The United Nations, And Won

A marriage equality protest in Sydney. Cole Bennetts / Getty Images The woman behind a landmark United Nations committee decision decrying Australia's laws around marriage and gender transition says the current law is "a joke" and the decision should prompt the government to legislate marriage equality. BuzzFeed News revealed this week that the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled that Australian laws requiring married transgender people to divorce before they can change the sex on their birth certificate are in violation of international human rights law. In a decision made on March 17 and published on June 15, the committee found in favour of a married transgender woman from New South Wales, identified only as G, who had tried unsuccessfully on multiple occasions to change the sex on her birth certificate. It is a significant ruling for Australia, where laws with this effect exist in six of the eight states and territories. BuzzFeed News interviewed G, who first brou..

Pittsburgh Killing Aftermath Bares Jewish Rifts in Israel and America

BEIT SHEMESH, Israel — The slaughter of 11 Jews in Pittsburgh elicited responses in Israel that echoed the reactions to anti-Semitic killings in Paris, Toulouse and Brussels: expressions...

Catalonia Leader Turns Up in Belgium After Spain Seeks Prosecution

Mr. Bekaert emphasized his “more than 30 years of experience with extradition and political asylum” cases, including with Basques who...

2 Fatally Stabbed in Paris Suburb; ISIS Claims Responsibility

PARIS — A man fatally stabbed two people and seriously injured one more in a Paris suburb on Thursday, before being shot to death by the police, the...

The Gay Penguins of Australia

SYDNEY, Australia — It was a young penguin colony, and all but one of the couples were pretty bad parents.They would get distracted from their nests, go for...

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