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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.

A Russian Billionaire Is Giving Away Free iPhones For The Best Memes About A...

Petty level: Russian. So back in March, Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny published a big investigation into Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, accusing him of creating a "corruption empire." The video quickly became infamous in Russia, gaining 22 million views on YouTube. The video mentions Alisher Usmanov, billionaire and co-owner of Russian internet company He is accused in the video of bribing the prime minister with a huge amount of property, under the guise of charitable gifts. According to the BBC, Medvedev has dismissed these allegations as "nonsense." The allegations provoked protests in late March, with thousands of people taking to the streets. In April, Usmanov announced he would sue Navalny for accusing him of criminal activity. In mid-May, the trial began, with Usmanov pushing for the video from March to be taken down, arguing it is a violation of his honor. Eduard Korniyenko / Reuters On the same day the trial began,..

Facebook Really Wants The Indian Government To Use Instagram

Press Information Bureau, Government of India Facebook really wants officials in the Indian government to use Instagram. On Thursday, it organised a workshop in New Delhi for officials from various Indian ministries to get them more familiar with various Instagram features “for better government communication and outreach on social media” according to an Indian government press release. This is the first such workshop organised by Instagram in Asia. India’s government officials have been known to aggressively use Twitter to engage directly with citizens. The country’s foreign minister, for instance, has built a reputation by directing tweets from citizens who need immigration help directly to concerned government departments. And Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rise to power in 2014 is often credited to his social media savvy. Modi has 7.1 million followers on Instagram, but so far, no other Indian government official or department has taken to the Facebook-owned social network in a bi..

German Vice-Chancellor Was Shocked Trump Did Not Condemn Charlottesville Racists

Hannibal Hanschke / Reuters BERLIN — The German Vice-Chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, said he was shocked President Donald Trump failed to condemn the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, adding that it was full of "neo-Nazis, the KKK, and people that helped Trump get elected." His remarks came during an exclusive interview with BuzzFeed News on Wednesday, during which he also suggested Trump withheld his criticism because "One of his advisors, Steve Bannon, is an actual right-wing extremist." “I was shocked that the American president did not call out the perpetrators in Charlottesville," Gabriel said. "We can never trivialize those people. You have to call things by their names and that was right-wing terrorism." Gabriel, who is a member of the left-leaning Social Democratic Party in the coalition government led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, has been attacked over Germany's intake of refugees, which has seen the country welcome more than one million since 2015. Last year, he ..

Here’s What The UK Election Result Could Mean For Brexit

Theresa May at a European Union summit in Brussels last year. Thierry Charlier / AFP / Getty Images Theresa May called this snap unexpected election with one objective: to strengthen her mandate ahead of Brexit negotiations. Like David Cameron before her, the prime minister will have reassured the European Union’s other 27 member states she was confident her gamble would pay off. Like Cameron, she was wrong. The EU's chief Brexit negotiator tweeted on Friday morning: "#Brexit negotiations should start when UK is ready; timetable and EU positions are clear. Let's put our minds together on striking a deal." European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said he hopes there would be "no further" delay to the start of negotiations, and that "as far as the Commission is concerned we can open negotiations tomorrow morning at half past nine". The emphasis on the need to make a deal was echoed by EU Council president Donald Tusk, who tweeted this warning to the next UK governme..

Injuries Reported After Vehicle Hits Crowd Of People In Stockholm, Sweden

Early reports from local media indicate a vehicle hit pedestrians in an area of the city popular with shoppers and tourists.

A Refugee Has Died On Manus Island Where He Was Detained By The Australian...

A refugee held in a Manus Island detention centre run by the Australian government has died. Behrouz Boochani/Twitter BuzzFeed News understands the Iranian man's body was found near the East Lorengau transit centre. Detainees said the cause of death was unclear. "This guy was mentally ill for a long time; he was thrown in jail instead of hospital," Iranian refugee Amir Taghinia told BuzzFeed News. Manus Island detention centre. Handout / Getty Images BuzzFeed News has been sent photographs which purport to show the man’s body when it was found. There was a strong police presence in the area where the body was discovered, another Iranian detainee, who asked not to be named, told BuzzFeed News on Monday. Manus province police chief, inspector David Yapu, confirmed the death of a refugee and said a crime scene had been established, The Guardian reported. The spokesperson for Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection said the department was "aware..

Northern Ireland Politicians Say Theresa May’s Dependence On The DUP Could Damage The Peace...

DUP leader Arlene Foster with her party's candidates Charles Mcquillan / Getty Images Theresa May's decision to seek an agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party to prop up her government risks causing lasting damage to the Northern Irish peace process, politicians have warned. After failing to secure enough votes to command a majority at Westminster, May has announced she will attempt to run a minority government through support from the controversial Northern Irish party’s 10 MPs. But Northern Irish politicians say they fear that means Conservatives will no longer be seen as impartial facilitators of the Northern Ireland peace process, endangering ongoing talks to try reach a power-sharing deal in the region. Northern Ireland is currently without a government as power-sharing between nationalists and unionists collapsed in January. The parties have been in intensive negotiations to reach an agreement to return to power-sharing. The talks were paused during the general..

Civilians Are Paying The Price For The US-Led Offensive Against ISIS

Warzer Jaff for BuzzFeed News MOSUL, Iraq — Residents of this quiet street in eastern Mosul sometimes see their former neighbor return to his rubbled home. He cuts a lonely figure as he climbs through the crushed concrete and twisted iron, stooping to dig for mementos — a photo, a scrap of clothes. Then he sits and cries. Hassan Ali Hassan, 45, is a Jordanian who has lived for three decades in Mosul, where he married a local woman and raised a family. In June 2014, after ISIS captured the city, he tried to escape with his wife and three daughters to Amman, but the militants seized their passports and ordered them to stay. Hassan and his family were still trapped in the city on Dec. 14, 2016, as Iraqi forces pressed their US-backed offensive to retake Mosul from ISIS. The fighting had not yet reached their neighborhood, and the family shared a late breakfast before Hassan stepped out to get gas for their generator. Barely a minute had passed when a massive explosion erupted behind him..

Saudi Arabia’s Next King Is Going To Be A Millennial, So That’s Going To...

A shuffle in the Saudi royal succession has placed Mohammed bin Salman — who is only 31 — as next in line to the throne. This is Mohammed bin Salman. As of Wednesday, he's the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. He's also just 31. That's right. The guy who's next in line to become the head of Saudi Arabia is in the same age demographic as Miley Cyrus and Mark Zuckerburg. He's taking the place of Prince Mohammad bin Nayef, his uncle, who got bumped from the spot and his role as the country's Interior Minister. Pool / Getty Images This is all super weird, not least because if there's one thing the House of Saud is known for, it's its rulers being Old As Hell™." After the death of King Abdulaziz Al Saud, the country's founder and namesake, in 1953, the crown has passed hands among his sons. As a result, as the years have gone on, the kings of the country have gotten older and older and their reigns shorter and shorter. A desire to bump up ..

Here’s How Lawmakers Are Responding To Trump’s Airstrikes In Syria

Both Democrats and Republicans praised President Trump’s action in response to this week’s deadly chemical attack. But critics questioned the legality and wisdom of the move. US Department of Defense The response from US lawmakers was mixed Thursday night after President Trump ordered airstrikes against Syria. The strike, which involved dozens of Tomahawk cruise missiles, targeted an airfield that the Syrian government used to launch a deadly chemical attack earlier this week. In the aftermath of the strike, prominent Republicans largely praised the action. Earlier this week the Assad regime murdered dozens of innocent men, women and children in a barbaric chemical weapons attack. Tonight the United States responded. This action was appropriate and just. These tactical strikes make clear that the Assad regime can no longer count on American inaction as it carries out atrocities against the Syrian people. Resolving the years-long crisis in Syria is a complex task, but Bashar al-..

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