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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.

Scenes From Mass Burials for Victims of Sri Lanka Bombings

The first mass burials of the victims of the suicide attacks in Sri Lanka were on Tuesday. The death toll has risen to 321, and many of the...

Iran Disparages U.S. Over Sanctions

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran on Tuesday called the White House “mentally retarded,” dismissing the Trump administration’s latest round of economic sanctions as pointless and declaring that Iran...

Man Confesses to Brutal Killings That Terrorized South Korea, Police Say

SEOUL, South Korea — A 56-year-old man has confessed to raping and murdering 14 women more than two decades ago, the South Korean police said on Wednesday, as...

Your Friday Evening News Briefing: Rod Rosenstein, Brett Kavanaugh, Trump

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good evening. Here’s the latest.1. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed the special counsel and is overseeing his...

Venezuelan Opposition Receives E.U.’s Sakharov Freedom Prize

“The ruling party has steadily limited the rule of law of and the constitutional order, and in March 2017, the...

South Sudan Halts Spread of Crippling Guinea Worms

Guinea worm — also known as dracunculiasis, or “affliction with little dragons” — is a minuscule parasite found in ponds....

What You Need to Know About Candida Auris

A mysterious and dangerous fungal infection called Candida auris has emerged around the world. It is resistant to many antifungal medications, placing it among a growing number of...

China Forces Out Buzzfeed Journalist

This was the same system China set up several years ago for The Huffington Post, which, in coordination with WorldPost, wanted to station an American reporter, Matt Sheehan,...

Erdogan’s Purges Leave Turkey’s Justice System Reeling

ANKARA, Turkey — Once jailed for reciting a poem at a political rally, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has styled himself throughout his rise as a champion of freedom...

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