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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.

‘Daddy, What Is a Curfew?’ Sri Lankans Face the Shattering of a Hard-Won Peace

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — As Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war was winding down in 2009, Ranil Thilakaratne’s wife, Anuradha, was pregnant with their first and only child.Colombo, the...

South Africa Floods Leave at Least 60 Dead

CAPE TOWN — Flooding in eastern South Africa has killed at least 60 people, the authorities said on Wednesday, after torrential rains collapsed buildings, burst rivers and ripped...

Sri Lanka Attacks: What We Know and Don’t Know

The investigation into the bombings on Sunday in Sri Lanka that killed more than 350 people entered a fourth day on Wednesday. Information continues to emerge, while some...

Woman Wakes After 27 Years Unconscious

LONDON — When Munira Abdulla had last been fully awake, the first George Bush was America’s president and the Soviet Union was nearing its demise. It was the...

Iran’s Foreign Minister Proposes Prisoner Exchange With U.S.

Iran’s foreign minister offered publicly on Wednesday to negotiate a prisoner exchange with the United States, saying he had been authorized to conduct such talks.It appeared to be...

In Kosovo, a Teenage Girl’s Rape Case Stirs a #MeToo Fury

Now 18, she said she wants to testify in court, though she remains fearful of her abusers and worries about how she will be judged in a society...

‘Daddy, What Is a Curfew?’ Sri Lankans Confront the End of a Hard-Won Peace

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — As Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war was winding down in 2009, Ranil Thilakaratne’s wife, Anuradha, was pregnant with their first and only child.Colombo, the...

South Africa Floods Leave at Least 60 Dead

CAPE TOWN — Flooding in eastern South Africa has killed at least 60 people, the authorities said on Wednesday, after torrential rains collapsed buildings, burst rivers and ripped...

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un Arrives in Russia for Meeting With Putin

Wearing a black fedora and black overcoat, a smiling Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, stepped off an armored train that had taken him on a daylong journey from...

Donald Trump, Sri Lanka, N.B.A.: Your Wednesday Briefing

The Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday about adding a census question that was never universal and has not been asked in decades: whether the respondent is a...

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