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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.

Your Monday Evening News Briefing: Brett Kavanaugh, North Carolina, Elon Musk

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good evening. Here’s the latest.1. It could be an epic public showdown, just weeks before the midterms and with...

Your Tuesday News Briefing: South Korea, Taiwan, the Emmys

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. South Korea seeks to end the war with the North, China accuses Taiwan of espionage and...

What 13,000 Patents Involving the DNA of Sea Life Tell Us About the Future

This is a California brown sea hare. It has some of the biggest brain cells in the animal kingdom.And this is the bacteria shewanella oneidensis, which can...

Poland’s Leader Finds an Ally in Trump, Even as He Brings Courts to Heel

WARSAW — When President Trump visited Warsaw in the summer of 2017, the Polish government was busy setting up a transformation of the nation’s judicial system in ways...

After the Storm: Photos From Hong Kong, Battered by Typhoon Mangkhut

Hong Kong is a city well prepared for typhoons, with a detailed warning system that alerts residents to the severity of any approaching storm so that they know...

Russia and Turkey Announce Demilitarized Zone in Last Part of Rebel-Held Syria

Russia and Turkey said on Monday that they would create a demilitarized zone in northwestern Syria’s Idlib Province, the last significant piece of territory held by insurgents in...

Shan Tianfang, a Superstar of Chinese Storytelling, Dies at 83

Over six decades, Mr. Shan recorded more than 110 stories for radio and television, totaling 12,000 episodes spanning 6,000 hours or 250 days. His best-known works include his...

Floods in Nigeria Kill More than 100, Wiping out Homes and Farms

DAKAR, Senegal — Rainy season flooding across Nigeria has killed more than 100 people, as water poured over the banks of the West African country’s two major rivers,...

I.C.C. Fines Jean-Pierre Bemba of Congo for Witness Tampering

AMSTERDAM — The International Criminal Court on Monday sentenced Jean-Pierre Bemba, a former Congolese vice president who was acquitted of war crimes in June, to a 300,000 euro...

China Accuses Taiwan of Using Students for Espionage

BEIJING — China has accused intelligence agencies in Taiwan of targeting mainland students on the island, drawing accusations of hypocrisy from Taipei as it investigates possible espionage by...

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