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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 New Push Is on for Afghan Schools, but the Numbers Are Grim

3.5 million children are unschooled.That 3.5 million figure is according to Unicef. Seventy-five percent of them are girls.The reasons vary....

Efraín Ríos Montt, Guatemalan Dictator Convicted of Genocide, Dies at 91

The conviction, seen as a landmark in human rights law, was overturned shortly afterward. At the time of his death,...

At Least 20 Killed in Kashmir as Indian Army Clashes With Militants

The insurgency in Kashmir accelerated after Indian forces killed a charismatic militant leader, Burhan Muzaffar Wani, in July 2016....

Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Two Adventurers on Very Different Missions to...

What’s the most surprising thing you learned while writing it?Both Bruno and Michael are the absolute opposite of 9-to-5 kind...

Sacramento, Gaza Strip, Orlando: Your Evening Briefing

The expulsions and counter-expulsions started with the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in England.____ ...

Does Hell Exist? And Did the Pope Give an Answer?

But the infernal remarks, especially as the pope prepared for Easter Sunday celebrations, proved too tempting for international tabloids, conservative...

‘2 Bitter Options’ for Syrians Trapped Between Assad and Extremists

BEIRUT, Lebanon — When pro-government forces retook her hometown from Syrian rebels, Nisrine accepted the same surrender deal the government has offered tens of thousands of Syrians: a...

Saving a Fussy Predator in Europe, With Help From 50,000 Rabbits

The Iberian lynx is smaller than other species of lynx living in northern Europe, but it has the same pointy,...

Pippa Middleton’s Father-in-Law Faces Rape Investigation in France

The older Mr. Matthews is a former racing driver who ventured into car sales and then hotels after a violent...

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