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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.

Why are Palestinians protesting near the Israeli-Gaza border?

Why are Palestinians protesting near the Israeli-Gaza border?

The Great March of Return, a six-week protest near Gaza's border with Israel, is a defiant act of non-violent resistance deeply rooted in the Palestinian struggle, says Al Jazeera's Senior Political Analyst Marwan Bishara. Tens of thousands of Palestinians have gathered near the Israeli border for a second week to demand they be allowed back to the lands they were forced from when Western powers created…
Why women are ‘barely scratching surface’ of Lebanese politics

Why women are ‘barely scratching surface’ of Lebanese politics

Beirut, Lebanon - Nadine Itani, a 38-year-old aviation executive, said she knew early on that she wanted to help bring change in her country. In 2013, she founded the first women's aviation forum in Lebanon to encourage female participation in the "very male-dominated world" of air travel. Years before, she had already turned down a…
Asifa’s rape and killing: The girl, her family and the accused

Asifa’s rape and killing: The girl, her family and the accused

Udhampur, Indian-administered Kashmir - The time was ripe to kill the girl, Sanji Ram told his juvenile nephew on a cold January evening, according to a police report. The ritual had been performed and Asifa, an eight-year-old Muslim nomad girl, was taken to a culvert in front of a temple where she had been kept…
Fanny Blankers-Koen: Why Google honours her

Fanny Blankers-Koen: Why Google honours her

Described as "the flying Housewife" and hailed as one of the most successful athletes of her time, Fanny Blankers-Koen would have been 100 years on April 26. In the Dutch track-and-field athlete's honour, Google is changing its doodle in nine countries.  This is her story: National record   She showed an early inclination for sports…
Malaysia releases sketches of suspects in Fadi al-Batsh killing

Malaysia releases sketches of suspects in Fadi al-Batsh killing

Malaysian police have released facial composite sketches of two men suspected of killing a Hamas member in Kuala Lumpur. Two men on a motorcycle fired at least 14 shots at Fadi al-Batsh, an engineering lecturer, in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, killing him on the spot. Alerts have been put out for the suspects at all…
Ethiopia: The last Greeks of Addis Ababa

Ethiopia: The last Greeks of Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - "Did you know that Ethiopia gets its name from the Greek word Aethiopia, first used by Homer?" Greek Ambassador to Ethiopia Nikolaos Patakias says proudly. Sitting in his office in the capital Addis Ababa, Patakias shows an ancient Greek romantic novel, The Aethiopica. It's a love story about the relationship between…
Counter-terror police investigate ‘punish a Muslim’ day letters

Counter-terror police investigate ‘punish a Muslim’ day letters

Counter-terrorism police in the UK are investigating a possible hate crime after several people received letters calling on them to attack Muslims on April 3, termed in the leaflet as "punish a Muslim" day. Several Britons in London, the West Midlands and Yorkshire said they received the printed letter through the post, according to reports.…
Kashmir pellet injuries bring back memories of 2016 uprising

Kashmir pellet injuries bring back memories of 2016 uprising

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir - Mohsin Nabi is lying on a hospital bed in Srinagar, the main city in Indian-administered Kashmir. His face and left eye have small visible holes of iron pellets fired by the Indian security forces. The 23-year-old says while he was walking along with his friends towards Kachdora village when the group of…
Syria war: Eastern Ghouta sees ‘deadliest day’ as battle rages

Syria war: Eastern Ghouta sees ‘deadliest day’ as battle rages

A humanitarian aid convoy has failed to unload supplies to residents trapped inside Syria's Eastern Ghouta, as government warplanes resumed bombarding the enclave, killing at least 70 people, according to a monitor.  Described as the "bloodiest" day since a Russian-sponsored truce failed at stopping the onslaught and since a UN Security Council resolution was unsuccessful…
North Korea’s Kim Yong-chol holds nuclear talks with Mike Pompeo

North Korea’s Kim Yong-chol holds nuclear talks with Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and high-ranking North Korean envoy Kim Yong-chol met in New York City to set the stage for an historic summit between their leaders on nuclear disarmament. The discussions came as Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov touched down in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang, for talks with his counterpart Ri Yong-ho.  Kim…

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