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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.

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Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was officially sworn in as Pakistan's new prime minister during a ceremony in the capital, Islamabad, on Saturday, marking a new beginning for politics in the country.  Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party (PTI) won the most seats in last month's general election, breaking the decades-long duopoly of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan…
World leaders react to Kofi Annan’s death

World leaders react to Kofi Annan’s death

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the first black person to head the organisation, died in the Swiss city of Bern after a short illness. The Ghanaian career diplomat served as chief of the organisation between 1997 and 2006, having been elected to head the organisation twice. Annan joined the UN in 1962 after studying management…
Iran’s Mossadegh ‘would have negotiated with Donald Trump’

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What may unfold in Syria’s Idlib and why is a ‘bloodbath’ likely?

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Yemeni refugee on escaping war and life on South Korea’s Jeju

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Jeju, South Korea - More than 550 Yemeni nationals have arrived on South Korea's Jeju island since April 2018 seeking asylum and refugee status. Jeju island, unlike mainland South Korea, offered visa-free arrival for various nationalities, including Yemen, to boost tourism. But the arrival of the Yemenis, mostly from Malaysia - to which they had fled to from…
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Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of blocking access to Hajj

Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of barring its nationals from performing this year's Hajj, a charge Saudi officials deny. Around 1,200 Qatari citizens are allowed to attend the pilgrimage under a quota system, but Qatari officials say it has become impossible to register for the annual religious event. Saudi Arabia, alongside the United Arab Emirates,…
Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies

Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies

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How Croatia’s World Cup party highlighted ‘fascist nostalgia’

How Croatia’s World Cup party highlighted ‘fascist nostalgia’

In jubilant scenes last month, 550,000 Croatians celebrated on the streets of Zagreb after their team won second place in the FIFA World Cup. Croatia's performance was considered an outstanding achievement for an underdog team from a small Balkan country with a population of four million. But in less than 24 hours after their final…
Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan’s prime minister

Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan’s prime minister

Imran Khan has been as sworn in as Pakistan's new prime minister after his party's victory in last month's election tainted by the alleged intervention by the military. Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath at a ceremony in the capital, Islamabad, on Saturday where political and military leaders, former sports stars and diplomats participated. Khan…
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Kerala floods: Thousands await rescue as death toll crosses 200

Thousands of stranded people are waiting for rescue as relentless monsoon floods continue to batter the south Indian state of Kerala, where more than 200 people have died in a little over a week. More than 300,000 people have also been displaced since August 8, the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) officials said on Friday…

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