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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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Toyota to recall 679 defective cars in China

Japanese automaker Toyota will begin recalling 679 imported Lexus cars from Nov. 16, due to defective pneumatic rods, according to China’s market regulator. Filed by...

Congolese forces kill 25 Islamist rebels in eastern offensive: army

Congolese forces said on Saturday they had killed 25 Islamist rebels since launching an offensive against them late last month in an eastern region...

Rights Group Indicts Saudi Arabia, Says Social Reforms Deepening Repression, Abusive Practices

Human Rights Watch, a global rights group has said in a report that important social reforms enacted under Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman,...

Mediterranean Sea: 1087 Migrants Die As 87,315 Others Enter Europe

A 16-year-old Afghan teenager lost his life during the crossing from Küçükkuyu, Turkey to the Greek island of Lesvos on October 28. His remains were...

UN Agency Airlifts 64 Migrant Children, 62 Others Home

Fifty-three migrant family groups comprising 64 children, 29 women and 33 men were last week air-lifted from the city of Matamoros (Tamaulipas, Mexico) to...

UNCTAD Strikes ‘White Gold’ For Cotton Producing Countries

Cotton is grown mainly for its fibre, or lint - the raw material in cotton textiles. But commercial applications now exist for other parts...

2 Days After Mediterranean Shipwreck, IOM Monitoring North Africa, Italy As 17 African Migrants...

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), a United Nations agency, is currently monitoring reports from North Africa and Italy in the wake of the...

Why People in Poor Countries Choose to be Entrepreneurs

People in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) choose to be entrepreneurs because there are few other options, rather than doing so because they have spotted...

Spying on Julian Assange: UC Global, CNN and Russian Couriers

History’s scope for the absurd and tragic is infinite.  Like Sisyphus engaged in permanent labours pushing a boulder up a slope, the effort of...

Corporate Gangster: Adani’s Pursuit of Scientists

The Adani conglomerate should be best described as a bloated gangster, promising the earth even as it mines it.  Like other corporate thugs of...

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