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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.

17 American missionaries, including children, kidnapped in Haiti

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A group of 17 US missionaries - including children - were kidnapped on their way home from building an orphanage in the capital of...

Islamic State claims responsibility for mosque attack in Afghanistan

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Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bomber attack at a Shi'ite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar which left dozens killed...

Explosion hits Shiite mosque in Afghanistan’s Kandahar city during Friday prayer

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Explosion hit Shiite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar during Friday prayers, killing at least 15 people and wounding 31, with the...

Russia jails disabled man for being Jehovah’s Witness

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A court in southern Russia has sentenced a 59-year-old disabled Jehovah's Witness to four years in prison for holding a Bible study with fellow...

US drone strike in Kabul eliminates ISKP suicide bombers heading to airport

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The US has carried out a drone strike against a vehicle of suicide bombers linked to the Afghan ISIL affiliate that intended to target...

At least 60 Afghans, 13 US troops die in Kabul attacks; IS claims responsibility

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The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for Thursday’s deadly suicide attacks in Kabul, which killed at least 60 Afghans and 13 US troops,...

Ethiopia to create local rival to Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp

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Ethiopia has begun developing its own social media platform to rival Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, though it does not plan to block the global...

Afghan footballer fell to death from US plane while trying to flee Kabul

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Afghan authorities have confirmed that a young footballer fell to his death after trying to stow away on a US military plane leaving Kabul...

Taliban may not have full access to Afghan central bank’s $10 billion stash

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The Taliban took over Afghanistan with astonishing speed, but it appears unlikely that the militants will get quick access to most of the Afghan...

Uganda to take in 2,000 Afghan refugees

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Uganda is to take in 2,000 refugees who have fled Afghanistan after Taliban militants took power on Sunday. The deal was agreed following a request...

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