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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.

Breast surgeon Ian Paterson inquiry pledge from Tories

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Samsung Scandal, Islamic State and China, Philippine HIV, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Larry Hong, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Samsung heir...

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Samsung Scandal, Chinese Coal, Islamic State in Asia, and More

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Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Sprawling influence-peddling...

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The attention span myth

Is there any evidence that the internet and smartphones have shrunk our attention spans?

‘I don’t feel blessed’

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Toddler born with three legs going home to Bangladesh after surgery in Australia

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ASOS backlash for listing UK size 10 as ‘large’

A Twitter user called out the online retailer after seeing a pair of UK size 10 shorts listed as 'large'.

County Durham surgeon accused of girls’ sexual assault

Orthopaedic surgeon Magdy Eskander denies sexually assaulting children during hospital examinations.

Should exercise be compulsory at work?

The news that millions of us are physically inactive has led some to ask if employers hold the answers.

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