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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.

Chelmsford shooting: Victim in ‘chance meeting’ with killer

The victim, 34, had been with a friend when they met a man they knew and exchanged words, police say.

German parents told to destroy ‘spy’ dolls

Researchers say hackers can use an insecure bluetooth device to listen and talk to a child.

Drivers face M74 roadworks disruption

Restrictions are in place around Junction 3A so kerbing, barrier and road surfacing works can be carried out.

Guru Ram Rahim Singh rape verdict draws crowds

Devotees of the powerful guru Ram Rahim Singh are desperate for a glimpse of him as he enters court.

$30 smartphone a game changer?

A South African start-up will next month begin mass producing a $30 smartphone, which it describes as the first of its kind to be manufactured in Africa.

Australia goes 25 years without recession

A rebound in exports and domestic spending brings Australia close to a record for uninterrupted growth.

UK’s Hurricane Irma response was not late – Fallon

The defence secretary rejects criticism of the aid effort, saying it is "as good as anybody else's".

Five areas in England to pilot voter ID checks

People in Woking, Gosport, Bromley, Watford and Slough will be asked to provide ID before voting as part of a trial.

Shutting up shop

China begins closing down its legal ivory trade, but will consumer attitudes to prized artwork change?

Crwner yn beirniadu ymateb heddlu Tunisia

Crwner mewn cwest i farwolaeth 30 o dwristiaid o Brydain yn Tunisia yn disgrifio ymateb yr heddlu lleol "ar ei orau yn draed moch, ac ar ei waetha' yn llwfr."

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Sex abuse survivor tells story in bid to encourage others

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Netball: England lose out to Australia in Quad Series

England lose 50-46 to world number one side Australia in game two of the netball Quad Series.