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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.

Big change to flights in and out of Australia

Arrivals from India will be reduced by a third into Australia and travellers will be forced to take COVID-19 tests before boarding as the country grapples with an escalating COVID-19 outbreak.Prime Minister Scott Morrison...

Urgent virus warning for Vic arrivals

Victorians returning home from New Zealand are being urged to monitor for coronavirus symptoms and “get tested immediately” following an Auckland Airport worker who contracted the virus. The Department of Health on Wednesday advised:...

What it will take to get back to normal

The much-anticipated reopening of Australia’s international borders will depend on one key thing, Health Minister Greg Hunt says. Mr Hunt dashed people’s hopes this month when he revealed that vaccines alone would not guarantee...

Shock over ‘$1 billion’ Qantas ticket

An Aussie comedian who tried to buy extra legroom on his flight said the ticket had come with an eye-watering, almost billion-dollar price tag.Dave O’Neil shared a screenshot of his booking for return flights...

What would close the NZ travel bubble

Dust off your passport, because Australian residents are now able to travel to New Zealand – without having to enter mandatory hotel quarantine – from today.New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced earlier this...

Dingo mauls toddler on Fraser Island

A toddler is in hospital with deep puncture wounds inflicted by a dingo which attacked the two-year-old boy who walked unsupervised from his family’s holiday home on Fraser Island.The young boy sustained significant injuries...

Push for ‘realistic’ vaccine targets

Australia needs to re-establish vaccine targets and cement clear goals about when international borders will reopen, deputy Labor leader Richard Marles says. The opposition call comes after Scott Morrison reignited debate over home quarantine,...

Defiant move to visit family in detention

Kristina Keneally will visit a Tamil family locked on Christmas Island despite Peter Dutton blocking her from using a government plane for the trip.The Labor senator has confirmed she will make her own way...

Town with rude name kicked off Facebook

A French town called Bitche was cancelled by Facebook for three weeks before being reinstated overnight – because it sounds like a sexist insult.Now other French places with names including Arse, Anus, Condom, and...

Virus-affected crewman ‘stable’ in hospital

A crew member on-board a ship off the West Australian coast who tested positive for COVID-19 is in a stable condition in hospital.The man, aged in his 50s, became ill on April 8 while...

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