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IRB Barcelona dances for biomedical research (Video)

Barcelona - Scientists from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) based in Barcelona, Spain are starring in a five-minute music video, dancing and making the moves to raise funds for Alzheimer’s, cancer and diabetes research.

Barcelona hospital turns MRI into a space adventure for children

Barcelona - Being examined by an MRI machine tends to be scary for everyone, but particularly so for children. A hospital in Barcelona has come up with a high-tech and novel solution by turning the MRI room into a space wonderland.

Thousands of small businessmen duped into ads in fake cop mags

Madrid - In a daring and well-thought-out scam, 52 people allegedly conned around 150,000 small businesses and self-employed persons out of 15 million euros ($19.5 million) over a period of 14 years, by pretending to be representatives of the police.

Spanish bus driver caught in act of texting while driving (Video)

Barcelona - A passenger on a shuttle bus, running between Barcelona airport and the city center, caught the driver on video, sending WhatsApp messages on his mobile phone while driving through heavy traffic.

Adult movie soundtrack prompts panic, locals call police (Video)

Barcelona - Concerned neighbors called the local police in a panic Tuesday after they heard loud screams emanating from an open window in the quiet Barcelona neighborhood of Rubí. While sure a neighbor was being murdered, it seems someone was watching a porn movie.

Aspiring singer fakes kidnapping to finance CD

Barcelona - A 22-year-old woman from Barcelona, Spain was arrested Thursday after allegedly faking her own kidnapping in the Dominican Republic. Apparently she needed to raise money to record a CD and hoped her father would hand over the necessary cash as a ransom.

Burial site for Black Death victims a first in Spain

Barcelona - When the Black Death plague hit Spain back in the 14th century, the population reportedly plummeted from around six million to a mere 2.5 million people. However, the first mass grave from that period has only now been discovered, in Barcelona.

Jack Wilshere needs to make a statement this year

It was a night that left many believing a new English star was born. Following one of the best individual performances since the turn of the millennium –– orchestrated by Lionel Messi –– 12 months prior, Arsenal received an opportunity at retribut

Pinterest buys Spanish start-up Icebergs

Barcelona - Wednesday saw an announcement by the online bulletin-board service, Pinterest, that it was buying out the Spanish start-up Icebergs, a site specializing in letting creative people collaborate on projects by uploading video and other digital content.

Gross! — Rat dines on vending machine snacks

Barcelona - Well that's disgusting. Video footage of a rat eating a package of biscuits inside a Barcelona subway vending machine has the Internet buzzing.

Man gets 6 months' jail for driving from passenger seat

Barcelona - A 20-year-old man posted a YouTube of himself, driving from the passenger seat of his car on a highway near Barcelona in Spain. He has now received a six-month suspended sentence for his stupidity.

Lionel Messi's legacy remains intact despite World Cup loss

Social media went haywire when Lionel Messi was awarded the Golden Ball winner of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil over James Rodriguez and Arjen Robben.

Stunning video: Visit Barcelona in 'flow-motion'

Barcelona - Rob Whitworth is an urban film-maker and is responsible for some of the most amazing video projects. He recently completed and filmed a walkabout of Barcelona, and the results will simply astound you.

Airbnb fined by Catalonia, Spain for 'illegal' property listings

Barcelona - The US-based website, Airbnb, was set up for people to offer their homes, apartments and even individual rooms, as vacation accommodations worldwide. Gathering strength and attracting investment, the website has suddenly hit a roadblock.

Barcelona's bullring may become Europe's biggest mosque

Barcelona - Bullfighting was banned in Catalonia in 2010. Since then the bullring in Barcelona has been standing mostly empty. Now Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the ruling Emir of Qatar, is offering to convert the building into the biggest mosque in Europe.

Injuries mar Barcelona, Madrid Cup final preparations

Valencia - Barcelona and Real Madrid face off for the first major title of the Spanish season in the Copa del Rey final at the Mestalla in Valencia on Wednesday.However, the build up to the game for both sides has been disrupted by injuries to key players.

David Villa signs with Major League Soccer club New York City FC

Spanish international striker David Villa will join Major League Soccer expansion club New York City FC on a three-year deal.

Barcelona's Antoni Gaudí to receive sainthood in 2015

Barcelona - Antoni Gaudí, the architect who designed some of Barcelona's most iconic and emblematic buildings, is to be beatified next year by Pope Francis.

Barcelona scores with 'cannabis tourism' online

Barcelona - It is not hard to find cannabis in Barcelona, Spain. If you Google the words "marijuana Barcelona" you are presented with a whole load of available options, in English, as "cannabis tourism" takes off in the region.

Messi signs new contract and becomes world's highest-paid player

Lionel Messi is staying at the Camp Nou. Days after conceding the La Liga title to Atletico Madrid, the Argentine striker penned a revised deal that will see him become the world's highest-paid footballer.

Op-Ed: Time for Barcelona's Lionel Messi to consider a move abroad?

Lionel Messi stood inconsolable at the half-way line, as he was forced to watch Cosmin Contra’s Getafe celebrate Angel Lafita’s injury-time equalizer at the Camp Nou.

Op-Ed: Champions League failure will only improve Guardiola & tiki-taka

One day you’re a hero, the next you’re a villain. That’s one of the various sub-plots that can be taken from this week’s Champions League semi-final showdowns.

Sagrada Familia falcons produce 3 new chicks (Video)

Barcelona - The famous Peregrine Falcons, living in the iconic Sagrada Familia (Temple of the Sacred Family) in Barcelona, are proud parents of brand-new offspring. Three falcon chicks have been caught on camera in Antoni Gaudí's spectacular unfinished masterpiece.

Ancelotti outwits Martino's Barcelona in Copa del Rey final

Following Real Madrid’s Clasico defeat at the Bernabeu, many questioned whether Carlo Ancelotti's side could compete against the best sides in Spain and Europe.

Injuries mar Barcelona, Madrid Cup final preparations

Valencia - Barcelona and Real Madrid face off for the first major title of the Spanish season in the Copa del Rey final at the Mestalla in Valencia on Wednesday.However, the build up to the game for both sides has been disrupted by injuries to key players.

Martino laments Barca's lack of killer instinct

Madrid - Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino rued his side's profligacy in front of goal as their La Liga title hopes were all but ended by a 1-0 defeat away to Granada.

Sexist ad causes problems for Barcelona International Comic Fair

Barcelona - Certain minimum specifications, including bust size, have caused problems for the Barcelona international comic fair. The "Salón International del Cómic de Barcelona" is happening in the city in May and organizers are in trouble with local unions.

Koke winner sees Atletico past Barca into semis

Madrid - Atletico Madrid progressed to the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time in 40 years with a 1-0 win over Barcelona on Wednesday to seal a 2-1 aggregate victory.

Atletico's Diego Costa misses Barca return

Madrid - Atletico Madrid's top scorer Diego Costa was not even fit enough for a place on the bench as his side aim to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals when they host Barcelona on Wednesday.

Simeone counting on Calderon cauldron for Barca return

Madrid - Diego Simeone has called on the Atletico Madrid fans to contribute to a memorable night as they host Barcelona in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday.
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Barcelona: The Sagrada Familia Temple
Barcelona: The Sagrada Familia Temple
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Scene from the short film  Barcelona GO!
Scene from the short film "Barcelona GO!"
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Entrance to Parque Güell (Güell Park)  creation of Antoni Gaudí.
Entrance to Parque Güell (Güell Park), creation of Antoni Gaudí.
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Scene from the short film "Barcelona GO!"
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Sign for the Merce Festival in Barcelona, Spain
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Casa Gracia Barcelona Hostel, Barcelona - chill-out lounge.
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fireworks at Barcelonas Merce Festival
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Buildings of Barcelona 2
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A street in the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, Spain
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Scenes from Alexandr Kravtsov s motion timelapse video of Barcelona  Spain.
Scenes from Alexandr Kravtsov's motion timelapse video of Barcelona, Spain.
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midway at Barcelona s Merce Festival
midway at Barcelona's Merce Festival
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Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona s Sagrada Familia cathedral.
Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona's Sagrada Familia cathedral.
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Temple de la Sagrada Familia - built by Martorell and De Villar  enhanced by Antoni Gaudí
Temple de la Sagrada Familia - built by Martorell and De Villar, enhanced by Antoni Gaudí
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Scenes from Alexandr Kravtsov s motion timelapse video of Barcelona  Spain.
Scenes from Alexandr Kravtsov's motion timelapse video of Barcelona, Spain.
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Fire breathing dragon during Carrefoc at Merce Festival
Fire breathing dragon during Carrefoc at Merce Festival
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Casa Gracia Barcelona Hostel, Barcelona - dormitory room.
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Park Güell - Barcelona  Spain.
Park Güell - Barcelona, Spain.
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Poble Español de Montjuic (the Spanish Village)
Poble Español de Montjuic (the Spanish Village)
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Lionel Messi
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Casa Mila (La Pedrera) Barcelona
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