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Bull wounds anti-bullfighting activist in French arena

Carcassonne - An anti-bullfighting activist jumped into the arena in Carcassone, southern France, on Sunday and was promptly attacked by one of the animals he wants to protect, local police said.

Spain's Balearic Islands ban bull killing in corridas

Madrid - Spain's Balearic Islands on Monday banned the killing of bulls in corridas in a decision feted by animal rights activists but decried by supporters of the controversial, centuries-old tradition.

Running of the bulls festival kicks off in Spain

Pamplona - A wine-soaked sea of revellers dressed in red and white packed into a Pamplona square on Thursday to kick off Spain's most famous street party, the San Fermin bull-running festival. At noon, a shout of "viva San Fermin!

Spain mourns slain matador Fandino

Madrid - Spain's royal family joined politicians and the bullfighting world Sunday in mourning matador Ivan Fandino, gored to death in a fight in France.

Spanish bullfighter dies after being gored

Aire-sur-l'adour - Renowned Spanish bullfighter Ivan Fandino died in hospital on Saturday after being gored by a bull during a fight in southwestern France, a medical service source said.

Spanish bullfighter dies after being gored

Aire-sur-l'adour - Spanish bullfighter Ivan Fandino died in hospital on Saturday after being gored by a bull during a fight in south-western France, a medical service source said.

Colombia suspects ELN of bombing despite peace talks

Estanzuela - Colombian authorities suspect the rebel group ELN of carrying out a bombing at a bullring despite peace talks between the leftist force and the government, an official said Monday.

India PM overturns ban on bull-wrestling festival

Chennai - An Indian state lifted a Supreme Court ban on a popular bull-wrestling festival on Saturday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered the event should be allowed to go ahead.

India PM overturns ban on bull-wrestling festival

Chennai - An Indian state lifted a Supreme Court ban on a popular bull-wrestling festival on Saturday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered the event should be allowed to go ahead.

India PM overturns ban on bull-wrestling festival

Chennai - An Indian state lifted a Supreme Court ban on a popular bull-wrestling festival on Saturday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered the event should be allowed to go ahead.

Spain's top court cancels bullfighting ban in Catalonia

Madrid - Spain's Constitutional Court on Thursday cancelled a bullfighting ban in Catalonia in what is likely to exacerbate tensions between Madrid and the separatist region, and drew an outcry from animal activists.

Scuffles as Spanish town drops bull-spearing from festival

Tordesillas - Locals scuffled with animal rights activists Tuesday at a centuries-old Spanish festival held for the first time since the event was banned from spearing its half-tonne bull to death.

Thousands rally in Madrid to demand bullfighting ban

Madrid - Thousands of Spaniards took to the streets of Madrid on Saturday to demand an end to the centuries-old but controversial tradition of bullfighting.

Bullfighting tensions rise in Spain

Madrid - Tensions over bullfighting are growing in Spain, where the death of a matador in the ring broadcast live on television has added fuel to a national debate over the centuries-old but controversial tradition.

Spanish matador gored to death in the ring

Madrid - A Spanish bullfighter was gored to death in front of horrified spectators at a corrida, the first to be killed in the ring in more than three decades.

Mexican bullfighter dies a month after goring

- Rodolfo Rodriguez, a famously eccentric Mexican bullfighter, has died of a heart attack at age 64 a month after being gored by two bulls during a corrida.

Spanish region bans bull killing in traditional festivals

Madrid - Authorities in the Spanish region of Castilla y Leon on Thursday announced a ban on the killing of bulls during traditional festivals, in a partial victory for animal rights activists.

Spanish court recognises bullfighter is son of legendary matador

Madrid - A Spanish court said Tuesday it had officially recognised a popular matador as the illegitimate son of legendary bullfighter Manuel Benitez "El Cordobes", who had long denied being related to him.

Spanish bullfighters lock horns in paternity suit

Cordova - Legendary Spanish bullfighter Manuel Benitez, "El Cordobes", is locked in a legal battle with another popular matador who openly uses the same nickname and has for years claimed to be his son.The scandal broke in February when Manuel Diaz told "Hola!

Valencia pro bullfighting march draws thousands

Madrid - Thousands of Spaniards, including leading lights from the world of bullfighting, on Sunday joined a protest rally in favour of the traditional but controversial pastime.

Spanish bullfighter creates stir by bringing baby into ring

Madrid - The photo of a famous Spanish bullfighter training in the ring while holding his baby daughter created a stir on Tuesday, sparking an official complaint by a child protection agency.

India's top court halts bull running festival

New Delhi - India's top court on Tuesday stayed a government decision to allow a popular bull running festival to go ahead after animal rights activists challenged the move.

Bullfighting in Spain — Is the allure fading?

Madrid - Aspiring young matador Angel Tellez pays little mind to Spain's animal rights activists driving a move to abolish the country's legendary bullfights, lauded by aficionados as an "art" form loftier than sport.

Spanish bullfighter seriously hurt by goring in belly

Madrid - A Spanish bullfighter was seriously hurt Tuesday when a bull gored him in the belly and tossed him in the air, doctors said.

Scuffles, protests at bloody bull-chase in Spain

Tordesillas - Men chased and lanced to death a 650-kilo (1,400-pound) bull at a controversial fiesta in Spain on Tuesday, some scuffling with animal rights protesters who rallied nearby.

Spanish bull run deaths rise to 12

Madrid - A man in his 60s died on Sunday after being gored in a bull run in Spain, bringing the total number of deaths to 12 this year, the deadliest in 15 years.The man died on the spot at the start of the run in the central town of Cuellar.

Spain's passion with bull runs claims 10 lives this year

Madrid - A man has died after being struck by a bull, police said Sunday, bringing to ten the number of people killed in bull runs in Spain this year, one of the deadliest ever for the sport.

Animal charity hails Spanish woman who jumped into bullring

Madrid - The word's largest animal rights group, PETA, on Wednesday hailed the "bravery" of a Spanish woman who jumped into a bullring to comfort a bull just before it was slaughtered.

Four killed in string of gorings at Spanish bull runs

Madrid - An 18-year-old man has died after being gored by a bull in the abdomen, the fourth person killed during a string of deadly weekend bull runs in Spain, authorities said Monday.

Spanish bullfighter in hospital after being gored in groin

Madrid - A prominent Spanish bullfighter was in serious but stable condition in hospital after being gored in the groin by a bull, the government of the northeastern Aragon region said Tuesday.
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Questions of cruelty aside, bullfights are usually supposed to be much safer affairs as you can see in this picture. Only those who want to run from such a powerful animal are allowed to.
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A bull in Spain leaps into the crowd at a bullring  injuring 40 people
A bull in Spain leaps into the crowd at a bullring, injuring 40 people
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Bullfighting on display in Madrid, Spain.
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A Bullfight (Corrida) at the ancient Roman amphitheatre at Nimes in southern France
A Bullfight (Corrida) at the ancient Roman amphitheatre at Nimes in southern France
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Matador. Plaza de Toros Las Ventas, Spain
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