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Woman busted in Madrid with cocaine in breast implants

Madrid - A Venezuelan woman was arrested at Madrid airport Friday with 1.7 kilos (3.74 pounds) of cocaine concealed in her breast implants. Due to her suspicious behavior, officials searched her baggage but found nothing. Then they performed a body search.

Missionary with Ebola repatriated to Spain has died

Madrid - Miguel Pajares, 75, was recently brought home to Spain from Liberia, suffering from the deadly Ebola virus. Despite being treated with the experimental drug ZMapp, he has reportedly passed away from the disease on Tuesday morning.

Spanish airline Iberia cancels flights to Tel Aviv for security

Madrid - Spain's Iberia has joined other airlines worldwide, suspending flights into Tel Aviv, Israel as the security situation worsens in the region. Vueling, another Spanish airline is also not flying to Tel Aviv.

Conchita Wurst conquers Madrid at opening of Gay Pride (Video)

Madrid - Thousands of people in Madrid's downtown Chueca plaza went wild Wednesday evening, as Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst opened the annual Gay Pride (MADO) festivities.

Spain's government says no to testicles for iconic lion statue

Madrid - Two iconic lion statues guard the Spanish Parliament in Madrid, Spain, at present without their "lionhood." Spain's history channel made an appeal for testicles to be added to one of the statues, but their appeal has finally failed.

Madrid cops bust back-street quacks (Video)

Madrid - A gang of Chinese origin, accused of performing illegal back-street abortions, dentistry and surgery in "deplorable" amateur clinics in private homes and other premises, was busted by Spain's National Police Friday.

Family with newborn baby evicted in Madrid, Spain

Madrid - In the latest in ongoing evictions in Spain, Spanish police arrested six people Friday who were trying to stop the eviction of a family with three children in Madrid, the youngest only 20 days old, from their home.

Results are in on Spain's peoples' referendum

Madrid - Following the abdication of King Juan Carlos I, a peoples' referendum was run in Spain between June 14 and 19. Over 80,000 people have made themselves heard with 96 percent wanting the right to decide whether to live in a monarchy or a republic.

Protests banned as 120 snipers line up to protect Spanish crown

Madrid - As Prince Felipe gets ready to be crowned the new King of Spain, two demonstrations and two concentrations planned for Thursday have been banned, thousands of extra police officers brought in and 120 snipers prepped to protect the ceremonial event.

Back-door cash for corpses at Madrid University

Madrid - In May, a scandal was uncovered involving hundreds of cadavers, piled up in a basement at the Complutense University in Madrid, Spain. The scene, resembling a "chamber of horrors" or an episode of "The Walking Dead," is an ongoing scandal it seems.

Peoples' referendum moves through Spain

Madrid - A peoples' referendum is currently sweeping through Spain. It started on Saturday June 14, and runs through to June 19 to ask Spaniards their opinion on how they would like their country to be run.

'No more monarchy' protests hit the streets of Spain (Video)

Madrid - Yesterday morning, King Juan Carlos I announced his abdication from the throne. By that evening, thousands were in the streets, demanding an end to the monarchy and a return to the republic.

Spain's King Juan Carlos abdicates the throne

Madrid - A surprise press conference was called Monday morning where Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced the abdication of Spanish King Juan Carlos in favor of his son Felipe.

Corpses pile up in Madrid University 'Chamber of Horrors'

Madrid - Many people donate their corpses to science in Spain these days in order to avoid funeral costs. It turns out they are now piling up in a basement at the Complutense University, like something out of a horror television show.

Spanish police seize 2.5 tons of cocaine in pineapple shipment

Algeciras - Drug smugglers are always looking for better ways to smuggle their wares. In this case, they tried sending 2,500 kilograms (around 5,500 pounds) of cocaine in a shipment container of pineapples, sent all the way from sunny Costa Rica to southern Spain.

Short Documentary 'Pieces of Madrid' on Spanish social crisis

Madrid - In this short documentary, we learn about the ongoing resistance by the Spanish people to the economic and social crisis, the effects of budget cuts and austerity measures and how people are self-organizing to survive.

Spain searches for the body of Miguel de Cervantes

Madrid - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, author of Spain's most famous novel 'Don Quixote,' died a poor man despite the huge success of the work and was buried in a convent in Madrid.

Marijuana birthday cake sends 11 Madrid students to hospital

Madrid - Eleven students from Madrid’s Alfonso X University ended up in hospital on Saturday night after eating a birthday cake baked with marijuana. One student is still in a serious condition.

Day of St Anthony sees Spanish pets blessed for the year (Video)

Madrid - Every year on January 17, the day of Saint Anthony is celebrated in Spain. Known in Spanish as San Antón, he is the patron saint of animals in that country and on his day, the pets of the town receive his blessing.

Video: Wednesday is 'No Pants Day' on Madrid metro

Madrid - Commonly called the "No Pants Subway Ride", the idea apparently started in New York in 2002, and has caught on and become an annual event in Madrid, Spain.

Around 60 percent of Spanish population is worse off from 2013

Madrid - Spain's center-right newspaper, El Mundo, published the results of a survey on Tuesday, showing that despite Prime Minister Rajoy's assurances that things are better, 60 percent of the Spanish population has less money coming in than they did a year ago.

Spanish petitions: Give us a black King Balthazar this year

The highlight of the festive season in Spain is the festival of the Three Kings, one of whom is King Balthazar, a black king. In recent years he has been appearing as a painted white person and residents are demanding that the status quo be returned.

Spain to cameo in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film

Looks like the Canary Islands are doing the Hollywood thing again in February 2014, as the honeymoon scenes in the film version of "Fifty Shades of Grey" are set to be filmed in Tenerife. This will be followed by a business meeting scene set in Madrid.

Short film: 'No Job Land' documents life in Madrid

Madrid - Until the crisis started, Spain was rich, everyone had a job and life was good. That was around five years ago. Things have changed drastically since. This short film documents life in Madrid as it is today.

Video of Spanish cops hitting pro-choice protesters goes viral

Madrid - This video footage has been released by the group "Periodismo Humano." It shows unarmed women, protesting in favor of abortion in front of the Ministry of Justice in Madrid, being beaten and knocked to the ground by police batons.

Circus tiger mauls trainer during act in Madrid (video)

Madrid - Halfway through a circus act in Madrid on Sunday, an animal trainer was viciously attacked by the performing tiger he was working with. He was then rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

Graphic anti-abortion bus doing the rounds in Madrid, Spain

Madrid - A bus, plastered with huge and graphic images of aborted fetuses, is currently doing the rounds of Madrid's main streets. The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform in Spain is trying to get the word out against abortion.

Madrid holds bargain basement sale of Olympic 2020 bid gear

Madrid - Anyone looking for a bargain is in luck. After its third-time-unlucky bid to host the summer Olympics in 2020, Spain's capital city of Madrid is busy selling all the gear they used during that bid, and it's going for a song.

Unlucky Madrid jeweler avoids robbery by fake police

Madrid - A jeweler who hails from Villaverde in Madrid has had a rough time. He has been robbed so many times, he has now developed virtually a sixth sense for anything suspicious, which paid off this time.

Monday morning commuters trapped in Madrid metro

Madrid - While the fact that it was Monday morning was quite bad enough, at 9:40 a.m. Madrid time, one of the subway trains on Madrid metro line 5 ground to a halt for over an hour-and-a-half, trapping the commuters inside, sometimes in the pitch dark.
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Woman rescued from tracks are fainting
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Scientists marched in Madrid and 18 other cities of Spain on Friday against budget cuts in the science field.
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"Night of sport" - Madrid's 2020 Olympic bid
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Protesters in the rally near the Spanish Parliament building on April 25, 2013.
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Bullring (Plaza de Toros) Las Ventas, Madrid. View from Alcalá Street.
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Spain's National Police busted a series of illegal clinics offering abortions, surgery and dentistry in Madrid, Spain.
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End of the 8 km run in Madrid during the Madrid 2020 Olympic bid "Night of Sport"
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Anti-austerity protest in Madrid on September 15, 2012
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