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Protesters in Santiago de Compostela steal a Christmas King

Santiago De Compostela - A couple of days ago, a life-size figure of King Balthazar, one of the Three Kings of the nativity scene in Santiago de Compostela, disappeared. The hostage has now returned bearing a sign, protesting the use of razor wire on the Spain/Morocco border.

Spanish judge upgrades charge to murder in 12-year-old's death

Santiago De Compostela - On Friday the judge in the case against Rosario Porto and Alfonso Basterra upgraded charges relating to the death of their adopted daughter, 12-year-old Chinese-born Asunta, from homicide to murder.

Spain: Both parents in jail over killing of 12-year-old Asunta

Santiago De Compostela - Both parents of Asunta, the 12-year-old girl whose body was found last Saturday close to Santiago de Compostela, have been sent to prison without bail after a court appearance on Friday.

Both parents of dead 12-year-old Asunta detained, motive found

Santiago De Compostela - In the case of the adopted, Chinese-born, 12-year-old girl who was found dead in a woodland in Spain, both the mother and her ex-husband were detained by police as they investigate the murder, and a possible motive has been uncovered. UPDATED.

Mother of 12-year-old girl found dead near Santiago is arrested

Santiago De Compostela - A 12-year-old girl was found dead in a woodland outside Santiago de Compostela on Sunday. Her adopted mother, Rosario Porto Ortego has now been arrested as police want to clarify her initial statement.

Walkers find body of 12-year-old girl in the Galician countryside

Santiago De Compostela - The girl's adoptive parents had reported her missing only a few hours earlier. While there was evidence of violence, investigators say the girl had not been sexually assaulted.

Spain train crash driver on phone to rail company, consulting map

Santiago De Compostela - A Spanish court revealed today that the train that crashed in Santiago de Compostela killing 79 people was travelling at 153 kph as it went off the rails. It was revealed that the driver, Francisco José Garzón Amo, was on his work phone at that time.

Memorial service for Spain's train crash victims set for Monday

Santiago De Compostela - A spokesman for the local archdiocese has announced that a memorial service for the 78 dead in the train crash will be held at the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela on Monday evening. The American victim of the crash has been named.

Spain crash: Train driver should've applied brakes 4 km earlier

Santiago De Compostela - If the driver of the train that crashed in Santiago de Compostela had applied the brakes just four kilometers before taking the curve, the accident would not have happened. (Updated.)

Spanish crash: Train driver's Facebook posts found by media

Santiago De Compostela - Francisco José Garzón Amo is the driver who was in charge of the train that crashed in Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday. While Renfe have announced there was no alcohol in his system, certain controversial posts by the man on Facebook have surfaced.

US President Barack Obama: 'We are grieving with the Spaniards'

Washington - President Obama expressed dismay on Thursday, referring to the train crash near Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain, in which at least 78 people died, including one American, and 178 were injured. (Updated)

Caught on video: Train crash near Santiago De Compostela, Spain

Santiago De Compostela - A terrifying video of the high-speed train crash near Santiago De Compostela, Spain has surfaced online. Reports say at least 78 of the train's 218 passengers died and 131 were injured when all eight cars came off of the tracks
 

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Screen grab of the Facebook page of Francisco Jose Garzon Amo  driver of the train that crashed near...
Screen grab of the Facebook page of Francisco Jose Garzon Amo, driver of the train that crashed near Santiago de Compostela.
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Pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago or Way of St James, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Francisco José Garzón  driver of the train involved in the high-speed crash in Santiago de Compost...
Francisco José Garzón, driver of the train involved in the high-speed crash in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
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Rosario Porto detained by police in the murder of her adopted daughter Asunta.
Rosario Porto detained by police in the murder of her adopted daughter Asunta.
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Rosario Porto Ortego mother of 12-year-old Asunta  the girl found dead last Saturday in woods near S...
Rosario Porto Ortego,mother of 12-year-old Asunta, the girl found dead last Saturday in woods near Santiago de Compostela.
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Major train crash in Spain
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Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.
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File photo: One of Renfe's trains plying Santiago de Compostela route
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Train crash: Santiago De Compostela
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The cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Nativity scene in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Asunta Yong Fang Basterra, 12-year-old girl found dead in woodlands near Santiago de Compostela.
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A view of Santiago de Compostela
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Nativity scene in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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