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Firefighters battle wild blazes in Spain

- Spanish firefighters on Saturday battled forest blazes that have destroyed hundreds of hectares of parched land and forced scores of people from their homes, authorities said.
In the Media by AFP

Amateur flamethrower torches Mallorca apartment building

Palma De Mallorca - Maguluf on the Balearic Island of Mallorca in Spain is a popular destination for British tourists and is infamous for its drunken brawls and bar-crawls. One such tourist took things too far Wednesday morning, setting an apartment block ablaze.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Man arrested for death of neglected 92-year-old grandmother

Zaragoza - In what was described by the judge as "inexplicable," "horrifying" and of "unimaginable suffering," a Spanish man and his girlfriend are to be charged for murder after his bedridden grandmother died of starvation and dehydration.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Woman returns home after 20 years to find house gone

Las Palmas De Gran Canaria - A 69-year-old woman returned home to Las Palmas on Spain's Gran Canaria island after 20 years' absence to find that her three-story home was no longer there. It had been demolished back in 1999.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Two Australians gored in final Pamplona bull run

Pamplona - Two Australians and a Spaniard were gored Monday in the final and longest bull run of this year's San Fermin festival as it wound up in Spain's northern city of Pamplona.
In the Media by AFP

Horror wasp attack kills 89-year-old in Spain's Asturias region

Arriondas - The family dog dug up a nest of wasps in Spain's Asturias region on Saturday and an 89-year-old man, who was strolling with his family at the time, died in a horror attack by the swarm.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Spanish bomb squad removes 75-year-old bomb from tree

Teruel - Spain's Guardia Civil has been systematically defusing explosive devices recently in the Aragon region, left over from Spain's Civil War, including one that has been stuck in a pine tree for 75 years and another, still live, at the bottom of a pond.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Spain's battered Socialists seek new leader

Madrid - After humiliating election defeats, Spain's Socialists choose a new leader this weekend to help them win back government in 2015, and many are pinning their hopes on a surprise new frontrunner nicknamed Pedro the Handsome.
In the Media by Ingrid Bazinet (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Bulls gore two in Spain's San Fermin festival

Pamplona - Half-tonne fighting bulls gored two men and sent another six to hospital Thursday as they thundered down narrow, dew-slicked streets packed with thrill seekers in Spain's northern city of Pamplona.
In the Media by Daniel Silva (AFP)

Management of 'naturalist' town in Spain accidentally bans nudity

Vera - Sometimes "red tape" can go a tad too far. Vera, in Almeria province, southern Spain, is well-known and advertises itself as “the best naturist beach resort in the world." However, the local PP government banned the practice recently.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Straggling bull gores Pamplona survival guide author

Pamplona - A huge fighting bull gored the American author of a survival guide for Spain's famed Pamplona bull-running festival on Wednesday when it turned its horns on him and other panicked daredevils.
In the Media by Daniel Silva (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Three hurt, one seriously, in quick Pamplona bull run

Pamplona - Half-tonne fighting bulls trampled and knocked over runners on a breakneck bull run in Spain's San Fermin festival on Tuesday, injuring three people, one of them seriously, officials said.
In the Media by Daniel SILVA (AFP)

Review: Ginger — Tasty treats near the beach in Fuengirola, Spain Special

Fuengirola - A new eatery has opened up in Los Boliches in Fuengirola on the sunny Costa del Sol in southern Spain. Named Ginger Food and Drinks, they are an international restaurant, offering delicious meals to suit all tastes.
Digital Journal Report by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Bull skewers man in Spain's opening Pamplona run

Pamplona - Sharp-horned fighting bulls thundered through the slippery, cobbled streets of Pamplona on Monday, skewering one daredevil in a fast, adrenaline-charged opening run of Spain's San Fermin festival.
In the Media by Sylvie GROULT (AFP)

Huge crowds launch Spain's Pamplona bull-run festival

Pamplona - A red-and-white sea of revellers soaked each other with wine in a packed Pamplona square on Sunday to kick off Spain's most famous fiesta, the San Fermin bull-running festival.A shout from the City Hall balcony of "Viva San Fermin!
In the Media by Sylvie GROULT (AFP)

Spaniards sign up in the thousands for a part in Game of Thrones

Seville - An upcoming episode of the HBO hit series, Game of Thrones, is to be filmed in the city of Seville in southern Spain. Thousands are now hoping for a part as an extra, as their heroine Khaleesi is filmed on location at Seville's Alcázar Palace.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Freak accident with train causes driver to be killed by own van

Monforte De Lemos - A woman had the misfortune of her vehicle stalling on a rail crossing near the town of Monforte de Lemos Wednesday evening, just as a freight train was incoming. She immediately fled the vehicle, but the flying wreckage of her van struck and killed her.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Spanish princess appeals fraud charges

Madrid - Spanish King Felipe VI's sister Cristina appealed on Wednesday against tax and money-laundering charges that threaten to land her in an unprecedented criminal trial.
In the Media by Ingrid Bazinet (AFP)

Spanish police smash Pamplona bull run drug rings

Madrid - Police in Spain said Tuesday they had smashed four rings that smuggled hashish, ketamine and other drugs into the country to sell during the annual San Fermin bull-running festival.
In the Media by AFP

Plastic debris coats 88 percent of the world's oceans

Results from a study carried out during an around-the-world cruise by a research ship, scientists have found that 88 percent of the oceans' surface contains plastic debris, leading to concerns about the effects on both marine life and the food chain.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 8 comments

'Cannibal' drug hits Ibiza's party scene

San Antonio - The head of the drug squad on the Spanish Balearic Island of Ibiza has spoken to the media about a recent spate of biting attacks happening on the holiday island. This is apparently carried out by tourists, high on MDPV, sometimes known as bath salts.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Rapist nabbed 3 years later after friend request to victim

Palma De Mallorca - Three years ago a French woman was attacked and raped on the Spanish island of Mallorca. Her attacker was never found, until now, when he sent the victim a friend request on a social network.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

British Embassy exaggerates to scare UK tourists on Ibiza

Ibiza - Both local businessmen and politicians on the Spanish Balearic island of Ibiza are slamming a new UK safety campaign warning British tourists not "not to walk home alone," among other things. They state that the warnings are both "false" and "excessive."
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Latin American firms leap from Spain to rest of Europe

Madrid - Spanish firms seeking to escape a sluggish eurozone are heading in ever greater numbers to reap the financial benefits of doing business in the faster-paced economies of Latin America.
In the Media by Katell Abiven (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments
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Chinese residents protesting at the town hall in Fuengirola to ask for justice after 4 youths robbed...
Chinese residents protesting at the town hall in Fuengirola to ask for justice after 4 youths robbed a Chinese bazaar, killing the owner for a bottle of rum.
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Mallorca s German Hells Angels raided by Spanish police on July 23  2013.
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Mallorca's German Hells Angels raided by Spanish police on July 23, 2013.
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Two amphibious planes which have been fighting the fire.
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Two amphibious planes which have been fighting the fire.
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Maria Steinmayr  Austrian BASE jumper  crashes into the Hotel Bali in Benidorm
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Maria Steinmayr, Austrian BASE jumper, crashes into the Hotel Bali in Benidorm
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Russian embassy in Madrid  Spain.
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Russian embassy in Madrid, Spain.
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A branch of  Krasty  Burger has opened in Fuengirola  Spain - definitely a  Simpsons  feel  to the p...
A branch of "Krasty" Burger has opened in Fuengirola, Spain - definitely a "Simpsons' feel" to the place.
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Police seized a truck containing frozen sardines  stuffed with hashish  in Spain.
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Police seized a truck containing frozen sardines, stuffed with hashish, in Spain.
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La Tomatina  festival in Buñol  Valencia  Spain each August.
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La Tomatina, festival in Buñol, Valencia, Spain each August.
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Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
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Malaga  capital of Malaga Province  Andalucia  Spain
Malaga, capital of Malaga Province, Andalucia, Spain
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padthaiwok - Thai Restaurant and Takeaway in Fuengirola  Costa del Sol  Spain
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padthaiwok - Thai Restaurant and Takeaway in Fuengirola, Costa del Sol, Spain
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40 arty goats brighten up Calle Larios in Málaga  Spain
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40 arty goats brighten up Calle Larios in Málaga, Spain
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Fuengirola s annual  Feria del Rosario  (fair) - a classic horse carriage.
Fuengirola's annual "Feria del Rosario" (fair) - a classic horse carriage.
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Spanish journalist Marc Marginedas is being held hostage in Syria and has been in the hands of a reb...
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Spanish journalist Marc Marginedas is being held hostage in Syria and has been in the hands of a rebel group since September 4th, 2013.
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Protesting miners respond to police with home-made bazookas.
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Protesting miners respond to police with home-made bazookas.
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 Ecce Homo  - botched restoration by Cecilia Giménez.
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'Ecce Homo' - botched restoration by Cecilia Giménez.
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Fuengirola  Spain: Graffitt on the entrance doors of the Plaza de Toros (bull ring) - bullfighter de...
Fuengirola, Spain: Graffitt on the entrance doors of the Plaza de Toros (bull ring) - bullfighter dead, not the bulls.
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Scenes of Los Boliches  Fuengirola  Spain
Scenes of Los Boliches, Fuengirola, Spain
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Sign for the Merce Festival in Barcelona  Spain
Sign for the Merce Festival in Barcelona, Spain
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