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Valencia News

Funeral services to be streamed online in Spain

Valencia - The city of Valencia in Spain is set to be the first to offer a brand new, free service to families and friends of deceased loved ones. Wherever they are in the world, they will be able to attend the funeral service, and tour the cemetery, online.

Irish man arrested after throwing €3.3M cocaine from hotel window

Valencia - A 39-year-old Irish man, possibly suffering from paranoia, has been arrested by police in Valencia, Spain for possession of 55 kgs of cocaine. He made it known he possessed the drugs by throwing a suitcase full of cocaine from his hotel window.

Man becomes organ donor, shoots himself in the head

Valencia - A 50-year-old man walked into University Hospital La Fe in Valencia, Spain on Monday morning with a revolver hidden in his belt. After applying to become an organ donor, he committed suicide in the bathroom.

Spanish supermarket offers free bread and water to customers

Every Tuesday for the whole of this year, customers will be queuing at 9 a.m. for the 200 free bottles of water and complementary bread on offer to Eroski supermarket customers in Carcaixent. They hope to help needy customers get by.

Ikea Spain server crashed by too many Spanish job seekers

Alfafar - The popular Swedish retail company Ikea is about to open yet another store, this time in Alfafar in the Valencian community of Spain. They have 400 jobs on offer, but received applications from 20,000 people, crashing their server capacity.

Spanish ham slicer a cut above the rest, wins world record

Paris - Dry-cured ham, or jamón, is an essential food item in Spain and the guys who slice this ham are pretty important too. They have a special name, "cortadores", and they often enter competitions or in this case, beat world records.

Police catch up with Spain's fake 'James Bond'

Valencia - It seems the James Bond movies are being taken to heart by some, as a Valencia man posed as a secret agent, recruiting female "trainees" in return for money, jewellery and sexual favors.

Spanish police rescue 8-year-old child from pimps (video)

Valencia - Three people have been arrested in Alzira (Valencia), Spain after they forced a woman into prostitution by holding her child prisoner. Another five women aged between 18 and 38 years were also rescued.

Spain heading for an 'African heatwave' on Thursday

While it has already been pretty hot in Spain so far this summer, things are expected to heat up even more in the coming days as temperatures head for 43 degrees Celsius in some areas from Thursday on.

Video: Spanish scientists lip-dubbing to YouTube success

Valencia - Scientists at the Príncipe Felipe Research Center in Valencia, Spain needed some serious cheering up with the latest budget cuts, which led to almost half of their staff being let go. They decided to raise morale a bit by entering a lip-sync competition.

Chinese sky lanterns spark Valencia fire, tourists blamed

Denia - A fire in a nature reserve near the coastal holiday town of Dénia in the Community of Valencia was started by Chinese sky lanterns, lit and sent up by tourists in the area.

Photos: Spain to limit visitor numbers for 'La Tomatina' festival

Valencia - Foreign party-people wishing to participate in the crazy La Tomatina festival in Buñol, Valencia in August will have to reserve a spot first through a newly introduced ticket-only system.

Teenage prank goes horribly wrong in 'kidnapping' scare

Valencia - When a teenage girl decided to play a prank on her father, things went terribly wrong, as a Spanish police officer stopped his vehicle and pulled a gun on him. However, it could have been much, much worse.

Plane crashes into residential buildings in Venezuela, 2 dead

Valencia - On Sunday morning, a small plane crashed into a residential building in Valencia, capital of Carabobo state in Venezuela. The pilot and co-pilot died in the crash.

Spanish mothers strip for calendar to save school bus (video)

Valencia - A new measure introduced in July cut funding for the school bus running in the Monserrat district of Valencia in eastern Spain. A group of mums got together and posed for an erotic calendar to raise money for their children's transport.

Spain's La Tomatina: The Ultimate Food Fight — Photo Essay Special

Valencia - Valencia, in central Spain near the Mediterranean coast, is famous for La Tomatina, the massive tomato throwing festival.

Spain: Valencia covered in clouds of smoke and ash

Valencia - The beautiful city of Valencia in Spain is covered in a pall of smoke and ash as wild fires burn out of control in the surrounding area. Hundreds of people have had to be evacuated from their homes.

Police brutality against protesting students in Valencia

Valencia - Yesterday a group of students were protesting against budget cuts in education in Valencia, Spain. It is said that police overstepped the mark in trying to control them.

Valencia - Inter Soccer / Football Fight

A little pushing and shoving turns into a valencia player hitting an Inter player from behind. Then worse come after that.
 

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La Tomatina  festival in Buñol  Valencia  Spain each August.
La Tomatina, festival in Buñol, Valencia, Spain each August.
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throwing tomatoes at La Tomatina
throwing tomatoes at La Tomatina
crowd gathered for La Tomatina 2011
crowd gathered for La Tomatina 2011
53rd International Paella Competition held in Sueca (Valencian Community)  Spain on September 15  20...
53rd International Paella Competition held in Sueca (Valencian Community), Spain on September 15, 2013.
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View of the village of Vilafranca del Cid in the community of Valencia  Spain.
View of the village of Vilafranca del Cid in the community of Valencia, Spain.
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La Tomatina festival in Buñol  Valencia  Spain
La Tomatina festival in Buñol, Valencia, Spain
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post Tomatina hose down
post Tomatina hose down
La Tomatina after-party
La Tomatina after-party
Scientists at the Principe Felipe Research and Development Center in Valencia Spain cheered themselv...
Scientists at the Principe Felipe Research and Development Center in Valencia Spain cheered themselves up by entering a YouTube lip syncing competition.
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National police rescued an 8-year-old child  whose mother had been forced into prostitution.
National police rescued an 8-year-old child, whose mother had been forced into prostitution.
National Police
La Tomatina tomato wars
La Tomatina tomato wars
La Tomatina festival in Buñol  Valencia  Spain
La Tomatina festival in Buñol, Valencia, Spain
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Police brutally attacked protesting students in Valencia.
Police brutally attacked protesting students in Valencia.
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Family tombs in the general cemetery in Valencia  Spain.
Family tombs in the general cemetery in Valencia, Spain.
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first truck full of tomatoes begins to roll down the street
first truck full of tomatoes begins to roll down the street
La Tomatina 2006  Buñol (Valencia).
La Tomatina 2006, Buñol (Valencia).
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National police arrested 3 men who had forced a woman into prostitution by holding her 8-year-old ch...
National police arrested 3 men who had forced a woman into prostitution by holding her 8-year-old child prisoner.
National Police
University Hospital La Fe in Valencia  Spain
University Hospital La Fe in Valencia, Spain
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covered in tomato goo at La Tomatina
covered in tomato goo at La Tomatina
Mothers strip for an erotic calendar to raise money for their children s school bus.
Mothers strip for an erotic calendar to raise money for their children's school bus.
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