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Barcelona's bullring may become Europe's biggest mosque

Barcelona - Bullfighting was banned in Catalonia in 2010. Since then the bullring in Barcelona has been standing mostly empty. Now Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the ruling Emir of Qatar, is offering to convert the building into the biggest mosque in Europe.

Catalonia, Spain launches bid to ban animals in circus shows

Barcelona - On Tuesday this week, two years after the animal-loving region of Catalonia in Spain banned bullfighting, they are now lobbying to ban the use of animals in circus shows.

Spanish woman kept her father's corpse at home for over a year

Manresa - A 37-year-old woman recently passed away in Manresa, Spain. After being called to the scene due to the smell, police discovered her body, but also the decomposed corpse of her father, who had probably died a year or more ago.

'Catalonia Calling': New reading for influential world figures

Barcelona - A crowdfunding campaign, supported by Catalonia's President Artur Mas, is giving Catalans a chance to send out a personalized copy of a book explaining why Catalonia should be independent, to an influential person of their choice.

Catalans form human chain for independence from Spain (video)

Barcelona - On Wednesday, September 11, tens of thousands of Catalonians joined hands at precisely 17:14 to form a vast human chain across the region, demanding independence from Spain. (Video update).

'Catalan Way Towards Independence' — human chain to span region

Barcelona - As was done in Estonia in 1989, supporters of Catalan independence are planning to stage a human chain across the region on September 11, Catalonia's national day. Trial runs are already ongoing.

Catalan organization fights for legal sex workers for disabled

A Catalan organization is pushing to help provide disabled people with sexual relations by providing legal "disability prostitutes."

Crisis claims another victim as famous Can Fabes restaurant shuts

Barcelona - A restaurant close to Barcelona, famed for elevating Catalan cuisine to new heights, will be closing down, two years after losing the founding chef and a coveted third Michelin star.

Blue shark false alarm chased holidaymakers from the water

After a swimmer reported being attacked by a shark on Tuesday, tourists on five beaches near L'Escala (Alt Empordà) in Catalunya, Spain were told to stay out of the water for several hours.

Spanish police detain owner of a xenophobic & anti-Semitic blog

Sabadell - On July 4, National Police agents arrested a 40-year-old man in Sabadell, Catalunya for running a blog able to publish ideas likely to cause discrimination, hatred and violence, on racist, anti-Semitic or ideological grounds.

Rumors of hidden cash in building rubble get people digging

Lleida - A building began collapsing in the city center of Lleida, Spain on June 17. Two weeks ago, it finally completely gave way. This week rumors started that there was a pile of cash hidden in the pile of rubble and that's when people started digging.

Catalan cop jailed for revenge on tow trucks after own car towed

Barcelona - A policeman in Barcelona had his own car towed away, not once, but twice. He decided to get revenge by fining four municipal tow trucks for allegedly jumping red lights, and now faces a jail sentence and fine for his crime.

Spain's 'angel of death' receives 127 year sentence

Girona - Joan Vila Dilmé, the security guard who was tried for killing eleven elderly residents in a nursing home, has received a sentence of 127 years for his crimes. He had told the court that he was "ending their suffering."

1.5 million protesters demand Catalonian independence (video)

Barcelona - An estimated 1,500,000 people took to the streets of Barcelona yesterday, demanding independence for Catalonia, an autonomous Spanish region. (Video update.)

Spanish town suffering from crisis 'goes to pot'

Rasquera - A Spanish town suffering from massive unemployment is taking extreme measures to keep the town going. They are farming marijuana.
 

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Entrance to Parque Güell (Güell Park), creation of Antoni Gaudí.
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